Gurkhas Cafe

Melbourne CBDNepalese, Pan Asian$$$$
Very Good
4.4/6
5 Reviews
Free and fast bookingEasily reserve a table in seconds
Happy customersMore than 100 million full and satisfied diners
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About Gurkhas Cafe

Named after the mighty Nepalese soldiers known for their prowess and ingenuity, Melbourne’s Gurkhas Cafe puts the same know-how and dexterity to use in the kitchen, whipping up incredible Nepalese cuisine for guests in a relaxed setting. Found on Flinders Street close to the aquarium, in the heart of Melbourne’s central business district, Gurkhas Cafe provides quick, friendly service and satisfying portions for locals on the go, every day of the week.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Address

Gurkhas Cafe
500 Flinders Street, Melbourne CBD
Melbourne 3000

Menu Highlights

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Starters

Pakauda

Nepalese style potato fritters served with tomato chutney
A$5.50

Singada

Curry Puff filled with lightly spiced mixed vegetable and served with plum sauce
A$6.90

Scallops Shaslick

Fresh scallops marinated with our chefs style spices served on the bed of saffron rice
A$8.50

More about Gurkhas Cafe, Melbourne CBD

Founder Chandra Yonzon has a deep connection to Nepal’s legendary Gurkhas. His grandfather, who served in The Brigade of Gurkhas for 27 years, inspired him to name his restaurants after these brave fighters. Melbourne’s city outlet on Flinders Street in the central business district has gained tremendous success for its fresh, unique offerings and commitment to excellence in service. Decorated with Nepalese furnishings, as well as with artifacts like Ghurkas’ weapon of choice, a curved knife called a khukuri, the restaurant provides a unique space to dine with friends.

A meal at Gurkhas Cafe is best begun with an order of momo, Nepalese dumplings filled with a variety of fillings (choose between meat, vegetable, or mixed) and served with a tasty tomato chutney. The restaurant’s main courses are split between vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices, with several seafood options. Try the tofuko tarkari made by cooking tofu and vegetables in a soya sauce, or go for the chow seafood, Nepalese fishman’s-style noodles with an assortment of seafood. Like it hot? Then order the chilli beef cooked with capsicum, onion and chillies. Gurkhas Cafe is a local favourite in Melbourne’s central business district, so make sure to book in advance.

5 Gurkhas Cafe Reviews

Very Good
4.4/6
5 Reviews
Value for money:Reasonable value
Food:Good
Atmosphere:Lively
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Very good
Service:Great
"Great"
5/6
Allan H.a year ago · 1 review

We went as a group and ordered a banquet meal. All the dishes were wonderful. We were very satisfied with the service and quality of the food. Would recommend this place and will be returning.

"Great"
5/6
Chris C.a year ago · 1 review

Service was adequate but friendly. The meals were delicious, and with entrée, main and glass of wine for four, the bill was just $100 - fantastic value! Hidden gem in Melbourne's CBD - highly recommended.

"Excellent"
6/6
Harry G.a year ago · 2 reviews

Great food, friendly service, would definitely recommend , went there for a work dinner, food was brought out at the right time, staff were helpful