Samsara Restaurant

Samsara Restaurant

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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Lebanese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Is this a Lebanese restaurant?
CUISINES
Lebanese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles99 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
30
Average
4
Poor
1
Terrible
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

carnegiegirlcp
Malvern477 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 friends
Went here for a birthday dinner with a dozen of us on Saturday night. Staff and atmosphere is very welcoming and relaxed. We were offered wine selections by the glass that weren’t on the menu, so if you can’t see one you like, just ask, I had a moscato that was lovely and at $9, a bargain! We ordered a range of items off the menu including the dips, scallops, kofta, tagine, ocean trout, chicken thighs, steak, and fatoush. Everything looked beautiful and tasted delicious! The dips were very good! This is definitely worth a visit!
Written 1 March 2021
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katherinemc92
Melbourne46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
First time at Samsara with my fiancé for Valentines Day, and I’m so impressed. The food was amazing, customer service cannot be faulted, and you forget that you are in pinewood shopping centre. Will definitely return!
Written 12 February 2020
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Roger1278
Melbourne338 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
We were here on a recommendation & to celebrate a Birthday. As a couple on a Saturday night in a single room venue dominated with group tables it was a rather daunting start. Coupled with the location of our table we were unsure of what we were getting into. However whilst the noise level increased during our stay the food more than compensated for the small inconvenience. We each took the scallops in cauliflower puree as a starter & they were excellent. Market fish of the day was Barramundi & my choice fried Barramundi both again excellent. Only disappointment was the cold potatoes on both plates. A very busy & popular restaurant obviously because of the quality & pricing. Service is attentive & helpful. The BYO option at $8/bottle is fair. If dining as a couple I would suggest maybe a week day night. Clearly a good middle eastern cruisine with banquet options has an attraction for Groups & as with many venues the acoustics are poor. However we would have no hesiation in recommending the restaurant. We spent $100 + tip. Parking on the street is a good option.
Written 8 March 2020
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Martin_travellers
Rhyll64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
Was an excellent, reliable "go to" business lunch venue for many years when I worked in the area and I had the recent opportunity to attend again with a group of friends where we opted for a banquet for the table. We were not disappointed; the choice, quality and presentation of the range of Middle Eastern meals and the friendly, unobtrusive service was excellent. The group unanimously voted for a return visit in the near future.
Written 25 March 2020
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Andrei N
170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Really good kitchen. Everything: dips, scallops, prawns, eye fillet and lamb were cooked perfectly. Authentic sides. Excellent service. Although not cheap, definitely is worth a tip.
Written 5 March 2020
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susanjeff
Melbourne106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 couples
First Class Experience. Food was simply excellent. Light, fresh, tasty and a very good variety. The young woman serving us was engaged and focussed on looking after us (note owner make sure you keep her). It’s tough in a COVID environment so well done. Perhaps some specials would be good.
Written 18 February 2022
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Daniel G
Melbourne3957 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 family
We had family dinner at this restaurant. Interior is very nice. Service was also very nice. We had kafta, cauliflower and halloumi dishes for entree. For main we ordered eggplants, skewers and fish dishes. All entrees and main dishes were delicious. For desert we had mahalabia, baklava and filled dates. Yam! All of them.
Written 6 November 2022
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Jan R
Melbourne246 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 none
We had the Mezza platter, then ordered about 6 entrees to share. Not a problem for the waiting staff. Brilliant food and service.
Written 3 March 2022
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Ron T
Melbourne110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
With a group of friends we dines at this restaurant and although not our first visit was of equal perfection .
Written 10 December 2021
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Sue G
Apollo Bay11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 friends
Great service, fantastic food - highly recommend this gem. We had the banquet and every single dish was outstanding
Written 29 June 2019
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IanJMac
Melbourne36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 friends
Enjoyed a superb 4 course lunch with friends. High lights were the Patagonian Tootfish and the Lamb Shanks with large Couscus. Pierre is a magnificent host and exceptional Chef. I was treated so well that this felt very much like visiting someone's home as a guest - with the bonus of really excellent food and wine. The wine list is very well chosen and features quality wines at affordable prices. Can't wait for my next visit.
Written 27 June 2019
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savanne63
Lilydale137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 couples
Caught up with old friends and tried Samsara after reading their brilliant reviews! We were certainly not disappointed.. From the moment we walked in until we left through the door that was opened for us upon our exit, it was 5 stars. The food was outstanding as was the friendly efficient service. Will be back 💕
Written 22 June 2019
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Sandra
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 couples
Most authentic Lebanese- Mediterranean food with a contemporary twist!! Mezze share plates and salads explode with flavour, beautifully seasoned and grilled bbq meats, outstanding service. Oh and wait till you try the house made icecream and desserts. Definitely exceeds expectations!
Written 21 May 2019
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andream0402
Melbourne3970 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 friends
Mount Waverly is a good midway meeting point for our group so we had already tried quite a few of the restaurants in the area. I picked Samsara after reading all the good reveiws on Tripadvisor. I got the brownie points ! Everyone loved it ! The staff were so friendly - our waitress (Shannon I think) was just lovely and the food was beautiful. I had the fish of the day which was rockling and it was perfect. The restaurant is BYO wine and there is a banquet available at $58 ph if you can't decide. Desserts were yummy !.
Written 17 April 2019
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Vincent L
Melbourne55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 friends
8 diners each with different dishes. Several had 2 entree’s and a dessert. Menu was very good with a tasty selection of meats,fish and vegetarian options. Everyone was pleased with the presentation and taste with one exception- the duck dish special was over cooked and drowning in a hoi sin sauce ( overpowering the duck) Desserts were well presented and tasty Generous serves We had a la crate at an average cost of $50 per person - including coffees and corkage Would recommend for a good night out
Written 13 April 2019
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