We are a COVID-safe business. Upon entry, all guests will have temperature checked and will be required to register via contactless QR code.

So what do we mean by modern middle eastern?

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 there. 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, we have brought this experience to life. Our Lebanese restaurant will take you to the banks of the Sannine on a warm night. We have created an environment, atmosphere and menu that is 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.

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


Experience the essence of Lebanese dining,
the way it should be experienced.

An authentic, traditional and cultural experience like no other...

Here at Zahli Restaurant, on Sydney’s iconic Elizabeth Street in Surry Hills, we have brought an exceptional experience to life. Our Lebanese restaurant will take you on an authentic journey, allowing you to experience the culture of one of Lebanon’s most exemplary regions- Zahlé. We have created an environment, atmosphere and menu that is a modern take on Middle Eastern food. We take pride in delivering excellence – in taste, service, experience and memories. Our award-winning meals curated by our Executive Chef are a testament to what Zahli is all about and the joy we have brought to our local community, international travelers and special guests.

We also provide commendable catering services for milestone parties and events, as well as corporate gatherings. To find out more, contact our Events team.