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“Vegetarian pioneer.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shakahari Vegetarian Restaurant

Shakahari Vegetarian Restaurant
201-203 Faraday Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
(03) 9347 3848
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Ranked #265 of 4,231 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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“Vegetarian pioneer.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Shakahari was one of the first Vegetarian restaurants in Melbourne back in the 1970's. It was excellent then, and its excellent now. Food is fresh, inventive, and delicious. Only issues are:
serving size - they are on the small side; and value - a bit pricey for size of dish. Staff can be 'funny' sometimes too, which tends to give Vegetarians a bad rap, but hey, plenty of meat eaters are strange too!
P.S - a few years ago they moved into their current premises, which used to be the house of my first girlfriend back in the 1960's. Such fun.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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109 reviews 109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Good veggie fare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Nice dumplings, and curries- tasty curries. Had to keep trying to grab waitresses attention as she kept forgetting to bring water, drinks. Food was very nice though - as nice vegetarian we have been to in Melbourne.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good food with decent sized servings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Great vegetarian food with a diverse menu. Tasty and pretty quick service - just what you need when you have just been at the MCG watching your team win another Grand Final. A great day all round.

Visited October 2012
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Helsinki, Finland
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Amazing Vegetarian Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

As a long term vegetarian and also coming from melbourne, im embarrassed i havent tried this place sooner, its totally unbelievable food and world class presentation of food puts this place as my new No.1 vegetarian restaurant in the world.

my first visit i had entre main and dessert im completely stuffed full
the total bill was just over $100 for 2 people worth every cent if you just ate mains and drank water you could leave the bill under $50 for 2.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bangkok, Thailand
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A perfect meal in a lovely place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

The food was absolutely wonderful, fresh and delicious with a creative menu with plently of info for veg. / vegan choices. The staff was warm and friendly without being overly so. It was a chilly rainy day and they had a fire going in the cosy dining room - perfect!

Visited July 2012
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