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Kazbah Restaurant

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Published July 7th 2015
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For my 21st birthday, I decided to celebrate by having dinner with my friends. I wanted to go to a place that was different and so I chose to dine at Kazbah, Darling Harbour. Let me first say that I was really happy that I made this choice and the experience I had there was amazing. Kazbah is a Middle Eastern/Moroccan/Mediterranean restaurant located outside of The Promenade Harbourside Shopping Centre with a 180° waterfront view of Darling Harbour.

According to the website:

"Kazbah's menus reflect owners Zahi and Penny Azzi's Lebanese and Turkish/Greek heritage. Kazbah's unique recipes fuse Middle Eastern, Turkish, Persian, Mediterranean and Moroccan/North African traditional dishes with French haute cuisine techniques and Modern Australian ingredients."

Initially, making a booking for this restaurant was very simple, it was just a simple online booking, no complication at all. I made a booking for 12 and expected to get an open table within the restaurant instead, I got a table within a relatively closed off area. It wasn't in a private room but the area had Arabian/Middle Eastern themed curtains around us that closed us off from the rest of the restaurant. Best part about this was that I did not have to pay extra for this.

The 'Ottoman Dinner Feast' from the set menu was organised for our dinner. The price for this set menu was $35 per person, which I thought was a good price for the amount of food given. Everybody was very full by the end of the night.


The entrees was first brought out and this consisted of:
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Hummus, Babaghanouj & Bread

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Grilled Haloumi Cheese

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BBQ Garlic & Harissa Marinated Octopus, Skorthalia


After entrees, the mains were brought out and it consisted of:
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Lemon Baharat Chicken Shish Kebab with Mixed Nut Pilaf, Caraway Capsicum Crème Fraîche, Parsley Pesto Sauce

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Lamb Kafta Shish Kebab with Garlic Crushed Potatoes, Kalamata Olives, Chakchouka, Hummus Sauce


Desset was followed by mains and Baklava was brought out:

This set menu was definitely a feast; I was overwhelmed when the waitress told us that we could have more food if we wanted more. The food was very interesting and unique to me, as I don't often have Middle Eastern food. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants to experience Middle Eastern/Moroccan/Mediterranean food.

The night ended with my birthday cake, which I ordered from the restaurant beforehand. Kazbah can bake a specialty cake for you if you put in a order beforehand; there are a number of different cakes to choose from. I chose the Turkish coffee cake and I really liked it. I've never had Turkish coffee before so this cake was an experience for me.

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My Turkish Coffee Birthday Cake

It was a night to remember for me with good company, amazing food and excellent customer service. Overall, I really enjoyed this restaurant and would definitely comeback. I really enjoyed the food and my new experience at a Middle Eastern restaurant. To be honest, I've never had food like this so I can't compare it to anything else but my friends and I were quite happy with it anyways. Thank you Kazbah, for hosting my birthday! I look forward to coming back.
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When: Lunch 11:00am - 5:00pm 7 Days & Public Holidays, Dinner 5:00pm - Late 7 Days & Public Holidays
Phone: 1300 529 224
Where: The Promenade Harbourside Shopping Centre Darling Harbour, NSW 2000 Sydney, Australia
Cost: $35 per person, set menu
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The Kazbah restaurant in Balmain has also always been a wonderful place. It's fun to draw on the table coverings (crayons provided) and I do remember an amazing chocolate and caramel dessert. Although a bit west of the middle east, creating this dessert following a customer request is typical of the Kazbah hospitality. At Kazbah, breakfast is a great meal too.
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