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Shakahari Vegetarian Restaurant

#218 of 3,150 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Lygon Street
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201-203 Faraday St, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 3848
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Milpitas, California
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good vegetarian and vegan place. Even though name sounds like Indian (Shakahari means vegetarian in Hindi) it does not have any dish with Indian flavor. However, other dishes won;t disappoint you. Reservation in advance is recommended. Staff is nice and accommodating in terms of storing coat/stroller.

Thank Amit J
Norman, Oklahoma
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191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 509 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were invited to visit this place for lunch. Great atmosphere in an interesting building. Very good and friendly service. The menu had a list of appetizers (entrees) and mains (entrees in the US). I was surprised to see a relatively short list of options to select from. We ordered the linguini and the curry. They came relatively fast. The... More 

Thank Sarracenia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Great secluded find in the middle of bustling Carlton. My boyfriend's mother is very conscious of what she eats. I did a bit of research and decided on Shakahari. I was so worried that I was going to crash and burn on this find. Luckily it was amazing. The team here are fabulous. Very friendly, attentive and helpful. And my... More 

Thank Elizabeth C
Tadcaster, England, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

In our party there were delighted vegetarians (because they had more than one or two choices on the menu) and equally delighted meat eaters because the quality, taste and flavour of the dishes on offer was pleasing to all of us. Most of the menu is vegan and there's plenty of gluten free options too. The decor and the toilets... More 

Thank Alison W
Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Not my choice to dine here, but my vegetarian son. One of our party generally avoids vegetarian restaurants so was extremely dubious about my son's choice. Well what an absolute treat it was. There was such a choice to choose from, and the non-vegetarian was pleasantly surprised. The staff were great and seeing we were a little cramped on the... More 

Thank Jennifer N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Superb food,fantastic service and a must visit,everything was so different and the veggie dishes I tried was my first time.Lovely experience

Thank dsbhatt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I was wanting to try Shakahari for some time and I was not disappointed. Finding a vegan restaurant in this popular location was great in itself but the food was excellent as was the service. Simple but attractive decor, comfortable and not too noisy were all positives. Give it a go !!

Thank LuckyLui
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Simple comfortable atmosphere, incredible food! So much variety, I didn't know what to choose and our entire table ended up sharing our dinner! good wine list too.

Thank Khyelahi123
London, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Visited Shakahari as it was recommended by friends. Was a bit unsure at first as other vegetarian restaurants I've been to haven't had much range or choice but Shakahari was great. There was a huge range to choose from on the menu and all options looked appealing. The starter and main meals we had were delicious and both were generous... More 

Thank JWT93
Perth, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

The staff were wonderful - very helpful and accommodating even when rather busy. The food was amazing! Would highly recommend the mushroom dumplings - but ask for a large size as they are so tasty you'll just want more!

Thank Alison J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201-203 Faraday St, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighborhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9347 3848

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

Staying in Lygon Street

Neighborhood Profile
Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the place. Until recently, this neighborhood was home to the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who started their day with a local espresso. They are gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this Little Italy which has something for everyone. Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way they do it "back home" and maybe even a bit of amore. The number of gelato choices will leave you in a state of indecision and wide footpaths, big awnings and a sea of packed tables makes this al fresco dining experience a continental buzz. Even if you’re not eating, it’s worth the stroll just for the people-watching, which, of course, is an Italian tradition.
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