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Kanela Flamenco Bar & Restaurant

56 Johnston St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
+61 3 9419 0424
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (11 reviews)
“tapas” (12 reviews)
“churros” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
56 Johnston St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Came here with some friends as we heard some good things about this place. The flamenco dance was good but we were very disappointed with the food as it was bland and tasteless. We had a few different tapas to share between us the worst...More

Thank Foodie S
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a quick pre-show snack. We weren't disappointed! Service was great and serving very quick. Atmosphere certainly took us back to Cuba or Mexico. And try the Chilli Margarita - rock your sox off!

Thank guye777
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Just got to visit the bar as the tables were booked out for the show. The place is famous for its flamenco performance and I have to agree to it. Amazing performances by the artists. Looking forward to visit again and have food and get...More

Thank Kiran K
pimpky, Owner at Kanela Flamenco Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thank you for the visit! We are so glad you enjoyed the show :) hope to have you with again soon. Gracias !!

Reviewed 17 May 2017

My wife and I celebrated Mother's Day dinner at Kanela. We arrived early so we can have dinner before the show. We had to choose 2 tapas out of 6 choices. The Chorizo was tasty and the gambas (prawns) was still sizzling when it was...More

Thank P Ed L
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food.. Tapas was amazing and flamenco show mesmerising. Wonderful hospitality and friendly staff

Thank Fifi J
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Nowhere else will you see such authentic and passionate flamenco music and dancing. This hole-in-the-wall bar and restaurant take you to Spain from the minute you walk in. Our group of 4 enjoyed a jug of spicy sangria and an array of tasty tapas before...More

1  Thank Anne D
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The floor show was great! It is so close in this tiny restaurant that you can't help but be drawn into the intense flamenco fervour. The food was good but not great, the service was excellent as was the cocktail! Because it is so small...More

1  Thank Lyn J
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Took a family of chinese friends from Malaysia. We went to the early 6pm sitting on a Friday and it was perfect. The restaurant was quiet, service was attentive and prompt. We had a range of taste sensations by choosing many different tapas as well...More

1  Thank Veetold
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We enjoyed a delicious meal of tapas and paella in the charming Kanela Restaurant for our anniversary. Centrally located in a quiet side street of the trendy suburb of Fitzroy. Lovely friendly staff and divine food make this a must dinning experience for those seeking...More

1  Thank Jen H
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Great night out for a group. Service friendly and attentive. Food reasonable but I've spent a bit of time in Spain so i'm picky. Flamenco show was the highlight - absolutely amazing and authentic. Would go again !

1  Thank Smith-Rashleigh
Fitzroy is an unusual blend of working class roots,
hip gentrification, and a robust bohemian work ethic.
Along Brunswick Street and its side streets, you'll
find little independent shops where local clothes and
furniture designers display their wares. There are
specialist bookshops, funky record bars, and quality
vintage clothing shops where browsing is the next best
thing to buying. Gertrude Street is famous for its
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Josef B
17 August 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 24
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Open Hours
05:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 01:00
17:30 - 03:00
17:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Johnston St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Fitzroy>  > Fitzroy
  • Neighbourhood: Fitzroy
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9419 0424
Full of unbridled Spanish spirit, this Melbourne restaurant serves a delicious variety of traditional tapas to the sights and sounds of fiery flamenco dancers. Regular performances by the Melburnian Arte Kanela dance troupe guarantee the spice isn't reserved for the cooking. The signature dish here is the much-loved classic paella: rice and seafood cooked slowly in a large, cast-iron pan. It's simple cooking at its best and the generous servings mean it's best shared between friends. Diners can choose to sit in the modest outdoor area or inside, where the dim red lighting casts a warm glow over the rustic wooden furnishings.
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