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Shakahari Vegetarian Restaurant

201-203 Faraday Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia (Carlton)
(03) 9347 3848
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Ranked #176 of 4,054 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Neighborhood: Carlton
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Penang, Malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Newcastle, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I promised my colleagues a great vegetarian experience in Melbourne, thus, I called to reserve a table. I was a bit puzzled when I was asked if I was Indian...did I sound Indian? I have been told several times that I sound...German. Yet, I am Italian...but I do not have an Indian lilt. So, what was the fuss about? Apparently,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Shakahari is a Vegetarian icon. Having eaten their many times, you will never be disappointed. Try starting with the Avocado rolls in a Coriander sauce and finishing with a main of peanut satay kebabs. If I could, I'd live there. Wine is reasonably priced and staff are efficient, professional, and appropriately 'distant' due to the large number of reservations. To... More

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I was really really excited about coming to this restaurant and on a trip from SA convinced my fellow travellers to all dine there for dinner. We were impressed with the place on first glance and I have to admit that we were having a really hard time choosing from the menu - everything sounded so amazing and i wanted... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I had dinner alone at Shakahari on Faraday Street on a Sunday evening. The food was lovely fresh vegetarian fare, staff very pleasant and attentive without being instrusive. Atmosphere was welcoming and I did not feel out place dining alone. I am looking forward to another meal at this gem.

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Another joint I've been visiting for, (it feels like) 20+ years. We've always enjoyed the delicious food and relaxed time.

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United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Food, staff, wine, atmosphere, and location are all great at this restaurant. We had dinner at this restaurant and everything was perfectly cooked. The wine was a stand-out.

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I've been here a few times now and it's always a favourite of mine! Most recently, we found a last-minute table on a Saturday night (busy, booked out) and the staff were concerned we would be happy in the last table near the door, which we were fine with. The food is so fresh and creative, there is a play... More

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Bologna
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103 reviews 103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a nice, quiet restaurant just off Lygon street. It's vegeterian but the choice of the plates can fit everyone's taste: they wonderfully revisit Indian, Italian, Japanese, Chinese food.. The indian curry was just delicious.The lasagne Pasolini is also a must: very delicate and tasty, with perfectly baked egg plants. We also tried the dumplings as a starter (very... More

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Albury, Australia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

OMG....is all I can say about the most yummy vegetarian food on earth. The place was full which is always a good sign! Plenty of choice, great salads and curries. Very attentive staff and although they brought out wrong order, it got fixed within no time. I will definitely go again next time when I am in Melbourne for business.

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

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