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Samaras Lebanese & Mediterranean Cuisine

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Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The amount of food is overwhelming. We did not see anyone finish their meals. It's almost like an all you can eat type environment. Go there if you are hungry. We had a variety of skewers and agreed the chicken and falafel tasted best.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Robert F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a Christmas Trip to Wollongong, I took my family (nearly all farmers) to Samaras in Wollongong. Wow. Everyone was impressed with the service, the use of spices (dad - “this rice packs a punch!”), the amount of food, and the quality of the food!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank S9659HWsarahg
Reviewed 22 November 2018

Went to Samaras in Wollongong a few Saturdays back. Had the banquet. No idea what the food was except that it was wonderfully different and loved each dish. We finished with Cold Rock Ice cream next door. A great night was had by all 8...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ozted
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We dined here on one of their first few weeks trading in their new location and although it was a packed house the service was good and they were obliging in bringing out the kid’s meals quickly. Samara served us herself and she is very...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Amdor9
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Highly overrated! A joke that they "claim" to be one of wollongongs most popular restaurants. Not sure how legit the reviews are for Samara's. The food is well below average. Anyone can cook better skewers on a coal BBQ at home. The service was hopeless,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Another great visit to Samaras, great food, friendly staff and delt with quite a serious allergy professionaly. My sister got a tour of the kitchen so they could work out a suitable meal. Above and beyond

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Karl F
Reviewed 15 October 2018

great atmosphere and delicious lebanese food.restaurant is always busy with diverse cultures.staff are very attentive and service is very good.when we went there it was raining hard.the staff ensured all customers had safe space and served well.owners are friendly as well.

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank rose78666
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Large portion with reasonable price. Fresh ingredients and appetising platting. The staff is tentative to patron needs, and the ambient is just right for a simple dinner.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Authencity
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We have been eating Lebanese food for almost 40 years and have seen the good and bad in Sydney before moving to the Gong. This restaurant does not warrant its standing as the food is not of a good standard. For example, whilst the falafel...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank paul b
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We have eaten here a few times now (even though we are not locals). Each time the food was excellent although the service can be ordinary. I will still come back for the food (particularly when attending Disney on Ice nearby).

Date of visit: July 2018
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Russell B
26 February 2017|
Response from clinhard | Reviewed this property |
Samaras does not sell alcohol, so you can BYO. They are conveniently located next to a liquor store so you can purchase next door and then dine at Samaras!
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