Best Indian in Melbourne
Indian is a cuisine rich in style, taste and creativity. It takes over your senses – the smells, the taste, even the sight of it. There’s no way around it, we love Indian! Like all major cities, Melbourne has a healthy appetite for the wonder that is Indian food. So we’ve researched and sought out the best Indian for you to try around the city of Melbourne.
TWO FAT INDIANS (East Melbourne)
Named after the two brothers who started the restaurant, Two Fat Indians doesn’t shy away when it comes to food. With a wide-ranging menu from signature curries to banquets and sweets, this restaurant has something for everyone. Take your experience one step further and order the ‘trust the chef’ tasting banquet. Surrender control and enjoy the sensation as you are surprised over and over again with each new dish. If you’re set on staying in, don’t worry, – they also do delivery.
Location: 166 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002
JAISALMER PALACE INDIAN RESTAURANT & BAR (Melbourne)
Dive into the Dal, scoop up that Korma and let the Chicken Tikka Masala melt in your mouth! These are just some of the classic Indian dishes available at Jaisalmer Palace. Jaisalmer prides itself on producing their meals using the finest ingredients, which is why they are always of highest calibre. Open for lunch and dinner, there is absolutely nothing wrong with going twice in one day. There is no such thing as too much Indian, especially when it’s from Jaisalmer Palace.
Location: 98 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
MELBA RESTAURANT (South Bank)
Lunch at the Melba Restaurant on South Bank is a culinary affair. Their buffet is made up of five International cuisines, one of which is Indian. So if you have a friend or family member who is not a fan, then this is the place to take them. You can dine on all your favourite Indian dishes, such as tandoori chicken tikka and beautifully warm naan, whilst they try out food from the Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian or Italian persuasion. What more could anyone ask for?
Location: The Langham, 1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank VIC 3006
Tonka is a modern Indian restaurant with the two major chefs combining family recipes to create this Indian heritage menu. The menu incorporates seafood, interesting curries, and out-of-this-world desserts. Complement your meal with a glass from their wine list and immerse yourself in the culture of India through the spices wafting off your food. Tonka is perfect for group meals as it provides a set menu: giving you more time together and less time debating over all the delicious options.
Location: 20 Duckboard Palace, Melbourne VIC 3000
AAGAMAN (Port Melbourne)
Aagaman is one of the best Indian and Nepalese restaurants in town. ‘Aagaman’, meaning ‘arrival’ in Hindi, represents the arrival of the restaurant as a place signifying an expansion of the Indian dining experience. Enjoy the sophisticated menu that is enthusiastic with its originality and intriguing dishes. Aagaman also carries a vegan menu so these delicious Indian concoctions can be enjoyed by everyone in your friendship group.
Location: 271 Bay Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207
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