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Chilli Padi - Melbourne Central

Chinese, Indian, Fusion, Indonesian
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Menzies Alley, Corner of Little Lonsdale and Elizabeth | Shop OE7, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
039663 5688
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice food in CBD area

The restaurant served Malay food, it was fresh & good although not very exceptional. We had beef curry which is quite nice, shrimp was also fresh & delicious. I also recommend the duck in coconut broth. The place was busy and full of customers and overall it was a good place to get malay food.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2014
Elisamayasari
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

No doubt food was good, but service OMG!! Such a s*** service ever saw. Wait for half an hour for meal(masala dossa), which can be tolerable , but asked for extra sahmbhar in middle of my meal. After 10 minutes of waiting, have to get up and ask for it again and again on the counter , then after five... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Pros: Nothing Cons: 1. Very very expensive 2. Orders a baby corn starter costs 20$ and quantity was for 2$, taste was also rubbish Not going again

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

simply the best biriyani in the whole of melbourne.. both chicken and lamb.. just awesome and yummylicious!

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Love the veg biryani, Gobi Manchuri and Dosa here. My husband enjoys Goat and chicken biryani. Price is bit expensive but tasty food. Great place for friends , coupled or family. It's inside the Melbourne central. Gets busy on Friday and Saturday nights.

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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The restaurant served Malay food, it was fresh & good although not very exceptional. We had beef curry which is quite nice, shrimp was also fresh & delicious. I also recommend the duck in coconut broth. The place was busy and full of customers and overall it was a good place to get malay food.

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new zealand
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We arrived close to 3pm before they close for lunch break so we weren't sure if they will serve us. Upon inquiry to the kitchen they gladly did. We really appreciated their efforts. Two mains, a roti with sauce and two teh tarik later we were satisfied customers. Give it a try very reasonable price food.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The worst Malaysian food o have ever eaten. Couldn't really tell which dish was which, first course arrived but no cutlery. Then it turned out to be the wrong dish. Don't bother with this place.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

One of the good place to have a good indian desi food in melbourne!!! Must go if seeking for variety!!! Thank u!!!

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Came here first night in Melbourne because of the Citibank Reward program. Order 4 dishes for 3 of us and when asked for the complimentary wine by Citibank, the manager pondered for a while and said they are no longer participated in the program but the Citibank sticker still clearly on the window. I rang Citibank on the spot and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

A little difficult to find but once you do you wont regret it. Great food at very good prices. A regular dinner spot.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Menzies Alley, Corner of Little Lonsdale and Elizabeth | Shop OE7, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 039663 5688

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Indian, Fusion, Indonesian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?