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Fabulous experience. Will be going back again.
Really excellent food with great and unique flavour combinations. Friendly and good service. It’s be great if the music weren’t so loud - hard to hear our party speaking. Good wine list.
I was very much looking forward to dining at Tonka as I had heard so much about it. I was a little underwhelmed unfortunately. The food was very nice but not up to the hype.
Service and the atmosphere were on point however the food was quite average. We both felt that our small local indian takeaway had more spices/fragrance/authentic in their dishes. We left content but weren't blown away by other diner reviews! Unfortunately won't be visiting again.
It was our first time visit to Tonka and we were so impressed! Fantastic food & wine, and great service. We had a wonderful time and would definitely go back again.
Very pricey for average food.
A very friendly place with amazing staff and food
Tonka is a favourite especially when we have visitors from overseas. The food is consistently good, the service is excellent and knowledgeable, and the sommelier really knows his wine. It was noted that the sommelier jumped in to lend a hand with service staff as well. My only criticism, as with many restaurants, and restaurant designers need give some thought o overcoming this problem, is that it was quite difficult to talk across the table due to the noise generally and the loudness of some over gregarious customers. Very little the restaurants can do, and understand that noise is part of the vibe, but in many many restaurants it is just too noisy.
Fabulous food, wine and service. Very friendly staff and extremely helpful.
Very tasty indeed
Loved it, beautiful food and excellent service. Highly recommend
appetizers were a highlight
Great culinary dining experience with great service and ambience. Only indifferent comment would be when we arrived and were left standing waiting to be taken to our table. The wait was longer than normal. Staff kept looking at us but we stood for over 3 minutes.
Great food - loved the desert. Get the corn fritters, zucchini flowers and butter chicken!
Amazing, complex, delicious, surprising food in a beautiful space with great service - couldn’t really ask for a better dinner experience!
Very good food, excellent service Beef cheek biryani was our favourite main and the Avani lamb a close second
Wine selection advice was wonderful
Was very pleasantly surprised at how good it was, not a bad dish amongst the ones we chose. Innovative without being stupid. Good variety of wines and price ranges. Very good service, pleasant and knowledgeable but not intrusive.
A bit expensive but worth it as the food was delicious . Took a while for them to get the table ready.
Awesome food and the staff were just lovely. Booking system was a little annoying to have to pay a deposit but fair enough if people no show!
20 Duckboard Pl, 3000, Melbourne, Australia
One of Melbourne's finest
Tonka is a modern Indian restaurant just off Flinders Lane, down one of Melbourne’s iconic laneways, Duckboard Place.
At Tonka the team celebrate the vibrancy of Indian flavours complimented by their award winning wine list.
Tonka first opened in 2013 and is the proud sister of Coda restaurant (just a short walk away). Since their inception, both venues have received the Age Good Food Guide’s ‘Hat Award’ every year - needless to say these guys know what they're doing.
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