Barzaari

4.3
303 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.

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

Featured special offers

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Banquet Menu

Dine in
Starting Nov 11, 2020·Sun 12:00-23:00, Wed-Sat 12:00-23:00

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.

Banquet Menu- $65 per person

Dine in
Starting Jul 2, 2020·Sun 11:30-17:30, Wed-Thu 11:30-23:00, Fri-Sat 11:30-17:30

Our delicious banquet menu is designed to share. The menu includes an array of our most popular starters, mains, and desserts. Visit our website to view the full menu.

Please note a 50% deposit is required for all bookings of 6 or more people. A staff member will call you to process the deposit.

Bookings of 6 or more are not confirmed until a deposit has been paid.

What 303 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JulieW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Highly recommend!

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GregH
Anchorage
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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

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Leon
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Barzaari has changed! Used to be a really special and gorgeous place to eat with really interesting dishes, plated up beautifully... I went there recently and the food was equivalent to what I could get from a greek take away shop, the only thing that has remained the same is the cost. Very, very disappointed and saddened by the change over. Was also mostly ignored by waitstaff who never checked in on us or asked if we would like to order more wine, drinks or dessert. Wont be going back.

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Laser1
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

No high backed chair, only a stool was available so my wife asked the waiter if and when became available could she have one due to her crook back. Ended getting one myself over an hour later from an empty table next to us. My friend and I, who were sharing a banquet for two, our food arrived and my wife's very simple meal order did not arrive until well after we had completely finished our banquet. Fortunately my wife's meal did arrive and was provided at no cost due to her lengthy wait for here dinner. Our original waiter I believe was somewhere else, and not the most welcoming or friendly. Later waiter staff that served us were much better.

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Gotchetta
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had not been here before but I had seen their Instagram to see what they had. I was not dissapointed. We tried some mezes, had the lamb and chicken souvlaki and some mixed salad mains and it was all amazing. We couldn’t finish it all so we took it home and it was even better the next day. We also finished off with some Turkish coffee (or Greek but it was great) and a slice of baklava. The owners even treated us to a take away almond cake which was so lovely. I highly recommend getting mix of Mezes include the Spiced pickled octopus And Eggplant!

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LoZo
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, so good that we have booked again this Sunday.

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Maggie
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal here celebrating a friends birthday! Fresh & yummy tasting meal, good portion size, friendly & efficient staff. Would definitely visit again.

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ChanC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food would definitely recommend for a great lunch or dinner out!

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JulesS
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, it looked and tasted fresh and was incredibly tasty and satisfying.

Incredible service. The staff actually helped us to choose what to order and keep it reasonable for a lunch for two.

I would most definitely return the only thing I felt needed improving was the flat white I had after dinner. It was weak and pretty ordinary.

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RudiR
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food and innovative menu that everyone in our group found exiting.

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vipPaulE
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service! Everything about it was very enjoyable - not formal, but the food is excellent and the service was spot-on. Very friendly staff.

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Istillfeelsick
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The service was very slow and poor, the two young girls working who looked like they just started there job had no idea what was going on.
The meat was disgusting, it smelt really bad and it was dry. Desert wasn’t exciting. Not worth the money we spent. We booked prior to knowing new owners had taken over. I highly recommend spending your evening and night elsewhere.

Barzaari
Responded on 15 October 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your dining experience was not favourable. It is a shame you didn't mention your concerns to us on the night as we could have addressed any issues with you immediately. All of our dishes are prepared at the time of ordering, and we only use fresh and high quality produce. If you would like to discuss your concerns further please phone us directly. Ownership of barzaari has not changed since opening in 2016

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Jcustomer
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Barzaari, all their food is delicious and they are lovely hosts. They have been a wonderful addition to the neighborhood ever since they opened.

Barzaari
Responded on 15 October 2020

Thanks for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again

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LindaW
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location, fantastic food and wine within a beautiful setting. Loved everything and will definitely be back.

Barzaari
Responded on 15 October 2020

Thanks for your feedback! We look forward to seeing you soon.

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HelenO
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant whether an intimate dinner or with a group of friends.

