Where to find Melbourne's Arabic restaurants
Sydney Road in the suburb of Brunswick is a mecca for lovers of Middle Eastern cuisine. Here you'll find places like Rezah, where you can enjoy ashak dumplings topped with tangy mint-flavoured yoghurt, then a main of mandi (tandoor chicken with rice sweetened with pine nuts) followed by a dessert of Afghan doughnuts or rice pudding. Meanwhile if you want to combine an Arabian culinary experience with some upmarket retail therapy, try the Persian Room, a smart contemporary eatery handily situated among the trendy boutiques of South Yarra's Toorak Road. Or visit Quandoo to track down more great Arabic restaurants in Melbourne.