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298 Cleveland St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good6%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“chicken” (2 reviews)
“lebanese food” (6 reviews)
“no corkage” (3 reviews)
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Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Vegan Options, Halal
298 Cleveland St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

this is a sydney institution that has only got better with the years. How can food be this good and so cheap? and BYO? is this paradise?

Thank Connolly47
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Me and the wife went here on a Tuesday night in March. It looks pretty unassuming and uninspiring from the front to be honest, and when we looked in there was only one other couple in there - usually a good barometer. But we thought...More

Thank mjmoore0
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Sometimes the oldies are the goodies. There is obviously a reason that Emad's has been around for so long. Very friendly and generous service, huge delicious portions, and free corkage. What more could you want? Great value!

Thank Rowzer1
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Really yummy no-frills Lebanese food. The lamb skewers were super tender and the lady fingers were delicious! The stuffed zucchini was also amazing. Will definitely go back

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Emads is a well established Lebanese restaurant that hasn't changed. I having been going there at various times over the past 30 years. It has been some 10 years since my last visit and I was so happy to be there again. The food is...More

Thank Sirtanalot
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Me and my family went there for the first time. Food was ok, dip was good but place was dirty and smelly.

Thank Mina F
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I went here for a group booking for a mates birthday. Although it feels a little traditional and authentic inside, the place needs a bit of a Reno and the food is not as fresh or flavourful as other Lebanese restaurants in Sydney

1  Thank Flange F
Reviewed 23 September 2017

I first went to Emads in 1972 but haven't been for years. A few nights ago, before going to Belvoir St Theatre, we wanted to see if it had changed. The good news was that the owner who opened it in 1965 was still there...More

Thank Ron L
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We'd been looking forward to Lebanese food on our recent trip to Syd. We were bitterly disappointed with our meals and the cleanliness of the restaurant. The place looked, felt and smelt like it hadn't been vacuumed in years. The banquet had enough food for...More

1  Thank rnr2310
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Great place to go with a group or just a few friends The food was fantastic and a belly dancer for entertainment Emads has been operating at these premises for 54 years according to the owner and so they clearly are doing something right!!

Thank GLS54
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Dinner, Lunch
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Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 298 Cleveland St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: 9698-2631
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