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Gurkha's Cafe Nepalese Restaurant - CLOSED

258 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9663 3119
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible13%
22 May 2016
“Good food, if you like oddities”
15 Jan 2016
“Ghurka's is worth a visit”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Asian, Nepalese
258 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

Nepalese food is good. It is not like Indian food, though it may seem to be a trifle strange. I would recommend the lassi, which is a yoghurt drink and the momos, which are similar to Chinese dumplings. Nepal is sandwiched between India and China,...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Gurkha's Cafe serves Nepali food. I have been here several times and I liked it, but I am not head over heels in love with Nepali food. The meal is filling and the charges are moderate, but not cheap. There are several Nepali restaurants around...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 12 October 2015

I am such a finicky eater and generally have more negative experiences eating out than not as my standards are high. but this place was probably the best I have had in a long time- the food is not too oily, the dishes not too...More

Thank cat m
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

First time trying Nepalese Food - Loved it!I had the goat ! Small restaurant, cosy , authentic style of food and in a warm ambient atmosphere. Definitely recommended .

Thank Matesuplate
Reviewed 31 October 2014

We loved the food here, delicious and worth walking to on Flinders Street, very reasonable price and nice house wine.

Thank Se4sandsurfm
Reviewed 27 April 2014

The food selection is good, and the service was very prompt and friendly however the toilet facilities for this cafe determined from the experience. Seems to have a toilet that is shared with adjourning businesses in a courtyard. Best described as a bad night club...More

Thank Haidee F
Reviewed 31 July 2013

258 Lygon St ... is Mona Lisa... where did Gurkha's Cafe go? I have eaten there some time back... It was a great place... would appreciate if the owner can publish the new location...

3  Thank Sajani K
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Service very good, helpful and quick, do not go past the mushrooms in the entrees! Delicious food and cheap.

Thank Wendy C
Reviewed 22 March 2013

This restaurant is at 500 Flinders Street, which is the down market end opposite the Aquarium. Lots of graffiti and scratched windows but don't let that put you off. Excellent food and service - like Indian without the hotness. Well worht a visit if staying...More

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 30 May 2012

This place was very friendly indeed and the service was very good, though the food was in all honesty quite average.

Thank Nimitta
Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated
over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the
place. Until recently, this neighbourhood was home to
the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who
started their day with a local espresso. They are
gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this
Little Italy which has something for everyone.
Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way
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Restaurant Details

Asian, Nepalese
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  • Address: 258 Lygon St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 3119
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