When I was a urology intern in Western Sydney my colleague and good friend told me that we had to go to Jasmin1. He said that it was the best Lebanese restaurant in Sydney and he was not wrong. We never made it there together during our two years at the foot of the Blue Mountains, and it was six months after we had parted ways that I managed to make it there with my partner.
The food at Jasmin1 was excellent. The servings were plentiful and the price was very cheap. I really enjoyed the mixed platter so much that I’ve had it every time I’ve been. The meat was perfectly tender and juicy, the servings large, and the dips infinite. It is just consistent quality.
A wide array of fresh and pickled vegetables.
The sambousek was great – delicious pastries with mince and onion filling.
I did not so much enjoy the fattoush (left) or the potato and pomegranate salad (right), as I thought they were too sour. The fact that we had loaded on the previous two dishes didn’t help but couldn’t be helped – they were just so yum.
I don’t know why on our second visit we got fries. Probably my partner’s doing.
The only thing I might add is that the service was too attentive and made me feel watched. I also thought the bathroom wasn’t the cleanest, but that was all.
Overall excellent and both better and cheaper than Al Aseel in Alexandria. Just a bit too far West to easily get to for us these days.
Jasmin1 Lebanese Restaurant Auburn
22 Civic Rd, Auburn NSW 2144
(02) 9643 8426