Now open Lunch & Dinner
Tues-Sun 11:30am - 10:00pm
Call us on: (02) 9416 4099
126 Pacific Hwy,
Roseville NSW 2069
… And so the story continues
Introducing the new look, but true to its two core values: fresh food and great customer service, El Karim
How many restaurants do you know that have been going strong for since 1976?
The very first Lebanese restaurant on the whole of the North Shore that has always maintained a very strong reputation backed by some very loyal customers
Our recent major renovation in early 2016 produced a very slick, modern and bright look, helped greatly by the new shopfront with bi-fold windows and the creation of a bar
This meant that we could now welcome our customers for lunch without compromising the dinner experience that is warm and moody provided by our new wooden tables, slick black chairs, a couple of leather bench seats and some wonderful new lights
The food is still the same, good old Lebanese. However, the menu has been freshened up, and now it’s packed with lots of old favourites and some new ones that have been tried and tested as part of our chef’s specials over the last couple of years. Dishes that have been well received by our customers who asked us to put them on the menu. What else could we do but listen?
And for the very first time, we are now open for lunch as well as dinner, and we are also open all day Sunday
We accept most cards and American Express
Bookings are advisable
See you soon
Chickpea puree with tahini and lemon
hommos topped with sautéed mince lamb, onions and pine nuts
Smoked eggplant dip with tahini and lemon
Homemade yoghurt with garlic and dried mint
Homemade yoghurt with dried thyme and sesame
Parsley, mint, tomatoes, onions and fine wheat with lemon and olive oil
Traditional mixed salad with sumac and fried Lebanese bread
White cabbage, green apples, fresh mint, pomegranate seeds and toasted walnuts with lime and olive oil
Homemade crumbly cheese. Slightly spicy with zaatar, red onions, tomatoes and olive oil
Served with our garlic dip
Fried fish bites with pickles, tomato, parsley and sumac salad on toasted Lebanese bread with garlic and tahini
Semolina crusted and served with our garlic dip
Mixed ground chickpeas and broad beans with coriander and spices. Served with pickles and tahini
Pan fried with fresh and sundried tomatoes, Kalamata, red onions and zaatar
Diced potatoes with lemon, garlic, fresh coriander and Baharat
Grilled eggplant slices with garlic and pomegranate seeds
Cooked fava and chickpeas with cumin, lemon and olive oil. Topped with parsley, shallots and diced tomatoes
Cauliflower florets fried and drizzled with garlic and tahini
Pork, onions and zaatar rolled in Lebanese bread and crisp baked. Served with our home barbecue
Lamb kafta baked in iron pan and finished with tahini, paprika and pine nuts
Lamb kafta baked in iron pan with wafer potatoes in tomato sauce
Chargrilled with sticky honey, garlic and pomegranate
Chargrilled chicken strips finished with lime, garlic and parsley sauce
Marinated in lemon, garlic and olive oil. Served with mixed leaf, seeded mustard dressing and pine nuts
Grilled fish in a chilli tahini, capsicum, garlic and coriander sauce, topped with toasted nuts
Fish risotto with eggplant, garlic and parsley in homemade tomato sauce, topped with toasted almonds and grated haloumi
Oven baked in clay pan eggplant with onions, garlic, capsicum and chickpeas in tomato sauce and breadcrumb top
Cumin and tahini roasted pumpkin, carrots and zucchini, layered on toasted bread, topped with raisins, green lentils and yoghurt, finished with sizzling garlic and pine nuts in butter
Chargrilled Lemon and garlic whole baby chicken. Served on Saj bread with home pickles and garlic sauce
Roasted and served with spicy tomato, onion, capsicum and coriander salsa
Slow baked slivers of lamb marinated with pomegranate molasses, onions and capsicum Topped with pomegranate seeds and toasted almonds
Slow roast lamb shoulder with freekeh, chunky onions and chickpeas, topped with home yoghurt and eggplant crisps
Marinated beef striploin slivers topped with red onion and sumac salad with tomatoes, pickles and tahini Served with chargrilled mini pittas
Chargrilled and served with sautéed honeyed pumpkin, eggplant and haloumi squares
Roasted filled with haloumi, feta, red onions and mint. Drizzled with pomegranate molasses
Sauteed soujouk, leeks, potatoes and rosemary finished in the oven in an iron pan with melted Kashkaval (sheep milk cheese) SOUJOUK: homemade slightly spicy lamb sausages. The Lebanese cousin of Chorizo
Tender pork cubes in cumin seeds marinade, chargrilled and served with avocado and yoghurt dip
Served with fennel tahini tartare
Pulled lamb neck and green bean casserole in tomato sauce Served with cinnamon and cardamom rice
Cream pudding with orange blossom water, crumbed shortbread base, drizzled with carob molasses and crushed pistachio
Lebanese doughnuts with dates and banana toffee
Pistachio ice cream rolled in halva and crushed pistachio, sandwiched between two buttery Barazek (traditional Syrian biscuits) and topped with pashmak
With raspberry coulis and cream
Light and aromatic
Yellow Label Rich and luscious
Aperol aperitivo, prosecco and soda water
Vodka, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice and soda water
Gin, jallab liqueur, lemon juice and egg white
White rum, muddled lime, our orange blossom sugar syrup and soda water
Vodka, pomegranate liqueur, lemon juice, sugar syrup and egg white
Vodka, espresso tequila and cardamom Lebanese coffee
Light and fresh with flavours of white peach, honeycomb and crisp Granny Smith apples.
Delicate fruits and creaminess fills the mouth with a lingering finish of citrus nougat.
Great length of acid, purity of fruit with luscious lime fruit sweetness and a crisp balanced finish.
A complex mix of rich honey suckle and spice, whilst still upholding bounds of fresh lemon and grapefruit.
Tropical fruits and gooseberry flavours lead to a fresh zingy finish.
an elegant, harmoniously smooth, refreshing and subtly complex crisp palate.
Intensely aromatic, abundant lycees, pear and stone fruit. The pear flows through onto the palate, with a rich mouth feel, and a zesty finish.
Zesty and refreshing, with an abundance of tropical fruit flavours finishing clean and fresh.
Structured length of fruit with complex subtle nougat flavours, good acidity and balance.
Bouquet marked by great freshness. Fruity, floral and mineral notes. A light and lively wine.
Firm yet subtle flavours of forest characters.
Flavours combine bright fruit with fine tannins. The palate weight reflects the warmer days, while the acid balance is derived from the cooler nights.
Ripe sweet plums with gentle tannins with a soft finish.
Intense flavours and strong mouth-watering tannins run the length of the palate and make this wine incredibly smooth.
Enriched with soft fruits, plums, cherries and prunes with layers of the dark berries following through. This wine is well balanced with velvety soft integrated tannins.
Deep plum flavours with a peppery edge in a fleshy fruit sweet palate with savoury elements.
A medium weight wine. A hint of spice with soft lingering finish.
Ripe plums and dark berry fruits support a lovely rich and mouth filling wine.
A full-bodied, rich and intensely aromatic wine. Overall the wine is full with a long finish and plenty of elegance and finesse due to the well balanced tannins and fruit.
Light and aromatic
Rich and luscious