Karkalla

4.1
12 reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
At Karkalla we keep half of our tables for walk-ins so please stop by if you can't get a booking.

Karkalla reflects the essence we believe to be truly Australian- coastal, sun kissed, relaxed, and most importantly generous.

We are known and loved for our all-day brunches, relaxed, welcoming atmosphere, use of native indigenous ingredients and love of locally sourced seasonal produce.

Our signature dishes include Wild Caught Prawn Gnocchi with Bush Tomato, Crispy Salt Bush, Macadamia Hummus with Native Apple.

Jingiwallah - hello & welcome locals, travellers, families, and friends alike.

We respectfully acknowledge the past and present traditional owners of the land of the Indigenous people, the traditional custodians of this land, and respect their culture and identity which has been interwoven with the land and sea for generations.

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

Select a special offer by choosing a date, time and party size

Bottomless Brunch

Dine in

A$75.00 per order

Prepaid

Starting Oct 29, 2020·Sun 10:00-14:00, Fri-Sat 10:00-14:00

Enjoy a decadent 1.5 hour share-style dining experience featuring our all day brunch menu with bottomless French Rose.

Upgrade to Bollinger Champagne $150 per person. Bookings Essential, minimum two per booking.

Hot & Cold Seafood Platter (for two)

Dine in

A$150.00 per order

Prepaid

Starting Sep 23, 2020·Sun 08:00-15:00, Wed-Sat 08:00-15:00

**24 hours notice required**

Sharing seafood platter includes;

- fresh oysters

- fresh prawns

- fresh Balmain bugs

- salt and pepper-berry calamari

- fresh crab

- hot chips

- damper roll with native dukkah

- avocado

- house made sauces

- hibiscus cured ocean trout

What 12 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
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4.2
Service
4.3
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4.1
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RobertM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really genuine and welcoming service team, great food from a wonderful indigenous chef who uses her skills to perfection and giving a touch of indigenous tradition to her dishes, and a fabulous bartender who mixes amazing cocktails! Definitely recommended when in Byron.

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SandyA
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Very disappointed with our dinner. The starter of roti stuffed with saltbush was stodgy. The gnocchi with prawns was very oily and contained hardly any prawns. The salad was too salty. The hostess was offhand. In addition waitress walked pasted our table a number of times and despite it containing empty wine glasses she did not ask if we would like another drink. Left the restaurant feeling hungry and ripped off.

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SophieC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The halloumi was delicious. The calamari were fine. The stuffed roti was underwhelming, under seasoned and we could not taste the saltbush. The venue is pretty and the ambience is pleasant. Our cocktails were good.
I’d return for a drink and carefully chosen food.

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Scotth58
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best meals my wife and I have enjoyed in a long time...every course from the iced native mint tea to the damper, macadamia hummus, salt and pepperberry calamari, grilled prawn, and Karkalla curry was outstanding. Our only regret...no room left for dessert!

JD
JohnD
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A really interesting dinner menu, well presented and very tasty food. Service was friendly first class. Give it a try for sure.

MH
MeredithH
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Erm. Bizarre. Booked via open table for a lunch even confirmed and received a confirmation text. Battled the traffic to be there on time only to find restaurant shut. Boo. Not a great experience.

R
Robd
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is a must do. Food is great and very different to the rest of the menus around the area. Local produce, great flavours - just awesome. Staff are super friendly. Just love this place

HW
HannahW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and setting. Very attentive, bubbly staff too which made the whole meal even better.

SF
vipSydneyFoodie
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

New local gem in Byron. Lovely staff, good food. Worth a visit.

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vipkatt
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Lovely place, but the food just did not stand up to the rest of it, such a shame!

KP
KateP
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was absolutely amazing! Food, service, drinks everything was just fantastic. Never experienced such amazing flavours.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, well done guys

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Karkalla using the Order Online button. Karkalla also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6680 8005.

Karkalla is rated 4.1 stars by 12 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.