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About Maha

From the moment you enter Maha you have begun your Unrestricted Middle Eastern journey. The beauty and opulence of the Middle East overwhelms the senses in a youthful and refined environment. Sweet and sensual aromas, elegant textures and 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 and restaurateur, Shane Delia.

At Maha, Shane and his team create playful and full flavoured Middle Eastern food like nothing you’ve tasted before. Using a fresh, innovative and 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 new and fresh approach to Middle Eastern cuisine has seen Maha earn One Chefs Hat in The Age Good Food Guide annually since 2009.

21 Bond Street
Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000
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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

Cross Street:
Flinders Lane

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$41 to $100

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(03) 9629 5900

Website:
http://www.maharestaurant.com.au/

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

Executive Chef:
Shane Delia

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

Special Events & Promotions:
For event and private dining enquiries please contact events@maharestaurant.com.au

Maha Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Business Meals (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Fun (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Brisbane / QLD)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Enjoy it lovely Halal in my life actually first time to embrace myself in halal fixed course menu nice well done ~

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Had the six course menu and we all loved every bit of it..staff very pleasant & professional
We had one of our group of 4 that didn’t like garlic in her meals and another that didn’t eat seafood but that was easily catered for..thank you for a great night

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a great afternoon with lovely food and excellent service

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Loved our Friday lunch of four courses with matching wines. Delicious and good value.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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food4
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The food is generous and pretty delicious. I'm not overly enamoured by the subterranean space but I'm sure a lot of people would love it. We enjoyed our meal very much and would return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was excellent meal with fantastic staff The staff were knowledgable and super friendly

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was amazing as always. Love experiencing the new menu and the Spice Journey theme gives a great twist to the Mediterranean theme. The Pomegranate Sour is the best drink hands down. The service was outstanding. Highly recommended.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Ok food but nothing special.
Restaurant was empty but I got the worst Table in whole arra

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food3
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Invited an Indian guest. First checked the cuisine was suitable. He was blown away & thought MAHA was a great choice. He would never has chosen Middle Eastern cuisine

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food4
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great long lunch matched wine menu. We did the four course menu

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Earlier dishes in the set lunch were lacking in flavour.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on August 24, 2017

The food was excellent, service was quick and efficient. The staff were informative and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would definitely dine there again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Fabulous food, superb service, great atmosphere.
Never fails to deliver a great selection of beautiful food. We always have the degustation menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on July 6, 2017

It is an all-round experience starting with the discrete entrance into an dusky subterranean den. Excellent service from attentive staff and a great choice of drinks. The degustation menu is simply stunning. The swordfish and olives are so flavoursome. The slow cooked lamb melts in your mouth. The hommus is smooth as silk and delicious. The whole experience ticks all boxes for exceptional food at a reasonable price and excellence in customer service. We recommend this restaurant to all our friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Service was excellent, pace of the meal was just right. food was amazing and just the right amount to allow you to eat everythimh and not feel you had had too much!!
We had followed Shane Delia's cooking show on TV and the food definitely lived up to our expectations!
A wonderful 2.5 hour lunch

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Canberra / ACT)·Dined on May 21, 2017

The food at Maha is always good and interesting; we have been several times, and there are always new and surprising dishes to try.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Excellent meal, lovely service from waiting staff, cozy atmosphere. We will be back soon!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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food4
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on February 22, 2017

We had the 5 course vegetarian menu. Beautiful ingredients well handled. Well balanced flavours. A good selection of flavours & textures. Attentive but unobtrusive service. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Situated in a lane way that gives no real hint of anything much in it, Maha is downstairs behind a simple sign, very subtle, very understated, and VERY Melbourne.

We sat in a booth with candles lit around us, having arrived for dinner and were offered drinks and cocktails to start, as well as choosing sparkling or still water. We selected sparkling water for the evening and from that moment onwards our water glasses were refilled the entire night.
We had a selection of 2, 4, 5 and 6 course meal to choose from and we selected the four course option.
The 2 and 4 course were to "share", were as the 5 and 6 were individual portions.

The first course, that fresh warm hummus, so light, and flavourful.. I'm still drooling just thinking about it as I write this, was only one of the many dishes that came out just for the first course.

