Abla’s Lebanese Restaurant

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Abla Amad was born in Lebanon and arrived in Australia in 1954 at the age of nineteen. In 1979 at the urging of friends and family she opened Abla’s, a restaurant that has become a Melbourne institution. Ever since it opened, diners have returned time and again to experience her special brand of traditional, homemade Lebanese food.

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5 Star Google Reviews

Abla's, in Carlton, Melbourne, is where you may indulge in authentic Lebanese cuisine of the highest calibre. Abla Amad is an icon in the Lebanese community and prides herself on 40 years plus serving delicious Lebanese food.
Suzanne Packer
Suzanne Packer
21:57 09 Mar 20
Best food and lovely staff.
Eliza Harris-Mott
Eliza Harris-Mott
11:54 31 Oct 19
Small intimate I love going there not with company . I enjoy it with 2 people banquet menu perfect
CLAUDE WERDEN
CLAUDE WERDEN
06:53 30 Oct 19
A humble Lebanese restaurant whose menu doesn't do their food half the justice that it deserves. Completely rewrote my rhetoric view on 'Chicken and rice' with their wholesome combination (and twist) of a generic dish. Their vegetarian menu was worth a try with the unmissable authentic and buttery Mjadra paired with yogurt. The 'doneness' of the falafels have being inconsistent. But their Shish ta Wouk has being the best chicken on a skewer I've ever had (and I love everything on a stick). 5/5 if you want to impress your peers with your culture wokeness.
Anna Yang
Anna Yang
00:41 03 Oct 19
Excellent food, excellent service, you feel home and the taste of North Labanon is every wheee. The Kebbe are so thin and tasty and the stuffing is not oily. The taste of Home. U should not miss Abla عبلا. And smiles are on the face of everyone makes you feeling very welcome . The real Lebanese spirit .
mohammad elkhoury
mohammad elkhoury
11:54 23 Sep 19
Super yummy food! Totes suggest eating here but best to make a booking as it's popular.
Iyah Olivia
Iyah Olivia
11:21 15 Sep 19
Still the most authentic place to experience Lebanese cuisine in Melbourne, the traditional way.Alba’s never disappoints and always consistent with taste, freshness, and serve generosity.The staff are friendly and hospitable. The atmosphere is cozy. Make sure to try the Lebanese beer/wines.
Ralph E.
Ralph E.
00:25 14 Sep 19
The best middle eastern restaurant I have been to in melbourne. Great hospitality and the food is on another level. Very delicious!
Chris Barrett
Chris Barrett
09:50 31 Aug 19
The best middle eastern restaurant I have been to in melbourne. Great hospitality and the food is on another level. Very delicious!
Chris Barrett
Chris Barrett
09:50 31 Aug 19
Definitely one of the best restaurants, great selection of food and drinks
Alex G
Alex G
00:21 14 Aug 19
Definitely one of the best restaurants, great selection of food and drinks
Alex G
Alex G
00:21 14 Aug 19
Refresh my understanding of grill meat!Love it!Signature restaurant in Melbourne.
Jiaqi Liu
Jiaqi Liu
13:09 17 Jul 19
Amazing traditional Lebanese food and great service. Love Abla food
Majeda Rizk
Majeda Rizk
07:11 16 Jul 19
Abla's Lebanese food in Melbourne is some of the best I have found outside the Middle East - omg! their chicken livers are divine! This is not to be missed - sublime Lebanese cuisine! Abla the owner is always there and will personally visit your table for an intimate chat to ensure you are OK and well looked after - a REAL family enterprise. Make sure you book as it is very popular!
Randall Tutton
Randall Tutton
10:07 06 Jul 19
Truly authentic and tasteful Lebanese food. I really love the meat and the salads. Cant go wrong with them.
Carina Meyers
Carina Meyers
03:21 17 Jun 19
Delicious food, made with love not pretension. Friendly, helpful & efficient staff. Make sure you book otherwise you might not be a be to get a table. Will be recommending to friends and family who live here. I'll be back next time I'm in Melbourne.
Rachel Shave
Rachel Shave
01:17 24 Feb 19
Perfect ! Good for a couple or family (always a good sign that both can fit). Service is more than good. A bit too fast but that's my french culture 🙂 The food is excellent and at the very descent price. Go there !!
Alexandre Decalf
Alexandre Decalf
00:10 18 Feb 19
Great restaurant. Food was exquisite and they treat you with love. What else can you ask for?
Sergio Lorenzo
Sergio Lorenzo
04:58 28 Jan 19
The best meal that we have had in some time. Incredible and authentic food and reasonable. Nice setting and friendly staff. Just brilliant.
Darren Pickup
Darren Pickup
23:52 24 Jan 19
Home style but still refined. Banquet recommended.
Kat Pd
Kat Pd
08:22 07 Dec 18
Home style but still refined. Banquet recommended.
Kat Pd
Kat Pd
08:22 07 Dec 18
Just exceptional. Setting, food, service all delightful. Great for vegetarians.
Greg Morgan
Greg Morgan
12:39 19 Nov 18
Great home made fresh food. No over fashion presentation in this restaurant, just pure good home style traditional food which is hard find these days.
Bob Seiji Tanaka
Bob Seiji Tanaka
04:09 22 Oct 18
Delicious food in a formal setting. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for. Will definitely be back.
james mortley
james mortley
02:03 11 Sep 18
Delicious! Knocked our socks off! Great warm and friendly service and fantastic home style cooking! Can't wait to go back! LOVE IT!!!
Froy Froy
Froy Froy
06:36 06 Sep 18
This place was fantastic! Staff went out of their way to cater for my dietary requirements and were incredibly helpful. The food itself was so so tasty!
Nicole Birch
Nicole Birch
06:28 30 Aug 18
Wow... just like eating at home... being Lebanese I can be a harsh critic but this place is truely amazing. This is really Lebanese food. Cooked with love and truely delicious. I could eat here every night if I was allowed.The food has amazing flavours and is healthy. We always order to share that way we all get to taste the great food.You will need to book ahead as it is that good. Just go and try you won’t be disappointed.My review is purely talking about the food and service.
Simon Geor
Simon Geor
01:53 22 Aug 18
This is a old Lebanese institution it is small clean and personal Abla even came around to see we were happy! Very enjoyable not all the food is perfect but it feels home made and authentic no pretentiousness here!Worth a visit.
James Smith
James Smith
23:20 21 Aug 18

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