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AU$4 - AU$28
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Indian, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 15 December 2023 via mobile

We went in for a quick couple bites, especially the samosas and the chargrilled squid were terrific. Friendly and attentive staff, would recommend going here.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023 via mobile

Great experience. They had all the bases covered: great food, service on point wait staff. We had a show to get to and they accommodated us and brought the food out quickly.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 October 2023

Absolutely outstanding indian food. Amazing use of spice & flavours. Great & well priced wine list. Would absolutely recommend for a casual night of dining.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 September 2023 via mobile

Very disappointing. Starter lovely. Tikka. Main Butter Chicken was like a bowl of tomato soup with chicken. Waiter & cashier couldn’t care less even when told I would do a review. Won’t be back.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023

I'm shocked by all of the positive reviews for this restaurant. We went for lunch and even with an empty restaurant the food took over 35 minutes to arrive. When it did, it was very low quality and the portion sizes were small for share...plates. The real surprise came when it was time to pay the check--incredibly expensive for such poor food in such small quantities!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023 via mobile

Stopped in a Sauma for a light lunch after visiting the WA museum. Delicious meal, especially the onion bhaji and samosa! Yum! Great service too

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 26 March 2023

First time visit for my daughter and I and what a gem. We love to share plates so the menu was right up our street, service was friendly and quick and the restaurant has a great vibe to it. We opted for the pani puri...shots served with a crisp wheat bubble (your pour the shot into the bubble), delicious flavours of coriander, mint, tamarind, cumin and chilli . We shared the Onion and Cauli Bhaji, served with a tamarind sauce, we both agreed that they were the best we've ever tasted. Two meat samosa's, two tandoor roasted field mushrooms were our shared small plated. We opted for one large plate of banana leaf fish, the barramundi was beautifully cooked and the flavours delicate. You can order naan, roti, paratha/rice but we didn't on this occasion. Whilst the Bhaji's were our favourite, we couldn't fault any of the dishes we ordered. It's certainly a place we'll be frequenting more than once.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023 via mobile

We popped into Sauma mid afternoon on a Saturday, so it wasn't too busy. The waitress was polite and let us know that the menu is limited in the late afternoon. The dishes came out at different times over 10 minutes or so which was...not ideal but I guess they came when they were ready. We had the onion and cauliflower bhajis which were absolutely delicious and came with a smattering of thinly sliced pickle and chilli. We also had the paneer and the mushroom dishes and layered paratha - the dishes were delicious and well presented although a little small. We left feeling moderately satiated.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 3 March 2023 via mobile

Super delicious food and cocktails. Their signature shots were a hit. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Good location in buzzy Northbridge.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 20 February 2023 via mobile

Recommended via ta.. managed to walk in on a Sunday evening .. friendly welcome into a funky modern restaurant with a great vibe .. music not too loud so u can chat . Service excellent with a great choice of shared plates .. must recommend...the crispy wheat bubble with tequila as part of your starter . Sets u up for the night .. Only downfall was kingfisher beer which is an Indian beer was brewed in Australia .. very reasonable price for food with lots of flavours .. will definitely go back ..1More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 18 February 2023 via mobile

I accompanied 2 friends to Sauma on 11/2/23 for an early dinner as we were heading to a Fringe Show. Staff were polite and prompt. We shared a bottle of SSB Trentham which we’d had before. The wine list provides a good choice as well...as spirits. We shared all the dishes, samosas which were exquisite along with the bahji , grilled squid and butter chicken and naan. We could not fault our food or the service. Thanks again to all the staff at Sauma. I can highly recommend this restaurant. Kyele North FreoMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 8 February 2023 via mobile

Great Food and service. Vindaloo and Palak were perfect. Great price and really good clean restaurant! Even though we hadn’t booked the staff member was polite and prompt.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 15 January 2023 via mobile

We visited Sauma as a walk in visit at 6 on a Saturday evening. The restaurant was busy but we were greeted and seated straight away. We chose the street menu and it was fantastic! It was so tasty, fresh and well balanced. Service was...friendly and efficient. Thank you so much for a great meal.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2022 via mobile

My husband and I thought this restaurant would be a great way for us to enjoy dinner in downtown Perth. We are visiting from the US and only have a few days in the city. The restaurant wanted a $40 NZ deposit to hold our...reservation. I thought this meant the food and service would be outstanding. No. We were seated in the couples area where the waiter paid little to no attention to any table. I watched while he hovered over tables with six or more. As a result the restaurant missed selling more food an alcohol to the area we where were seated. On a positive note our scallops were perfect. The onions and cauliflower and the dal were unremarkable. I don’t why this restaurant gets a 4+ rating.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 11 October 2022 via mobile

Indian restaurant with good selection. Entrees not built for sharing as they are small. The Dahl we had as a main was luke warm and tasteless and a small portion for a high cost. The kofta was ok but too small to share and again...lacking in taste Staff were pleasant and dishes came within a readable time. Really not value for moneyMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Sauma is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4