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Dhaka Restaurant

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Chinatown
Indian, Bangladeshi, Halal
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145 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 8109
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16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't go here, don't spend your hard earned cash on frozan rotis and microwaved Indian/Bangladeshi curries. I'm not the best of cooks but I do a better pilau rice at home. The most authentic part of our night was the reaction to a female (me), ordering a JB and coke. Don't say I didn't warn you.

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Thank LorettaHempsall
Melbourne, Australia
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119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having lived in Bangladesh, we enjoy the food, it is different from Indian. Although restaurant is small. The food was very tasty. If you have a favorite meal just ask them, they may be able to cook for you. Only negative was there was no beer as they had runout.

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Thank Anthony S
Hobart, Australia
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122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small restaurant was empty at a time when those around it were crowded which caused us to be wary but the service was good, the value excellent and the food very tasty. I had a mutton Biriyani with goat as the meat. Well cooked, well presented and I would dine here again on another Melbourne visit.

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Thank Tony R
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The food was freshly prepared and beautifully spiced. I carelessly ordered something a bit too hot for me and asked for yoghurt and was given a whole bowl full. They let us take the leftovers home in a takeaway box. Wide range of options on the menu and food made fresh to order. Service was a bit slow but the... More 

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Thank BlackRose200
Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The lamb rogan josh was watery and had very little taste other than chilli. The rice was dry , no mineral water available so settled for tap water, the bottle was covered in dust. The door didn't close properly so the restaurant was freezing and the whole place didn't feel very clean. The onion bhaji was OK, but cold. Very... More 

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Thank spikes19
Sydney, Australia
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188 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

A cosy restaurant which was very welcoming given I had two young children with me. The service is very friendly, the menu has plenty of options to suit all tastes. The butter chicken and dhal saag were delicious and nice and hot on this cold evening. The naan bread was fresh and yummy. It was excellent value for money but... More 

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Thank Mishellbo
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I ordered the Beef Curry, with Rice and Dahl, and pickle chutney. Absolutely delicious. I eat there at least once a week. Decor leaves a bit to be desired but the food is amazing. Can highly recommend. The staff are super friendly too.

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Thank johnvonahlen
Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Very delicious! Authentic Bangladeshi food! Generous serving at a very reasonable price, and very good service! I will definitely drop by this eatery when I'm in Melbourne!

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Thank nuraina
Melbourne, Australia
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126 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Good range and exceptional value. Traditional Bengali/Bangla food and of course curry. Good biryani dish as well. Cosy to sit and conveniently located

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Thank John H
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Very small and run down looking restaurant which was a bit off putting at first. However excellent curries and portions were large.

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Thank Martin N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Bangladeshi, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 8109

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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