10 Best Indian Restaurants In Melbourne
Daawat Indian Restaurant (Richmond)
Top dish: Hyderabad dumb lamb biryani (a slightly spiced, aromatic combination of lamb, rice and saffron with plenty of spices).
Top review: “I have only two words for you guys: AMAZING FOOD. Every time I order a different curry to try and trust me, it is always worth it. I highly recommend this restaurant, especially the non-veg curries. Pick any of them and believe me: once you try it, you’ll stick to it (as I have)!”
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Punjabi Curry Cafe (Collingwood)
Top dish: Butter chicken (boneless and succulent chicken pieces cooked in a butter sauce with coriander, tomato and ginger).
Top review: “These guys are too good. Tender goat, all curries piping hot. Not small containers but large. After a 12 hour day to be able to order this quality of food? Yep I’m sold.”
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Tandoori Lovers (Ocean Grove)
Top dish: Beef vindaloo (hot beef marinated in a blend of spices cooked in rich hot gravy).
Top review: “Great food cooked with love! You can taste that the meat has been marinated well and the quality of the meat is great too. Amazing flavours and speedy delivery!”
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Le Taj Fine Indian Food (West Melbourne)
Top dish: Chicken korma (tender chicken fillets cooked with crushed almonds and cashew nuts in rich thick gravy).
Top review: “Feels blessed to have stumbled upon this gem of a restaurant. When we first moved to Melbourne from Perth we were told by friends that this was the best Indian food in Melbs, and they were so right! We tried to get there as often as we could. The ambience, the wonderful staff and sensational food just kept luring us back. We are sad to say goodbye to the Le Taj when we move back. Highly recommended!”
Read more Le Taj Fine Indian Food reviews here.
Aachi’s Indian Cuisine (Kew)
Top dish: Lamb korma (mildly spiced lamb pieces in a cashew-nut and yoghurt sauce).
Top review: “The food was fabulous. I ordered a butter chicken, lamb korma, raita and rice. The meats were clearly of a high quality and the curries flavoursome. The size of the curries was also good (compared to other restaurants). The delivery was on time. I highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely order from them again.”
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Royal Spice (Boronia)
Top dish: Chicken tikka masala (boneless chicken tikka cooked with capsicum, onion, ginger, tomato and spices).
Top review: “Royal Spice Indian is our go-to take away food in the area. Food is great time after time. While we almost always get butter chicken, I sometimes like trying a different vegetarian dish. The range is wonderful and each dish has tasted fantastic. Naan is always fresh and the sizes of the dishes are great. We’re moving from the area in a couple of months but will certainly travel for the food.”
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Curry Leaf Cafe (South Melbourne)
Top dish: Lamb rogan josh (traditional Kashmir-style lamb slow cooked with selected spices).
Top review: “Curry Leaf Cafe has become my new favourite Indian restaurant. I am a little obsessed with the lamb rogan josh and the butter chicken. Always tasty, never oily. I hate the film of oil you often get with Indian food. The food normally arrives earlier than expected. Containers are full with a good proportion of meat in there.”
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The Tadka Club (Cranbourne)
Top dish: Beef madras (beef curry with coconut milk, curry leaves & mustard seeds).
Top review: “Amazing food, we absolutely love it! Had it twice now and it’s our new fave curry to have! Won’t go anywhere else now”
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Jai Ho Indian Restaurant (Richmond)
Top dish: Tandoori chicken (whole chicken marinated with Jai Ho’s own ground garam masala (blend of spices) and yoghurt).
Top review: “Jai Ho is the only Indian restaurant we use for the fantastic food and value. Plus they have the best friendly and courteous service. Thanks to all the team and keep up the great work!”
Read more Jai Ho Indian Restaurant reviews here.
Top dish: Palak paneer (combination of cottage cheese and spinach in a creamy sauce).
Top review: “Fantastic food – the palak paneer is the best I’ve had in Melbourne. Ordered the dishes medium hot and they were exactly that (which can’t be said for some other places that seem too scared to actually put much chilli in even when I’ve requested it hot). The delivery was bang on time and the price reasonable. Highly recommended.”
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