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Shakahari Vegetarian Restaurant

#307 of 4,198 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Carlton
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201-203 Faraday Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
(03) 9347 3848
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6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • 40
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  • 7
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  • 6
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wow!

I went here recently for a friend's birthday. This place certainly surprised me with how tasty vegetarian food can be! We ordered the avocado magic, gyoza and papaya salad for entre. Amazing!! Especially the papaya. For main I had the satay again wow!! I was so full that I couldn't even finish it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
sunhine101
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Melbo
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  • Late Night
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

There have been some very positive reviews for Shakahari, however, my food experience was somewhat mediocre. Firstly, I was disappointed that the current menu on the website was not what we were offered at the restaurant and many of the dishes I was expecting to find were not available. The prices were also out of date. This is a major... More 

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Melbo
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

I went here recently for a friend's birthday. This place certainly surprised me with how tasty vegetarian food can be! We ordered the avocado magic, gyoza and papaya salad for entre. Amazing!! Especially the papaya. For main I had the satay again wow!! I was so full that I couldn't even finish it. The desserts were a bit more on... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

I booked a table for 14 on the 14th Feb for my birthday. Despite few misunderstandings at the time of booking we had a great experience. We started with the most annoying behaviour for a restaurateur; we all got there late and at different times due the bad weather and the fact we were all coming from far away and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We asked for the waiters recommendations. He was extremely friendly and very entertaining. The meals came out in record time, were presented beautifully and tasted well, I can't explain it. But I'm not a vegetarian but I'll be going back there time and time again. I can't fault this place, except parking. Park on Lygon street and walk over or... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We met some vegetarian friends here and as a big meat lover and not a fan of tofu, I was worried I wouldn't find anything I'd like! I started with the polenta triangles, which to be honest were rather bland but not bad. My husband had the avocado which was very tasty, so I would recommend that! For mains I... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I went to Shakahari recently with my partner and was excited about the delicious nutritious food that was described on the website. I had the 'scent of green papaya salad, the 'legendary satay shakahari' and a dark grape juice. The papaya salad was OK but there was too much tamarind sauce, the tomatoes were old and on the turn and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Let me get this straight...I LOVE MEAT!!! However this is one of the most delicious meals I've had in a long time. I had a Laksa - my friends had a Tofu Satay and a Curry...and they were all so full of flavour that I didn't even notice there wasn't meat (did I mention how much I love MEAT)...seriously YUM... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We're experimenting with veganism (well, part-time veganism) to improve our health and have found that the constraints actually open up a lot of great food choices, so we were very excited about trying out Shakahari for the first time. Shakahari is set in a house in Carlton next to La Mama Theatre. The interior is soft, warm orange tones and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Relaxed, colourful and sombre. Gentle chatter coupled with wonderful food. Service welcoming and simple. Uncomplicated menu.

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Penang, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

I was introduced to Shakahari by. Melbourne resident. It is a little out of the way, meaning not in the downtown, so will be easily missed by the casual visitor, which is sad, as it is apparently the longest operating vegetarian restaurant in Melbourne, since 1972. The atmosphere is friendly and informal, with excellent menu choices. Medium priced, around $100... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201-203 Faraday Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Carlton
  • Neighborhood: Carlton
  • Phone Number: (03) 9347 3848

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?