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Shakahari Vegetarian Restaurant

201-203 Faraday Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia (Carlton)
(03) 9347 3848
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Ranked #269 of 3,997 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Carlton
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Carlton
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English first
Melbourne
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The food at Shakahari is beautiful. We started with the dumplings and avocado magic. They were both good but the avocado magic was beautiful. For mains we shared the laksa and satay. They were both good but I'm glad we shared as they would have been too much to eat the whole dish of each. Another friend had the lasagne... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Doing a good job, Shakahari is still looking after the vego's of Carlton. it moved out of the main drag, [Lygon St] years ago...and its less of an obvious influence...but its a nicer more relaxed place where it is around the corner in Faraday St, and the vegetarian food is good...

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Reservoir, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was my first time visiting with friends who are regulars. The food was amazing and the servings very generous. What stood out to me was the exceptional service from our waiter. He was so attentive and delightful. Hands down the best service I've experienced. We went mid week for lunch so it was nice and quiet and cosy by... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

The food was great. Our entrees arrived very quickly, but then our mains followed straight away. I felt like we were being rushed through. We were in and out in about 45 minutes. The bill was nearly $100 so I would have appreciated a more leisurely experience

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We dropped in without a booking to a warm welcome. The entrées we had were very tasty and enjoyed by us all. The main dishes were well prepared and tasty but a little on the bland side. A little more of the sauce with the sweet potato cashless would have been nice. The vegetable curry was fresh and tasty but... More

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Narrawong, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Have eaten here a few times on visits to Melbourne. Fantastic for vegetarians but even my meat loving boys really enjoyed it. Fresh tasty vegetables cooked in interesting ways. Best way is to have a variety of dishes to share so you can taste all the different flavours. I will certainly return.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Simply a wonderful array of vegetarian and vegan meals...... everything was visually appealing and even tastier on the palate. Our 9yo pretty much inhaled everything placed in front of him.....which is a pretty clear indication that they know how to prepare delicious vegan fare! Service was attentive and speedy. We will definitely be going back to sample some other dishes.

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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The food was lovely and the whole restaurant itself was great but my only complaint is that it wasn't cheap. My partner and I had an entrée, main, dessert and drink each and the bill was about $110 from memory. Maybe normal you might say, but we also ate at other vego restaurants in Melbourne during our holiday and the... More

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Australia
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Vegetables served in ways you never dreamed of. Try this place you will be surprised. They take the food seriously in this restaurant and what for Melbourne has become an institution for Vegetarians and others(yes you don't have to be a Vegie to eat here)Unfortunately the other surprise is the level of noise from the wooden surfaces, mainly floors and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

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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