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Shakahari Vegetarian Restaurant

#289 of 2,901 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Vegetarian, Vegan
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good selection of vegetarian

We went out in a group and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. We tended to share much of it and the overall feeling was that the food was tasty and the service was good. I especially enjoyed the eggplant dishes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Mace B
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Food always fresh, atmosphere pleasant and friendly staff. The location is handy as it us just around the corner from Lygon Street. Bookings recommended.

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Launceston, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

From the moment I booked I got a bad feeling. The woman on the phone seemed reluctant to take a single booking, despite the restaurant being empty when I did arrive. I ordered my meal - SABOR MEDINA - vegan, gluten-free It was not fresh. I ordered at 6pm and it literally came out at 6.05pm!! It had obviously been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We went out in a group and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. We tended to share much of it and the overall feeling was that the food was tasty and the service was good. I especially enjoyed the eggplant dishes.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Beautifully complex, satisfying, and delightful vegetarian cuisine. We are not vegetarians and we are sometimes less that satisfied after dining with friends at vegetarian restaurants. Not the case at Shakahari. The seasonings and sauces in the various dishes we tried were rich with multi-layered flavors. Absolutely wonderful food and service.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I remember my last meal here from many years before as being outstanding. On a recent visit however three of us had terrible meals. The place has a nice casual food and the staff likewise are casual but attentive. The food however was as bad as I have had in a long time. Insipid lacking flavour and poorly presented. I... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The food and atmosphere here were great, even on a quiet Wednesday night. The tofu satay was delicious, and my Barossa Shiraz smooth and pungent. The waitstaff were prompt and friendly. A great meal.

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Benalla Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is my favourite restaurant and this was a special treat for me as my husband is not vegetarian. I enjoyed the entrée Scent of Green Papaya a salad of shredded green papaya and other vegetables with roasted cashews, tempeh and a lovely mild chilli dressing. My husband ordered the Avocado Magic which consists of avocado wedges with red capsicum... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Knowing how strong the organic chai was from a previous visit, I ordered it at the start of the meal this time and it still kept me up till bed time. Must try! We ordered meals to share and it was perfect for 4 of us. Papaya salad, Crocketts, lasagne, and the famous satay. It has Indian flavors in the... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This place is sensational, high quality, delicious vegetarian food. It's the type of place you can bring non-vego's and they will be highly impressed. There's plenty of health packed, creative meals on the menu. Everything seems so considered. The ambiance is just so quiet and peaceful - there isn't music blarring, you can have a conversation with friends and enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Food was amazing! Great options for vegans and non vegans alike! Wait staff friendly and very helpful. We tried 5 dishes and all of them were fabulous. Loved the decor!

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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
  • Phone Number: (03) 9347 3848

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan
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?