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dined on Sat, 7 Sep 2019

Excellent food. Somewhat downmarket environment.

dined on Fri, 19 Apr 2019

Great Indian food!

dined on Thu, 21 Feb 2019

Didn't expect much given the location in the CBD but the food was really yummy especially the veggie dishes. Highly recommended for a low-key, no-frill meal out.

dined on Thu, 14 Feb 2019

Nice and excellent food.
Vikram Hede

dined on Sat, 29 Dec 2018

Saturday dinner at 8pm Food was above average, our order was serviced in good time. Service was very laid back and casual; staff seemed dis-interested in their job. The place was quite busy being a Saturday nite. People were still lining up outside when we left at 10pm, so I guess it’s popular. Decor and ambiance was average; water dripping from overhead near kitchen entrance making it a trip hazard. A bucket was kept underneath which added to the eye sore factor.

dined on Fri, 21 Dec 2018

Very poor customer service, rude attitude. Walked in on a rainy day, staff asked umbrella to be left outside with no container or bucket provided to put it in. Outside is the main street and anyone can just walk off with it. Anyway that was just the beginning, we had a booking for 4 people, restaurant was pretty much empty when we came in, but we got seated right in front of the main entrance where people walk in and out. There were many other seats available to the back, but waiter tells us ‘it’s booked for a private function’. Meanwhile we notice several other customers who came in later with no bookings being taken to seats further back into the restaurant!! Food may be ok, nothing to write home about, but will not be going back again after the service we received !!

dined on Wed, 19 Dec 2018

Value for money! Food tastes great

dined on Tue, 4 Dec 2018

Had a great meal with a few mates. The place is low key in terms of atmosphere but based on the number of Indian customers already seated and smells from the kitchen the first impression was good. between 4 people ordered 2 tandoori meat platters (bone in chicken, bone less chicken, kebab), 5 curries (the Goat Bhuna was excellent and Chicken Tikka was very good), 6 naan (peshwari coconut was quality) and rice. Ate a massive feast and left very satisfied. The serving size of curries were decent but the naan could have been a bit bigger and generous but still tasted fine. The service was friendly and efficient. Food was serviced quick too. Very good meal and would come back again.

dined on Sun, 11 Nov 2018

As soon as you enter the floor is very slippery so be careful. We had a table for 12 people, service staff had no idea about how much food will there be in a plate, quality of food was ok. This place lacks consistency in quality and quantity when it comes to food and service. Sometimes it could be good and sometimes it’s very bad.
Vivek Jhunjhunwala

dined on Sun, 14 Oct 2018

Service could have been better. Food is ok.
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About Desi Dhaba

Late Night Curry Cure Street-style Indian food (along with some quirky décor) — that’s what you’ll find at Desi Dhaba on bustling Flinders Street in Melbourne. With a range of seating options that make it ideal for small or large groups, Desi Dhaba is open late and always lively. There’s a banquet menu and a function area, making it a good fit for your next big gathering. You’ll find a selection of affordable and tasty wines along with mouth-watering dishes. Starters include Amritsari fish, which is marinated rockling fried in spiced chickpea batter and served with chutney. There are ample options for vegetarians and vegans with everything from charcoal-roasted eggplant curry to slowly simmered lentils or homemade paneer cooked in a flavourful tomato sauce. There’s enough curry to keep you coming back for weeks without ordering the same thing twice, plus there’s a children’s menu. If you’re looking for friendly late-night dining on Flinders, check out Desi Dhaba. Best dish: Punjabi chicken

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