Tayim

4.5
69 reviews
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$40 and under
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Middle Eastern
Located in the scenic and historic precinct of the Rocks Tayim aims to bring the wonderfully rustic flavours of the middle east to the forefront with a contemporary twist highlighted by the best sustainable produce from around Australia. Chef Ran Kimelfeld brings his wealth of experience and knowledge to present an exciting menu which will follow the seasons to excite the senses. The wine list and cocktail offerings have been curated to match the distinct flavours of the menu and will be will be a fantastic mix of the new and classics with a twist.
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SM
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service, beautifully minimal aesthetic, delicious food and a compact but on-point wine list. Will definitely be back.

CR
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Quite and friendly service. Unique food experience

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GC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lamb shoulder was particularly good. Great cocktails too esp the two of the Same one offer.

A
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service at Tayim is very good. It is a well designed and interesting space. Plenty of options in seating and in food. Try it!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing, very attentive!
Food was incredible. Need to go back ASAP

JR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful interior design, very quiet and intimate personal service

CB
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My hubby, son and I ate here on Sunday night. It was tricky to get here due to Vivid as many of the roads were blocked off. The restaurant is in a lovely little lane, however it is unclear as to where the actual front door is located! We enjoyed our meal very much. We shared a starter with dips, felafel and pita and the guys had the beef cigars. They then shared the lamb shoulder which was very tasty, soft and literally fell off the bone. The dessert menu is very small and we decided to give it a miss. It was a pity that they had run out of the fish and chicken options as we were keen to try them. The atmosphere is really good and overall it was a good experience

MF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The restaurant was disappointing. Food was below par, underwhelming and expensive.

PA
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

There is better value around. Staff are excellent.

J
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The venue is excellent. Minor criticism re the share platter. If a platter is meant for two people why would you serve 3 falafel balls instead of 4. Also more bread with a dish with so many dips would be an improvement. The food quality was excellent.

l
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely and cozy. Great staff and service. Food is well priced.

H
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful, pared back decor and lighting, with plenty of room between tables so there was a sense of space, airiness and privacy. Gentle and warm service - so appreciated. Beautiful food, with amazing flavours. The cured kingfish was outstanding, and so was the rainbow trout. We would have appreciated a far more generous serving of hummus - it isn't an expensive dish to produce and we adored it but there was not nearly enough of it!! Thank you for a memorable dining experience.

RS
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A good solid meal but nothing to write home about. Could make a good lunch. A touch overpriced for what it is.

N
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were incredibly friendly and the food was delicious!! Highly recommend taking a visit to Tayim whilst at The Rocks

MS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great. We were greeted with a friendly smile and they were accommodating to our dietary needs. The food was presented beautifully and was very tasty. I would of liked to see a wider variety of desserts. Two options were not enough. Would definitely go back again.

JC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time at Tayim and equally as impressed this time around. The service is super attentive, the food and cocktails are amazing. Highly recommend.

p
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The food is no where near as good as day one. Please fix this. Great space and location spoiled.

ZG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food! Would highly recommend. The trout was the best fish I’ve ever had. Cooked perfectly and the flavours were amazing.

LM
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant just off the beaten track. Excellent service and amazing food.

OT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent mid afternoon lunch!

GM
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I never write reviews but Tayim has the best food, best service. Beautiful space. Can’t wait to go back! Highly recommended.

SB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. The people are lovely, but the food sells itself. Delicious, fresh and great combinations of flavours. We loved it.

T
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Went here for a birthday with 6 of us. It’s tucked away in the Rocks and has a great fit out. Food is sensational. Delicious flavors and plenty to choose from. We opted for a la cartel which was good but I’d double up on dishes like the lamb if there is more than 4 of you. Wine list is very reasonable. The let down here was the service. Constantly looking for servers, having to get up to get our wine only to be told off (amazing how they appear when critical)! The kitchen was let down by them when we were there, but luckily the food and the setting trumped the service.

T
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely, Richard served us, he is fantastic, the food was great we love the place & the people.

A
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food is good, surrounds are pleasant but some staff can be quite abrupt and unpleasant.

TM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious service very good. The only thing I would have liked to listen to Turkish music

OT
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellente cuisine d’inspiration moyenne orientale.

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AN
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal - high quality ingredients prepared with care and creativity. Excellent service, wonderful ambience. We had the tasting plate as a starter, very generous, and were pleased with the range of vegetarian options. Had a wonderful cocktail too. Highly recommended.

JP
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service, we will be bringing friends next time

MA
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, excellent and friendly service, interesting drinks menu... atmospheric space and such excellent value for the Rocks. Would definitely return.

RL
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Slow roasted lamb shoulder was excellent - moist and juicy flavours were lovely. The mushroom borek was a little disappointing as the pastry base was very hard, however, the mushroom filling was delicious with a wonderful variation of funghi.

MH
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious and innovative take on Middle Eastern food. The fire-roasted eggplant is amazing. Gorgeous small venue with raw sandstone walls, tucked away in The Rocks. Refreshingly untouristy. Very nice service except our main courses took a long time to arrive. Teething problems maybe. I'll be back!

A
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my top three restaurant choices in Sydney for any day of the week.
Always delicious, quick service and great wine selection

KL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

What a lovely room to dine in! We attended a Turkish food and wine evening that was very enjoyable. The staff really try hard.

K
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved Tayim. The venue is lovely, the service was excellent and the food was delicious. Can't wait to return.

HW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Top location, stunning interface of convict sandstone, industrial edge lighting . Stunning organic wine, scintillating cocktails & authentic herbs & spices with fresh succulent ingredients!

C
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. We had the mushroom skewer which was delicious and can highly recommend the roast eggplant

p
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wine list needs to be improved, everything is fantastic.

K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food in both appearance and flavour (every dish was like a work of art!) in an exquisite setting - you almost feel like you are in ancient Jerusalem as you are surrounded by the old sandstone walls. Wines are a little esoteric (many Turkish and Greek wines) and so it would help if the menu contained a bit of an explanation of what each one was like. But could not fault our evening.

OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely set up, great for casual dinning and a chat. Menu is good but they need more on it.

Would go there again!

If you buy the skewers, watch some are metal and you can burn your finger tips.

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