Since mid November 2017, Mama Manoush has been reopened in a more convenient location for Lebanese cuisine lovers in Melbourne.

Now situated in the dense restaurant haven, Lygon Street, there’s no doubt that Mama Manoush knows how to steal a crowd with it’s mouthwatering authentic dishes – and of course contemporary cocktails.

Matriarch and Chef of Mama Manoush, Elizabeth Kairouz moved to Melbourne in 1987.

Teaming up with neighbor Anthony Hachem, they both created Mama Manoush in hope of a venue that would serve delicious traditional Lebanese food with a twist – and they surely do that and more.

From Sambousik (homemade pastry stuffed with minced beef, pine nuts, onions and spices), to Beitenjan (baked eggplant stuffed with marinated lamb shank and saffron rice) and even Baclava ice cream. Leaving on an empty stomach is unheard of here.

“I love cooking. For me cooking is the best thing. When I’m cooking I forget the world” says Elizabeth Kairouz.

Since its move from Nicholson Street to now Lygon Street, Mama Manoush has blessed patrons with a range of new dishes on their menu, Lebanese wine and beer, as well as Mama’s Garden – all at a cheaper price.

Mama Manoush
Tuesday – Sunday dinner: 5pm – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday lunch: 12pm – 3pm
175 – 177 Lygon St, Brunswick East
(03) 9381 0898

Dish in featured image: Sheikh El Koussa. Zucchini stuffed with minced meat, tomato, parsley and onion. Topped with labneh (yogurt) and pine nuts. Served with saffron rice.