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Tayim

4.5
4.5
71 Reviews
$41 to $100
Middle Eastern

Located in the scenic and historic precinct of the Rocks Tayim aims to bring the wonderfully rustic flavours of the middle east to the forefront with a contemporary twist highlighted by the best sustainable produce from around Australia. Chef Ran Kimelfeld brings his wealth of experience and knowledge to present an exciting menu which will follow the seasons to excite the senses. The wine list and cocktail offerings have been curated to match the distinct flavours of the menu and will be will be a fantastic mix of the new and classics with a twist.

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Menu

Snacks

  • Sydney Rock Oysters

    +$4.50 per piece. Harra dressing (min 3)

    • Marinated Assorted Olives

      +$6. Extra virgin olive oil, spices, lemon, chili

      • Fresh Falafel

        +$8. With house made tahini

        • Tayim Hummus

          +$15. Tahini, tatbila, house made pita bread

          Small

          choose from

          • Charred Eggplant

            tahini, pine nuts, puffed rice, kumquats

            • Stuffed Hawkesbury River Calamari

              bulgur wheat, seafood haraime

              • Mooloolaba Yellow Fin Tuna

                harissa labne, shark bay scampi caviar, seeded cracker

                • Stuffed Cabbage

                  lamb mince, ras el hanout, bulgur wheat, tomato capsicum sauce, sheep yogurt

                  Large

                  choose from

                  • Cauliflower

                    almond tarator, roast almonds, green raisins, pomegranate, chili

                    • Rainbow Trout Fillet

                      chermoula cream, hazelnut dukkah, millet

                      • Spatchcock Masahan

                        spiced bread, onion gravy, date and fig

                        • 18 Hours Lamb Shoulder on the Bone

                          white bean masabacha, tahini, tatbila, puffed freekeh

                          Side Dish

                          select one to share between two

                          • Israeli Salad

                            tomatoes, cucumber, baby gem, radish, pomegranate, feta

                            • Baby Potatoes

                              zaatar, chili, toum

                              Dessert

                              choose from

                              • Coconut

                                lime malabi, macerated strawberries, lemon sorbet

                                • Baked Goat and Ricotta Cheesecake

                                  kataifi, poached rhubarb, saffron

                                  • Burnt Rose Creme

                                    kataifi, mandarin

                                    • House Made Baklava

                                      pistachio ice cream

                                      For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at 00 1 866 237-4564.

                                      What 71 people are saying

                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                      4.5
                                      4.5 based on all time ratings
                                      • 4.5Food
                                      • 4.5Service
                                      • 4.5Ambience
                                      • 4.3Value

                                      NoiseModerate

                                      96% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                      1. o

                                        oldiebutgoodie

                                        New York Area

                                        12 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        12 reviews

                                        Dined on 22 September 2019

                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                        Neighborhood gem. Original dishes with middle eastern flair. Recommend it highly.

                                      2. L

                                        Lewima

                                        London

                                        34 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        34 reviews

                                        Dined on 21 August 2019

                                        overall4food5service5ambience3

                                        Lovely fresh food served with warmth

                                      3. SM

                                        SamanthaM

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 4 July 2019

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Exceptional service, beautifully minimal aesthetic, delicious food and a compact but on-point wine list. Will definitely be back.

                                      4. CR

                                        CosmasR

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 28 June 2019

                                        overall4food5service4ambience5

                                        Quite and friendly service. Unique food experience

                                      5. GC

                                        GiselleC

                                        Sydney

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 28 June 2019

                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                        Lamb shoulder was particularly good. Great cocktails too esp the two of the Same one offer.

                                      6. A

                                        Alice

                                        Sydney

                                        4 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on 25 June 2019

                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                        The food and service at Tayim is very good. It is a well designed and interesting space. Plenty of options in seating and in food. Try it!

