Barzaari

4.4
341 reviews
$40 and under
Mediterranean
Barzaari was founded on a vision of encapsulating the Eastern Mediterranean into an accessible suburban restaurant. Contemporary in style, while respecting the traditional flavours and hospitality of the region.
Barzaari’s kitchen centers around the wood-fired oven, and charcoal barbeque, our food thoughtful though simple.
Barzaari makes every effort to accommodate dietary requirements wherever possible. Vegan/vegetarian/gluten free always catered for.
Barzaari is fully licensed, offering a concise wine list, cocktails and beer selection.
Tea styles from the region are on offer as well as our sand pit coffee.
Barzaari caters to all events; christenings, engagements, weddings, with all menus customized or modified to suit requirements.

Experiences

  • Banquet Menu

    Multiple dates available

    Groups of 6 or more people will be placed on one of our banquet menus. We have three banquet menu options; $60pp / $70pp / $80pp, which can all be viewed on our website. All dietary requirements can be catered for on our banquet menus.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 341 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JodieG
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

The food and service was great. We had the pickled octopus (huge portion), watermelon with string halloumi, skewers and prawns. Everything was well cooked and presented. Staff were attentive and nice.

I wasn't aware that there wasn't an outdoor area out the back. At the time we went, it was quite hot and there was no shade. There is also a bus stop directly out the front, so not the best atmosphere for date night.

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RobynS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Probably the best Middle Eastern restaurant I have been to in Sydney. Food was interesting and delicious; service was very friendly, efficient and absolutely delightful

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LoZo
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food we just keep coming back its so great and so consistant

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CarrieC
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Really good and tasty food with some unique dishes like smoked eggplant which was quiet different and so good. Would go back and highly recommend.

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AngieS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went for Valentine’s Day and the service was great. The food was great, the staff were lovely but it was a bit expensive at $85pp. Would be better at $70pp for the food we got. Thank a lot though!

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WayneJ
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good food. Waitress was a little annoying. Interrupted conversations to ask if everything was ok. Asked a minimum of ten times. Once is enough. We will be back

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LouiseM
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Booked in for Valentine’s Day and was called the day before to be told it was a $85 set menu per person and that it needed to be prepaid. On the website it said there was a set menu but that the normal menu would also be available but apparently that wasn’t the case. The set menu was ok and had variety but the smokey taste was a little overwhelming in some items. We also were not given an item that was listed on the set menu. I did not realise this until the end when we were leaving. The service was good but I thought the meal was exceptionally over priced for what it was. We were excited to try this place but will not be back.

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JustinD
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing and friendly service. They catered to all our our needs especially because my GF is gluten intolerant.
Food was cooked very well and came out in a timing fashion.

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Louise
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Barzaari. The food was delicious, the staff were friendly, the ambience was perfect. We will definitely be returning often!

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SabrinaM
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

The food was amazing! Everything was perfect from entrees to dessert. However, the service was not the best. When we got there it took a long time for someone come talk to us (they were not very busy). After waiting for a while, a waiter came and took our drinks order and we said we needed A COUPLE of minutes to order food. After waiting for a long time trying to get the waiters attention, a lady came to take our food order. She was not friendly at all, she didn't tell us we were over ordering for two people. It was our first time there and we thought the side dishes would be a lot smaller. And we were asking her questions... When we finished our meal, we asked if she could put our food in take away containers as we had too much food left. She brought us some containers and we put the food in the containers ourselves. I've been to very expensive restaurants and to very cheap ones and I do not expect the quality of the service at Barzaari to be the same quality as a 3 star Michelin star restaurant, but in saying that, it's not a cheap place. Our waiter was not friendly, very impatient and didn't give us advice while we ordered. Barzaari is a place with great food, great atmosphere and good value (for the food quality), but the service definitely needs some improvement. We paid at the counter and the guy was the opposite of our waiter. Super friendly (I can't remember his name). He was probably the same guy who answered the phone when we called to change our booking.

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service by Emma was excellent, new the menu and made recommendations. Food was amazing specially the slow cooked lamb shoulder and the kibbeh. Value for money will be going there again.

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LeiA
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice place. The outside area is on the food path next to a bus stop but the road is not too busy. Staff is friendly. Food is fair and prices are affordable.

