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.
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.