Dear diners, please note that groups of 10 or more will be required to select from Kazbah’s banquet menu.
There is a thriving community of people from the Middle East in Sydney, and one of the most prominent displays of their influence on the city is in the proliferations of restaurants serving cuisine from the region. One of the leading lights of the Middle Eastern culinary scene is Kazbah, who boast several locations, and if you’re in Balmain then your local outlet is on Darling Street. Head in for a superb range of mezze, kebabs, tagines and more: just remember to book a table, as they have been known to become crowded on occasion.
Usually those rocking the casbah are wearing combat gear, sporting guitars and attempting to make up their minds about whether they should stay or go, but in the culinary casbah, there is only one name that matters. Kazbah in Balmain have monopolised the Mediterranean market in Sydney as far as mezze and the like go, with a range of dishes that evoke the likes of Lebanon, Morocco and Turkey. If you’re looking for a Middle Eastern restaurant in Sydney that can bring the true flavours of the region to the table, then look no further than Kazbah
Head chef Zahi Azzi started the restaurant chain in 1998, and they have only gone from strength to strength ever since, with a menu that takes in the best of the sea – soft shell crab, calamari, prawns – and the land – Moroccan lamb, camel kofta, chicken shawarma – as well as a fair few veggie options as well. Throw in a huge range of mezze, from dips like hummus and tahini, halloumi and falafel, and much more, and you’re onto a winner. Set a course for Darling Street in Balmain and bring your biggest appetite with you.
We went for lunch. We had a wonderful time the food and service were great as usual. Highly recommended for a slow leisurely unrushed meal.
The food is always amazing. The staff are always great, helpful, accomodating and friendly. This is one of my favourite places in Sydney to come for brunch.
Great food. Great coffee. Great service (friendly and fast). Very reasonably priced menu. And surprisingly easy to park the car. Highly recommend brunch at Kazbah Balmain.