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Chilli Padi - Melbourne Central

Central Business District
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Menzies Alley, Corner of Little Lonsdale and Elizabeth | Shop OE7, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
039663 5688
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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373 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This review is given for the Chilli Everest part of Chilli Padi in Melbourne Central. First time trying out this place with friends. After comparing Chilli Everest's and Chilli India's menu and I have decided to go with Chilli Everest because the menu looks more special and the queue is short for a lunch time peak hour. Ordered and had... More 

Thank sarikei s
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Experienced terrible service! Went to order and told the two dishes I wanted were not available - fine, ordered something else. It was takeaway, so I stood around waiting for the meal. After half an hour asked where my order was and was told it would be out soon. 5 minutes later they came and told me that one of... More 

1 Thank JMRSTN
Canberra, Australia
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We had opportunity to have food their twice now and its been great experience for us . Priced well. During peak hours , you have to wait to be seated . But if you enjoy good Indian food .its a place to go .

Thank RejiThomson
New Delhi, India
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Chilli Padi (Or Chilli India as it is called) has some good dishes with the right amount of spices as the Indians would love it. My personal favourites are Chicken Dum biryani and Podi chicken. This place is mostly fully packed during the dinner time. So reach there around 7.30-7.45 to avoid any disappointment. Njoy the food.. Cheers

Thank Raman_Ober0i
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

No doubt food was good, but service OMG!! Such a s*** service ever saw. Wait for half an hour for meal(masala dossa), which can be tolerable , but asked for extra sahmbhar in middle of my meal. After 10 minutes of waiting, have to get up and ask for it again and again on the counter , then after five... More 

3 Thank jogi14
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Pros: Nothing Cons: 1. Very very expensive 2. Orders a baby corn starter costs 20$ and quantity was for 2$, taste was also rubbish Not going again

2 Thank Dheeraj A
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

simply the best biriyani in the whole of melbourne.. both chicken and lamb.. just awesome and yummylicious!

1 Thank Raj R
Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Love the veg biryani, Gobi Manchuri and Dosa here. My husband enjoys Goat and chicken biryani. Price is bit expensive but tasty food. Great place for friends , coupled or family. It's inside the Melbourne central. Gets busy on Friday and Saturday nights.

Thank Mediaxlnc
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant served Malay food, it was fresh & good although not very exceptional. We had beef curry which is quite nice, shrimp was also fresh & delicious. I also recommend the duck in coconut broth. The place was busy and full of customers and overall it was a good place to get malay food.

Thank Elisamayasari
new zealand
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We arrived close to 3pm before they close for lunch break so we weren't sure if they will serve us. Upon inquiry to the kitchen they gladly did. We really appreciated their efforts. Two mains, a roti with sauce and two teh tarik later we were satisfied customers. Give it a try very reasonable price food.

Thank MitzygirlNewZealand

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Indian, Chinese, Asian, Fusion, Indonesian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Menzies Alley, Corner of Little Lonsdale and Elizabeth | Shop OE7, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 039663 5688

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.