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“fantastic food”
Review of Hanuman Restaurant

Hanuman Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 376 Restaurants in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $71
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Hanuman Darwin first opened its doors in 1992. Originally located at the Bennet Street end of Mitchell Street, the restaurant moved to its current location late 2007.We are delighted with the new setting. As part of the Holiday Inn Esplanade complex the restaurant incorporates a beautiful deck dining area and stylish cocktail bar.With seating for 90 people outside and a further 90 inside, be prepared to immerse yourself in a truly exotic experience. The furnishings, tableware and artworks have been sourced from around the world and the lighting will take your breath away.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“fantastic food”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

similar to other reviewers, i'm also a little wary of large restaurants such as this one. come to think of it, with the possible exception of a couple of yum cha restaurants, i'm not sure i've ever eaten in such a large place.

we were a group of ten, so the portents were not good.

but the food was excellent. and that was a universally shared opinion by our whole table. we had the dessert tasting plate at the end and even that was a runaway success. contrary to other reviews, all the food was hot and came out reasonably quickly. and the restaurant was close to full too, so the kitchen must have been a madhouse.

as you'd expect with such a large restaurant, there's an army of staff to keep it all running smoothly. and again, we found them all to be very friendly and very quick with drinks orders.

overall, i was amazed out how good the whole experience was.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Capt_Funkelicious
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“always love the Hanuman”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Have been dining at the Hanuman Darwin for many years now and have always found the food and service to be fantastic.
My husband loves the Hanuman oysters and the tandoori chicken starter and butter chicken are always my favourites.
Staff are always very attentive and service is superb.
My only downside is that it can sometimes be a little noisy.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Alison F
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“This Place Should be Much Better”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

This place is big. About 180 - 200 seats. We are from Melbourne

There are few large restaurants in Australia that can dish out reliably good food and this place does not appear to be one of them.

The food standard on our visit was no where near the hype makes it out to be.

We had the starter "Sample Plate" and it was very disappointing. They need to put a bit more thought and effort into it, definitely. The "Kulfi" bread we had with it was heavy and doughy and ordinary. I wont go into further detail as I see no need to.

By the way, I have eaten at the Alice Springs restaurant on three occasions and it was superb each time.

I cant see myself recommending Darwin to anyone

  • Visited October 2012
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“Great moolie of barramundi”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

This is the only restaurant we tried in Darwin, so we're not able to say it's the best, but if you want to taste good asiatic food this is the place. We had butter naan while waiting and then we had thai noodles and green curry of chicken, but the very best of our dinner was without any doubt the meen moolie of barramundi, delicate and tasty at the same time.
The restaurant has tables in two different locations: outside and inside.
Outside it's anonymous location, and it seems to be in a fast food, very noisy and informal.
Inside it's very nice, perfect asiatic style, but be prepared to a very high air con.
Service is with backpackers, sometimes good and sometimes less good.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Reeno19
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“Superb Indian food”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Hard to beat the quality of Indian food at Hanuman. (They serve Thai too but we didn't order that). Wonderful facility, good service, and if it i too warm on the lovely outdoor terrace there is a large air-conditioned indoor restaurant.

Visited October 2012
Thank rick525
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