Melbourne is a diner’s paradise, with countless restaurants of superb quality to be found all over the city. Indian food is a particular strongpoint, and for those in Richmond, there are a few local favourites, most notably Konna Indian Cuisine on the suburb’s famous Swan Street, where the kitchen doles out a cornucopia of curry classics to the hungry public of the area. The restaurant opens from 11am each day for lunch and dinner service, so regardless of the time, you can be sure of a great feed when you darken the door: just remember to book a table first.
Eating out in Melbourne is easy – choosing where to go is the difficult part. Richmond’s Swan Street is a noted hub of restaurants and pubs, and for those who love a great curry, Konna Indian is always a superb option. The restaurant’s location is enviable: not only is it on one of the main dining drags, it’s also close to both Richmond and East Richmond train stations, as well as the huge sporting arenas of AAMI Park and the world-renowned Melbourne Cricket Ground.
A location is not everything, of course, and any Indian restaurant worth the name requires a menu to back it up. Konna Indian on Swan Street has curry house favourites in spades, with a selection of mains, starters and specials that take in the full repertoire of the Indian culinary tradition. Kebabs, tandoori dishes, pakoras and tikka dishes dominate the starter menu, and the standard rogan josh, madras and vindaloo curries are there too: but the specials are where Konna Indian sets itself apart from the rest of Richmond. We recommend the dum chicken, slow-cooked in the traditional Hyderabadi-style. Make sure you reserve ahead of time when you go, though, as Konna Indian is among the most popular restaurants in Melbourne.
Nice restaurant in the heart of Richmond. The service was really good and the food was very nice. We enjoyed our night and we will come back.