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Hamilton - the home of an eclectic mix of cuisines

If there was one suburb in Newcastle that you could say was a melting pot of culture, you’d say it was Hamilton. Standing in the heart of Beaumont St, you’re instantly transported to any major Aussie city; look around, and not one place is the same. What does this mean for us foodies? Flavourful food to satisfy every cuisine craving!

From authentic Thai goods, Korean BBQ, and authentic Italian, plus so much more, here’s a list of all the cuisines and spots to taste test around Hamilton.

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Afghan

Shams Kebab House

The only Afghan restaurant in Newcastle and guess where they are? On Beaumont St in Hamilton! If you’ve yet to give Afghan cuisines a try, try not to head to the typical ‘kebab’ order, instead ask the staff for some guidance – they’ll make sure to keep your tastebuds satisfied! Our picks? The Vegetarian Karahi with naan and salad, marinated with salt, garlic, ginger, chilli, and tomato, or the Kabuli Pulao; cumin-spiced rice with meat, carrot, and sultana, served with naan and salad.
Where: 39 Beaumont St
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Chinese

Eight Buns

Looking for a modern take on Chinese? Look no further than Beaumont St’s Eight Buns! The light and airy minimalistic interiors are always pumping with people flocking to get their hands on their dumplings goods. If you’re looking for an Insta-worthy post, order the Eight Buns seven colour mini-pork buns; they not only taste good but look good too!
Where: 47 Beaumont St
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Dumpling Story

Tucked just off of Beaumont St, Dumpling Story offers up a cosy dining space perfect for inhaling all of those delicious Chinese favourites.  
Where: 52 Cleary St
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Naka Noodle

This place is a personal favourite, with views overlooking all the hustle and bustle of Beaumont St and spicy flavours sure to hit the spot with any chilli lover; Naka Noodle is a must-visit for those looking for their next authentic Chinese food fix!
Where: 49 Beaumont St 

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Greek 

The Greek Taverna

There are only a few spots around town that offer great Greek food, and The Greek Taverna is one of them. Demanding your attention with one mighty façade, the Hellenic building has been part of the Greek Church and the wider Greek community here in Newcastle since its inception in 2002.  
Where: 13-17 Steel St
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Japanese 

Hokkaiya Japanese

Did someone say Ramen? Because these guys are serving it up just like they do in Japan! Down the station end of Beaumont St, the hole-in-the-wall joint that is Hokkaiya Japanese offers its diners a heartwarming culinary experience that fits nicely in the realms of authenticity and affordability.
Where: 2/22 Beaumont St
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Sushi Revolution

Home to Newcastle’s first locally owned Sushi Train, Sushi Revolution is all you expect and more from a Sushi Train experience.
Where: 93 Beaumont St
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Korean

Blooming Garden

Experience Premium Korean BBQ buffet at Blooming Garden. Enter from Beaumont St and head out the back onto an otherwise completely hidden venue that boasts a huge wow factor. Enter via the large wooden door before sitting down to dinner amongst the modern industrial open-plan space.
Where: 2/50 Beaumont St
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Kimchi House of Korea

Located just above Cold Rock Ice Creamy, Kimchi House of Korea offers up traditional Korean cuisine. Choose from three set menu options including Romance, Corporation or Family set, or explore the standard dine-in menu. Our pick? For the true Korean experience, you’ve got to try something from the BBQ Cook on Table Menu. Trust us, it’s worth it!
Where: 54 Beaumont St
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Lebanese 

Aladdin’s Charcoal Chicken

This fresh family-friendly venue only opened in December 2020 and is located right in the heart of Beaumont St’s dining precinct. Quickly becoming known for their genuine charcoal chicken, Aladdin’s has an extensive menu that is packed with freshness, flavour, and the vibrant colours of authentic Middle Eastern cuisine.
Where: 54-56 Beaumont St
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Indian 

Kings XI

This iconic Indian foodie gem has called Beaumont St home since 2017 and whilst it’s a favourite for Indian food lovers, it’s the cricket fans that are also heading in for a dish at Kings XI. Another little tidbit? They’ve got the coolest courtyard that most people don’t even know about!
Where: 100 Beaumont St
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Raj’s Corner

This place always has people queuing up waiting for their Indian goodness. From the tradies picking up their lunch to the Friday night ‘can’t be bothered cooking’ couple; Raj’s Corner hits the spot for all.
Where: 116 Beaumont St
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Italian

