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171 King St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
+61 2 9550 2611
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tweed Heads, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

I eat here fairly regulatory, and it never disappoints. For me, you cant go past the dosa and the goat saag. Fantastic!

Thank Muzzatron2000
Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

I stayed in Sydney for a few days and came back several times to this place. I tried the Veg Thali, the Idli, the Masala Dosa, and the Hoppers. All was authentic South Indian / Sri Lankan food and delicious, at reasonable prices. This isn't a fancy place for dining out - but a place for very good quality food... More 

Thank hello0013
Launceston, Australia
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138 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

We decided to try this place on recommendation of one of our party members after coming out of the cinema. The food was extremely nice and very reasonably priced. We tried some dishes we have never tried before which was great. We wanted some wine, but they only had one bottle of shiraz, so suggested we go to the bottle... More 

Thank MMLE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

We shared hot and spicy prawn curry, mild chicken curry, beef curry and pea and potato curry. We could taste the spices in each dish. We had naan bread at other meals here but didn't order it this time because if the amount of food we ordered wouldn't leave room for the bread!

Thank Krystyna T
Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

We first started going to this place many years ago and always enjoyed it despite slightly indifferent service - the food was always good. Then the food seemed to decline and we stopped eating there for a few years. Back today for lunch and it had returned to its former glory. Prawn masala dosa is my favourite.

Thank schnaxxl
Sam A, Owner at Kammadhenu, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and get satisfaction with food and service.hope to see u again. Thanks again Sam More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

This place serves SriLankan and south Indian food... the string hoppers and curry is really good... best part is the price... they are really cheap

Thank Pulickal S
Sam A, Owner at Kammadhenu, responded to this review

Thanks and really appreciate.hope u enjoyed and plz pass good words amoung ur circle. We are hoping to see u again with ur family and frens... Thanks Sam More 

Vincentia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

The taste of Sri Lanka served up in an artistic way and delicious to the last bite. "Kammadhenu" is the place to go in buzzing King Street Newtown for authentic Indian fare. Try it out you'll be sumptuously surprised.

Thank David R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

I worked in Sri Lanka a couple of years ago and fell in love with Kotthu and this place recreated that taste for me perfectly! Whenever we go we get the chicken Kotthu and the masala dosa which I couldn't recommend enough. I live in manly but travel to Newtown just to have this food! Prompt service and delicious every... More 

Thank Elicia M
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234 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

Eaten many times here over the years and have really decided that this is a lunch spot for us and we would choose the dosa over the other dishes here, they are really the standout and not an easy dish to find elsewhere in Newtown - although better can be had in Harris Park. Good quick snack or lunch spot.

Thank Five15
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

The hoppers, koththu, string hoppers and dhal curry and of course the faluda were the best we hv had in Australia. Excellent service and friendly staff. Definetely worth a try if u want to have food similar to what you have back at home

Thank Karen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $12
Indian, Malaysian, Sri Lankan, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 King St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Newtown>  > Newtown
  • Neighborhood: Newtown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9550 2611
Srilankan,Southindian,Malaysain food on its best in here.

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A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the best live music venues in the city, shows can be found everywhere from the official theaters to the neighborhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a neighborhood primarily known for its many Thai restaurants, Newtown has evolved into a foodie's paradise with a delightful array of highly innovative cuisines from around the world. It is still possible to eat on a budget, but if you crave a more sophisticated menu, Newtown will not disappoint.
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