Tayim

4.6
34 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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HW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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!

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C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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p
London
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
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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AN
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely food. Overpriced $20 breakfast. And staff vacuuming around us as we were seated after consuming our brunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The person who greeted us wasn't particularly friendly. no smiling.

However our waiter was excellent. He was friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the food and wine, this made our dining experience most enjoyable.

The lamb was excellent and the desert was really light and different.

The atmosphere was relaxed, comfortable and chic. I liked the decor. The noise level was okay we were able to talk in normal tones and were able to hear each other. That was a plus I thought.

I definitely enjoyed everything about Tayim and would recommend it to friends.

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LD
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and attentive but not obtrusive service. Will definitely go back. Loved the entree platter, mushroom skewers and the wagyu cigars.

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JC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, lovely accommodating staff, creative dishes, put it on your list!

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tayim is a great new Middle Eastern restaurant in a lovely building near the Museum of Contemporary Art. I highly recommend it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent surroundings and ambience
Good food and service
Interesting menu and not so extensive as would compromise quality

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NC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Lamb shoulder was delicious. Kangaroo kebabs a bit tasteless and wagu cigars a bit salty.

Building is lovely and good service and price.

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AW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed Tayim for a pre-theatre dinner. They were very aware of our time constraints and made sure we felt looked after and not rushed but were out in time. The space is lovely, set between thick convict-hewn stone walls, we were alway fond of the previous Scarlett restaurant here.

The food is "modern middle eastern". We really enjoyed the kingfish tatare, the delightful mushrrom borekas, the fig salad (probably the best item), and a prawn skewer but the wagyu cigars were rather over salted and a strange texture. Our dessert, a semolina rose pudding accompanied with pistachio meringue and summer berries was large enough to share and was delicate and delicious.

The wine's we had by the glass, both red and white were well chosen and decent value.

We'll be back - there's plenty more on the menu to try.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food. The best hummus is Australia !!!!!. The service was excellent and staff very friendly. I will go again and try the falafel.

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AE
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant venue, great dishes (particularly the chicken and the wagyu cigars). Would recommend.

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C
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mouth watering food from head chef Ran Kimelfeld. We tried all of the starters and couldnt fault them. The Hummus is sensational and the wagyu cigars a table favourite. We had the lamb and the fish mains with 3 sides and all were cooked to perfection with tasty Middle Eastern flavours. The desserts were out of this world, I had to ask for a doggy bag as I didn’t want to miss a mouthful but my stomach was protesting! And rounded out with a pleasant surprise when the bill arrived, only $50 per head with drinks! I’ll be back soon for sure

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OM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Good Ambience. Would come back again

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AV
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and good atmosphere, staff very helpful

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CH
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous staff, ambience and food. We live in The Rocks and great to have such an interesting restaurant. Is now our local.

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JD
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the food and the service were terrific. We did not spend a fortune, yet the waiter gave us his full attention. He definitely earned his tip.

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HE
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The menu looked tantalizing but the flavors just missed the mark. Too much rose overpowering the pistachio in the dessert, salad components not put together well, too much salt on the potatoes - BUT - the hummus was exceptional. The service is excellent and the staff very friendly.

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HM
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was incredible, the location beautiful and the customer service was excellent.

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A
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

On both occasions I have been to Tayim the service was great and the food was amazing and definitely worth the visit. A hidden gem along Nurses Walk and comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.

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NK
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is simply amazing

Food is excellent and the wine list brilliant

Fancied the cocktails and wasn’t let down

Highly recommended !

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P
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was beautiful. Very authentic, fresh and wonderful flavors. The cocktails and wine we chose with our meals were amazing

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JS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

great new venue in qaint nurses walk, excellent fodo at fair price

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D
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful night at Tayim. Delicious food, great ambience in a great location. High end restoration of a historic hotel. Excellent service. Would highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for Xmas lunch and it was exceptional. The food was perfect and very tasty. The fish perfectly cooked.
The front of house staff were a bit busy but otherwise a perfect way to spend Xmas lunchtime.

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SP
London
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious middle eastern food made from local ingredients

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ZG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Best falafel in sydney!!! Cant wait to go back highly recommended

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MO
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Delicious food! The Wagyu beef cigars and hummus are must-haves!!

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EB
Sydney / NSW
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Recently just opened so I guess they are still sorting things out with the menu. The food was OK, but still needs refinement. Service was good and wine list was small but good choices.

Will try again in a month or so and see what the food is like then.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic overall experience ... someday all restaurants will be made this way

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DL
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing authentic food. Great quality and great service...

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