                                      7. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        New York Area

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 18 June 2019

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Service was amazing, very attentive! Food was incredible. Need to go back ASAP

                                      8. JR

                                        JeremyR

                                        Sydney

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 13 June 2019

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        Beautiful interior design, very quiet and intimate personal service

                                      9. CB

                                        CherylB

                                        Sydney

                                        6 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on 9 June 2019

                                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                                        My hubby, son and I ate here on Sunday night. It was tricky to get here due to Vivid as many of the roads were blocked off. The restaurant is in a lovely little lane, however it is unclear as to where the actual front door is located! We enjoyed our meal very much. We shared a starter with dips, felafel and pita and the guys had the beef cigars. They then shared the lamb shoulder which was very tasty, soft and literally fell off the bone. The dessert menu is very small and we decided to give it a miss. It was a pity that they had run out of the fish and chicken options as we were keen to try them. The atmosphere is really good and overall it was a good experience

                                      10. MF

                                        MargiF

                                        Sydney

                                        3 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on 25 May 2019

                                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                                        The restaurant was disappointing. Food was below par, underwhelming and expensive.

                                      11. PA

                                        PAULB

                                        1 review

                                        2.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 25 May 2019

                                        overall2food1service4ambience1

                                        There is better value around. Staff are excellent.

                                      12. J

                                        Jane

                                        Sydney

                                        2 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on 24 May 2019

                                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                                        The venue is excellent. Minor criticism re the share platter. If a platter is meant for two people why would you serve 3 falafel balls instead of 4. Also more bread with a dish with so many dips would be an improvement. The food quality was excellent.

                                      13. l

                                        lauren

                                        Sydney

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on 24 May 2019

                                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                                        Lovely and cozy. Great staff and service. Food is well priced.

                                      14. H

                                        Happy

                                        Melbourne

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 17 May 2019

                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                        Beautiful, pared back decor and lighting, with plenty of room between tables so there was a sense of space, airiness and privacy. Gentle and warm service - so appreciated. Beautiful food, with amazing flavours. The cured kingfish was outstanding, and so was the rainbow trout. We would have appreciated a far more generous serving of hummus - it isn't an expensive dish to produce and we adored it but there was not nearly enough of it!! Thank you for a memorable dining experience.

                                      15. RS

                                        RonS

                                        Washington DC

                                        24 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        24 reviews

                                        Dined on 17 May 2019

                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                        A good solid meal but nothing to write home about. Could make a good lunch. A touch overpriced for what it is.

                                      16. N

                                        Nikki

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 12 May 2019

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The staff were incredibly friendly and the food was delicious!! Highly recommend taking a visit to Tayim whilst at The Rocks

                                      17. MS

                                        MargaritaS

                                        Sydney

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on 10 May 2019

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The service was great. We were greeted with a friendly smile and they were accommodating to our dietary needs. The food was presented beautifully and was very tasty. I would of liked to see a wider variety of desserts. Two options were not enough. Would definitely go back again.

                                      18. JC

                                        JessC

                                        Sydney

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on 4 May 2019

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Second time at Tayim and equally as impressed this time around. The service is super attentive, the food and cocktails are amazing. Highly recommend.

                                      19. p

                                        puligny888

                                        London

                                        8 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        8 reviews

                                        Dined on 3 May 2019

                                        overall4food3service3ambience4

                                        The food is no where near as good as day one. Please fix this. Great space and location spoiled.

                                      20. j

                                        jgeer31

                                        New York Area

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on 1 May 2019

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Excellent food! Would highly recommend. The trout was the best fish I’ve ever had. Cooked perfectly and the flavours were amazing.

                                      21. LM

                                        LaurenM

                                        London

                                        5 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on 30 April 2019

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fantastic restaurant just off the beaten track. Excellent service and amazing food.

                                      22. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Sydney

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on 27 April 2019

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        Excellent mid afternoon lunch!

                                      23. GM

                                        GinniM

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 26 April 2019

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        I never write reviews but Tayim has the best food, best service. Beautiful space. Can’t wait to go back! Highly recommended.

