Meaning peace, comfort and relief in Swahili, Faraja serves international and local specialties at their comfortable premises on King William Road. With a hand-selected list of wines and live entertainment every Sunday, Faraja in Adelaide’s Goodwood is a classy place to enjoy a lovely time out with friends, family or coworkers. There’s even brunch on the weekends, and we can assure you, you’ll be here as often as you can!
Faraja is one of those rare places where upon entering, you feel immediately welcomed. With a casual feel on the inside, it’s easy to while away the hours at this lovely Goodwood international restaurant and bar. The cocktail menu alone is enough to draw in hordes of local diners – order creations like the Minted Santorini, Son Of A Peach, Hendrix Martini or a Dirty Harry. The wine list at this Adelaide gem on King William Road is also long and full of great varietals from both local and international vineyards, so order a glass or bottle and drink up!
Stop by during lunch for affordable specials including options like Faraja’s steak sandwich, pasta of the day, fish ‘n’ chips or quinoa and roast vegetable salad. At dinner time, diners can choose from smaller dishes called pots, or the larger plates – the idea is that diners should mix and match the dishes to have a meal that’s as communal as possible. Sunday Brunch is a big occasion at Faraja with live jazz and amazing breakfast options from 11am to 2pm. This international restaurant in Adelaide’s Goodwood provides the perfect excuse to get out of the house and try something new, just make sure to book ahead to get the full experience!
The food was fabulous....tasting plates full of flavour. Dessert plate was to die for! Wait staff were helpful & friendly. Will definitely return, and soon!
A fantastic way to taste various styles. We had walnut and mushroom pate, whitebait, slow cooked beef cheek, Swahili seafood and duck fat potatoes. No room for deserts. All meals were very tasty and more than ample in quantity. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. What more can you want.
Service was excellent and food was delicious. We particularly recommend the beef cheeks. Interesting green vegetables dishes to choose from and the price was good.
Beautiful breakfast and great service. The food at Faraja is always amazing - simple (and not so simple!) food done exceptionally well. Dietary requirements always catered for with no fuss. Highly recommend to everyone for any occasion!
Faraja has lively beautiful flavours in each course. The service is excellent. The atmosphere perfect for friendly and long conversations. There is only one (and this is relatively minor) caveat. The room is rather noisy. But apart from this, Faraja is always a perfect place to go for a first date, a long term relationship comforting meal, an energetic discussion amongst friends, a relaxing place for a single diner, or just for someone who enjoys food and art.
True to it's meaning Faraja's environs and staff provided a unique,intimate and comfortable experience.The staff were relaxed, curious,warm and welcoming.The international cuisine provided catered for a broad range of dietary penchants and was fresh, wholesome and delightful to the taste buds. The share plates added to the intimacy and coziness of the eating experience.I say when you are on to a good thing stick to it! If you haven't experienced Faraja's you really should!
If you don't visit Faraja then you are surely missing out on, what I would consider, some of the best food in Adelaide. The new location at Carrington Street is beautiful with both indoor and outdoor seating but the menu is the star and it didn't disappoint. The standout was the Nam Jin Chicken, delicious and it took us right back to our time spent in Vietnam. Service was impeccable and the timing on the delivery of the tasting plates to the table was spot on. The only negative was the Mojito just didn't cut it.
Faraja has always been a great place to eat at - the food is excellent and always fresh and offers a wide range of choices. Service cannot be faulted. I have followed them to their new venue. Whilst it does not have the ambience of the old house they used to be in it is good to see with the warmer weather the front section opening up to create a more inviting environment. My only issue was the acoustics in the new venue - very noisy when you have more than a few people in this space.
This a favourite restaurant for our entire family, who recently relocated to the city. Adelaide city's gain is Unley's loss, so go and see Mark and the team at their new location. The concept of shared plates remains with some exciting new plates added - thoroughly recommend the duck curry and the pork dish. Amazing food and great service, now open for breakfast from 8.00am Monday to Friday, there are now, even more, reasons for me to call into Faraja.
Disappointing service - felt ignored with disinterested staff: we were pointed to our table from the bar "over there"; we were not attended to with menus etc for quite some time; once we had our menus we had to wait again to order both drinks & food; each dish came out separately finishing with ordered salad (?); after final dish, all serving dishes taken away but left with plates to wait again; no offer for dessert menu; tried to get waitress attention without much response; eventually stood up to pay bill after waiting 20mins for further service - no inquiry as to opinion of meal. We have been to Faraja's multiple times before with much better service, & honestly, much better food (lacking in flavour last night). Sadly, we will think again before coming back.