We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Gurkha's Cafe Nepalese Restaurant

Neighbourhood:
Lygon Street
Asian, Nepalese
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
258 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9663 3119
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 14: English reviews
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
2,191 reviews
537 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Nepalese food is good. It is not like Indian food, though it may seem to be a trifle strange. I would recommend the lassi, which is a yoghurt drink and the momos, which are similar to Chinese dumplings. Nepal is sandwiched between India and China, so it has some influence from both these giants.

Helpful?
Thank Jeffry B
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
2,191 reviews
537 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

Gurkha's Cafe serves Nepali food. I have been here several times and I liked it, but I am not head over heels in love with Nepali food. The meal is filling and the charges are moderate, but not cheap. There are several Nepali restaurants around now, some of them called Gurkha's. As for the actual. Gurkhas, they have a reputationion... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jeffry B
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

I am such a finicky eater and generally have more negative experiences eating out than not as my standards are high. but this place was probably the best I have had in a long time- the food is not too oily, the dishes not too hot and the waitress does not keep you waiting for your food too long... everyone's... More 

Helpful?
Thank cat m
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

First time trying Nepalese Food - Loved it!I had the goat ! Small restaurant, cosy , authentic style of food and in a warm ambient atmosphere. Definitely recommended .

Helpful?
Thank Matesuplate
Whanganui, New Zealand
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2014

We loved the food here, delicious and worth walking to on Flinders Street, very reasonable price and nice house wine.

Helpful?
Thank Marg R
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

The food selection is good, and the service was very prompt and friendly however the toilet facilities for this cafe determined from the experience. Seems to have a toilet that is shared with adjourning businesses in a courtyard. Best described as a bad night club toilet, owners need to giveaway tote nation to this as it distracts from an otherwise... More 

Helpful?
Thank Haidee F
Port Moresby, National Capital, Papua New Guinea
Level Contributor
68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

258 Lygon St ... is Mona Lisa... where did Gurkha's Cafe go? I have eaten there some time back... It was a great place... would appreciate if the owner can publish the new location...

Helpful?
2 Thank Sajani K
Coffs Harbour, Australia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

Service very good, helpful and quick, do not go past the mushrooms in the entrees! Delicious food and cheap.

Helpful?
Thank Wendy C
Redcliffe, Australia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2013

This restaurant is at 500 Flinders Street, which is the down market end opposite the Aquarium. Lots of graffiti and scratched windows but don't let that put you off. Excellent food and service - like Indian without the hotness. Well worht a visit if staying in town and not that expensive.

Helpful?
Thank Mike N
UK
Level Contributor
484 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

This place was very friendly indeed and the service was very good, though the food was in all honesty quite average.

Helpful?
Thank Nimitta

Travellers who viewed Gurkha's Cafe Nepalese Restaurant also viewed

Melbourne, Victoria
 
Melbourne, Victoria
Melbourne, Victoria
 

Been to Gurkha's Cafe Nepalese Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Nepalese
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 258 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 3119

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Gurkha's Cafe Nepalese Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lygon Street

Neighbourhood Profile
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 they do it "back home" and maybe even a bit of amore. The number of gelato choices will leave you in a state of indecision and wide footpaths, big awnings and a sea of packed tables makes this al fresco dining experience a continental buzz. Even if you’re not eating, it’s worth the stroll just for the people-watching, which, of course, is an Italian tradition.
Explore this neighbourhood