Abdul’s is a family-run, no-nonsense takeaway joint/Lebanese Restaurant that sells authentic Lebanese dishes like mixed plates, fingerfoods and shawarma. I decided to stop by while searching for something new to eat in Surry Hills. I didn’t expect much from the somewhat aged interior but boy, was I surprised.
I ordered my shawarma as a meal with Falafel Balls and a homemade lemon drink. The falafel balls were very tasty. Perfectly cooked and well-spiced, these were among the best falafels I’ve ever eaten.
The Beef Shawarma is not your typical kebab. The beef is more like chunk steak rather than doner and has quite a bit of bite to it. What sets this beef apart is the spice mix they use; with strong hints of cardamom and cinnamon, it adds a whole new level of flavour I’ve never experienced in a kebab. There’s also a good mix of salad including pickled turnip! The garlic sauce is potent and tastes delicious. One of the best kebabs I’ve ever had.
For my drink, I got a cup of their In-House Lemon Drink. A very sweet and sour drink, I thoroughly enjoyed it even though it’s not something I would have all the time. It was perfect to wash down the heavy food.
Abdul’s is a great place to get a hearty feed at a reasonable price. I also highly recommend the finger food they offer, in particular the lamb lahme and vine leaves. Definitely a great lunch option for those in the area.
Payment: Cash or card with a $10 minimum