El Nonno

This family-owned and run Italian restaurant has been operating for the past six years and is always serving up some of the best Italian eats across Newcastle. Located in the Hamilton Plaza precinct, it’s a little off the beaten track but worth the extra effort.
Where: 8/79 Beaumont St
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In Forno

Situated opposite El Nonno, diners have not one, but TWO Italian restaurants to choose from in such close proximity. In Forno opened just last year and has slowly become known on Beaumont St for their wood-fired pizzas and Aperol Spritz’.
Where: 79-81 Beaumont St
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Lime Pizza & Pasta

You can’t miss this colourful façade on Beaumont St! Lime Pizza & Pasta is inspired by Italian flavours with traditional gourmet pizza and pasta made fresh in-store Wednesday to Sunday. The Lime crew also offers a selection of gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options as well as delicious dessert options too!
Where: 84 Beaumont St
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Northern Star Cafe

This place has been serving up Authentic Italian Cuisine in the heart of Hamilton for what feels like an entire lifetime. Alongside their signature pasta dishes, you’ve got to sample their fresh gelato flavours; made from scratch!
Where: 106 Beaumont St
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Sapori at Tailors

Ciao! Welcome to Sapori at Tailors! Serving up nothing but authentic Italian eats, this place comes HIGHLY recommended and with cosy indoor/outdoor seating, you better get in quick and book a seat asap before it starts booking out in advance!
Where: 10 Beaumont St
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Verde Luna

On the corner of Tudor and Milton Streets, Verde Luna is one of those iconic places that you just can’t not visit at least once a year. The unique Italian trattoria combines all your great Italian dishes alongside the bubbliest of atmospheres!
Where: 115 Tudor St
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Mexican

Guzman y Gomez

You can’t go wrong with GYG can you? Open from 10am til late every day, it’s perfect to get those Mexican cravings hit almost any time of the day.
Where: 86 Beaumont St
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Zambrero

If the moreish meals at Zambrero aren’t enough to keep you coming back (not that that’s likely), then knowing you’re doing good by eating them will. Zambrero are on a mission to stop world hunger and are working towards donating 1 billion meals to those in need by 2025. Stop walking, start running and get to Zambrero!
Where: 72 Beaumont St
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Persian 

Limoo Café

Being Newcastle’s only Iranian/Persian restaurant, many of the dishes and flavours will most likely be a new experience. Get in to taste authentic slow-cooked flavours and Iranian hospitality.
Where: 74 Beaumont St
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Thai

Bangkok Nights

We’ve been patiently awaiting the opening of this new space on Beaumont St for the last 12-months, and it’s finally open! Located in the old Barcito spot, Bangkok Nights is literally like taking a step straight into Thailand. Serving up not only all of us Westerners' favourite Thai dishes, but Bangkok Nights are also slinging out the best of the best when it comes to traditional Thai food.
Where: 37 Beaumont St 

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Thai Bar

You might have walked straight past this spot on Beaumont St numerous times, but now we’ve brought it to your attention, you’ve got to drop in and get tasting! You can’t go wrong with the venue’s take on Massaman Curry and the Chilli Jam Noodle (my two personal favs).
Where: 67 Beaumont St
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The Grain Thai

Another iconic venue on Beaumont St, The Grain Thai has been home to many a family birthday celebration over the years and is still consistently serving up some of the greatest Thai flavours across Newcastle. Located upstairs from Cold Rock, The Grain Thai is another one of those great spots that you can watch the Beaumont St world go by.
Where: 54 Beaumont St
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Turkish 

Cappodoccia

There are less and less old-school-styled venues still operating across Newcastle, and this is one of the very few that remains open! Not to mention, serving up divine Turkish eats including your traditional Turkish Kebabs and Pides!
Where: 1/51 Beaumont St 

Oasis Turkish Pide

We’ve all spent some time at Oasis over the years have we not? Whether it’s for a late-night food craving or a midday pick-me-up, Oasis Turkish Pide has your Turkish-styled pizzas from 11am til late seven days a week.
Where: 1/55 Beaumont St 

Oasis Village Kebabs

Another foodie haunt sitting amongst the Oasis crew is Oasis Village Kebabs. Need a kebab hit? Drop into Oasis Village Kebabs.
Where: 5/55 Beaumont St
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