Barzaari

4.4
357 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 357 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EmilyZ
Sydney
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

Service was disappointing. Lady at register was sassy

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MareeC
Sydney
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Went there for my son’s birthday. The banquet was delicious and huge! Only disappointing thing was that I specified it was his birthday and hoped he might be acknowledged with something special, like a dessert with a candle, but it didn’t happen. We went there because he loves their felafels. Great vegetarian options for the banquet menu as well.

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kirstyr
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and the food was was
So full of flavour

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MaryC
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

never disappointed , great food and service always

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waiter was so informative and helpful. He gave personal recommendations which were fair and balanced. The food itself was also very tasty. Overall, a solid first impression. Will be back for more

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent 👏

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GemDar
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

We had a table at 8.45pm and felt a little rushed as we wee the last table of the night. Food and wine very underwhelming.

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JessicaA
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Barzaari is an absolute gem in Sydney, highly recommend. Great energy in the team, amazing Cypriot foods that aren’t easy to come by and all round a top venue!

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2ees
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food. The slow cooked lamb with potatoes and cinnamon was amazing!

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MarianR
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere. Huge portions. Would come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We ordered the first banquet and it was a great way to experience their menu. The food was plentiful and full of flavour. Thankfully they let us take a doggy bag home as we had a bit leftover!
The service was outstanding, will definitely be back.

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SophieS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, lovely staff and good value for what you get!

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ninol
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I cannot speak highly enough of Barzaari. Every dish is a revelation in flavour. The traditional is not only respected, but elevated to a level worthy of its status as a classic dish. There is a respect and love for produce and method which comes through in every mouthful. What's more is the sense of hospitality that is the cornerstone of mediterranean and middle eastern culture. Nothing is as important as the guest experience and this is achieved in a most familiar fashion, with care, respect and a genuine desire to please. It is a place I love introducing friends to, knowing they will be treated to a feast for the senses. Highly recommended.

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JoanneC
Sydney
3 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fabulous dining experience, I highly recommend going there.

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JanetG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

I used to like the food here but on this visit found it very heavy and indelicate.

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charmy
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

We booked an outside table but on arrival (on time) none were available so we were seated at the bar overlooking the footpath. My companion found the high bar seats uncomfortable. The food was good but the portions were generally small in comparison to the prices and advertised 'shareability'. Cocktails and wine were good and reasonably priced. We found the service a bit hit & miss and kept having to retrieve menus and / or seeking out waitstaff to ask questions or order more. It was lovely, but not the experience we were hoping for, and a little on the expensive side.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere at Barzaari are exceptional. All of the staff are super friendly and make you feel like one of the family and the food is amazing and tasty traditional Cypriot and Mediterranean meals that transport you to another place. The koubes are the best I’ve ever tasted.

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SamanthaD
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent find in Marrickville- will definitely re-visit.
Menu Recommendations - smoked eggplant, watermelon and halloumi salad...although all the dishes we ordered were tasty and cooked to perfection!

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Alex
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Could not recommend this restaurant more. It is simply the best middle eastern food i’ve ever eaten!

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AnthiaP
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

An experience of delicious fare from mix of cultures. Absolutely delicious!

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Jojo270
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit and won't be our last Thoroughly enjoyed the food, not rushed, helpful with questions about the menu. Service was professional,friendly and welcoming.

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MarilynP
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Overall the atmosphere and food were nice. We had the simple banquet eith the chicken & lamb souvla. Unfortunately the lamb was very dry and tough. The amount of food was good for the banquet. Staff were friendly.

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JodieG
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
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 on 19 February 2021
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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JVCD
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Good Food, however, is extremely overpriced. Service felt rushed.

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LoZo
Sydney
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
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
3 reviews
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
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
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
4 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
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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

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 357 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.