Barzaari
Responded on 15 October 2020

Thanks Helen!

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SarahK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous, fresh flavours - with a limited but excellent wine list

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Unhappy
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

The menu has changed and the quality very average and overpriced. Meat very dry, wine list 2 reds only. Very expensive for cafe quality. It's a shame because in previous years it was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

50th birthday celebration
Staff service food and ambience 10/10 !
Outstanding , we will be back !

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Jess
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant. Best food. Best service. The food is out of this world

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MariaP
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Have been before and knew the food would be good. Would recommend.

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JoshuaS
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A big enjoyable surprise! Great value for money and amazing food.

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Too many people for social distancing and there was no attempt from wait staff to maintain distance. Too much food in banquet for two people.

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Ridgers
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my girlfriend went to dinner here just after they renovated. And walked in and there was a beautiful ambience. And really friendly helpful staff. And while dinning there and chatting to the waiters and waitresses I found out it’s a family run restaurant and all the food is home made. And your dinner was amazing we ate far too much as everything was lovely.

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SimonG
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great variety and large servings. Really interesting flavours.

Wine list from all over the old & new world.

Shall return.

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DavidH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Beautiful place and amazing food! Some mix up meant we didn’t a menu for a while, but they were super nice and made up for that easily from there...
Drinks menu as mind-blowing as the food - will definitely go back.

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ShereeJ
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Absolutely delicious food. Great ambience. Good wines. Loved!

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SBAB
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

The food was extremely salty! We returned a dish and it came back at the same salt level. Unfortunately we won’t be back! The cocktails were good.

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markL
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Pretty good food and selection. May be a little on the salty side but that's more likely just my personal opinion.

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RossanoS
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food , with a variance across the Eastern Med, exciting to the palate and definitely worth a try.

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TraceyR
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A delicious meal, full of flavour. Service was outstanding. Would highly recommend a visit

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Sahs
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

We were pretty disappointed to say the least, as we live locally and have wanted to go to this restaurant for a while. They were busy at 8pm and had to wait to place our orders. We finally got the attention of a waitress who took our order. After 20 minutes our drinks still hadn’t arrived, and then hubby caught the barman swapping out Hendricks gin for for a basic spirit, much to his disgust and especially at $21 a pop. The drinks were replaced but by the time they came back half hr had past. This was pretty deceiving.
The oysters had shell in them and I nearly cracked my tooth.
The “pop eye” beef was chewy and had gristle, and should just be called beef rump as that’s what it was. But I supposed they can’t charge $39 for it then, can they?
My 12 year old can cut a tomato for a salad better than we had served that night.
And all the while, a couple we were looking out at (we were on the bar looking out to the street) were clearly friends of either the owner or the manager, as he visited them at least 3 times and their service appeared to be amazing.
I know the rents aren’t cheap in the area, but ripping off locals won’t keep you in business for long. Pathetic.

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lovetoeat
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We went on a Tuesday night and were the only table that night so very quiet. The food is very nice and different.

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PetrinaC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food is always fresh and delicious

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ZoeC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent local restaurant with top notch, interesting food and good selection of wine by the glass.

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JohnK
Hong Kong
7 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We took our friend to Barzaari to celebrate her 60th birthday. It was just a small gathering but the restaurant made her feel very special on the evening.

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PhillB
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Brilliant atmosphere with great food and water knowledge and attention. Only detraction was the original music being played for dinner. Was changed after request . Very good and will recommend to others. Merry Xmas

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Fattz
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing service! Best bread I’ve ever had

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JanetG
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

I love this restaurant. The food is scrumptious with interesting choices like calamari with squid ink aioli. The people who work here are very attentive and not pretentious, unlike another place in Surry Hills which also serves middle eastern fare. I recommend it wholeheartedly for food and service.

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food that is exciting and innovative. Catered for vegetarians as well. Very happy to explain the food, and the culture of the regions were the food was inspired by. Also showed the herbs that were drying, how they used them in the dishes. Staff seemed happy to be working there

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Suey
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food and service, a little overpriced.
Very impressive desserts.

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 4.3 stars by 303 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.