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Shakahari Vegetarian Restaurant

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201-203 Faraday St, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 3848
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
201-203 Faraday St, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Returned after about 20 years and still as good as the original restaurant in Lygon St. We had vegan entrees and main meals which were very satisfying and absolutely delicious.

Thank wildnorth2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked away in Carlton this place is a real hidden gem. The venue is great, the atmosphere is good, the service is friendly and the food is so good that even the carnivores were happy. Vegetarians and vegan are actually spoiled for choice at this...More

Thank dr0li
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The restaurant makes me miss Melbourne a lot. The atmosphere here is very different and I just love it. The avocado magic is a magic and the food always makes me over the moon. I really have my cake here. <3

Thank ViWright
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

From the moment you enter the corridor walking in to this restaurant there is a sense of the calm that they're trying to create for patrons. The decor is set in a very earthy environment and while eating you are surrounded by pictures of Gods....More

Thank Tina F
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I'm not vegetarian but love the Shakahari restaurants. Today was lunch at the original Carlton restaurant and it was yummy. Avocado magic, beautiful croquettes and a lovely vegetable entree followed by spaghetti and satay skewers. Not only is the food good but the coffee is...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Yummy food good for Vegans and vegetarians.. A bit slow with the service but over its a beautiful restaurant.. a must go place.. I went with my best friend we just simply enjoyed our selfs!

Thank Vani J
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Even though not a vegetarian found the food was absolutely beautiful. Fresh and tasty, well presented. Lovely surroundings and service was excellent. A wonderful experience.

Thank sandracJ9594JW
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

While staying in the Lygon St vicinity we came across this wonderful Indian vegetarian/vegan restaurant. What a wonderful experience. Whilst not strictly vegetarians we do appreciate good, organic/biodynamic cuisine. Highly recommended .

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Consistently great food over many decades. The tofu satay skewers are a satisfying filling delight. You will want to return.

Thank rainer446
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We went to Shakahari as a group of friends and families so had a mix of adults and kids. It was a great menu, great diversity with many vegan delights. For kids with less adventurous palettes it was a bit challenging but also a chance...More

Thank scottpoynton
Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated
over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the
place. Until recently, this neighbourhood was home to
the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who
started their day with a local espresso. They are
gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this
Little Italy which has something for everyone.
Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Linda B
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
13 January 2017|
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Response from Jennifer N | Reviewed this property |
I'm not certain as other reviewers have indicated,best to check with management
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201-203 Faraday St, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9347 3848
  • E-mail
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