                                      24. SB

                                        SueB

                                        Sydney

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on 19 April 2019

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great restaurant. The people are lovely, but the food sells itself. Delicious, fresh and great combinations of flavours. We loved it.

                                      25. T

                                        Tbinozz

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 12 April 2019

                                        overall4food5service2ambience4

                                        Went here for a birthday with 6 of us. It’s tucked away in the Rocks and has a great fit out. Food is sensational. Delicious flavors and plenty to choose from. We opted for a la cartel which was good but I’d double up on dishes like the lamb if there is more than 4 of you. Wine list is very reasonable. The let down here was the service. Constantly looking for servers, having to get up to get our wine only to be told off (amazing how they appear when critical)! The kitchen was let down by them when we were there, but luckily the food and the setting trumped the service.

                                      26. T

                                        Tricky

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 12 April 2019

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Absolutely, Richard served us, he is fantastic, the food was great we love the place & the people.

                                      27. A

                                        Alice

                                        Sydney

                                        4 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on 8 April 2019

                                        overall3food3service2ambience4

                                        Food is good, surrounds are pleasant but some staff can be quite abrupt and unpleasant.

                                      28. TM

                                        TeresaM

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 6 April 2019

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Food was delicious service very good. The only thing I would have liked to listen to Turkish music

                                      29. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Montreal

                                        5 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on 5 April 2019

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellente cuisine d’inspiration moyenne orientale.

                                      30. AN

                                        AdrienneN

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 31 March 2019

                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                        We had a lovely meal - high quality ingredients prepared with care and creativity. Excellent service, wonderful ambience. We had the tasting plate as a starter, very generous, and were pleased with the range of vegetarian options. Had a wonderful cocktail too. Highly recommended.

                                      31. JP

                                        JackieP

                                        London

                                        10 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        10 reviews

                                        Dined on 30 March 2019

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fantastic food and great service, we will be bringing friends next time

                                      32. MA

                                        MARGARETR

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 30 March 2019

                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                        Delicious food, excellent and friendly service, interesting drinks menu... atmospheric space and such excellent value for the Rocks. Would definitely return.

                                      33. RL

                                        RhonnieL

                                        Sydney

                                        3 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on 28 March 2019

                                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                                        Slow roasted lamb shoulder was excellent - moist and juicy flavours were lovely. The mushroom borek was a little disappointing as the pastry base was very hard, however, the mushroom filling was delicious with a wonderful variation of funghi.

                                      34. MH

                                        MadeleineH

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 28 March 2019

                                        overall4food5service3ambience4

                                        Delicious and innovative take on Middle Eastern food. The fire-roasted eggplant is amazing. Gorgeous small venue with raw sandstone walls, tucked away in The Rocks. Refreshingly untouristy. Very nice service except our main courses took a long time to arrive. Teething problems maybe. I'll be back!

                                      35. A

                                        Anitav

                                        Sydney

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on 27 March 2019

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        One of my top three restaurant choices in Sydney for any day of the week. Always delicious, quick service and great wine selection

                                      36. KL

                                        KimL

                                        San Francisco

                                        5 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on 27 March 2019

                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                        What a lovely room to dine in! We attended a Turkish food and wine evening that was very enjoyable. The staff really try hard.

                                      37. K

                                        Kate

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 27 March 2019

                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                        Loved Tayim. The venue is lovely, the service was excellent and the food was delicious. Can't wait to return.

                                      38. HW

                                        HeddaW

                                        Sydney

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 21 March 2019

                                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                                        Top location, stunning interface of convict sandstone, industrial edge lighting . Stunning organic wine, scintillating cocktails & authentic herbs & spices with fresh succulent ingredients!

                                      39. C

                                        Cathyg

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 19 March 2019

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Amazing food. We had the mushroom skewer which was delicious and can highly recommend the roast eggplant

                                      40. p

                                        puligny888

                                        London

                                        8 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        8 reviews

                                        Dined on 16 March 2019

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The wine list needs to be improved, everything is fantastic.

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