Kazbah Souk

With “Make Food Not War” neon leading into the Lebanese street food dugout bar; huge murals of Middle Eastern people in the cocktail bar; and a flight path map centralising the Middle East across the dining room; Kazbah’s Potts Point empire might be just what we need.


After Tajine tucked in a difficult corner of Republic 2; and Souk in the City on the windy expanse of St Margarets, I’m hoping it’s third time lucky for personable owner Omar Majdi. Rather than austere modernity, this time he’s gone for bobbing boats and the gently lapping waves of Middle Harbour.


Hesham el Masry is an experienced restaurateur with Egyptian blood. His chef, Shane Rider, is a true blue Aussie; so Hesham got him into his Mum’s kitchen.