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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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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Really good food and as much as you can eat. Such good value! Really convenient too with the cinema room upstairs

Thank L C
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

A friend & I went here on a Groupon deal as well, that's how you experience great gems! And what a gem! The staff were so lovely, the vegetarian food was beautiful & very filling & their wee independent cinema was cute & kitsch. I loved everything about this place! FYI - there's parking nearby at the car wash &... More 

Thank aussiecookie
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Reserved a table for two + movie on a Saturday night, promptly forgot what time I booked for and had to call to confirm - very friendly and approachable staff, felt like instead friends! The food was amazing, and it was great to have so many dishes to choose from (a rare experience for a non-meat eater!). Not very spicy,... More 

Thank SCarlsson_89
Hannover, Germany
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Loved this place when I been in Sydney. You can have delish veggie food in a nice atmosphere. The cinema is amazing - so chill and comfy, you don't want to leave after. ;) you can also join some spiritual activities like singing kirtan or join a meditation there. I want such place in my hometown.

Thank gingerlynx
Tostedt, Germany
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We were there only for food. We did not reserve a table but got a seat outside on the balcony which was actually better than inside because it was still good temperature. The food was good and the service was very good. Next time we will try the cinema. All the best. Philip

1 Thank Philip R
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 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.

1 Thank Kumar S
Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

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 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

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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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

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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165 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • 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.
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