The Left Handed Chef

4.8
51 reviews
$40 and under
Israeli
Israeli eatery with a selection of hummus bowls and fresh pitta pockets .
All made in house by chef and owner Ehud malka , fresh every day .

The only traditional Israeli place in Melbourne!!!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
What 51 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious as always! The only place in Melbourne that does Israeli style Hummus well, tastes like it did where I grew up.

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PaulP
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

On freezing cold day in Melbourne there is only one way to warm up and that with fantastic Israeli food from Left Handed Chef . I felt like I was transported to Tel Aviv.

JM
vipJohannaM
19 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The best food I’ve had in the longest time ! So fresh and quite a big menu. The falafel and the salad was my favourite although the hummus was also dreamy !

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is so delicious and you feel like you’re eating in someone’s house. This is definitely a must try.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great night at The Left Handed Chef.
Food was fantastic, with great service.
Can strongly recommend, especially if you are looking for vegetarian options!

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Rikki
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a lovely lunch and experience. Will be back many times!

JH
JacquiH
6 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food was nice, music was too loud but other than that no complaints.

GB
GeorginaB
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a terrific experience ... friendly service (even given the gentleman was the only one seating people, taking orders and serving and he was extremely busy). We went for the food and we were not disappointed! Everything was fresh and delicious .... my favourite was the falafel .... exactly like the falafel we ate in Tel Aviv! I can’t wait to go back!

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SueJ
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great .....very yummy indeed
Recommend the hummus...best ever
Look forward to going back when LHC are in the new premises

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RyanC
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as always. Genuine food from the heart.

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KawitaN
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love the food and all staffs are very friendly❤️❤️❤️

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LidiaG
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is fresh, authentic and delicious. I’d heard how good the falafel was and it lived up to my expectations, light crispy and tasty

JR
JamesR
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food and engaging helpful and passionate staff. Great place for a family. Will definitely return when next in Melbourne.

JF
JackF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great and out of the ordinary food, nice atmosphere. The service was very good and friendly.

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RobynE
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere at the LHC is always fabulous.

They never disappoint. My sone has tried everything on the menu and finds it difficult to chose a favourite.

JW
JulieW
3 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, delicious food, food arrived quickly, good vege options. We were thrilled to get a table at short notice.

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marcon396
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and found this was a special gem of a diner.

DK
DavidK
London
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great place to go if you're looking for authentic, wholesome Israeli food. A simple restaurant and menu, with tasty decent sized portions that offers super value for money.

You can also see and feel that those running the restaurant genuinely care and are passionate about what they do. I recommend this place.

SP
SarahP
6 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service! We always over order because everything is so delicious

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AnnaM
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went on Sunday, 7 March. The food was delicious and amazing. Absolutely loved the food, the atmosphere and the staff. They were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. We loved this place so much I am going back again on Thursday, 11 March and bringing more friends with me. Everyone in Melbourne needs to know about this gorgeous place and go there to eat their delicious amazing food. You will not regret it.

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DarrynF
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Magnificent food and service. Price was fantastic and best humus ever

SJ
SJoo
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and so cheap! The cabbage shawarma was unlike anything I’d had before.

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PrudenceM
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here, the service was prompt and friendly and the food was delicious! Highly recommend

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KatherineP
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

I love it here the food is delicious the music is lively
Holly and Nati are lovely and helpful making choices for our dinner
Yet to meet the chef 👨‍🍳

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this restaurant. So much good food! We often go when we visit South Melbourne Market, which is a short walk away. The food is always fresh and delicious. Their hummus is amazing! The falafel to die for! Everything we have eaten has been just perfect.

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FredG
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Outstanding Menu, super friendly and efficient staff, great value for money.
Have already recommended it to my family and some friends.

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Aviva
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous food! Lovely staff. Will definitely return multiple times.

SA
SarahA
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service as always, highly recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is central here, and the quality is outstanding. My falafel pita was the best falafel I’ve had, and my partner’s chicken shawarma pita was packed with flavour, and the chicken perfectly cooked. We ate outside, but the ambiance inside is pleasant if you prefer to eat inside.

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ToniG
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ehuds food is always delicious, and the atmosphere warm and inviting. Will be going back again and again.

CN
CarlyN
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and incredible chef! I enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend.

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Hanv
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, generous serves and very friendly service. Will be back! And make sure you try the mint lemonade.

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NatalieZ
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food! Suitable for families too. Highly recommended

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GlennF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

As always the food was fantastic but the real bonus is the attention and friendliness of the staff - just like being with family (in a good way). Would highly recommend.

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WillS
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, awesome service, will definitely be back 👍

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NickyAG
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best falafel and Tahini ice cream I have ever had! Great, friendly service and very reasonably priced. Will definitely go back!

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Osckar
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great authentic food good quick service and casual dining will come again

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MALOYP
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Was our first date noght post the lockdown and I can say that it was an amazing choice.
Loved it and will come back soon !!

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NatR
Singapore
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great atmosphere and love that you can BYO. Very friendly staff and food came out quickly. Really enjoyed it for a casual dining experience.

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EmmaR
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Chefs plate was absolutely delicious, the service was great too and BYO makes this a great place to visit for lunch or dinner.

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You can order delivery directly from The Left Handed Chef using the Order Online button.

The Left Handed Chef is rated 4.8 stars by 51 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.