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GOLDA

4.7
4.7
178 Reviews
$41 to $100
Israeli

Golda is a modern Israeli restaurant and our cooking celebrates flavours from North Africa to the Middle East, across the Mediterranean and beyond. We encourage you to share our plates together with family and friends.

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Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Israeli, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Sat 11:45 am–2:30 pm
    Dinner
    Wed–Sat 5:45 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 7001 0155

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Rotem Papo

  • Neighborhood

    Prahran

  • Cross street

    Grattan Street

  • Parking details

    Grattan Street parking, Prahran Market parking, Prahran Square Parking, Commercial Road Parking

  • Public transit

    Tram 72 - Prahran Market tram stop a few doors downTrain - A short 5-minute walk from Prahran station

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • $85 'Celebrate' chef's menu

    A$85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy all the dishes on our 'Golda Experience' menu with the addition of two mezze dishes | minimum two persons | only available for the whole table
  • 'Celebrate' Chef's Group Menu

    A$85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Celebrate in style with a multi course feast enjoyed with family & friends. Choose from either our - Our 69pp 'Golda Experience' sharing menu comprises of 8 unique dishes over three courses - Our 85pp 'Celebrate ' sharing menu comprises 10 dishes over four courses. Groups of 8 or more are required to be on our 'Celebrate' menu. Most dietries requirements can be catered for
  • 'Golda Experience' Chef's Menu

    A$69.00 per person

    Oct 27 - Dec 30, 2021
    Celebrate in style with a multi course feast enjoyed with family & friends. Choose from either our - Our 69pp 'Golda Experience' sharing menu comprises of 8 unique dishes over three courses - Our 85pp 'Celebrate ' sharing menu comprises 10 dishes over four courses. Groups of 8 or more are required to be on our 'Celebrate menu. Most dietries requirements can be catered for

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

Lechem | Bread

  • Charred Laffa Bread

    Iraqi flatbread

    Salatim | Salads

    • Grandma Rosa's Pickles

      seasonal vegetables

      • Green Falafel

        roasted beetroot hummus, fermented red zhug

        • Marinated Labneh

          cherry tomato confit, celery, lavender oil, pine nuts

          • Watermelon & Tuna Tartare

            Meredith dairy feta, Lebanese cucumber, za'atar oil

            Ikariyot | Main Course

            • Snapper & Preserved Lemon Kebab

              Israeli couscous, marinated peppers, toum, green tahini

              • Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder

                chickpeas & silverbeet, tumeric yoghurt, date & rosemary reduction

                Yerakot | Vegetables

                • Rice & Lentils 'Mejadra'

                  lentils & caramelised onion, crispy shallot, cumin & yoghurt powder

                  • Zucchini & Heart of Palm

                    pickled fennel, tzfat cheese, peas, breadbeans, spiced almonds

                    Kinochim | Dessert

                    • Chocolate & Strawberry 'Milky'

                      bittersweet chocolate cremeux, strawberries & sumac, candied pistachios, vanilla chantilly

                      Last updated: November 16, 2021

                      What 178 people are saying

                      Overall ratings and reviews

                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                      4.7
                      4.7 based on recent ratings
                      • 4.7Food
                      • 4.7Service
                      • 4.4Ambience
                      • 4.3Value

                      NoiseModerate

                      Loved For

                      • Inner City South

                        Good for Groups

                      • Inner City South

                        Healthy

                      • Inner City South

                        Notable Wine List

                      • Inner City South

                        Good Vegetarian Options

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                      1. R

                        Rick

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 3 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Amazing meal and great service, can’t wait to be back

                      2. AS

                        AlexS

                        Melbourne

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined 3 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Loved it. Sweet, kind staff and exceptional food. Alex stewart

                      3. S

                        Sally

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 7 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        My partner and I were grateful and excited to celebrate our recent engagement with dinner at Golda. We had warm and genuine interactions throughout and the Celebration Menu was thoughtfully curated, fantastic value for money and an absolute treat. While it was hard to pick favourites, standouts were definitely the marinated labneh, watermelon tuna tartare, cured salmon pastrami, snapper and preserved lemon, slow roasted lamb and the dessert. Well balanced, the share plates were a fun way to work through this Modern Israeli menu and we greatly appreciated the time staff took to share their knowledge of ingredients and dishes, and to share in our celebration. From our delightful waitress, to the Chef, Golda took great care of us and we can’t thank them enough for helping to make this night so special. Thoroughly recommend!

                      4. JF

                        JenniF

                        Melbourne

                        3 reviews

                        4.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on November 18, 2021

                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                        the food was amazing, so tasty. An interesting tight winelist. It was a little noisy but that wouldn't stop me going again.

