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Shakahari Vegetarian Restaurant

201-203 Faraday Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia (Carlton)
(03) 9347 3848
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Ranked #234 of 3,887 restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Carlton
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Carlton
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I've been to Shakahari many times, with both vegan and non vegans and it never fails to impress. There are some amazing items on this menu, the satay, the fried avocado, the papaya salad the mushroom dumplings...omg yuuuuum! This is one of the few vegan restaurants you can go to that is quiet and a little more relaxed and not... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This food didn't even appeal when reading the menu and even less so when the very small plates appeared.I can't understand the rave reviews it was all very disappointing as well as expensive.this is definitely the last time I shall go to this restaurant..it must have gone downhill over the years:I remember it as being much more interesting but maybe... More

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Salty, sweet, sour, bitter and umami should all play a part in each dish with lots of colour and textures to make the food exciting. Shakahari's food is good and imaginative but flat. They are obviously very caring and notably passionate about their food in order to create their dishes but, like most vegans, their taste is so pure it... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

This is the restaurant to go to if you are NOT a vegetarian! The menu is imaginative with great varieties of tofus, grains, legumes and dressings! I highly recommend the satay! Yes, SATAY! The peanut sauce is to die for!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Never had such yummy veg fusion. Must try CROQUETTES CASSAVA and biryani (cant recollect the exact dish name). Would suggest vegetarians/non-vegetarians to try out the food here.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The food was very excellent. The KERABU salad is a must try. It was the highlight of our meal. The portions are decent in size. he ambience is also very good. The staff is courteous and service is prompt.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Food was impressive. Service was very good however Coffee was cold and it worked out to over $60 per head with drinks. A Touch Pricey for lunch.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Never disappoints. One of the best if not the best vegetarian restaurants in Melbourne. You can never go wrong with Tale of avocado rolls or satay Shakahari. Lots of GF options as well

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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This was my first time here after hearing mixed reviews. Came expecting nothing and left, well quite impressed. The decor is a bit old and worn, but I'm told that this is part of the charm. The interior is quite dark and cavernous so it can get a bit noisy, but emphasis has been put into the food and service.... More

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Newcastle
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151 reviews 151 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

With flavours like those in the dishes at this restaurant I could almost turn vegetarian. Buzzing with excitement, this restaurant is very popular and has a hippy feel to it that is really charming.

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