Massaya Restaurant offers authentic Lebanese food as well as modern Middle Eastern and Western dishes. Located in Strathfield in the west of Sydney, it’s only about 30 mins drive from the central CBD.
Massaya Restaurant occupies a large space that is well suited and capable for functions, events and large family get togethers, it also caters to smaller dining groups. The main dining area is quite large, fit with a stage, chandelier, marble floors and a fully stocked bar. There is also a casual dining space in the next room, with booth style seating, this is also an area to enjoy some shisha and dessert.
The menu is extensive and varied, with Middle Eastern and Western Cuisine, something for everyone. We were excited to try the Mezze Plates which were great value, sampling both the mixed grill plate $32 and the Massaya mixed vegetable plate $25 and each could easily feed two. Both were very enjoyable, with plenty of variety.
The mixed grill includes some delicious char-grilled meats, which were succulent and full of flavour; lamb, chicken, and kafta skewers. This came with a generous serve of dips; hummus, baba ganouj and garlic sauce. It is not all grilled meat as you can also try tabouli, falafel, lamb and sambousik.
The mixed vegetable plate comes with quality falafel that are nice and fluffy. You also get Tabouli, as well as dips; hummus and baba ghanoush. There is also a good mix of Lebanese favourites including cheese ladies finger, pretty much a cheese spring roll, amazing! There is also spiced cauliflower, vine leaves, and spinach triangle and spiced rice. This really is a great spread.
The western options include burgers, as well as a range of seafood and pasta. The salt and pepper squid was good starter and a popular choice. The squid is nice and tender with a crisp batter and vinegar, which was a pleasant addition.
The favourite dish of the outing was the Seafood rigatoni – pasta cooked al dente and packed with plenty of seafood, including prawn, blue swimmer crab and a delicious creamy tomato sauce with chili and garlic.
Massaya is also well suited for a casual catch up over sweets or a beverage. Perhaps some waffles, churros, coffee, tea, juice or a smoothie or mocktails. We had a delicious berry smoothie, which was super impressive and one of the most beautifully presented drinks we have come across.
Massaya Restaurant is well worth a visit and well suited to any occasion with plenty of choice. We’re sure that you will find something to your liking.
Thank you to Spooning Australia for arranging our visit, and to the staff for their hospitality. The dining experience was delicious and very enjoyable.
608 Liverpool Road
1300 088 714