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Easily the most iconic establishment on the strip, the food encapsulates the essence of Lebanese cuisine: falafel, tabbouleh, kafta and halwa and baklawa for dessert. Being a BYO restaurant has its perks, but book before you get there as you can wait up to three months to bag a table. If you can’t wait, buy matriarch Abla Amad’s cookbook, Abla’s Lebanese Cooking, from Readings a few blocks away on Lygon Street.

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Updated on 4 Mar 2014.

By Penni Pappas   |  

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109 Elgin St, Carlton 3053

Telephone 03 9347 0006

Open Mon-Sat 6-11pm; Thu-Fri noon-3pm

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