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Dhaka Restaurant

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145 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
03 96548109
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good range and exceptional value. Traditional Bengali/Bangla food and of course curry. Good biryani dish as well. Cosy to sit and conveniently located

Thank John H
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very small and run down looking restaurant which was a bit off putting at first. However excellent curries and portions were large.

Thank Martin N
Brisbane Region, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

My husband, daughter and I ate there for dinner. I was hesitant at first because there was noone else there. I like bustling restaurants as I always take this as meaning it's popular and good. The place could do with a good scrub and decor update and I think they could improve the vibe with some music as it was... More 

Thank Chell372
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

really delicious food, great value, location is moderate ... definitely worth a visit! we'll be back

Thank Dresi5
Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Great service, friendly staff - smallest resturant ever, but fresh great food. Not much seating, we only had take away which was ready very quickly

Thank Juanita M
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

We went to this restaurant after checking reviews on Tripadvisor and thought to have Bangladeshi cousin there but actually this is an Indian restaurant. They served chicken biriyani which was defrosted and rice was under cook. Prawn item was served freshly cooked and for that we only manage to finish our food. Waiters were well mannered. Not recommended if someone... More 

Thank Asif E
Wodonga, Australia
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Don't need fancy! Just want good food. Very basic SMALL restaurant. No heating in winter, so I'm thinking no cooling in summer. Price & Value . Makes up for it.

Thank JannyYj
Wodonga, Australia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

This is a very unassuming place. From the outside, one would be forgiven for passing it by, but once confronted with the generous dishes of authentic food, you will sing its joy for a long time. Very reasonable and very palatable. I've been twice this week and thoroughly enjoyed the food. Not your average Indian/Australian experience.

Thank my_pho
Gurgaon, India
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Its a small place, not very impressive from outside. But once you enter, you find very simple people serving you good food - mind you the food here is a little spicy so decide accordingly. All in all, small little place in cbd mainly to help me satisfy my cravings for home made roti / chappati :)

Thank Pree27
Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Despite the ordinary exterior, this restaurant was a delightful find. I love samosas and these were the best I've had in Australia. The pastry was very light and not oily, with the vegetable mix just perfectly spicy. The dahl was creamy and delicious. I was the only person there on a Saturday night just before a show at Her Majesty's... More 

Thank Annette H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 03 96548109

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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 Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.