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462 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Dimmi Score

8
462 reviews
Recommended
(8.3)
Food
(7.9)
Service
(8.3)
Value for money
(7.6)
Atmosphere
(8.0)

dined on Fri, 13 Jul 2018

(9)
Was last here about 25 years ago - same friendly service (albeit a little slow) and delicious and generous meals.

dined on Sun, 24 Jun 2018

(8)
Second visit. Confirms the good vibes of the place and tasty food. There was a good crowd for a Sunday night with a party for a birthday. Worthwhile going again for another selection of food from the quite interesting menu.

dined on Sun, 27 May 2018

(10)
Beautiful restaurant that we always return. Delicious meals and live music is the best.

dined on Sun, 27 May 2018

(8)
First time visit. The service was prompt and friendly. We had the Morrocan banquet. The meals arrived quite quickly with a half-full restaurant on a Sunday night. They were tasty and satisfying portions. The evening was enhanced with a live performance with two artists on guitar (& vocals) and percussion. Definitely going to go back for another experience from the menu.

dined on Sat, 17 Nov 2018

(9)
Enticing menu matched by dining satisfaction

dined on Sun, 26 Aug 2018

(6)
The babaganoush was outstanding, most of the meat was fine, but the vegetarian options were lacking in vegetable matter which made the meal overwhelmingly stodgy. Even the Tabbouleh was thin on the ground regarding quantity. The acoustics (low ceiling) make the place somewhat noisy, so it is hard to have a conversation.

dined on Thu, 23 Aug 2018

(9)
very welcoming service . an interesting menu with a mix of share or entrée size dishes, then mains. we shared an entrée then lamb hotpot between two with 2 sides (generous size) which was plenty. the mixed dessert platter was very nice with Turkish coffees after.
Don Hyatt

dined on Thu, 5 Jul 2018

(10)
We've been there a number of times. Repeat visit is the best feedback. Love the place.

dined on Sun, 24 Jun 2018

(8)
The Food was delicious. We went on a Sunday night so there was live music which created a lovely atmosphere.

dined on Sat, 12 May 2018

(8)
Great restaurant fantastic food and service. Eager to return
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About Arabesque

Sultan’s palace Combining a bar and restaurant with a distinct Middle Eastern feel, Arabesque in leafy Elsternwick offers contemporary tastes of Turkish culture through the menu and its sumptuous interior. Tactile and inviting, Arabesque features brightly coloured bolts of draped cloth on the ceiling, warm gold and red tones and romantic lighting aplenty. Reminiscent of a Sultan’s palace this is an intimate modern and stylish space where you can enjoy a selection of traditional starters, dips and appetisers/meze with a glass of wine, mains such as Shish lamb, a selection of salads like tabouleh and delectable desserts such as Turkish Delight and Baklava. Best dish: three dips with Turkish bread & pickled vegetables

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