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Meet the Chef

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Adam D'Sylva

Adam D’Sylva, now established as one of Australia’s most prominent chefs, credits his success to his time spent as executive chef of Coda and Tonka restaurants. These two venues, now intrinsic to Melbourne’s culinary scene, have been awarded and maintained One Chef’s Hat in The Age Good Food Guide since their inception.

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dined on Sun, 23 Jun 2019

Great food. Great service. No complaints. Have been a few times and will be back.
Kirstin Schneider

dined on Thu, 20 Jun 2019

Fantastic food and service. We’ll be back!

dined on Sun, 16 Jun 2019

Will be revisiting! Love that the curries come in half sizes too allowing you to try more yummy food.

dined on Sun, 19 May 2019

We visit Melbourne about 3 or 4 times a year and Tonka is a must for us. The menu is always changing and they often take off my favourite dishes but then replace them with something even more remarkable.
Kassandra Legat

dined on Sun, 24 Mar 2019

Food was great! Staff friendly and if we required any help they were there to assist the only criticism and it’s a small one is our bill was presented to us but then we sat almost 10 minutes waiting for someone to come and collect the bill again from us

dined on Fri, 22 Mar 2019

Our go to restaurant every time we visit Melbourne and never disappoints.
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About Tonka

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. Welcome to Tonka.



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