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Govinda's

112 Darlinghurst Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia (Inner East)
9380-5155
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Ranked #800 of 5,180 restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Inner East
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Inner East
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

For an unusual night at the movies Govinda's is a classic night out. We arrived at 6.15pm and got a great table. We had parked on a meter but only $6 for 4 hours! Our friends were late to join us but we started at the buffet and kept going back! Yummy Indian-style vegetarian and delicious salads. Friendly staff and... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our party of four recently had the dinner and movie option at Govinda's. The buffet style vegetarian food was excellent, but what really made the experience unique was the cinema. Being able to watch a film while laying back on comfortable cushions after kicking off your shoes was great fun. There was a real sense of communal enjoyment in that... More

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Wollongong, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I took my partner for his first visit to Govindas last weekend and he totally loved the experience although he was a bit apprehensive about "cuddling" up to strangers on the lounge beds in the movies after our meal(there are chairs available for those that are severely into their personal space) . The buffet is small with only half a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The food was delicious. However, the buffet costs AUD 20 per person which doesn't include dessert. I think this price should include dessert. Although the food was great, we found the service appalling. We were told the buffet closes at 9.30pm. But at 9pm, the waitress told us they are closing at 9.15 as it was very quiet. We went... More

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Sydney
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I love it here! Great vege buffet, love the atmosphere, then you get to lay back relax & watch a movie.

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This was my first visit to Govinda's and having read some of the reviews I was a bit apprehensive. But it turned out much better than I expected. Nice ambience with little tea lights everywhere. Attentive and friendly service. The buffet wasn't huge but enough choice. The salads in particular are lovely and fresh. A couple of curries (not fabulous... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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116 reviews 116 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I came here after several people highly recommended it. The food was great and good value. I love Indian food but had never tried Indian vegetarian food and it was delicious. It did not disappointment. The staff were really friendly and were happy to let us relax until the time of our movie. The movie experience was great. Very relaxing.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Well, after reading all the good reviews, my wife and I went to enjoy this reputable vegie buffet. What a huge disappointment, all the dishes were only about heavy lentils and cauliflowers over boiled and mixed with some curry sauce, not even tasteful, reminded us of the boring canteen food for kids and students. Hard to digest, not even indian-spicy... More

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Sydney
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Buffet vegetarian Indian food where there will be no chicken tikka, butter chicken or beef vindaloo.The dhal was truly delicious and the curries and salad were tasty. There were lots of cauliflower cooked in different ways and yummy kofta balls. The table service was 5 star. No sooner had i left the table for another helping and my plate was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Govindas at 112 Darlinghurst Rd Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia Tel No: (02) 9380 5155 is a Vegetarian buffet style restaurant and boutique cinema. The food is very yummy. You can have as many helpings as you want, the only condition, each time you go to the buffet station, you have to take a fresh new plate. The vegetables are cooked... More

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