                      5. JH

                        JohnH

                        Melbourne

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on November 10, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        We (two people) had dinner at Golda for the first time last week, and will definitely be back - many times. From the welcome on arrival, to the explanations of each dish, the service was extremely professional, friendly and attentive, though never intrusive. And the food! I rate this as among the, if not the, best degustation or fixed menu I have had. There was not a single dish that was not superb, and my only warning to potential diners is that the overall amount of food is quite large.

                      6. EK

                        ElieK

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on November 6, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great atmosphere, service and food. Nothing was too hard. Love it.

                      7. MF

                        MaxineF

                        Melbourne

                        17 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        17 reviews

                        Dined on October 30, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Incredibly delicious food, great atmosphere and great service. Very impressed with the quality of everything. Highly recommend GOLDA!

                      8. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Victoria

                        5 reviews

                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on October 29, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Love this local interesting restaurant. We opted for the set menu of $69 pp and there is so many courses. Service was personal and attentive. One course was over cooked however overall we would definitely return and recommend to others

                      9. O

                        Oliver

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on October 27, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The food is absolutely outstanding. Strongly recommended.

                      10. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on July 31, 2021

                        overall3food4service3ambience2

                        Great food, however too noisy & heaters were too bright & blasting on us all night..felt like we were in a tanning studio. Nice, friendly service but lacked ambience & comfort.

                      11. P

                        Phoebe

                        Melbourne

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on July 30, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Beautiful new local! Food personally served by the chef. Perfect service and stunning interior! Highly recommend the chocolate and bamba for dessert.

                      12. SB

                        SarahB

                        Melbourne

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on July 15, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Outstanding service and food. Would highly recommend.

                      13. T

                        Tiff

                        Melbourne

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on July 10, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        First time here - got the set menu. Everything was delicious, service was lovely and the seating was nicely placed so that you didn't feel like you were too close to other people who could hear all your private conversations.

                      14. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Melbourne

                        4 reviews

                        5.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on July 7, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        They were welcoming and attentive from the start. The Golda experience menu was a journey of amazing tastes and highlights. Each dish was superb. I would highly recommend the chefs for their creative and knowledgeable approach to the menu. Our taste buds were singing.

                      15. SM

                        ScottM

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on June 26, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        great service and very innovative food that was fresh and very tasty. mushroom skewers were a highlight along with the double fried cauliflower.

                      16. SH

                        SarahH

                        Melbourne

                        9 reviews

                        4.0

                        9 reviews

                        Dined on June 26, 2021

                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                        Food was amazing. Service also great. Would go again to try more of the menu. Went ala carte as there were specials that sounded too delicious to pass up. The chef selected set menu sounded like a good value option too. Next time!

                      17. JD

                        JennyD

                        Melbourne

                        11 reviews

                        5.0

                        11 reviews

                        Dined on June 25, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Enjoyed all the dishes that we tried. All exceptional. Loved this restaurant and would definitely be returning.

                      18. C

                        Claire

                        Melbourne

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on June 22, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Amazing experience. Knowledgeable waitstaff, very quick service, great venue, but most importantly simply incredible food.

                      19. SC

                        SarahC

                        Melbourne

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on June 22, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        A happy birthday dinner with family at the perfect venue - Golda's!

                      20. SB

                        SarahB

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on June 19, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The friendliness of the staff was outstanding and the attention of the staff. Food was delicious.

                      21. ET

                        EmmaT

                        Melbourne

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on June 19, 2021

                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                        Aesthetic interior and very grammable however loud atmosphere. Food was lovely.

                      22. NR

                        NaiR

                        San Francisco

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on June 13, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Incredible food and service, great wine selections. Loved it.

                      23. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Exclusive

                        5 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on June 13, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great food and spectacular service. Every dish was cooked with style, the ingredients were fresh and the recipes were just a bit different. Our waiter was knowledgeable, helpful and attentive. We had a wonderful evening and it’s definitely on the “ come back soon” list. The sardines were brilliant

                      24. MB

                        MardyB

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on June 13, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Delicious food and cocktails, great service and lovely interior. Everything you need from a good restaurant. Will visit again!

                      25. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Hawaii

                        7 reviews

                        4.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on June 12, 2021

                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                        Some of the best hummus I have ever eaten. Delicious flat bread. Loved the Reuben style brisket and desserts were great too.

