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Essence of North India

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124 Wicks Rd | Sydney, North Ryde, Ryde, New South Wales 2113, Australia
+61 2 8065 5087
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered the Rogan Josh, Kashimiri rice and a few other dishes and each one was delicious, with lots of flavour. I find it quite hard to find an Indian restaurant that does authentic, tasty Indian food, but this one does!!! The service was impeccable and it was decorated nicely. I highly recommend it!

Thank kimberlyyerbury
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Bad chola batura.. decent papri chat but not great .. spinach kabab concept was good but poorly implemented

Thank gyan s
2 reviews
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Great food. Excellent service. I would recommend their Achari murg tikka in starters. Butter chicken is best in the city with a very authentic Indian taste. Had a great time.

Thank Rajesh P
1 review
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

Authentic Indian food with great ambiance. I had Kadai Paneer and rice it was very tasty. Food arrived very quickly.

Thank Dushyant M
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 8, 2017

Great food, service was fantastic. Had a large group there for dinner, and everything was perfect...

1 Thank deven2017
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2017

We went here for dinner. In short, the food was really good! The ambience is 'ok', though it is nice and spacious. The service, however, was pretty uninspiring. Minimal eye contact, etc.

Thank mj1980
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 25, 2017

Service was great, food was authentic, so delicious and quick. We were initially worried about the quality due to the extensive menu - so many options for vegetarians, pescatarians and non vegetarian. We worried for nothing! The Bengali fish curry was amazing and our all time favorite Dahl Tadka was one of the best we've tried (including in India!). Naan... More 

1 Thank Tkmg
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Great flavours, great service and relaxing atmosphere. Our fave Indian place for Friday night date night!

1 Thank Jane L
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 16, 2017

One of the best Indian restaurants in Sydney. I love to come in with my friends or just solo at times. The food is just absolutely delicious. All the lamb dishes are my favourite and the Mixed Platter on entrees are the best. My friends were very much pleased with the food and the friendly service. If you do not... More 

1 Thank ElisaTourneur
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Had a family get together and we were looking for something quick & easy. We were going to find a takeaway but after looking up local restaurants remembered that Essence was around the corner. Decided to just walk around & eat in as it was just as quick. Very friendly staff, food came quickly and was all delicious and nicely... More 

Thank kerryh857

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $38
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Wicks Rd | Sydney, North Ryde, Ryde, New South Wales 2113, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Ryde  >  North Ryde
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8065 5087
The Restaurant offers a perfect setting for a romantic dinner for two or a quite evening in with your friends, making you feel just at home.

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