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Ish Restaurant

9.5/10
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199 Gertrude St, 3065 Fitzroy (VIC)See map

Average price $55

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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 $55
Victorian tandoori lamb cutlets, dill and turnip mash
$25
Tandoori pork belly, benito Balchão, mustard pickle brussels sprouts, house butter milk
$23
Tandoori australian king prawns, blistered heirloom tomatoes, cassava crumble
$25

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Four Thousand Year Old Eggplant Curry and Duck

Reviews

9.5/10
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  • Brett M.

    20 November 20211 review

    9.5/10

    Food was excellent ,the service attentive and the venue itself was top drawer. We were outside and it was a little cold . The staff provided heaters which made it much more comfortable.

  • Kylee B.

    19 November 20211 review

    10/10

    Amazing food. Just the right amount and great variety and very accomodating of dietaries.

  • Lia D.
    Lia D.

    18 November 20211 review

    10/10
  • Karen W.

    16 November 20211 review

    10/10

    Dined with a friend and had a lovely meal! Helpful knowledgeable staff. Modern Indian great flavours. Tasty Mango lassi and cocktails. Will definitely return again.

  • Manesha W.

    16 April 202114 reviews

    6/10

    Tasty food well presented, polite friendly service

  • Wendy W.

    10 March 20212 reviews

    9/10
  • Monica H.

    27 February 20211 review

    10/10
  • Jonathan E.

    18 February 20213 reviews

    10/10

    Surely one of the best places in Melbourne for smart, contemporary Indian food. Also love the hospitable service and hip location. The manager is very friendly and helpful

  • Sheree D.

    15 January 20212 reviews

    9/10

    This was an excellent meal. Amazing service on the night we went by all the waiters. Good wine, which was picked out for us. Thank you to all the staff, you were the highlight of our time there.

  • Ashish S.

    18 December 20201 review

    8.5/10

    Great service. Good food. Modern vibe.

  • Stephanie L.

    18 December 20201 review

    10/10
  • Hisham A.

    1 December 20201 review

    10/10

    Food was amazing and staff was warm and friendly. It was a great catch with friends over great food. Been here a few times and has not been disappointed once. Highly recommended.

  • Justin L.

    27 November 20201 review

    10/10

    Great food and service. Unique take on modern Indian

  • Matthew H.

    2 July 202024 reviews

    10/10
  • Heath M.

    27 February 20203 reviews

    5/10
  • Onkar S.
    Onkar S.

    22 February 202012 reviews

    10/10
  • Marco G.

    7 February 20201 review

    9/10
  • Steven S.

    21 January 20201 review

    10/10
  • Laura R.

    29 December 20192 reviews

    10/10

    A beautiful meal!

  • Danny J.

    28 December 20191 review

    10/10

    Faultless, went their with high hopes and were not disappointed, will definitely be going back, special mention to Juan and Giuseppe. Thank you for your hospitality.

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How to get to the restaurant

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

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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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