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Sean1
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The beetroot salad was a bit crunchy for my liking however dish of the night was smoked eggplant
Trout was good so were the chicken souvla
Service was attentive but not intrusive
Still a great place for a quick dinner

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KSpice
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lashings of food on the banquet menu, all delicious. Great cocktails too, I highly recommend the tall poppy on a warm afternoon, just perfection.

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Yash
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

What a great find in Marrickville! Definitely recommend going in a group of 4 so you can order literally everything from the menu! We loved the falafel, the cauliflower, beetroot salad, and the Pastourma! And the souvlakia - basically EVERYTHING.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing, always tasty, always excited to go back!!!

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scottm
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and service. Coffee was terrific! Little bit pricey but not a killer.

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Koala
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great authentic and reasonably priced Mediterranean fare. What else could you ask for? Next best thing to being in Athens.

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Danielle
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and lovely setting!!! I haven’t stopped talking about this place since we’ve been. We all loved the food, which was perfect for sharing, so many great dishes to chose from. Must try the koupes, both the mushroom and mince ones were amazing. Highly recommend!!!

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kc1989
4 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Outstanding food beautiful venue will come back again and again

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Anjie
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere - will be back again! It’s become our firm favourite!

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FionaC
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Absolutely delicious food. We did a banquet which was so much food - fed the birthday girl for two nights! Would go back in a heartbeat

JA
JASON
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!!!

Most fantastic food and experience

Highly recommended

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MarkT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A very enjoyable first visit to Bazaari and I'm sure that we will be back.
The ambience was great - a nice feeling and tables well-spaced. The staff were very friendly and accommodating.
We enjoyed the fact that we could order a number of small dishes to try different flavours. The mashed eggplant and pomegranate was amazing! We actually over-ordered but were able to take the extra food home which was appreciated.
A nice choice of drinks to complement the food.

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HussienM
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Atmosphere was super warm and rustic just how i like it!

Food was great simple ingredients yet bursting with flavour 😄

Will definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to try authentic Cypriot cuisine

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Bazzari provided Amazing food and atmosphere, the service could of been better.

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Annie
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Will definitely go back!

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Astounding flavors across all dishes. (We had the multi-course offering that included multiple entrees a main and desserts. Wow! Authentic Mediteranean delishousness. Particular call-outs: all the dips (tatziki, labne, and a garlic dip), wood-fire roasted cauliflower on a hummus schmear with a sweet molassess date sticky-drizzle and dukkah (tripple wowo) and the salted caramel birds nest baklava. Don't know how we fit that in, but every bite was out of this world...

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MikeC
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is INCREDIBLE!!! The food is authentic, full of flavour, great portion sizes and great value for money! Would highly reccomend!!!

MM
MiaM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious authentic food with warm friendly staff.

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AphroditeK
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Simple cuisine cooked to perfection. Staff were so friendly and I even walked away with a free dessert. I can’t wait to go back! Wonderful experience.

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ALLLLL
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Love this place. Amazing food. Been back 5 or 6 times and it never disappoints.

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LouiseR
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely delicious food and great service. My only niggle is being seated outside on a cold night with barely-noticeable heating and noisy planes flying low and directly overhead.

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Mary
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am yet to have a bad meal at Bazaari. The standard and quality of food is just superb with good portion sizes and leftovers to enjoy the next day!

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Claudia
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sensational food and service! The lam dish is to die for, beautifully complemented by the rice pilaf and mother in law salad, and the kibbeh is the best we’ve ever had! Great family run business 😁

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Andrew
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Barzaari has changed dramatically. This used to be our favourite middle eastern fine dining restaurant in the inner west. It's now just a Lebanese take away that is trading on the decor and reputation of the previous restaurant. Staff stand around with no idea what to do and can't give advice about the menu. The chef is doing a good job but is turning out standard fare with none of the creativity that epitomised the original restaurant. Sad really.

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ShelC
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely fresh food and great service. Loved the vibe in there on a Sunday afternoon too. Will definitely return

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JulieW
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Highly recommend!

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Beks
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Overall it was ok.
Drink menu was well thought out, nice atmosphere.

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GregH
Anchorage
8 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Really tasty food - Cypriot food gets a big double thumbs up !

FAQs

Barzaari does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Barzaari also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9569 3161.

Barzaari is rated 4.4 stars by 341 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.