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$$$$Indian, Asian,
20 Duckboard Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Indian, Asian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
20 Duckboard Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was fortunate enough to be taken to Tonka on ‘a first date’ and if someone ever wants to impress another - this is the place to go. We had a booking which I would highly recommend. At 8pm this place was flat out. In...More

1  Thank UrbanDrifter
Reviewed 4 days ago

very interesting food, not traditional Indian. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Attentive but not overwhelming. Not crowded or noisy.

Thank stephenandmeredithb
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’m impressed, from the friendly welcome at the door to the attentive staff there’s nothing to fault. Professional enquiries regards possible allergies and enthusiastic commentary on the presentation of dishes.

Thank Ewen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was in my wish list of Must go to eat there and I was so glad I made it. Melbourne is full of quirky and interesting places that are hiding in laneways and I was on my own and was hesitant to wander...More

Thank June E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tonka is a very good restaurant with Indian inspired food that is modern, well presented and with a twist. This was the fourth visit and I was not disappointed. Service is professional and the whole place has a good vibe. Do not be put off...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It can be difficult to find, but Tonka is well worth the effort. exceptional modern Indian cuisine.It was an incredible meal and the suggested wine pairings for our various dishes were excellent. Every course just exploded with fresh flavors

Thank maxp262016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Indian-Fusion restaurant hidden in the back alleys of Melbourne CBD. Stylish and sleek interior design complement the open kitchen setting of Tonka. Staff are attentive and knowledgeable, more than willing to help put together a menu for the night. I have yet to try...More

Thank Johan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tonka was everything we wanted.. and more! Absolutely beautiful modern indian, which we had never had before. We'd had cheap and easy indian, but NOTHING like this. The food list was amazing, we wanted to try everything but sadly couldn't. The wait staff were brilliant...More

Thank Aleasha N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well - This was a surprise... After searching for Indian in Melbourne CBD - Tonka bubbled to the top as a great option. The search engine was absolutely correct. Tonka was quintessentially Melbourne (down a graffiti covered alleyway - with large dark doors and little...More

Thank Simm05
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for boozy Saturday lunch in group of 6. Excellent service from a very fun and understanding group of waiters (we prolly got a bit loud at times). Everything we ordered was excellent except the tandoori lamb cutlets were just a little too rare for...More

Thank Terri and simon F
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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19 July 2016|
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Response from buds_nz | Reviewed this property |
I was a customer but there appeared to be a function there when I was dining
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$47 - US$234
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Duckboard Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 96503155
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Tonka is a modern Indian restaurant just off Flinders Lane, down one of Melbourne’s iconic laneways, Duckboard Place. At Tonka we celebrate the vibrancy of Indian flavours complimented by our award winning wine list. Delivered by our experienced and passionate team. Tonka opened in 2013 and is the proud sister to Coda restaurant, a short walk away. Since their inception, both restaurants have received the Age Good Food Guide’s ‘Hat Award’ every year. While bookings are highly recommended we also have an area available for walk-in patrons. For those looking for a cocktail and a relaxed meal we have a substantial menu in our bar, Thali.
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