We ate everything that came out, the food was incredible, the service impeccable, the only dish that was largely untouched was our slow cooked lamb (on the 3rd course).. everyone at the table considered it a bit meh. Outside of this dish every other was empty.

Maha has a great reputation for a great reason, this was my first time going, but it won't be my last.. that hummus is beckoning.

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Very good as always.
Food was very good and well presented. The matching wine for the lunch is a great idea and really nice.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Sunday lunch has never been soooo good! And great value too! Must eat here more often! Everything was delicious!

Tags: Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on February 8, 2017

A fascinating, exciting and delicious array of Middle Eastern dishes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on February 4, 2017

We lived everything about this place. We did the six course with wine pairing. Every course was excellent and the wines were really special. The staff was very knowledgeable and paced our fid so it wasn't overwhelming or rushed. Amazing place.

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Absolutely beautiful. A fantastic dining experience in every way. Generous and delightful.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Excellent meal, once again(4 course). Knowledgeable wait staff, both on the food side and the sommelier. Attentive without being too present and fussy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Great service and always an excellent burger and beer.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Great place

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on December 11, 2016

We are very familiar with the style and what to expect here, (fabulous ineresting food, not usually formulaic, however the over selling of additional courses, cocktails, drinks etc was so overwhelming as to DIScourage us to even leave a tip.

Understand the pressure. However, in trying to flog us an extra course up front, at least have the courtesy to tell us "how much" in the same breath. This was the disappointing part of our meal with our of towners. In this case on Sunday Dec 11th it was I think Scallops. Sounded delicious!! Were they complimntary? were they charged for, and if so, how much??? jeez, unbeliveably bad PR and hospitality. I wouldnt go back on the basis of this experience. Good luck.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on December 4, 2016

A delicious meal to celebrate my father in laws arrival from England.
No spare tables in sight with a variety of diners. I was glad I made the booking earlier in the week.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Authentic
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on November 20, 2016

Second visit to Maha and it was enjoyable. I didn't enjoy it as much as the first time as I found the food a little bit mainstream compared to the first time i visited. In saying that the food was delicious and i enjoyed every mouthful. The textures and flavours utilised certainly does take you on a culinary journey. The service was all class. Some of the best of any restaurant i have been to. Once again a class meal with a great ambience and wonderful service. If you haven't been here......GO!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Always consistently great food and fantastic service

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on November 13, 2016

The meal & service was exceptional nothing was too much trouble the staff really new what was on the menu and every dish was described in detail. I would have no trouble in reccomending this Restaurant to anyone who wants to excite their palet with delight. My Daughter introduced us to this Restaurant & absolutely raved about it. Our only regret is that it took us so long to actually go & book in to realize that all her claims were true

Tags: Great Beer, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on November 11, 2016

A fantastic meal with really tasty, healthy food. We will definitely be returning again. Staff were also very helpful and non intrusive.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on November 8, 2016

Fantastic as always-never disappoints, great food, wine and service.

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Gluten Free Options
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on November 8, 2016

Beautiful food with fabulous service. Nothing was too hard and dietary options for the GF among us were excellent. This was my second visit, and I would not hesitate to go again. Lunch is a great value optioon

Tags: Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 16, 2016

Great set menu. Nice service. Ambiance a bit dark and claustrophobic. Didn't care for the desserts though.

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on October 9, 2016

Service excellent from all staff.Food delicious and great cocktails

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on October 7, 2016

We loved the nuanced food and the most attentive service. It seemed that each staff member brought their own personality to the ethic of the restaurant, parallel to the fusion of Shane Delia's food with feeling, artistry and deftness of touch.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on October 3, 2016

Devine food, quiet atmosphere and spacious service for a business lunch. Staff knowledgeable and accomodating to special dietary requests. Matched wines would have been nice, though work interfered.

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on October 2, 2016

Went for an anniversary dinner. Great experience - the service is impeccable, nice ambiance and not too dark, food was very good.
Do plan for at least a 3hr dinner. We didn't overly take our time but the process of this fine dining experience meant dinner was quite a drawn out endeavour. Which if you are prepared it, is a very enjoyable night.

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