About Desi Dhaba

A colourful and uniquely decorated restaurant, Desi Dhaba offers an array of Indian dishes hailing from as far south as Kerala, all the way to Punjab in the north. Ideal for vegetarians, with plenty of veg-heavy options and meat-free dishes, Desi Dhaba offers a welcoming space for diners of all shapes and sizes. Situated on Flinders Street in Melbourne’s City Centre, just steps from the Yarra River and Birrarung Marr Park, Desi Dhaba provides a fun Indian dining experience for the entire family.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am


Desi Dhaba
134 Flinders St,, Melbourne CBD
Melbourne 3000

Menu Highlights



Dhabey da Tikka

boneless pieces of chicken, marinated overnight, cooked in our clay pot Tandoori oven

Adraki Malai Chops

Succulent lamb cutlets marinated overnight in fresh ginger, yoghurt and chefs secret spices

Andhra Fish


More about Desi Dhaba, Melbourne CBD

With bicycles hanging from the ceiling and colourful furnishings, Desi Dhaba in Melbourne City Centre has created a whimsical atmosphere for enjoying their tasty Indian specialties. Dressed in traditional Punjab attire, the servers at this Indian restaurant on Flinders Street are as well-versed in Indian culture as they are in the cuisine. In addition to the restaurant’s charming decor, the sophisticated kids’ menu also pleases the little ones, featuring fish fingers, veggie spring rolls and chicken fingers, all served with fries.

Drank too much last night? Desi Dhaba’s got the cure – take the Desi Dhaba Hangover Buster and chow down on two aloo parathas, two fried eggs, dahi (yogurt), pickles and lassi. Or just sleep in and order up mains like Punjabi butter chicken, goat masala, paneer sag, or the Malai chicken tikka plate. If you’re looking for more of a fusion-inspired meal, be sure to try specialties from the restaurant’s Indo-Chinese menu such as chilli fish, chicken Manchurian and chow mein. Also available for takeaway and delivery, Desi Dhabi is one of the most popular Indian restaurants in Melbourne City Centre– make a reservation if you plan to dine in!

19 Desi Dhaba Reviews

Very Good
19 Reviews
Waiting time:Very good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
Simran K.3 months ago · 1 review

Visited this restaurant for the first time. Food was really good. Friendly staff and the customer service was really good. Would love to visit again:)

Theo M.9 months ago · 2 reviews

Lovely food, rustic atmosphere and pleasant staff :) came with a group of 11 people and it was easy to sort everything. I had the Goan Vindaloo which is amazing!

Andrew K.10 months ago · 1 review

Like the ambience and the staff. They are generous with the serving size and quality is not the best but enough to be contented with.