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171 King St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
+61 2 9550 2611
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Launceston, Australia
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135 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We decided to try this place on recommendation of one of our party members after coming out of the cinema. The food was extremely nice and very reasonably priced. We tried some dishes we have never tried before which was great. We wanted some wine, but they only had one bottle of shiraz, so suggested we go to the bottle... More 

Thank MMLE
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10 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We shared hot and spicy prawn curry, mild chicken curry, beef curry and pea and potato curry. We could taste the spices in each dish. We had naan bread at other meals here but didn't order it this time because if the amount of food we ordered wouldn't leave room for the bread!

Thank Krystyna T
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first started going to this place many years ago and always enjoyed it despite slightly indifferent service - the food was always good. Then the food seemed to decline and we stopped eating there for a few years. Back today for lunch and it had returned to its former glory. Prawn masala dosa is my favourite.

Thank schnaxxl
Sam A, Owner at Kammadhenu, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and get satisfaction with food and service.hope to see u again. Thanks again Sam More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place serves SriLankan and south Indian food... the string hoppers and curry is really good... best part is the price... they are really cheap

Thank Pulickal S
Sam A, Owner at Kammadhenu, responded to this review

Thanks and really appreciate.hope u enjoyed and plz pass good words amoung ur circle. We are hoping to see u again with ur family and frens... Thanks Sam More 

Vincentia, Australia
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153 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The taste of Sri Lanka served up in an artistic way and delicious to the last bite. "Kammadhenu" is the place to go in buzzing King Street Newtown for authentic Indian fare. Try it out you'll be sumptuously surprised.

Thank David R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I worked in Sri Lanka a couple of years ago and fell in love with Kotthu and this place recreated that taste for me perfectly! Whenever we go we get the chicken Kotthu and the masala dosa which I couldn't recommend enough. I live in manly but travel to Newtown just to have this food! Prompt service and delicious every... More 

Thank Elicia M
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447 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Eaten many times here over the years and have really decided that this is a lunch spot for us and we would choose the dosa over the other dishes here, they are really the standout and not an easy dish to find elsewhere in Newtown - although better can be had in Harris Park. Good quick snack or lunch spot.

Thank Five15
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

The hoppers, koththu, string hoppers and dhal curry and of course the faluda were the best we hv had in Australia. Excellent service and friendly staff. Definetely worth a try if u want to have food similar to what you have back at home

Thank Karen B
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Great food - huge variety on menu, range of drinks, excellant prices, staff friendly, centre newtown on main strip

Thank 666Victoria666
Sam A, Owner at Kammadhenu, responded to this review

Thank you sir for great review and really appreciate that you enjoy your meal with us.Hope to see you again. Thanks again. More 

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132 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Came with family we all got different Dosai and a curry to share. Great flavours good range of beer and good prices.

Thank Peter P
Sam A, Owner at Kammadhenu, responded to this review

Thanks you sir, hope to see you again with your family and more frens.hope u will spread some good words among your circle. Thanks More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$12
Indian, Malaysian, Sri Lankan, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 King St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Newtown>  > Newtown
  • Neighbourhood: Newtown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9550 2611
Srilankan,Southindian,Malaysain food on its best in here.

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A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the best live music venues in the city, shows can be found everywhere from the official theatres to the neighbourhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a neighbourhood primarily known for its many Thai restaurants, Newtown has evolved into a foodie's paradise with a delightful array of highly innovative cuisines from around the world. It is still possible to eat on a budget, but if you crave a more sophisticated menu, Newtown will not disappoint.
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