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126 Pacific Hwy, Roseville, Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia
11:00 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to this restaurantlast Friday. The food was delicious and arrived quickly. The waitress was friendly and helpful. I would definitely go back.

Thank bsmith115
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After catching a movie next door we were a tad peckish and decided upon El Karim. Rocked up early without a booking and we're advised that there was a table available but we only had a shade over an hour. We decided to eat a mix of small plates so had felafel, potatoes, calamari, chicken wings, slaw, haloumi and spinach... More 

Thank Scott_No_Mates
North Sydney, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I often eat at El Karim, and over the years we have attempted to try other lebasese resturants within the area, but none compare to the beautiful and tasty food, lively atmosphere and welcoming staff at El karim. A must try of the north shore, highly would recommend!!

Thank acmcgrath17
Sydney, Australia
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268 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

As a frequent visitor to El Karim over the past 30+ years. we have always enjoyed an excellent fulfilling meal at this very popular Lebanese restaurant. Fadi, the wonderful host and owner, is always innovating with an extensive range of menu selections with special dishes available; he has also recently invested in refurbishing the fittings to ensure a very pleasing... More 

Thank AngusMRobinson
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is one of our locals and i cant fault it. Always busy with a great atmosphere, inexpensive, BYO, great service but most importantly the food is sensational. I have never heard bad feedback about this place.

Thank Sam M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

wonderful food very friendly staff i would like to have my wedding reception in you place please . the atmosphere is lovely very good chose of drinks excellent value for mony

Thank Moss A
Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Been in Roseville for a million years so that says something. Good food and reasonably extensive menu. Licensed. Return over and over again. Parking can be a challenge as it's on the highway.

Thank Bob C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We visited last week there and had a wonderful family meal. They are children friendly, my grandkids loved the chicken strips and we all enjoyed other dishes like the lamb shoulder dish and also the chicken shawarma. Definitely will go back for another feast!

Thank Magaret W
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This would easily be the single worst meal I have ever had the displeasure of eating. For starters, we had the sausage and potato dish, which was extremely oily, and was swimming in a bland tomato puree which lacked any spice. We were also served stone cold falafel which similarly lacked any form of taste. For mains, we ordered the... More 

Thank christinejoy45
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Four of us dined at this restaurant this evening and everyone enjoyed their meal. I ate the whole baby chicken with lemon and garlic (generous serving size), two friends had the grilled fish with smashed new potatoes with olive tapenade (smaller serving size and the special of the day) and our other friend had the vegetarian plate (very generous serving... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$37
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Pacific Hwy, Roseville, Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Willoughby  >  Roseville
  • Phone Number: 6194164099
Lebanese and mediterranean cuisine that mixes the traditional with the contemporary Lunch and dinner, Tuesday to Sunday in a relaxed, bright but warm atmosphere From light meals and small dishes to share, to full on banquets ideal for large parties that will keep you going for a day or two New fit-out means you could grab a drink at the bar before heading to your table and take advantage of our wine, beer and cocktails list Outdoors dining is also available We welcome families with children. Our dips are usually a big hit with the little ones, and they can get messy, no problem

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?