One of two locations in the Melbourne area, Jai Ho Hoppers Crossing on Old Geelong Road is the go-to place for top-notch Indian cuisine on the western edges of the city. Their menu takes in all the classics of the Indian subcontinent – rogan josh for the brave, butter chicken for the decadent and korma for the lily-livered – there is something for everyone at this Hoppers Crossing eatery, although don’t be fooled into thinking this is a standard curry joint: their khanna khazana (chef’s specials) are designed with the local Indian community in mind, so expect fire and brimstone if you dare to take on their more obscure dishes.
Situated on Old Geelong Road, Jai Ho Hoppers Crossing provides the western side of Melbourne with their fix of flavoursome and occasionally fiery Indian cuisine. They pride themselves on their all-inclusive service, from starters through mains and on to desserts. Indian food is rightly known for diversity– India is a country of over one billion people after all – and the whole spectrum of the subcontinent can be found at Jai Ho in Hoppers Crossing. Begin your meal with a selection of starters: veggies will be happy to see the samosa and pakora spread, whereas carnivores will be salivating over seekh kebabs and Kashmiri lamb cutlets.
The mains at Jai Ho’s Hoppers Crossing branch take into account both local tastes and Indian authenticity, with all of Melbourne’s favourite curries taking their place alongside North Indian specialities picked out by the chef, such as grated paneer and green peas served in a traditional tawa, Punjabi goat curry and lamb kofta. Remember to eat like an Indian: with a range of breads – naan, paratha, roti, kulcha – you can find the perfect delivery method for your curry. Counteract that after-dinner burn with a Jai Ho special, kulfi, a homemade ice cream flavoured with pistachio, mango or rose petals.
The service was very good. Staff pleasant and friendly. We enjoyed all the food and there was a plentiful amount we got to take to take leftovers home!
Atmosphere of the restaurant was good, it looks nice, and the food was amazing! Will definitely come back for some special occasions. Was also very child friendly.
Genuine Indian restaurant. Magnificent service. Beyond delicious food and fresh produce. Elegant decore. Happy atmosphere. Generous servings. Expansive menu. Reasonably priced. Can't wait to return. A real gem.