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Maha

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21 Bond Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9629 5900
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18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Sun - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I spent Christmas eve at Maha and had a wonderful time. The food is tasty, delicious and plentiful. We enjoyed the Pomegranate Persian Margarita and selected the 4 Course Menu, and with me being vegetarian I was able to have complementary options that were just as delightful as the others. The wait staff were attentive and friendly... More 

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Thank 237nikkid
MahaRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Maha, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for a special occasion like Christmas Eve! Fantastic to hear that you enjoyed our vegetarian options & that you found them just as delightful as our alternative offering. Our 4 course menu is a great way to see what we are all about & it's great to hear that you found it to be delicious... More 

Port Elliot, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited from Adelaide and looked forward to a luncheon at Maha. We were met by a friendly Scotsman (who would have thought) who politely showed us to our table. Pre lunch cocktails (the Turkish Delight Martini was to die for) were ordered and delivered without delay followed by the order of our Devine 4 Course Soufra Menu, for both.... More 

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Thank LucyBrownSmith
MahaRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Maha, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us! Great to hear that our resident Scotsman (Ross) could create a friendly start to your evening! Thank you for all of your very kind words about our food, service & atmosphere. It's truly humbling to read that you were wowed by your time with us! We hope to see you again when you are... More 

Hong Kong
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Maha out of thousands of restaurants in Melbourne to spend our new year eve. However we were disappointed by an unprofessional incident and rushed out of the restaurant before midnight. The restaurant only served pre-paid 5-course dinner for NYE at AUD120/each with alcohol being extra. Upon arrival, we were given the menu and noted three out of five... More 

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4 Thank annie1421
MahaRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Maha, responded to this review

Judy, Thanks for taking the time to review Maha. We sincerely apologise that you did not enjoy your experience at Maha. Our FOH team do their utmost to deal with issues as they arise and come to an amicable conclusion. We're sorry that you feel complimentary food & beverage offerings were insufficient in remedying your concerns. We'd be more than... More 

Canberra, Australia
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212 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We’d been planning to dine at Maha for some time and the experience was worth the wait and met our expectations. The menu is totally degustation ranging from 2 courses for $60 plus matched wines for an additional $30 to 4, 5 or 6 courses with matched wines, which means you share plates to maximize the opportunity to get as... More 

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1 Thank AussieSK
MahaRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Maha, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us, It's truly humbling that we cold provide you with a top dining experience. Great to hear that you found us well worth the cost & that our food could show you a world of flavours. Thank you for all of your very kind words about our establishment, our team put a lot of love... More 

Shanghai, China
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing most of Shane cooking series of his journey around middle east and the reputation the restaurant have, I had high expectations. Compare to equally restaurants in Sweden, this is this not even close to be as good. I expected a food explosion in each dish. This was very neutral and plain. .. This food could been pureed and... More 

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Thank farmor81
MahaRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Maha, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review, We are sincerely sorry to hear that you did not get the wow factor that you were expecting from your Maha experience. Our food does not aim to be traditional, the spices we use are more subtle & aromatic as opposed to heat filled. We understand that if you were looking for a food... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing service, exceptional cuisine and great wine list. Love the Mediterranean style and North African influences. Rare option of Maltese food too. In a slightly dingy street, but great ambience. Well worth it!

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Thank DrSwazza
MahaRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Maha, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us! We are so happy & humbled that we could provide you with an extraordinary experience. Fantastic to hear that you found us worth the visit. We hope to welcome you back in the near future, Maha Restaurant More 

Terang, Australia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first time to Maha and we were not disappointed. The food (we had the 4 course share menu) was excellent and well balanced, all dishes for each course provided a tantalizing experience. The service was professional and friendly and the atmosphere welcoming.

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Thank Graeme D
MahaRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Maha, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review! Fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for your very kind words about our food & service, our team put a lot of love in to what we do & it means a lot to hear that you found our time with us to be wonderful. We hope to... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was recommended this restaurant and was thoroughly happen with the food and the service. We had the number 4 menu which was basically 4 courses of share food. All the food was stunning. The waiter Hugo was outstanding. He was very friendly and helped us with the menu and the drinks. He recommended some very nice beers and wine. The... More 

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Thank MAS06
MahaRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Maha, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words! We're so happy & humbled that you found your experience with us to be amazing. Hugo is a gem & we are lucky to have him as a part of our team, great to hear that he could add to your time with us. Thank you for taking the time to share your... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere was really nice althoughour table was stuck in the corner near the register. Food was so good and interesting. Signature lamb dish was a little heavy on salt. Love how the menu works makes it easy to order. Wait staff fantastic. M.

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Thank Mara G
MahaRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Maha, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us! Great to hear that you enjoyed our food, service and atmosphere. Great to hear that you enjoyed your Maha experience. Thank you for your feedback on our lamb & your table, we are always looking to improve so we really appreciate you letting us know. We hope to welcome you back in the near... More 

Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely staff, friendly waiter, excellent descriptions of food, wine etc. I found the food fairly plain, I was looking for a spice wow which was missing for me. My wife was unimpressed with the over salted food. She thought the scallops were ok but the rest...so so for the price tag. As a couple we were directed to a row... More 

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1 Thank Finirat
MahaRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Maha, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us & for sharing your review, Sorry to hear that you found our food to be plain. We use a lot of subtle, aromatic spices in our food & understand that if you had expected our food to be hit with spicy flavour you would have been disappointed. We are saddened to hear that this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$47
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Persian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Bond Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9629 5900

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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