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Shakahari Vegetarian Restaurant

#219 of 3,170 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 - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though not a vegetarian found the food was absolutely beautiful. Fresh and tasty, well presented. Lovely surroundings and service was excellent. A wonderful experience.

Thank sandracJ9594JW
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

While staying in the Lygon St vicinity we came across this wonderful Indian vegetarian/vegan restaurant. What a wonderful experience. Whilst not strictly vegetarians we do appreciate good, organic/biodynamic cuisine. Highly recommended .

Thank Rob M
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Consistently great food over many decades. The tofu satay skewers are a satisfying filling delight. You will want to return.

Thank rainer446
Gingins, Switzerland
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

We went to Shakahari as a group of friends and families so had a mix of adults and kids. It was a great menu, great diversity with many vegan delights. For kids with less adventurous palettes it was a bit challenging but also a chance to try something new. A great range of starters and mains. Overall, this was a... More 

Thank scottpoynton
Heidelberg, Germany
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

They know how to cook vegetables at Shakahari. The dishes are from various cuisines, not only from India as the name if the restaurant suggests.

Thank Martin P
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We appreciated a lot the food, the ambiance and the excellent service. Unfortunately it's expensive but acceptable We will come back

Thank Lisa C
Milpitas, California
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88 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

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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757 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 545 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

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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192 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
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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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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