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Cafe Zum Zum

645 Rathdowne Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3054, Australia
+61 3 9348 0455
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
645 Rathdowne Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3054, Australia
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Our little one was elsewhere and my wife to the opportunity to go out for a mid-week dinner out at Zums Zum’s. They had the mid-week banquet which suited us fine. The service was prompt and what we were served was varied and quite enjoyable....More

Thank Stuart T
Reviewed 2 October 2017

With my regular Sunday lunch buddies we had a deliciously tasty selection of Arabic / Lebanese delights and standards. Attentive staff in a tastefully decorated room. We'll be back.

Thank rjwman2015
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Sunday yum cha. 11am or 1 pm sitting. We opted for the latter and enjoyed a delicious variety of fresh delights. Dip platter was superb with pickled carrots to die for. Food was delivered at a moderate pace & we were satisfied with the amount...More

Thank Skipgirl40
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Used to eat here regularly - the food was delicious, fresh, every mouthful a treat. Greatly changed since last visit over a year ago. The "banquet" was a complete misnomer - "main" course was 2 tasteless chicken skewers on badly cooked rice. Staff were supercilious,...More

Thank Francescaofamelbourn
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

A Very ordinary 'Banquet' with mean-sized serves, very ordinary flavours and the use of cheap ingredients. An under-performance by the kitchen and over-the-top bill. Seriously disappointing - frugal to the extent one small panna cotta to be shared by 2! Really!!! Left feeling totally ripped...More

Thank Robyn N
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

A early dinner saw us seated in a very quiet restaurant. The staff were friendly and explained the menu, so we could make our choices to suit our appetite. We ordered 2 different share plates entrees and a main to share, and this was a...More

Thank Pauline S
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The place used to be great, and so we were anxious to try it again. Oops, something has happened. The food was average, the servings skimpy, prices higher than they should be. The decor is faded, the staff was bored, and the restaurant needs a...More

1  Thank roemanner
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Just a great place to have some authentic Lebanese food . We ordered the dips and the falafel as appetizers and they were full of flavors and delicious . As our main course , we got the slow cooked lamb and the taboulé which were...More

Thank Mani F
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I had such high hopes coming here for dinner but was really disappointed. They were very busy on a Wednesday night in January with only two staff on (poor guys!) but no acknowledgement when I walked in, in fact I stood there for a while...More

1  Thank Kimberley M
Reviewed 18 November 2016

I've been to Zum Zum a few times as it is not far from home. It serves good fresh tasty food which comes out quickly. Decor is cosy and unpretentious. It books out quickly so plan your dinner in advance. It's a great spot to...More

Thank Jane D
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Average prices
US$18 - US$22
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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  • Address: 645 Rathdowne Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3054, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9348 0455
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