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Kazbah – Balmain

154 Reviews

About Kazbah – Balmain

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.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Kazbah – Balmain
379 Darling Street, Balmain
Sydney 2041

Menu Highlights



Banana Strawberry

Pancake double cream, with maple syrup


Chakchouka scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and salmon roe on toast

Chickpea Fritters

Chickpea zucchini crème, Fraiche roast tomato baby, spinach poached egg, capsicum sauce pork belly, Shish kebab


Lamb Shank

Baby carrots, potatoes, kidney and bean dates

Beef Cheeks Pumpkin Black Olives

With saffron yoghurt sauce, almonds, pinenuts and burnt butter

Prawns Mussels Preserved

With lemon Chakchouka and spinach

À la carte

Lamb Ribs

With pomegranate, and BBQ sauce

Fresh Baby Octopus

With BBQ garlic Harissa, and Skorthalia

Cumin Battered Soft Shell Crab

With Chermoula dressing


Banana Sticky Date Tart Cinnamon Ice Cream Butterscotch Sauce


Shadows of Blue Cheese Quince Jam Crisps


Kazbah Bomb

Turkish Delight Ice Cream Blueberries Flamed Kurrant Vodka (for 2)
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More about Kazbah – Balmain, Balmain

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.

154 Kazbah – Balmain Reviews

154 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
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Danny M.a year ago · 3 reviews

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.

Stephanie C.a year ago · 1 review

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.

Meredith L.a year ago · 1 review

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.

Veronica B.a year ago · 1 review

Delicious food and friendly knowledgeable wait staff We shared a selection of smaller dishes to taste a variety of flavours The mini chicken pastries are a stand out as is the hummus but everything was delicious For dessert we had chocolate filled mini donuts, very yummy Certainly we would recommend giving this restaurant a try We will definitely go back

Tami Y.a year ago · 1 review

A beautiful restaurant with delicious and reasonably priced food with a contemporary twist on some of the classics (their Tabbouleh was one of the highlights). They have a good variety of dishes on their dinner menu but we decided to try the Kazbah Board - it did not disappoint - and we will definitely be going back to try the other delightful dishes that they have on offer! You can BYO wine but they do have a nice selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The staff were friendly and attentive and the decor is elegantly simple with a real middle eastern feel that creates a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit!

Gail H.a year ago · 1 review

Our Xmas day lunch was amazing. From the moment we arrived everything was first class from the decorations, the food and especially the service. We would recommend Kazbah for any occasion but if you're looking for a lunch destination next Xmas we highly recommend it. Great value for money, we couldn't eat what was provided. Thanks for making Xmas day lunch 2016 a memorable one.

Mayen B.a year ago · 1 review

Kazbah Balmain is a delightful experience every time. I've had 2 birthdays there and friends who attended the first one a few years back, requested a family lunch there today. The service is friendly and professional, the food is always amazing and delectable. My friends and I look forward to booking again very soon. Thank you to all the staff for accommodating us <3

Sanjay P.a year ago · 1 review

Went out to eat today with my friend.... was greeted and shown the banquet area. Food was just ready at 12 and all looked delicious and hot.You wouldn't believe how amazing the food was, simply Incredible. I always liked there a la carte menu but there $35 banquest was a real bargain-had everything. I cant recommend enough the dessert. A must try place.

Andrea F.a year ago · 1 review

Kazbah Balmain is a fairly regular choice for me for family, girlfriends or date-night, for the simple reason that you can be guaranteed of great food and good service. There's a couple of semi-outdoor tables which is lovely, and it's BYO. The dips are a favourite but check out the full menu - you can easily be vegetarian if that's your choice, too.

Tamera L.a year ago · 1 review

It's been a long time since I've dined at Kazbah, and I'd forgotten just how good it is! Greatest difficulty is deciding what to order, thankfully the meals can easily be shared. The food was delicious, beautifully presented and the portions generous. The service was delightful, with our waiters on hand for suggestions and anything we needed was delivered with a smile.