Welcome to Zahli: A dining experience
at one of Sydney’s best Lebanese restaurants

Zahli Restaurant is built on a passion for food and hospitality, serving authentic Middle Eastern dishes, lovingly made with fresh ingredients exclusive to our kitchen.

Our journey began in 2014, with a focus on seeking the perfect Lebanese cuisine and sharing it with Sydney. Quickly becoming one of the finest Lebanese restaurants in Sydney, we combine the very best of Middle Eastern flavour to transform your meal into an experience. Every dish is prepared using a traditional method, made from ingredients sourced both locally and from Lebanon, ensuring authentic taste, quality, freshness, and an unforgettable culinary experience.

Named after one of the most iconic parts of Lebanon, Zahle, Zahli Restaurant pays homage to the region and draws from its history, culture and tradition. This is why we promise to showcase the rich culinary traditions like no other Lebanese restaurant in Sydney, offering the finest elements and decadent flavour of authentic Lebanese cuisine. Zahli is the perfect example of what Lebanese dining should be, serving an abundance of mezze, platters, banquets, and more.

Our interior space recreates a Middle Eastern ambience, a kaleidoscope of the senses exuding warmth and comfort.

Located in Surry Hills, our Lebanese restaurant is minutes from Sydney’s CBD, so it’s the perfect place for those wanting to further explore traditional Lebanese feasting!

At Zahli, food becomes an occasion as we unite families, lovers and more with sophisticated recipes that offer one simple thing—a sensory delight. We invite you to join us on a unique culinary journey to the Middle East’s most precious gem. Welcome to Zahli Restaurant – a little piece of Lebanon in the heart of Sydney.

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monday: closed

tuesday – wednesday – thursday – sunday: 12pm until 9pm

friday – saturday: 12pm until 10pm

Bringing Lebanese authenticity to the heart of Surry Hills

Our name comes from a beautiful area in Lebanon where the Bardouni river flows from Mount Sannine. Among other things, Zahlé is steeped in the tradition of Lebanon’s famous mezza and on warm evenings, there is nothing finer than dining outdoors at one of the excellent restaurants that line the river banks. Wine and poetry flow in equal measure – there have been many poets and writers born in Zahlé and some of the best wines and araks in the region, originate in this small area.

Here at Zahli in Elizabeth Street, Sydney CBD, we have brought this experience to life. Our Lebanese restaurant will take you to the banks of the Sannine on a warm summer’s night. We have created the perfect atmosphere and menu, exuding a modern take on Middle Eastern Restaurant food. We are committed to delivering excellence in taste, service and unique experiences, with memories to last a lifetime.

Using tradition as foundation, our Executive Chef and his team create their own interpretation of contemporary and flavoursome dishes.

Zahli is the perfect place to host any occasion. We also offer catering for events and with our delectable dishes, your guests will experience Middle Eastern Restaurant cuisine at its finest.

You may well have been to a Lebanese restaurant before, but none quite like Zahli.

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Please feel free to contact us at least 24 hours in advance of the booking if you have any specific dietary requirements and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

In addition, we are also able to offer dietary specific tasting menus upon request. Menu items and prices are subject to change.

For milestone events and catering, our team is readily available to work with you to create the most unforgettable experience. Make each moment special with Zahli.