Kazbah to open in Potts Point & 2 x $100 Kazbah Voucher Giveaway

03 Dec
December 3, 2013

You may already be familiar with Kazbah and their extremely popular, great value for money, breakfasts available at their Balmain, Top Ryde and Darling Harbour restaurants.  A $22.50 breakfast tagine, choice of lamb or vegetarian, served with Turkish toast and Lebanese bread.  Generous is an understatement and it will keep you fueled for the rest of your day.

0296DC63-1F4D-4ED3-B6A1-6FE15D174DB4If you’re not a morning person you may be more familiar with their lunch and dinner menus.  Delicious mezzes, tagines, kebabs and a variety of specialties like, lemon baharat chicken shish kebab, served on a sword not a skewer, or flaming Turkish delight ice cream.   Kazbah offers a true taste of Arabia.

B4F65623-1AE6-41F9-8A07-C95A1A8378D1What you may not know is that Kazbah is branching out yet again.  February 2014 Zahi Azzi will be opening his newest Kazbah restaurant in Potts Point.

KazbahKazbah is a true success story for Chef and owner Zahi Azzi and his wife Penny.

Lebanese born Zahi arrived in Australia in 1988.  Ten years later the first Kazbah restaurant was opened in Balmain.  A self-taught chef, inspired by his memories of the spicy smells and flavours of his mother and grandmother’s extravagant home cooking.  His father, who had a long career in five star hotel management, was also a major influence.  His father’s career enabled Zahi to travel worldwide to expand his food knowledge.

3F2C10CE-8FB9-4B82-A2F3-2945A67562E4Since moving to Australia, he has also been influenced by the unique flavours and produce found here.  “I like to take traditional Middle Eastern dishes such as the tagine, and marry them with typically Australian ingredients such as Balmain Bugs, Kangaroo and Emu.  This way our diners are able to experience the best of two worlds, both the old and the new,” says Zahi.

In celebration of the soon to be opened Potts Point venue, I have two $100 dining vouchers to give away to two lucky Belly Rumbles’ readers.  The vouchers can be used at one of the Balmain, Top Ryde or Darling Harbour establishments.

All you need to do to enter is comment below and let me know your favourite Middle Eastern dish.  For your entry to be valid, you must enter via the rafflecopter.

Entries close midnight Tuesday 10th December and winner will be announced on the Belly Rumbles’ Facebook page Wednesday 11th December.  Vouchers are valid until 30/5/14.  They are not redeemable for money, they must be used at one of the listed establishments above.

Good luck!

Sara xxx


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23 replies
  1. Simon Food Favourites says:

    I love Kadayifli Karides — so good I could eat a whole plate of them with a beer
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  2. milkteaxx says:

    the breakfast tagine ( lamb) is my go to food if im feeling awesome or not so awesome. win!
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  3. Angelica Woolley says:

    Kubide – Iranian/Persian mince meat kebab blended with spices and grilled on a skewer. Tender, juicy and delicious. Oh, talking about it makes me salivate!
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  4. Mary @ beyondjelly says:

    I can’t go past some shish taouk with garlic toum. Is it just me, or does garlic make everything better? ;)
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  5. john | heneedsfood says:

    Good to see a restaurant opening in Sydney that doesn’t have an American theme! Bring it on, Kazbah!

    My favourite dish would have to be kasbah dejaj – a decadent combination of seared chicken livers, pomegranate and herbs.
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  6. Gaby says:

    My fave is shakshouka, the perfect lazy Sunday breakfast!
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  7. nags says:

    pretty much any kebab is fair game and i especially love them from kazbah. i’ve been to the one in darling harbour a couple times and want to go back with family when they visit early next year!
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  8. Tina @ bitemeshowme says:

    tagines are really good, to share, to not, to dip, to not. It’s so versatile. And oh man, kazbah’s lamb tagine is just out of this world
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  9. Tori says:

    Any type of borek! So flaky.. so good

  10. cat says:

    I haven’t had much but I do enjoy a nice kebab.

  11. Muppy says:

    To be honest I’m not sure it is middle eastern, well my many variations at least! but I love shakshuka eggs, cook it all the time to have with my sourdough for an easy dinner or lunch, and I always include loads of veg.
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  12. Deepa@onesmallpot says:

    I really can’t go past a good shakshouka for breakfast, with plenty of toasted turkish bread to mop it up. That for me, is brekky bliss :-)
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  13. Lisa the Gourmet Wog says:

    A big bowl of foul medames for breakfast! Its like a party in my mouth and everyone’s invited ;)
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  14. thesuzchef says:

    Turkish ice-cream… that stretchy consistency is just amazingly unique!
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  15. Amanda@ChewTown says:

    Its got to be Baklava without question!
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  16. JJ - 84thand3rd says:

    So many dishes to choose from but a really nice proper hummus is way at the top! I’ve been wanting to make it to Kazbah for ages – this is just one more reason to go!
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  17. Fiona Charlton says:

    Love lamb kofta! The spice and flavour are amazing!

  18. karina w says:

    Love my hommus dip with Ritz! Delish!

  19. Peter says:

    My favorite is basteeya!

  20. carol ocarroll says:

    Kazbar affogato has to be the best ever…

  21. Lou says:

    Great post and love that first photograph – walked past Kazbah in Balmain last week and the place was pumping! Would love to check it out.

    Favourite Middle Eastern dish? Gosh, for sweet, I’d have to say turkish delight. Savoury? Dips (hummus, babaganoush) and flat bread.

  22. Alisia Cameron says:

    I cannot go past a smooth, authentic Turkish Delight – to be able to taste the elegant perfume of the rose is the most luxurious, indulgent experience I can think of!

  23. Charlotte says:

    There are so many delicious and protein-packed Middle Eastern foods suitable for vegetarians like me, but my favourite would have to be falafel… Such a tasty punch of flavour in bite size balls, and reminds me of the street vendors in New York :)

    Thanks for the chance, I’d love to treat my mum to lunch!


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