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Ish Restaurant

9.4/10
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199 Gertrude St, 3065 Fitzroy (VIC)See map

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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

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Dahi Vada
Four Thousand Year Old Eggplant Curry and Duck

Reviews

9.4/10
Excellent193 reviews
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Food

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  • Lesley C.
    Lesley C.

    13 May 202217 reviews

    10/10
  • Ranna Z.
    Ranna Z.

    4 May 202211 reviews

    10/10
  • David S.
    David S.

    26 April 202210 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 20229 reviews

    9.5/10
  • Tins K.
    Tins K.

    8 April 202257 reviews

    9/10
  • Niha P.
    Niha P.

    8 April 20225 reviews

    4.5/10
  • Melissa O.

    7 April 20223 reviews

    10/10

    Staff very friendly and attentive, food was fantastic and atmosphere great. Restaurant is nicely designed too! Highly recommend.

  • Manish S.
    Manish S.

    2 April 20225 reviews

    10/10

    ISH is a lovely restaurant with great service and awesome food - ISH has won the AFGA 2022 best restaurant award and truly well deserved - a must visit

  • Yawen Hu
    Yawen Hu

    2 April 202220 reviews

    9/10

    The atmosphere and services are great for dating or friend catch-up. Food is good and mix range of Asian and western. It’s not pricey as the dish sizes are not that big.

  • Andrea O.

    1 April 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Simply delicious with a good wine selection offered.

  • Gordon W.

    1 April 202239 reviews

    9.5/10

    Very tasty and well balanced dishes. Very good service to boot.

  • Adriana p.

    1 April 20226 reviews

    9/10

    Dinner was good. The butter chicken was really good. Thr only thing was disappointing was the kingfish, way to many flavours could taste the kingfish.

  • Marco v.
    Marco v.

    31 March 202244 reviews

    10/10

    Nice decor, friendly and lightening fast service, excellent food with nice flavours. Cured Kingfish and Chicken Tikka were delicious. Need to come back for the curries.

  • Catriona M.

    24 March 202226 reviews

    10/10

    Delicious food. I particularly loved the eggplant curry with black garlic naan bread. Also have a great contain menu. I had the spicy mellow which had a delicious kick to it.

  • Mathew J.

    18 March 202222 reviews

    8/10

    Tasty food but way too expensive.

  • Andrew W.

    18 March 202217 reviews

    10/10

    Great food at a great little Indian restaurant. Service was spot on and the food was delicious. Be sure to order the entre Taco and the Naans are delicious with the superb curry.

  • Susan C.
    Susan C.

    15 March 202214 reviews

    8/10
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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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