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Maha

4.6
4.6
127 Reviews
$41 to $100
Middle Eastern
Bookings can be made via Maha's website.

From the moment you enter Maha you have begun your Unrestricted Middle Eastern journey. The beauty & opulence of the Middle East overwhelms the senses in a youthful, refined environment. Sweet & sensual aromas, elegant textures & smooth beats set the tone for the experience ahead.

Located in a sub-basement venue on Bond St, Maha is the signature venue for sought-after chef & restaurateur, Shane Delia.

At Maha, Shane & his team create playful & full flavoured Middle Eastern food like nothing you’ve tasted before. Using a fresh, innovative & unrestricted approach with Mediterranean influences, he skillfully redefines the ancient cuisine through modern dining.

At Maha, we aim to show the world what can be done with Middle Eastern flavours in a contemporary setting. This approach seen Maha earn One Chefs Hat since 2009.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Sunday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9629 5900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Shane Delia

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Maha can accommodate all of your special event needs. Take the stress out of your next event. Let our dedicated team of professionals take care of it for you.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (03) 9629 5900

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross street

    Flinders Lane

  • Parking details

    Metro Car Park is located in Bond St, ask us about our $15 car park offer in the evenings and weekends.

  • Public transit

    Maha is a 2 minute walk from Flinders Street train station, and close to Tram's 19, 48, 57, 59, 70 and 75

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 127 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. GW

    GregW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic evening to celebrate a belated 60th birthday.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Awesome ambience, service and authenticity. Probably the best dessert in Melbourne to finish the tasting menu. Special thank you to Michalis for his supreme cordiality, knowledge and service; and for adding to what was a great experience. Extra mention to Derk for his fantastic coffee and orange blossom service at the end of the evening.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A-MAZING! from the moment we walked through the doors, to the moment we walked out with full bellies and big smiles. We will definitely be back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great services.
  5. JH

    JH17

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Tears Eve
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable Outstanding One of the best experiences I’ve had
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food is good but not amazing / mind blowing . It’s very mild middle eastern taste and pretty much fusion I would call this place as a special occasion. But that I would crave or rave about their food . Coming from Dubai I feel this is Australian take on Middle eastern food . It’s a good experience
  8. BL

    BenL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Unfortunately Maha again delivered a very long delay before being seated! 70 minutes to be exact and this has occurred previously. To top it off we were the last customers in the venue and they stopped drinks so they could close even though clean up was still occurring and staff were all there. Very disappointing as this is a favorite of mine but it sill be sometime before heading back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Perth

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, awesome service.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again had the most beautiful evening at Maha. The food, the service and the overall atmosphere is second to none. Splurged a bit but worth every cent.
  11. ET

    EllaT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my friends Birthday and the waitress kindly organise surprised mini dessert cakes!!! It was delicious!! Such a lovely surprise from Maha! :) appreciate it!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasurable experience. Great work team, keep it up!
  13. JK

    JohnK

    Hong Kong Islan

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday lunch was an absolute treat at Maha. Brilliant staff, restaurant and total eating experience.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special occasion dining meets all the high standards set by the melbourne restaurant scene
  15. S

    Short

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing, food spectacular. Didn’t feel pressured to leave.
  16. n

    neels

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience for us in Melbourne. Loved the food, the service and the ambience. Most of us in the group were vegetarians and the restaurant had an extensive vegetarian/vegan menu with lots of great options. Thank you to the staff- they were attentive and helpful.
  17. DL

    DitzyLola

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Waiter was annoying
  18. r

    rahye

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    オシャレで座り心地のいい椅子。 数の多いドリンク。 何より日本人の口にも合う美味しいお食事。夜の6コースをいただきました。とても楽しめました。
  19. CL

    CraigL

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Wine grossly over priced service underwhelming
  20. j

    jctk

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    While service seemed slightly inexperienced (although they are lovely!), the food was quite good and the venue is cosy. Worth visiting for date night if you like what is on the menu and want a good meal without a premium price tag. If you are a foodie, you may find the degustation menus more exciting.
  21. TP

    TPW226

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whenever I am in Melbourne I try to make time for a meal at MaHa, it never disappoints. Today we chose the 4 course menu. Everything was delicious, the beef basturma was amazing, and we particularly enjoyed the chocolate brownie with tahini ice cream and pumpkin ice. The menu changes seasonally so there is always something new to surprise and delight us. Highly recommend but make sure you book ahead.
  22. PP

