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Shakahari Vegetarian Restaurant

#212 of 3,100 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Lygon Street
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201-203 Faraday St, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
(03) 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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Tadcaster, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 14 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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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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51 reviews
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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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Warm and earthy atmosphere with a courtyard where I once spotted a frog amongst the plants. The meals are interesting with great flavours and leave you feeling nourished and energised. Yes, I'm a fan.

Thank sjdun
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Lovely food! Each of the dishes has clear call outs about whether they are vegan, veggie, gluten free or dairy free and best of all - the fusion in all the food helps being out an amazing taste! Presentation is excellent as well!

Thank Ajay R
Melbourne, Australia
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

have never been disappointed here. a Melbourne institution for vegetarians. excellent diverse menu, good wine list. media range prices

Thank ColingUnther

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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
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
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: (03) 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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