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401 - 403 Clarendon St, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9682 6696
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17:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Thu 12:00 - 14:30
Fri 12:30 - 14:30
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South Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The food is Ok, however the service is not very good at all. Be prepared for a long wait for OK food.

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Thank davidlR1591YW
Melbourne, Australia
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118 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We've been here many times but first formal review on here, this place is located on Clarendon st about 5 mins walk from the main shopping strip/near Coles and theres a handful of restaurants and bars close by. We've tried many, many Indian food over the years but nothing as tasty as this place. The butter chicken, lamb korma, chicken... More 

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Thank Justin R
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

First & last time visitor.Very much disappointed with food & service. There are many better restaurant around.Wonder how these places can survive.

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Thank BabyBicentennial
Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

Service is VERY SLOW. If you place an order for take away, be prepared to wait for atleast an hour. They dont answer phones, staff in this restaurant are not friendly, they dont pay attention while taking the order. Food was very oily. I wont be going back to this restaurant again.

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Thank D288
Roma, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015

it's good value, had to wait a bit but worth it for good Indian food and plenty of it. worth a visit for sure.

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Thank Guy C
Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015

This restaurant has been around for quite some time. Never seems to have many dinners but somehow survives. So last night we gave it a try. Restaurant to ourselves we enjoyed good food AND wine for a reasonable price and left totally stuffed and satisfied. I'm no expert on Indian food but this was very tasty with each dish having... More 

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Thank Dave P
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95 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2014

We were saddened to learn the Spirit of India had changed hands. We used to enjoy the great food and exceptional service. Nonetheless that is business so with family and friends we decided we would give the new owners a chance. The good things...the food was still great quality as was the price. The worst....the poor service. We sat with... More 

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Thank Antoinette B
Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2014

We have been patronising Spirit of India for the 13 years we have lived in Southbank. During that time, the food has been consistent, of good quality and tasty. Likewise, the staff are always friendly and efficient. It also provides amazingly good value. My partner and I share an entrée of spinach pakoras, a dahl and one other main course,... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

I've been going to the Spirit of India for nearly 8 years! We used to live around the corner... so it was our local and they do takeaways as well. It's good food. The service is always decent. It can tend to get very loud though! If the restaurant gets busy. And it's actually really quite affordable.

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1 Thank nettsu
Adelaide
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172 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Every time I visit a place like that I hope for something special, a spark of genius, a touch of god and just about every time I'm disappointed. This was one of those places. Decent enough but without anything special or extraordinary about it. Located in a drab building, with boring, drab exterior and interior, dimly lit. The staff is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 23:00
Monday
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 - 403 Clarendon St, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9682 6696

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?