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Reviewed 5 days ago

Tasteless mush!! Everything tasted the same even though I ordered 4 different things to try . Yuck where is the flavour and seasoning. I don’t understand why anyone likes this; doesn’t anyone have any tastebuds . I could never eat this slimy mush again .😵‍💫🤮

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 August 2023

Cheap, tasty and freshly made, albiet a bit on the mild side. The kofta balls are particularly moorish! $13 for a plate of two curries and rice (dine in) or $12 takeaway. No table water though.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 9 August 2023 via mobile

Lunch is always awesome here Always fresh and healthy and a quick turnover of food as it’s a busy restaurant All meals are yummy!! Suits Coeliacs

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2022 via mobile

Value for money , it’s 5 star rated for nourishing good quality fast food and all at a great low price.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 29 September 2022

I had not been to Govindas at Burleigh in over a year. To my surprise and disappointment the quality and serving sizes had decreased yet the prices had increased. Prior to covid we were regulars at Burleigh Govindas as our whole family is vegetarian and...it was always great, somewhat of our Sunday tradition, good quality meal with a decent serving size which is great when you have teenagers, also the place was so cosy to eat at, the way it was set out you would end up talking to people at the next table and have a great time, but not anymore. Today my son wanted to go and seeing it had been so long I thought why not, we get there and it reminds me more of a dental office rather than a place to eat. The table set out is no longer family friendly, it feels sterile and unwelcoming. The food lacks flavour and the serving size was almost half what they would have served a year ago (I had to feed my son again when we got home) and with such a jump in pricing Govindas Burleigh is no longer the place to go for value. This place was always busy for every meal any day of the week but I can see why it was not busy, today was the first time I had been there in 7 years and not waited in line to be served. If you want a great vegetarian meal full of flavour with big servings go to Lucid in Murwillumbah, same concept but with true Hari spirit, they are what Govindas used to be only better than they ever were and from what I experienced today, ever will be again.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 20 July 2021

Sunday evening dinner with lots to choose from the hot cabinet & salad selection. Constant queue testifying to popularity. Good prices make the healthy vegetarian venue attractive to everyone. Staff stay smiling behind Covid masks. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal & mango lassi plus cheesecake...desert.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 4 March 2021

Wow! I would like to thank Gloria personally for going above and beyond to make my dine-in experience special. I have always loved the food at Govindas, but when we decided to dine-in last night, I wasn't expecting the incredivble level of service we received....Thank you!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 20 February 2021

I usually get the same each time. About 4 kofta balls, vegetable curry and rice. When I don’t feel like cooking at home it’s always off to Govindas at Burleigh Heads. Nothing beats it! Their menu is pretty extensive and they have sweets as well....Prices are reasonable. The lack of Seating at peak times may be challenging due to COVID but other than that, it’s a nice clean and healthy vegetarian choice. ❤️ Govindas.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 9 February 2021 via mobile

Very good food and great options. Been there a couple times now, always pleased. Warmly recommended to friends and family.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 5 January 2021

I used to Loooove their food at Festivals (Woodford etc..), & was so happy to now find these guys 1st in Coolangatta & now in Burleigh Heads too.. 5 Stars to both stores ; ) I Always Loooove the Koftas..! : D & despite a...crazy line up at the Burleigh Heads store (pre-drumming circle on a Sunday), the staff were super friendly & accommodating... Can't fault them on Anything, especially on the Yummy Food!!!!!! :) :* Happy Belly, Happy thoughts ; ) xx [I took the food to the Drumming circle & watched the fire twirling whilst eating it.. Recommended ; ) ]xMore

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 11 November 2020

Having eaten Govindas food for sometime now, I have fallen in love with vegetarian food. The Lasagne was extra special and tasted yummie; the Spinach Filou in Kingscliff was light and fluffy just with the right amount of cheese and spinach, my earlier Spinach Filous...From Burleigh felt heavy on the cheese and weak on spinach. The pumpkin and ricotta cheese bake in Burleigh is excellent. The food is really what makes Govindas such a great place ....and destination, however with 3 restaurants they really need to watch their standards...Burleigh certainly Is a hard act to follow. I suppose it all comes down to setting the standards and then keeping them.....More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 14 September 2020 via mobile

Ate at GOVINDAS today for the first time and was so happy we choose there. We both loved the food so much we bought a take away for tonight’s meal. Please Open one in the Sunshine Coast.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 20 July 2020

Govindas at Burleigh has tasty vegetarian food at pretty reasonable prices, with good hot foods, beautiful salads and nice deserts. The vegetable lasagne is delicious. We live in Burleigh Heads, are not vegetarian, but we often go to Govindas to grab a delicious, healthy vegetarian...takeaway which we take down to eat beside the beach or at Burleigh Point. Life is good, when you but food at Govindas!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 7 March 2020

Definitely value for money and healthy. Vegetarian. There’s some tables to eat at but they are often full. Best bet is to get it take away. The 3 options and rice is so filling.2 options and rice is just right . Can choose from hot...food or salads or both. Staff are lovelyMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 1 March 2020

The food here is really excellent. The place is not much to look at and easy to walk past except for the queues of people lined up to order food which is cooked on the premises. The staff are friendly and seem to care about...how you actually liked your meal. It's not table service and it's not fancy but whether you're a vegetarian or not you should definitely try Govindas.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Yes, Govindas offers takeaway services.

Govindas is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4