Zahli: The Lebanese Restaurant serving up delicious culture and tradition in Surry Hills
Dining at a Lebanese restaurant is often not just a culinary experience, but it is also a cultural and social experience. This is certainly the case at Zahli, the modern Lebanese restaurant located in Sydney’s dining precinct of Surry Hills.
As one of Sydney’s top Lebanese restaurants, Zahli is inspired by the Lebanese culture and tradition, making the atmosphere at Zahli extremely welcoming. The restaurant is traditionally decorated with blue mosaic tiles, a marble bar, and a Persian-inspired rug, giving Australian restaurant-goers a taste of this diverse country.
Owned and run by Mohammad Issmail, the restaurant offers delicious traditional recipes inspired by the “banks of Sannine on a warm night”, a mountain area located just a short drive away from Lebanese city Zahlé – the city that Zahli pays homage to in name and food.
“Our Lebanese restaurant will take you on an authentic journey, allowing you to experience the culture of one of Lebanon’s most exemplary regions,” their website reads.
Serving up a range of affordable from healthy vegetarian dishes, meats, seafood, to platters, customers continue to come back to taste something different on their menu, and the tastes and aromas welcome guests into an ambiance of warmth and delight.
Zahli’s well known vegetarian appetizer ‘Falafel’ is a must-try.
This gourmet snack is deep-fried and filled with chickpeas, beans, onions, and traditional herbs and spices, and is served hot, adding to the crunchiness on the outside, alongside either plain tahini, hummus or garlic sauce.
Zahli also has a variety of signature dishes such as Moussaka, a baked and filled with slices of eggplants, tomatoes, onion, and cinnamon and Moghrabieh, and is served with chicken, pearl onions, chickpeas, cinnamon, and spicy chicken broth.
Zahli is about bringing the rich cultural history of Lebanese cuisine and offering them a new life.
Not only do their exotic flavors delight customers, but the authentic Lebanese dining experience and memories are sure to remain with the customer until their next visit.
Check out their menu on their website HERE
Zahli Lebanese Restaurant
529 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
02 9318 2228