We are a COVID-safe business. Upon entry, all guests will have temperature checked and will be required to register via contactless QR code.
Due to NSW Public Health Orders (Stay-at-home) across Greater Sydney and extra restrictions placed on certain LGA’s, Zahli Restaurant has no choice but to remain closed until midnight Monday, September 27.
We will reopen on Tuesday, September 28 or otherwise advised by The NSW Health Orders.

These closures are an important step in ensuring the health and safety of our guests, staff, and the wider community; and we look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy the Zahli experience soon.

Take care and remain safe

Welcome to Zahli. A dining experience like no other.

Drawing from the history, culture and tradition of Lebanon, Zahli has been named after one of the most iconic regions in the country. Experience Lebanese cuisine the way it should be experienced – sampling staple dishes, tasting traditional recipes, and basking in an ambiance of warmth and comfort.


monday: closed

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

friday – saturday: 12pm until 10pm


529 Elizabeth St,

Surry Hills NSW 2010

Bringing Lebanese authenticity to the heart of Surry Hills

Zahli, Sydney’s best Lebanese restaurant.

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 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 cuisine at its finest.

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

About Us

Book a table

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.