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Kazbah Balmain

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379 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
+61 2 9555 7067
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08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
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Wed - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Wed - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the breakfast banquet for its great diverse range of dishes, anazing flavours and quality as well as the yummy drinks that accompany it. It's great value and in a lovely atmosphere. A great experience in large groups.

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Thank DeesGeeMe
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kazbah Balmain has been a favourite of ours for years, the food, the atmosphere and the fantastic wait staff but as happens in life we've been unable to get there for a couple of years. Finally we had the chance to go again. What happened? The restaurant was hardly 3/4 full, the atmosphere was gone, the food was ok and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have only been to this gem twice , but both times have not disappointed. It's located at the top end of town so can easily be missed, however if you've been before you will certainly come back. We arrived late on Sunday about 2.50pm and the friendly waiter advised that it was not a problem but the kitchen would be... More 

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Thank Kls181
Kazbah_Group, Manager at Kazbah Balmain, responded to this review

Hi Kls181, Thank you for your lovely review on our restaurant. We are glad to hear you were well looked after and not rushed considering the restaurant was closing. We look forward to seeing you again next time you dine at Kazbah Balmain. More 

Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We are regulars here and always enjoy the food (even being from Middle Eastern background, the foods are prepared differently to home). Nice and fresh, tasty foods, good selection/variety. Sometimes the serving size is smaller than you expect but good quality

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1 Thank lilrockalita
Kazbah_Group, Manager at Kazbah Balmain, responded to this review

Hi lilrockalita, Thank you for your review on our restaurant and we hope to see you again sometime soon. More 

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I recently went to Kazbah with my family on a trip back to Sydney. The food, as always was great and exactly as I remembered it. The service however, was not. We arrived and the Maitre D' pointed at 3 tables and said "that's yours". When I asked which one he said "the one I'm pointing at". We then sat... More 

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2 Thank Christina C
Kazbah_Group, Manager at Kazbah Balmain, responded to this review

Hi Christina C, Thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear you didn't have the best experience. Sundays are our busiest days and all of our tables are rebooked with multiple sittings. We don't like to hurry people but I'm sure you wouldn't like to be waiting outside for a table that you had booked because the table you... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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204 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The decor matches the divine middle Eastern fare. Tagine is tops and the service adds to a very special dining experience here. ALWAYS on our list when we visit Balmain.

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Thank cossiefamily
Kazbah_Group, Manager at Kazbah Balmain, responded to this review

Hi cossiefamily, Thank you for your lovely review on our restaurant. We hope to see you again next time you visit Balmain. More 

Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Great service .. Waiter is passionate about the menu ... The restaurant has built a great reputation .. I think it's deserved ... The food is consistently of a good level ... Without being mind blowing .. It is therefore expensive ... It's not amazing .. But it is a good restaurant.

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1 Thank Stu H
Kazbah_Group, Manager at Kazbah Balmain, responded to this review

Hi Stu H, Thank you for your review on our restaurant. We hope to see you dine with us again sometime in the near future. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

The meal was amazing, we enjoyed every single dish! Nothing was average or disappointing. The service was incredible - we didn't even notice our cocktails were 'slow' but were brought a complimentary dish and dessert! The atmosphere was lovely, relaxed music, a quiet buzz but not too loud. Enjoyed our night so much we booked there and then to come... More 

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1 Thank Juliette A
Kazbah_Group, Manager at Kazbah Balmain, responded to this review

Thank you Juliette A for your lovely review. We are glad to hear hear you had a great time. We are sorry your cocktails were slow to arrive as sometimes the barman has quite a number of cocktails to make for the guests in the restaurant but are glad you were looked after with a complimentary dish and dessert. We... More 

Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We decided to come back after an amazing experience that we had a couple of months ago. We could not wait to eat here again. We went there on Friday night. First dissapointment: understaffed. 10 min wait to order drinks or even starters. Food arrived, portions are smaller now and the quality dropped. Falafel came out before we even got... More 

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2 Thank Sydney A
Kazbah_Group, Manager at Kazbah Balmain, responded to this review

Our food is not pre-cooked. We always encourage our staff to try our food especially after a menu change but not on the floor. Thank you for your feedback. More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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151 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

As long as you are not here for a business meeting, this is one of Balmain's funkier cafes / afternoon bars. Staff are superb: friendly and knowledgeable, engaging and vibrant. Food is a good selection of The Middle Eastern fare, with superb dips and even better a good selection of wines to complement the meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 22
Cuisine
Fusion, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 379 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Balmain>  > Balmain
  • Neighbourhood: Balmain
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9555 7067
Description
Taste of Arabia Middle Eastern Cuisine Tagines Shisha

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Balmain

Neighbourhood Profile
Balmain
Take the ferry to the inner west suburb of Balmain and be enchanted with this picturesque and eclectic waterside area. A stroll down Darling Street will take you on a tour of coffee shops, boutique delicatessens and shops offering wholefood products and organic cuisines. Yoga studios abound, and live music emanates from the hotels at night. As the place where the Australian Labor Party formed in 1891, Balmain has commonly been known for its “working class culture”. It has evolved into a health-conscious heaven with a laid back attitude, offering one of the most vibrant food and bar scenes in Sydney.
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