                      26. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on June 12, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Lovely place

                      27. RF

                        RobertoF

                        Melbourne

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on June 12, 2021

                        overall3food3service5ambience2

                        After much anticipation of finally being able to go out on a romantic birthday dinner, after 2 lockdowns... we wanted to choose a place that we were almost sure would not disappoint. As it was a birthday, we wanted somewhere extra special so after a bit of research we settled on Golda. Upon arrival we were greeted by a lovely front of house manager, we were early for our 8.15 booking, but he was very accommodating and happy for us to wait inside. It was an extremely loud and busy night... as it was a day after lockdown... so to be expected and great to see people out supporting hospitality. The first disappointment started with our table location, we were our right at the back out of the way next to a door leading towards the adjoining hotel and toilet. This really spoilt our night as every 30 secs people would go out to the toilets, leave the door open and the breeze come in... it wasn't a great feeling too.. whilst trying to enjoy a meal and thinking of all these people going to the toilet... but hey. We tried to move table but due to capacity... this was not possible. The second disappointment was the time it took for cocktails to arrive... I understand it was busy.. but we waited about 30 mins and they eventually arrived after the food arrived. Drinks were expensive, but we knew that before we booked... and to be honest... they were well made and unique, so compliments to the mixologist on this one. Our waitress was great, she spent time going through the menu with us and ensured we were tracking well.throughout the night, without being too invasive... a really lovely person and we appreciated her attention. The food We opted for the $67 chef selection upon recommendation from our waitress. The first round of small plates really got us excited. The hommus and fried cauliflower were exceptional. However, couldn't help but feel that 4 small florets of cauliflower was abit cheap. We were looking forward to another round of small dishes, such as the cigar, chopped

                      28. A

                        Andrew

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on June 11, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Amazing food, outstanding service. The set menu was brilliant. Overall fantastic experience.

                      29. EL

                        ELISAH

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on June 11, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great food! Lovely wine list, super fairly priced!

                      30. JB

                        JenniferB

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 25, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience3

                        Great meal and service but sitting out in the plastic covered area is not cutting it. Would be so much better if the area was permanently covered in. Otherwise a great night out. Ask for a table inside.

                      31. T

                        Tina

                        Melbourne

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 21, 2021

                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                        Beautiful ambience, great sharing plates and outstanding service.

                      32. C

                        Catherine

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 15, 2021

                        overall3food3service2ambience3

                        Average experience. Food nice but not great value. Average service. Did not enjoy the black sesame dessert at all.

                      33. l

                        law2310

                        Melbourne

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 14, 2021

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        Delicious, clean food. Well balanced flavours, each dish presented us with a different beautiful taste surprise. The highlights for us were the barramundi, the cabbage and the cigars.

                      34. A

                        Addy

                        Melbourne

                        16 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        16 reviews

                        Dined on May 9, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Wow! What an incredible restaurant! We absolutely loved our Mother’s Day lunch here! Service amazing! Food amazing! Will definitely be back!

                      35. S

                        Spike

                        Melbourne

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 8, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Was excellent all round. Thoroughly enjoyed! Will be coming again

                      36. G

                        Goldi

                        Melbourne

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 8, 2021

                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                        Good food and drinks , great vibe and great service.

                      37. SH

                        SusanH

                        Melbourne

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on May 6, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We had the “golda experience” and were brought the most delicious dishes- an absolute treat to share .

                      38. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Melbourne

                        5 reviews

                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on May 4, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Excellent Israeli food, great service and good value to boot. Will return!

                      39. RH

                        RebeccaH

                        Melbourne

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 2, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Delicious food and yummy cocktail. I loved my Israeli salad and the shakshuka was incredible!!

                      40. BC

                        BecCameron

                        Brisbane

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 29, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Absolutely outstanding. The whole table was blown away by the amazing flavours.

                      FAQs

                      GOLDA is rated 4.7 stars by 178 OpenTable diners

                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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                      Booked 2 times today
                      Experiences are available.
                      Google Map for GOLDA

                      162-164 Commercial Rd Prahran, AU-VIC 3181

                      • Cross street

                        Grattan Street

                      • Neighborhood

                        Prahran

                      • Hours of operation

                        Lunch
                        Sat 11:45 am–2:30 pm
                        Dinner
                        Wed–Sat 5:45 pm–10:00 pm

                      • Cuisines

                        Israeli, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

                      • Dining style

                        Casual Elegant

                      • Dress code

                        Smart Casual

                      • Parking details

                        Grattan Street parking, Prahran Market parking, Prahran Square Parking, Commercial Road Parking

                      • Public transit

                        Tram 72 - Prahran Market tram stop a few doors downTrain - A short 5-minute walk from Prahran station

                      • Payment options

                        AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                      • Executive chef

                        Rotem Papo

                      • Additional

                        Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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