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Kazbah Balmain

379 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
+61 2 9555 7067
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (29 reviews)
“tagine” (36 reviews)
“rice pudding” (11 reviews)
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Fusion, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
379 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On Fridays they have a wonderful fixed price buffet lunch. Imaginative middle eastern is how I would describe it. Only a few traditional dishes and lots of invention. Food was fantastic, and is great place to meet a few friends for top food at a...More

Thank roger h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been to the Kazbah for yonks, but decided to go for breakfast. Started with coffees while reading the menu..... spoiled for choices! We decided to share a lamb breakfast tagine, and the chickpea, zucchini and corn fritters. Totally sublime! As was the service.... Can't...More

Thank Ray H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know Kazbah has days where service is excellent, or at least that's how it used to be. Unfortunately today was not one of them. Kazbah Balmain is a buzzy, fun place with good food and great for groups generally. Today the atmosphere was there...More

Thank Laines88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very well presented with comfy chairs, staff quick to attend to us. I didn't have anything to eat just coffee which you might want to ask for extra hot flavour was great but not warm enough for me. Looking through the menu for breakfast was...More

Thank Rhonda C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been to Kazbah in years but went recently with friends for brunch and wasn't disappointed. Good coffee, good service and *great* food (try the lamb tagine - absolutely delicious!) make this restaurant a must-do in Sydney. Also feel that Balmain feels a bit more...More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 31 August 2017

A private dinner with my husband at Kazbah in Balmain turner so much better than expected! We were greeted by the host, Omar, and felt like the only people in the already busy restaurant. Dinner was great made of 3 dips, tabouleh and beef kebab...More

Thank nadiabertoldi
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

If you stick to the vegetarian options at Kazbah then you'll get some really tasty food. We had a load of dishes and thankfully only ordered one meat one. We got the chicken skewer which is really expensive and it's just 4 pieces of BBQ...More

Thank CarlEdinburgh
Kazbah_Group, Manager at Kazbah Balmain, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hi CarlEdinburgh. There are quite a lot of vegetarian dishes on our menu which always please both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. As for the Chicken Taouk Shish Kebab Sword, it's priced reasonably fair considering it actually has 5 - 6 big pieces of marinated chicken thigh...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

Really friendly staff and yum food. Had no qualms about adjusting the food to make it vegan friendly - which can be rare and is appreciated.

Thank Michelle D
Kazbah_Group, Manager at Kazbah Balmain, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you Michelle D for you kind review of our restaurant Kazbah Balmain. We do our best in whatever way we can to accomodate everyone's dietary requirements. We hope to see you again sometime soon.

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We love coming here as the staff are so friendly and accommodating. The tagines are spicy and full of flavour. Their breakfasts are good too. We also enjoy their French rose.

Thank Mark S
Kazbah_Group, Manager at Kazbah Balmain, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you Mark S for your lovely review of our restaurant. Judging by the French Rosé comment, it sound like you are regulars. We look forward to seeing you soon and will have a bottle of the Petits Detours Rosé on ice waiting for you.

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I have been visiting Kazbah since 1999! Exciting fabulous food. Wonderful service and delightful waiters always giving impeccable service with a smile. I cannot get past the lamb tagine! A delicious combo of lamb mince, chorizo, feta, spinach, tomato all with a wonderful combination of...More

Thank Sunmoonvenusmars
Kazbah_Group, Manager at Kazbah Balmain, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hi Sunmoon44266. We know we must be doing something right when we have regular customers like yourselves who keep coming back for over 18 years. Thank you for your lovely review on our restaurant and we always look forward to having you dine with us...More

Take the ferry to the inner west suburb of Balmain and
be enchanted with this picturesque and eclectic
waterside area. A stroll down Darling Street will take
you on a tour of coffee shops, boutique delicatessens
and shops offering wholefood products and organic
cuisines. Yoga studios abound, and live music emanates
from the hotels at night. As the place where the
Australian Labor Party formed in 1891, Balmain has
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Malcolm C
17 September 2016|
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Response from carolina d | Reviewed this property |
I only eat breakfast at Kazbah so not sure about lunch or dinner. It looks very casual and you can call to clarify this.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 379 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Balmain>  > Balmain
  • Neighbourhood: Balmain
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9555 7067
  • E-mail
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