Isme

4.7
27 reviews
$101 and over
Lebanese
Isme’ is an Arabic word that translates to “my name”

Our first encounters with our fellow humans always beckons the ownership of identity - ‘Isme’

A name to a face, a name to a culture, a name to personhood.

Here at Isme, we want to share in the riches of Lebanese identity.

It is an invitation to all, to journey with us through our culinary sensibilities.

It is an invitation to an understanding of our culture, our food, our passion - our Isme.

We want to share in the synergies of our Imse with your Isme.

When people venture into Isme, they become part of the mystical orient, the sensuality of music compounded with ambient mood lightening, accentuates the shared passion of food and the intimacy of learning an identity.

The space is fashioned to stimulate peace, positivity, serenity and intimacy.

The service at Isme is simple: Welcome home.
What 27 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.5
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.6
Value
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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food, great for a date night

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was delicious, a tone down on the sour kick would have been perfect. Service was a little odd, the guy at the bar not so welcoming. However the waiter that served us was very professional and helpful. If I could change one thing about this place it would have to be the seating - it’s never fun having to sit on an uncomfortable seat, we sat against the wall so I was sitting in a booth like seat that leaved forward.. but the food was delicious and that’s what we went for! Great food would definitely recommend and visit again soon!

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MarinaC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and great service ,the best dips and delicious vegetarian dishes if you like some.

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jennil
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Interesting range of options for sharing.. Nice space.

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vipVyTA
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Really great place for dinner, very good service and lovely staff. Would definitely come again. The prawn main dish was an absolute highlight!

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MishS
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Happy with everything and the staff were very attentive and friendly. I will definitely be back.

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BiancaO
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the most amazing dinner here. Tucked away in a quiet corner, this is definitely a hidden gem. Ambiance is also very modern but also feels a bit romantic? Great space to go with a friend or family or even a first date. Food was fresh and still hot when it was brought to the table which is always a plus for me. Also food didn’t take too long AND it was delicious. Will be recommending this to everyone!

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Mark
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Lebanese food ... best service ... quality people ... if you need to wait to travel to Beirut then this is the place to go to in Melbourne for your Lebanese fix ...... thank you for an outstanding evening ... all the best, Mark

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RembertoR
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, food was amazing and cocktails memorable.

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MarleineA
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had come across Isme on social media and had been wanting to try it out and I am glad I did. The food was super delicious and so were the cocktails (must try!). The service was incredible, the wait staff were friendly and attentive. I couldn't fault any aspect of my night, I clearly loved the place enough to book another dinner the following weekend. Highly recommend!

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Amalzd
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A really delicious menu and cool atmosphere even during social distancing!

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Dania
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my second time dining at Isme. This restaurant honestly never fails to deliver. The entire dining experience, from the food to the ambience and service is impeccable. This is definitely a favorite and I can’t recommend it enough. I will certainly be dining again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is great, service is great, cocktails might be way too sweet but overall great ambience And all

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vipSummerB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service1Ambience5

ISME has become one of my favourite spots to dine. I love being introduced to lebanese food and consuming it tapas style - I try something new every time. I love bringing my friends here because there’s not many Lebanese food outlets I know of in Melbourne. It’s tucked away from the Main Street so it doesn’t feel like you’re in the hustle and bustle. I love the inviting and intimate atmosphere it creates. The restaurant staff are so welcoming, aware and checking up on you in the friendliest and attuned way. I’m so glad it’s stay opened and has re-opened. Would absolutely recommend!

My fave from the recent visit was sujuk dumplings, fried cauliflower and lamb skewers 🥰

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LinaF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love dining at Isme.
The food is always consistently great!
It's my favorite for Lebanese cuisine

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HabibaW
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my second time @ Isme and absolutely love it. Food was amazing, presentation was immaculate and service was great 👌🏿

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LinaF
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yum, Yum and Yum!!!
I am still dreaming about the succulent sambousek!
And all the dishes. An explosion of flavours!!!
I will be back very soon!!!

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JessyW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was incredible, particularly the eggplant tajin and the beautiful homemade dips. It’s the second time I have visited Isme and I will definitely be back. Perfect for intimate dinners, great for friends and families, a small quiet neighbourhood, suitable for all. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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Indiemma
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, good service, lovely atmosphere, world definitely return

KM
KarimaM
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food. Would 100% visit again. Vegan options and variety.

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Yummy12
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food amazing aesthetics highly impressed would recommend

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Albert
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This place is a real gem. We've eaten there twice. The food tastes freshly made and not like its been sitting in the kitchen waiting to be heated up. We loved the roasted eggplant, the lamb skewers, the chicken skewers, the prawn-and fetta dish and roasted cauliflower. And the dips. We had vegos and meat eaters with us, sharing, and it was super easy. We have to go back to try out more. The restaurant is fairly new and used to be open during the day and at night. Now its only weekend lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday. I'm glad we asked because I walk past it on my way to work and wondered if it had closed altogether. So glad it hasn't!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal thanks

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Lillian
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. The flavours and perfect. Great vibe for mezza food and drinks. Loved everything we ordered

JA
JoeA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service at this great modern Lebanese restaurant. Couldn’t fault a single dish and we ordered plenty (and all at a reasonable price). Can’t wait to go back next time we are in Melbourne

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JohnK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing. Couldn't fault it! The food and drinks were delicious!

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SebastianF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Awesome food, friendly staff and great ambience definitely a place I will be going back.

FAQs

Isme offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9417 3584.

Isme is rated 4.7 stars by 27 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.