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Ish Restaurant

9.2/10
232
199 Gertrude St, 3065 Fitzroy (VIC)See map

Average price $65

Go Fooding Month - Set Menu $49

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Meet the Chef

Tropp, whose mother is Keralan, has made a name for himself in Melbourne over the years by showcasing Indian cuisine in all its diversity and changing the perceptions of typical ‘Indian’ food. More recently, he embarked on a trip back to his motherland, exploring different regions, meeting local cooks, and soaking up the rich food traditions that influence his approach to cooking today. Of his latest pop-up, Mischa says, “I’m happy to be back and firing up the grill again to help lift the spirits of Melbournians with comfort food that equates to a big, warm hug.” After spending a little over a year at The Rochester Hotel in Fitzroy spicing up the kitchen with an exciting Keralan menu in 2019, Mischa is no stranger to temporary takeovers that resonate so well that they become a permanent fixture. For Mischa, pop-up dinners and residencies have helped him to connect with his Indian heritage and showcase the many flavours of Indian cuisine. Mischa continues, the pandemic has taught me anything, it's to roll with the punches. I hope to turn this model into a viable long-term business venture that allows me to showcase Indian cooking in new and exciting environments.

Restaurant menu

Chef Mischa Tropp
  • Average price $65
Smashed Pea Kulcha
$20
Punjab’s famous stuffed naan, Stracciatella cheese, mint
Cured Kingfish
$22
Burnt eggplant, lime, chicken fat, mint, nigella seeds
Broccolini Curried Hummus
$20
Curried butter, spiced hummus
Go Fooding Month - Set Menu $49
See menu details for more information. Price per person. Drinks are not included. Reminder: Offer not valid in conjunction with any other offers.

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For dessert…yoghurt panna cotta
Dahi Vada
Four Thousand Year Old Eggplant Curry and Duck

Reviews

9.2/10
Excellent232 reviews
9.2/10

Food

9.3/10

Service

9.2/10

Ambience

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  • Loretta B.
    Loretta B.

    12 August 20221 review

    5/10
  • Federica i.
    Federica i.

    6 August 202223 reviews

    10/10

    The food and service are amazing at Ish!

  • Siu Fun C.
    Siu Fun C.

    4 August 202219 reviews

    10/10

    Everything is. excellent except for the portion was a bit too small.

  • Carmel E.
    Carmel E.

    30 July 20225 reviews

    10/10

    Great food great service. Will definitely return.

  • Sharon W.
    Sharon W.

    5 July 20221 review

    10/10

    Excellent food; a modern take on Indian cuisine. Great drinks menu. The Kaffir lime sour was delicious! Ambience was lovely. Would highly recommend.

  • Heng T.
    Heng T.

    30 June 20225 reviews

    8/10

    Enjoyed an early night dining experience after avoiding restaurants for a while. The dishes are interesting interpretations of traditional Indian dishes. It was a new Melbourne dining experience.

  • Murali R.
    Murali R.

    25 June 202227 reviews

    6/10
  • Sameera C.
    Sameera C.

    24 June 202210 reviews

    10/10

    Definitely recommend having the palak paneer.

  • Gordon W.
    Gordon W.

    21 June 202241 reviews

    9.5/10

    Extremely flavoursome and beautifully cooked food. Stand out last night were chicken tikka and prawns and eggplant Overall, a great modern take on Indian food.

  • Yoong C.
    Yoong C.

    9 June 2022119 reviews

    10/10

    An excellent dinner tonight at this popular restaurant. Everything we ate was delicious and beautifully presented. Beef curry was lovely bit the standouts were the chicken tikka and cured kingfish.

  • Qurese K.
    Qurese K.

    9 June 20221 review

    10/10

    One of the best restaurants in the area. Will definitely come back again ????

  • Jenny R.
    Jenny R.

    4 June 202231 reviews

    9/10

    We keep returning to ISH because the food is just so delicious. The Kerala beef curry is my favorite and no doubt will return for it again.

  • Archna B
    Archna B

    1 June 202219 reviews

    9.5/10
  • Lesley C.
    Lesley C.

    13 May 202220 reviews

    10/10
  • Ranna Z.
    Ranna Z.

    4 May 202212 reviews

    10/10
  • David S.
    David S.

    26 April 202213 reviews

    10/10

    Delicious food, and great and friendly service. Will definitely be back. The black garlic naan was particular good - light, fluffy, garlicky - and not soaked in butter like some others.

  • Vida G.
    Vida G.

    20 April 202250 reviews

    10/10
  • Pratiksha S.

    19 April 20223 reviews

    10/10

    Best Indian food in Melbourne.. paneer makhni was out of the world!!

  • Kate L.

    19 April 20224 reviews

    10/10

    Lovely atmosphere, delish drinks and great food. Enjoyed the entrees and medium plates most. The lime mocktail/cocktail is a must try.

  • Reshma R.
    Reshma R.

    9 April 202215 reviews

    9.5/10
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Opening time

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
05:45 PM - 09:30 PM
Wednesday
05:45 PM - 09:30 PM
Thursday
05:45 PM - 09:30 PM
Friday
05:45 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
05:45 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
Closed

How to get to the restaurant

199 Gertrude St, 3065, Fitzroy (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Fitzroy, Melbourne City

About the restaurant

Since November 2018, Fitzroy's Gertrude Street has been home to ISH, a lively, inventive Indian restaurant. Serving up contemporary Indian cuisine, the restaurant's ethos is rooted in the liminal: its inspirations both traditional and modern, its flavours both familiar and surprising, its spirit both global and local. It serves to represent, through food, the dynamism that so defines modern-day India. ISH is Indian-ish, yes, but also Australian; modern-ish, yes, but also classic. In short, it delivers what can only be described as ‘unexpected India.

ISH is the brainchild of Ganeev Bains, a restaurateur with several successful projects in his hometown of Chandigarh India. ISH brings a different culinary perspective for Melburnians - that of a dynamic, eclectic, evolving India. The menu at ISH uses global influences and modern techniques while retaining the rich heritage and cultural integrity of Indian cuisine.

Come enjoy the flavours and traditions of different corners of India, reimagined with local ingredients and a contemporary, international flair. Trust us when we say it's an experience worth sharing.

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