Dear diners, please note that groups of 6 or more guests on Saturday evenings must choose the banquet dinner. Thank you.
With a name that means ’visit us’ in Arabic, Zurouna sure lives up to its reputation as a welcoming Middle Eastern restaurant in Melbourne’s inner suburb of South Yarra. Stop by its comfortable and inviting space on busy Toorak Road, where owners Dahouk and Cef Adam present you with authentic Lebanese cuisine made only with the freshest and highest quality produce and ingredients, such as the ones you’ll find in its wide variety of traditional yet refined mezze dishes. All food served at Zurouna is halal, and the staff are happy to cater to other dietary requirements as well. Simply book ahead to reserve the best seats.
- 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
- Permanently closed
- 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
- 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Established in 2013, Zurouna is the brainchild of two passionate food lovers, Dahouk and Cef Adam, who bring decades of experience working in the food industry to their establishment on South Yarra’s Toorak Road. Located just down the street from South Yarra station, Zurouna finds itself well-connected with the rest of Melbourne, making it a convenient stop for some of the city’s finest Middle Eastern eats.
Traditional and authentic Lebanese cuisine is what Zurouna is best known for, especially its wide assortment of elegant and refined mezze dishes. Start off with flatbread dipped in labneh or hummus, before moving onto the restaurant’s popular specialities such as the shish tawouk (marinated grilled chicken breast with garlic, lemon and za’atar) or samke harra (fresh wild barramundi fillet topped with tahini sauce, chopped coriander and walnuts). The warm hospitality at Zurouna means you’re likely to linger for desserts, so don’t hesitate to reach for a sharing plate of baklava and Turkish delight for that sweet ending to your meal. Not only are all dishes at Zurouna halal, the restaurant also caters to those with other specific dietary requirements in the form of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. A favourite among Melbourne locals, Zurouna tends to get busy so you’ll want to reserve a table in advance.
57 Zurouna Reviews
Excellent food and service. Our group of 20 chose the banquet course and every dish was fresh and delicious! I would highly recommend Zurouna to anyone who is booking for a large group, everyone will be sent home full and happy.
Amazing food full of flavour and a wonderful atmosphere and service. The banquet ensured that there was more than plenty of food to go around
We love this place from the day it has opened 5 years ago. It hasn't changed a bit which is a very good thing. The food is constantly great and stuff is welcoming and helpful. You won't be disappointed.
I have really enjoyed my experiences at Zurouna! I ate at Zurouna for the first time about 3 weeks ago with some girlfriends without reading any reviews and had a wonderful experience. So 3 weeks down the track, I suggested it for dinner with another friend because I really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere! The service has always been exceptionally polite and helpful, the food has been absolutely delicious and moreish! I love that you can choose to have a tapas style meal or a main meal! The Fattoush is a must-have, the Baba Ghanoush is the perfect way to start and the Samke Harra is devine! Oh and the Grilled Calamari - Brilliant! I will definitely be back for more!
We had the Banquet and all the food was just amazing! So fresh, amazing produce and beautiful combination of flavours. The coffee we had at the end with dessert was a highlight! The wine list was really good and reasonably priced, as was the food. The service was brilliant, our waiter was really attentive and our food came out quickly and was explained to us by our waiter - which was nice. Having never eaten at a middle-eastern restaurant before we were just so impressed and satisfied that we will definitely be going back again - it was not just great food and service but a really lovely experience of another cultures food. Extremely happy with Zurouna!!
The restaurant space is nicely fitted out and has a nice feel. We found on Saturday night the service was totally amiss. We had to ask for a glass of water...we had to ask for menus. We had to grab a waiter to take our order. Service was friendly if you could get someone's attention. We decided to start with ordering a range of entrees and then decide if we needed to order larger plates. We expected that they would bring them all at once but instead they brought it very sporadically. It was odd. The food was tasty and we enjoyed all that was ordered. We decided to order two serves of shashlik and an eggplant salad. They brought the salad and then it was another 15min before one serve of shashliks arrived and then another 15 min for the other meat shashliks to be brought out. So the meal was very disjointed. We asked for the menu again to check for dessert. We weren't impressed with service at all and didn't stay for dessert or coffee. We won't be rushing back
Food is pretty good - lots of delicious dishes, authentic-enough flavours. However, Zurouna is let down by its service and staff. At times felt we were being circled by vultures of waiters just waiting to grab an empty dish from our table, even though we hadn't quite finished.
We love Zurouna, the food is delicious, the service is very fast, and they are accommodating for dietary requirements with my wife being gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, and grain free.
We go regularly. Probably the best Lebanese food in Melbourne. Done with care and style; you won't find this cuisine done as well anywhere else. I can't think of one weak dish on the menu and the potatoes are a standout. A little pricier than most and the service could sometimes do with a rev up but they are always welcoming. Highly recommend.
Had been meaning to try this place for ages. food was generally good and portion sizes generous.Only disappointment were the lamb cutlets which were tough and quite fatter. We did find the restaurant very noisey even though it wasnt packed - the outside seats would have been a better option (and they were under cover with heaters). Our waiter was super helpful and nothing too much trouble. Will visit again.