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Sahara Restaurant and Bar

L 1 301 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 8477
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
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“tagine” (8 reviews)
“falafel” (4 reviews)
“calamari” (5 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, African, Moroccan, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
L 1 301 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

I have been coming here for years but tonight, I felt extremely disappointed. The tagines they used to serve were authentic and delicious. Tonight, I was shocked to find they just dish up some flavourless meat on some bland cous cous on a plate and...More

Thank Jayson C
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Rooftop bar is lovely and sheltered in winter. Restaurant didn't have many of the tagines in stock even though it wasn't late. But what they did have was very tasty.

Thank Sara J
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Went for some friday night drinks and nibbles and ordered a heap of tapas style food, certainly didn't disappoint! Great cocktails and shisha too if you are in the mood for a sneaky bit of fun :)

Thank Grace L
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Great little rooftop bar that does yummy expresso martinis. Bartenders are engaging and fun. The steps up to the bar help you work up a thirst!

Thank U3367QDgarym
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We visited as a group for dinner. The decor is atmospheric and staff were polite. We were disappointed that on our visit the kitchen were out of lamb, one of the key dishes. The starter plates were quite stodgy and uninspiring and the mains were...More

Thank L M
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I am currently checking out different cafes and bars in Melbourne, even though I've been working in town for years. What a fun find this one was. I went there at 12 and it only opens then so it wasn't yet busy but that suited...More

Thank DiannesReviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017

A group of 16 of us attended a dinner. We started on the rooftop which was fine but we had to squeeze around the table it would have been uncomfortable to eat. We moved down to level 1 and could sit around the table with...More

Thank Kerry H
Reviewed 9 February 2017

On a busy street, in the heart of the city, lost in a sea of street signs, you could easily miss the long flight of stairs leading up to Sahara - this would be a great shame. The street becomes an afterthought as you make...More

1  Thank Julien d
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We had a great meal in a friendly atmosphere, would highly recommend the chicken kebab and the veggie tagine, both were full of flavour and came out quickly. It's a small entrance, up a set of stairs between two shops, but worth the effort to...More

Thank beccau682
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Basically a middle eastern restaurant with a rooftop bar. Very limited selection of beers, and didn't really warm to the atmosphere. The decor is nice, but not really a place I'd visit too often. Can also rent shishka pipes.

Thank MrDavetheSarks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L 1 301 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 8477
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