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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

Tucked away down a lane way. Venture forth. This is a seriously good place. Greeted warmly when we arrived and impressed that various other staff members greeted us as we were escorted to our table. Drinks order taken and delivered quickly. Service was excellent. Server...More

Thank drtgfnz
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food, service, atmosphere were all spot on. Potato and zucchini pakoras were absolutely divine. Butter chicken was perfect and cauliflower just right. No hesitation- will be back.

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Delicious Food, great wine and beverage list, knowledgeable staff! We had a set menu for 9 of us, well worth it.

Thank VML44
Reviewed 6 days ago

Duckboard Place seems hard to find off Little Collins Street but it is hidden at the end of a classic Melbourne laneway alongside Lee Ho Fook and a couple of other restaurants and night clubs. Tonka is the Indian sister to nearby Coda which is...More

Thank Dion G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great experience having dinner at Tonka good fusion of indian food wth others tried veg non veg both beautiful flavours very enjoyable for pallet superb desserts on the whole great food good service recomend to the people who would like to try fusion food add...More

Thank Antim K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just love visiting Tonka as you know that you are going to salivate from the moment you see the menu. Everything is served beautifully and the food is so damn delicious! The wait staff are super knowledgeable about their drinks menu and pairing with...More

Thank Evelyn P
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the time you walking you know that you are in for something special. The Fit-out of this place is simple yet beautiful, minimalist and big but yet very warm. We loved it, took my wife & Daughter for their birthday with my son and...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding in every sense-food, wine, service and ambience! We had the Feed Me menu which offered a variety of foods and taste sensations. The Tandoori salmon with the broccolini was our favourite dish, however, we would both give dessert a miss. I didn't like one...More

Thank Greta C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Tonka for my birthday and were treated to the most beautifully crafted Indian cuisine I’ve ever eaten. Lots of variety - small and large dishes, each with a modern Indian twist - from duck on a ‘smear’ of pear purée to soft shell...More

Thank dso1uk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service and great venue. After having some good recommendations it was worth trying out Tonka and we were not let down. We left our food choices in the hands of our lovely host and were not disappointed. Once again the late lunch...More

Thank arandsr
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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Anne W
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Response from EatDrinknbMarried | Reviewed this property |
At lunch on a weekday, mostly business lunches and moderate noise
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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$45 - US$223
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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