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112 Darlinghurst Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I make sure to pop into this lovely place every time I stay overnight in Sydney. The atmosphere, the spirituality, the staff, and the amazing cinema add on to the delicious variety of food on offer. There's always something new to sample. I urge you to step inside and be spellbound yourself.

Thank Kumar S
Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is my third trip here and it never fails to satisfy. There is an all-you can eat buffet which, although not large, offers a good range of hot and cold, entrée, mains, sides and sauces. The atmosphere is nice and the staff are friendly. The lentil pie was delicious, and I have never seen deep-fried cauliflower before (but I... More 

Thank Bluegumbill
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were gifted two passes for the dinner & movie experience. We booked ahead to secure times. As it was City to Surf that day we decided to train it there which was the best idea since it was about 5 minutes from Kings Cross train station. It didn't look like much from the outside, but as we climbed the... More 

Thank Janet Z
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A slightly different take on a dinner and a movie - a delicious vegetarian buffet Indian meal and a cosy, small cinema experience. I came across Govindas almost by accident as I was looking for something different to do for a 'date night'. And we weren't disappointed. The meal was really tasty, the service was great, and the movie experience... More 

Thank simon_fraser2002
Sydney, Australia
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152 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking past you wouldn't realise what is hidden behind those doors. Go in, because you're in for a real treat. The staff are friendly and welcoming and the food is delicious. There are so many choices and our various dishes, which we chose, were so nice. It serves only vegetarian food. After eating, if you so choose, you can go... More 

Thank Rainbowbeliefs
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dinner and a movie all under the same roof - a great way to spend and evening! Govinda's offers a fabulous Indian Vegetarian Buffet and all you can eat for just $22.80! Staples include Indian dahl soup, vegetable curry, baked penne pasta, lentil pie or potato au gratin, cauliflower pakoras, potato wedges, rice, poppadums, bread & a variety of salads,... More 

Thank Francesca M
New Delhi
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice Vegetarian Dinner Buffet. Good food,Good Service and descent ambiance. Perfect for vegetarian's. Staff is attentive, food is fresh and replenished at regular intervals.Price is approx AUD 26/- which I feel is value considering the number of dishes available.Dhal Soup ,Cauliflower Pakodas and Kofta are great.If Kofta has little more Gravy,it would be nice.I wish they had free WiFi as... More 

1 Thank Ajay M
Novo Hamburgo, RS
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I never thought I would find a place like this! It is a quite different experience for me. Dinner and movie all at the same place. The food was yummy and not very spicy, which I prefer. The movies were current ones and the cinema had comfy seats where you can lay down and relax your legs. The price was... More 

Thank CarolineDKB
sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Went to dinner and movie night deal, the food was average at best not much not much flavour at all, the price was only for the food no drinks or sweets. There are so many places that have great tasting veg food for better prices so will not be going again. Very disappointed!!

Thank Poorany
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

The food was varied, tasty and enjoyable. The restaurant was noisy. Getting in and out is slow and difficult with people lining up to get in and others lining up to pay and leave. If you are going to a movie you then have to line up on the stairs and wait for the doors to open. The good food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 Darlinghurst Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighborhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: 9380-5155

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Darlinghurst

Neighborhood Profile
Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney, Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and 1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.