How was it?
Food: 7.5/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: $$

Last Friday night I dined at Almustafa’s in Glebe with two of my friends. The restaurant was very cosy and the staff were friendly and welcoming. As it was a Friday evening, there was entertainment in the form of a belly dancer. We were quite surprised when she came out as we were in the middle of a conversation and the music and dancing suddenly changed, and kind of stunned us! She strutted her stuff and it was fun but a bit too in-your-face for me. I think she picked up our vibe as she swiftly moved passed our table.

The menu was quite extensive and there was many many things that I wanted to try.. sadly, the pockets & the waistline couldn’t exactly afford such an extravagance!

Fatoush Salad $14.00

(tomatoes, shallots, cucumber, radish, parsley, onion, capsicum, mint and crushed tossed bread tossed with Almustafas’ secret dressing)*

Complementary bread basket Falafel $12.00

Shishtawook – Chickenbreast $18.00

(grilled chicken scewers)

Lamb Shawarma $18.00

(shredded lamb with herbs & spices)

All of the food was really tasty. I’m trying to be critical, but I just can’t be! The salad was very tasty. My friend’s friend recommended it and I’m so glad that we ordered it. The ‘secret dressing’ must have done the trick. The falafels were filled with chickpeas, and they were perfect with the accompanying sauce. The grilled chicken scewers were my favourite dish of the night. They were fleshy, juicy and just the right amount to satisfy those grilled chicken cravings (yes, we were having cravings). The Lamb Shawarma was a little bit dry and was my least favourite dish, but I’m not normally a fan of lamb, so I don’t know if I’m the best judge.

I should mention the service. The service there was great. They were attentive but not intrusive and we did not have to wait too long for our food (always good when you’re hungry).

The Pros:
- fatoush salad & chicken scewers = highly recommended
- fun & lively atmosphere (esp. for big groups)
- BYO + no corkage fee
- service
The Cons:
- if you don’t like belly dancing, don’t go on a fri/sat night
Great food and service, with great company equals a very pleasant evening. I haven’t tried many Lebanese restaurants, but the food here was impressive. Will definitely go back and try different things on the menu.

Almustafa Lebanese Restaurant
23 Glebe Point Rd,
Glebe NSW 2037
*from the website :)
*p.s. please excuse the blurry photos, I am not a professional photographer and I didn’t want to keep my hungry companions waiting. lol.

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