Sahara By The Park Review:
Sahara by the park is located just outside Westfield Burwood. They had the fine dining section as well as the takeaway ‘kebab place’ setting. This time around, we went to the fine dining area. The restaurant had quite a nice middle eastern decor.
Looking at their menu, it’s a mixture of Middle Eastern dishes with some ‘local’ flavours, like salt and pepper squid and mushroom chicken.
Babaganoush – $10.50 – Chargrilled eggplant w yoghurt, tahini and garlic
If you go to a Middle-Eastern restaurant, you must be familiar with the cold bread wrapped in a plastic bag. That’s usually what you expect, even in a high-end restaurant.
At Sahara By The Park, they have two kinds of bread, homemade Turkish garlic bread served alongside the dip and the communal table bread. However, unlike other restaurants, their table bread was so good! It was warm and fresh. Their garlic bread was an icing on the cake.
For the babaganoush, it was probably a tad too much yoghurt in the mixture.
Shish & chips – $10.50 – Choice of adana or chicken shish
This is coming from the kids menu. It is pretty much the same shish, but only one skewer.
Beef Ribs – $29.50 – Served with chips & salad or roast vegetables
It used to be called 1kg beef ribs, but they greyed out the 1kg bit. The ribs were super tender and juicy. It also came with a bowl of thin sauce.
Although it is no longer 1kg, the ribs were pretty good.
Chargrill Platter – $29.50 – Adana, chicken & lamb skewers served with bread, rice & salad
Chargrill platter is how we differentiate a good shish from the average ones. Their shish could probably be categorised amongst the best in Sydney. They were very flavoursome.
Iskender – $22.50 – Thin slices of marinated lamb, layered over a bed of diced pide bread, topped with authentic red sauce & garlic yoghurt
They were quite generous in the serving for the Iskender kebab. It was served hot on a double plate with over-abundance of meat.
Kunefe – $14.50 – Baked shredded filo pastry, layered w/ unsalted cheese & topped with syrup
One of the things I did not see a lot of in a Middle Eastern restaurant in Sydney is the dessert Kunefe. The kunefe in Sahara By The Park was so good and they put an extra ice cream with it!
The final verdict for Sahara By The Park
We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of food at Sahara By The Park. It started off with the amazing garlic bread and flatbread to the very nice filo pastry, kunefe. It was a very nice experience.
Do you think I should go?
Sahara By The Park is one of the highest scoring Middle Eastern restaurants in my blog. So, yes… you must go and try!
Rating for Sahara By The Park:
8.0 / 10
Taste: 8.0 / 10
Price: $30 – $40 per person
Place: 8.0 / 10
100 Burwood Road, Burwood 2134
+61 2 9747 4540