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Published May 11th 2015
Sezar is a new restaurant winning over Melburnians because it serves up something a little different - Armenian food.

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The Friday night vibes


Located just off Russell St, the signs easily lead your way. The service was lovely and professional, but it was still quiet and early in the night when we arrived.

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A fruity mocktail


The staff were nice enough to whip up a fruity mocktail upon my friend's request, as well as a no-jito.

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A no-jito


Now we weren't sure what to expect from Armenian food, as Armenia is located near several continents, but we were ready to find out.

We started off with the seared Hervey Bay scallops with cauliflower puree, cumin caramel & zaatar. It said two pieces on the menu but they served three to us, which was nice of them.

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Scallops


The presentation was beautiful and I especially enjoyed the puree.

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Cured ocean trout


I also enjoyed the cured ocean trout with apple and fenel salad, creme fraiche and roe. This was under the medium sized dishes, but we found it a little small.

The sides to the trout all complimented it with tastes seemingly influenced by Middle Eastern flavours. I loved it but my fellow diners prefer cooked fish.

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Spanner Crab Manti


The spanner crab manti or Armenian dumplings were also quite different to any dumplings I've had before. A mixture of Asian and Middle Eastern flavours, the yoghurt provided quite intense herby flavours.

So far the night was full of unique flavours, which will win or lose some people. I preferred the trout over the dumplings, but my friends were not won over by either dish.

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BBQ Chicken


Last of all we ordered the BBQ chicken. Surprisingly it was not as flavoursome as the other dishes, as it relied more on the accompanying tahini and sides. The dish was not bad, and some of the chicken a little pink close to the bone, but edible.

I think I was more impressed by the smaller dishes. A friend had also recommended their desserts, but unfortunately we didn't have the time or stomach to try them!

I wouldn't mind giving Sezar another try to try more variety from the menu. Unfortunately it's a bit pricey for the size of the dishes so it may not be for a while.

However, the service was swift and attentive and the cuisine provides something a little different for the Melbourne scene, if you feel adventurous enough to try it! I do feel that it may not be too far from some European and Mediterranean cuisines, so perhaps it won't feel as exotic to those people.

You can take a look at their full menu here. If you've tried it or have a bit more knowledge on Armenian cuisine, feel free to comment below!

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Why? To try some unique offerings of Armenian cuisine
When: Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm, Mon-Sat 5:30pm-late, Sun - closed
Phone: (03) 9663 9882
Website: sezar.com.au
Where: 6 Melbourne Place, Melbourne
Cost: $20-50
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All of that does not belong to Armenian food at all
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