    PhilP

    London

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    A quiet evening, service attentive. The quality of the food was reasonably good. We felt the menu options forced us into taking dishes we would not have chosen and didn't particularly feel enjoyed.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Our second time here.
  24. J

    helenJ

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I had a perfect lunch experience in every way. We can't wait to go back and will also try the new location in Windsor.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was delicious, but the timing was too long in between courses. It was 3.5 hours for a 6 course meal
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food interesting & tasty definitely one of a kind Service was excellent
  27. V

    Victoria

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was my first visit to Maha, on a MF&W Express Lunch. The quality of the food and service was excellent and the value exceptional. A big shout out to the Maitre 'd who made the whole experience way more personal. Thanks i will be back
  28. D

    Divafun

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2019

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    We were there for restaurant express (2 courses and wine). Portion sizes were inconsistent and very small. Service was impeccable, decor and tables need an update.
  29. M

    Mitchell

    Melbourne

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First time guest at Maha, so took the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Restaurant Express offer when I saw it on OpenTable - and glad that I did. The selection of dishes available for this offer was more than satisfactory, and I can definitely see what all the hype is about. I'll be making an appearance again soon enough. Also a thank you to the team that hosted us - the service was on point!
  30. MK

    MichelleK

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I dined here for lunch for our wedding anniversary and boy are we glad that we did! We have had numerous dining experience and this was certianly the best one yet. Service, attention to detail and quality of the food was next to none. A very special occassion made even more special by this wonderful experience. Thank you Maha!
  31. CR

    CRYAN

    Sunshine Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the few places I can honestly say was fantastic in every aspect: ambiance, staff, food, beverages & comfort. Looking forward to my next visit :)
  32. DR

    DavidR

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely food with interesting flavours and attractive presentation. Faultless and unobtrusive service.
  33. PS

    PaulS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Good experience ,delicious food Enjoyed each dishes At the end we had special Arabia coffee Only negative point is menu description was hard to read in dim lights
  34. AO

    AmieO

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing foods and wines. Highly recommended
  35. GW

    GeoffW

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    it was a great meal; we really should get there more often!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2018

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    I’ve been here a couple of times mainly on special occasions and haven’t had any issues with the waitresses as they’ve always been lovely and 100% excellent service, but this time the waiter we had spoke in a rough, annoyed manner. Her accent was strong so we had to ask back/forth a couple of times so wasn’t sure if that was what annoyed her. The word I used was can we please get the banquet menu and she snapped ‘no banquet here only set menu.’ She was definitely different to the other waitresses we normally get who were friendly and gentle.
  37. ME

    MiddleEasternDelight

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We chose the four course option from an excellent selection of set menus with matching wines. The menu items were of middle eastern origin but made from largely locally sourced ingredients. The wines were of diverse origin, French, German and from the Bakkah Valley of Jordan. Each was an excellent accompaniment to the associated dish. Really well matched to the food. Service was attentive but not intrusive and the pace of the meal suited us perfectly. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who enjoys something a little different.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Melbourne
  39. IC

    IanC

    New South Wales

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Maha is a very good restaurant in a basic but developing part of the melbourne CBD. The flavours are very good but for lunch Monday the menu is quite tight which I understand as the patronage will be limited. The service was first class and the wine list ( the most important thing) was very good. Had not been there for 5 years but need to go back ASAP.
  40. T

    Tinman

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been to Maha for dinner and lunch on seperate occasions. Food is exceptional as is the service. Maha has an extensive wine list, which includes wines from the middle east. The blanc de blanc from Lebanon went extremely well with the meal. The set menus provide an interesting and well balanced variety.

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Maha is rated 4.6 stars by 127 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Flinders Lane

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Sunday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Metro Car Park is located in Bond St, ask us about our $15 car park offer in the evenings and weekends.

  • Public transit

    Maha is a 2 minute walk from Flinders Street train station, and close to Tram's 19, 48, 57, 59, 70 and 75

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Shane Delia

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9629 5900

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Maha can accommodate all of your special event needs. Take the stress out of your next event. Let our dedicated team of professionals take care of it for you.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (03) 9629 5900

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