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Local cuisine, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
The Family owned and run Samaras Restaurant's are staples of the Illawarra. Established in the summer of 2008 providing exceptional Lebanese and Mediterranean Cuisine and winning Illawarra's Best Restaurant Award numerous times, we are one of the locals favourite eateries. With two Locations in Wollongong and Woonona and Food Truck pop-ups around the Illawarra and the State you can always put your trust in a Samaras Meal for quality and consistency.
US$7 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 27 May 2021

I ordered 300 dollars of dished for home delivery on a Thursday night about 5:30. It was delivered one and a half hours later stone cold. We had to reheat all of the main courses. Although the food was great, the bad start rather ruined...a birthday party. I will never order a delivery again from the Woonona restaurantMore

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 7 May 2021 via mobile

Three of us had a great lunch for Mother's Day. The food, we all had different meals, was so tasty and we walked out .... Very satisfied. Great venue, relaxed and much enjoyed.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 25 April 2021 via mobile

Literally never had a bad meal here. The service and the food is fantastic. The lamb shawarma is sublime and the family fights over the Mediterranean Fish. Eat in, take away or delivery - always awesome.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 27 January 2021

Since my partner and I moved to Wollongong for work, this place has quickly become one of our favourite spots for dinner. Always good food, amazing service and awesome menu. Two thumbs up!

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 25 January 2021

Cannot fault the service and food quality! Authentic and just amazing flavours along with friendly diligent staff. Highly recommended

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 24 January 2021 via mobile

Hi I visited this restaurant last week the food quality is great the customer service is outstanding the location is good. Enough car parking space around the streets. And don’t forget to taste the special delights at service counter

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 9 January 2021 via mobile

Came here as a last second descion, and it was a good one. Service was perfect, covid safe and polite. Food came out fast and well presented! 5/5 definitely recommend eating here (the beirut platter is really good 😉 )

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 4 January 2021 via mobile

Delicious and generous servings. We had the mixed grill for one as well as the lamb shawarma - both were excellent. Staff friendly & venue is COVIDSafe with tables set apart / signs on the ones that are not to be used.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 21 December 2020

We order takeaway from Samaras occasionally and each time it's delicious. Thank you chefs for taking care to produce lovely food. We've noticed a decline in quality in other restaurants in our local area, but happy to see you guys have kept up the high...quality of delicious Lebanese food.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 7 December 2020 via mobile

Had takeaway. Staff was lovely, but food was ordinary - especially given the price. Lebanese puffs were ordinary. Beirut chicken was tasty, and salad was limp and not fresh.

Date of visit: December 2020
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3 September 2019|
Response from J9360NVkimn | Reviewed this property |
restaurant closes at 8pm.
Grant G
8 March 2017|
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Response from chris t | Reviewed this property |
It's byo and there is a bottle shop next to the restaurant
29 May 2015|
Response from 344rehabn |
Yes it is - beer & wine . Thank you
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Frequently Asked Questions about Samaras Lebanese and Mediterranean Cuisine

Yes, Samaras Lebanese and Mediterranean Cuisine offers takeaway services.

Yes, Samaras Lebanese and Mediterranean Cuisine offers delivery services.

Samaras Lebanese and Mediterranean Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4