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126 Pacific Hwy, Roseville, Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia
6194164099
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11:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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139 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came for an early Sunday dinner. Food was excellent. Lamb and pomegranate plus great tabouli. Service great and atmosphere really pleasant for a Sunday night

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Thank Tom M
Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic menu followed up with food to match! Outstanding offerings and effort for gluten-free and special diets. Our friend has a no salt diet. Nothing was a problem for the chef and he created the dishes in style. This is the best Lebanese on the mid north shore and I've tried them all. The service was also very... More 

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2 Thank Bernadette M
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dining out can be a little difficult for my husband and I due to his many food allergies and intolerances. Often when ordering at restaurants, we will need to meticulously go through various dishes with the waitstaff to ensure that we are able to thoroughly communicate my husband's needs and that the staff can inform us of what dishes to... More 

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1 Thank Amy H
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As kids, our parents used to take us to El Karim as the default restaurant. Simple food done well was what I remembered. I'm guessing the original proprietor is long gone as the food tonight was very poor. Upon entering the restaurant, we were greeted warmly by number of Asian wait staff and a quick glimpse into the kitchen revealed... More 

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Thank 40Sunshine
ElKarimRoseville, Owner at El Karim, responded to this review

A very RACIST review to say the least. I could probably understand if the customer didn't like our food, but to say that the food didn't taste good because of the Asian chef is racist in my view, and hopefully in yours. By the way, I am the owner and Chef of El Karim Restaurant, I was born in Lebanon... More 

Berkeley Vale, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such lovely red wine, food and service here, will definitely visit again. Even sent us away with some tasty free treats to try as they had run out of one of the specials on offer 😊

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Thank Emma K
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is something special about the food served here. The calamari is the best I have ever had - with honey and spices. Everything I have ever eaten or drunk at El Karin tastes delicious. It was my requested restaurant last year for my birthday.

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2 Thank Jean762014
Sydney
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106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We had a delicious dinner here - we had the mezze feast which was feast by name and feast by nature! So much food! The dips were a stand out as was the chicken shawarma. The only spoiler was that they would not accept our Entertainment card because we had booked through Dimmi.

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Thank pddownunder
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I had heard about this place from friends when I moved to the area. It sure is a local gem! There's good reason it has been around for 30 years! The food was great and the service was outstanding. We had the cheapest banquet of the 2 which we thought was good value at $42. Corkage was $4 per person... More 

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Thank CBCassidy
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We went to this restaurantlast Friday. The food was delicious and arrived quickly. The waitress was friendly and helpful. I would definitely go back.

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Thank bsmith115
Sydney
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

After catching a movie next door we were a tad peckish and decided upon El Karim. Rocked up early without a booking and we're advised that there was a table available but we only had a shade over an hour. We decided to eat a mix of small plates so had felafel, potatoes, calamari, chicken wings, slaw, haloumi and spinach... More 

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Thank Scott_No_Mates

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 36
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Pacific Hwy, Roseville, Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Willoughby  >  Roseville
  • Phone Number: 6194164099
Description
Lebanese and mediterranean cuisine that mixes the traditional with the contemporary Lunch and dinner, Tuesday to Sunday in a relaxed, bright but warm atmosphere From light meals and small dishes to share, to full on banquets ideal for large parties that will keep you going for a day or two New fit-out means you could grab a drink at the bar before heading to your table and take advantage of our wine, beer and cocktails list Outdoors dining is also available We welcome families with children. Our dips are usually a big hit with the little ones, and they can get messy, no problem

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?