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Kotaraya - Elsternwick

Elsternwick · Asian · $$$$
Excellent
4.7/6
18 Reviews

About Kotaraya - Elsternwick

It’s tempting to cut straight down towards the bliss awaiting on the Mornington Peninsula, Phillip or French Island, but such a single-minded escape from Melbourne risks missing the chance to try one of the city’s very best Asian restaurants. Easily accessible from the city or southeastern beaches in Elsternwick, where Glen Huntly Road meets the Nepean Highway, Kotaraya has for two decades been firmly established on the top tier of Asian fine dining in Melbourne, with more prestigious awards, flawless reviews and top-level praise than they have variations of delicious prawn dishes (read: a lot). Influences come from Thai, Chinese and Malaysian culinary traditions, celebrating the unique mesh of culture and cuisine across the Sinosphere. The stunning dishes served up (whether a la carte or in Kotaraya’s popular degustation menu) are too many too count and too delicious to describe, but rest assured that you will not regret or forget your visit. We promise.

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Address

Kotaraya - Elsternwick
237-239 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick
Melbourne 3185

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Chef's Choice

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Chef's Recommendations

Special Thai Fish in Light Batter

Asian Food Festival Cooking Award Winner
A$20.50

Kingdo Pork Fillet

Served with a tangy home-made sauce
A$20.50

Kong Poo King Prawns

Sauteed prawns, veggie, dried chilli, nuts
A$23.50
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Beef

Mongolian Beef (Sizzling)

A$20.50

Black Pepper Beef (sizzling)

A$20.50

Curry Beef (Rendang)

Tender marinated beef in Malaysian curry sauce
A$20.50
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Chicken

Roti with Curry Chicken

Malaysian bread served with a chicken thigh, wedges, curry
A$16.00

Nonya Chicken

Chicken thigs wedges, deep fried in light batter of sesame and other ingredients, served with chilli/plum sauce
A$19.50

Coconut Butter Chicken (No Sauce)

Chicken with chilli (mild or hot), flavored with butter and coconut
A$19.50
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Fish

Chilli Fish (Singapore style)

Fried fish fillet in mild chilli sauce and vegetables
A$20.50

Sambal Fish

Fried fish fillet in sambal sauce and vegetables
A$20.50

Special Thai Fish (In Light Batter)

Fish fillet with tangy sauce
A$20.50
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Seafood

5 Spices Calamari (Salt & Pepper)

Calamari in batter, with mild chilli & spices sauce
A$19.50

Green Curry King Prawns (In Hotpot)

King prawns, vegetables, green curry paste blended with a coconut cream
A$23.50

Coconut Butter King Prawns

Asian food festival cooking award winner. King prawns with chilli (mild or hot), flavored with butter and coconut
A$23.50
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Noodles

Chow Ho Fun (Combination)

Flat rice noodles with chicken, calamari, fish cake in egg flour sauce
A$14.00

Pad Thai Noodles (Chicken or Vegetables)

A$14.50

Special Curry Laksa (Seafood)

Noodles in coconut based curry, with spices, king prawns, fish fillet, scallop, calamari, egg, bean curd and bean shoots
A$19.50

18 Kotaraya - Elsternwick Reviews

"Excellent"6/6
Sharona R.4 months ago · 1 review

We enjoyed our dinner at kotoraya . We had the round table. My daughter and husband are vegan and they were very accommodating. The vegan San choy baou was lovely. Thankyou

"Excellent"6/6
Dean M.8 months ago · 1 review

Been there twice now and every dish we have ordered during both visits has been fantastic. Good service too. Fully recommended. Especially if your taking someone along to impress.

"Excellent"6/6
Andrea C.a year ago · 1 review

Our dining experience at Kotaraya was very enjoyable. The food was delicious, the portions were generous, the service was excellent - unobtrusive and friendly, and the venue was clean and relaxing.

"Excellent"6/6
Susanne E.a year ago · 1 review

We had a great time at Kotaraya - Elsternwick. The service is excellent, very helpful and professional. The food is delicious. They even manage a bunch of kids and you don't have to wait long to get the wonderful dishes. We'll definitely be back soon.

"Great"5/6
ORAH k.5 days ago · 2 reviews

Best Asian food in south of the Yarra district. Wonderful crispy duck on Sunday lunch only $14.50. It comes with small ball of soup and rice and vegetables-all that included in price and so tasty. Other suggestions are all around $11.00-Mee Goreng, curry lax a and many more. Busy place on weekends but meals come out fast and you can have a quick meal if you want or sit leisurely and just enjoy. Helpful staff.

"Great"5/6
Julie C.4 months ago · 4 reviews

Lovely food and generous servings. The special mixed entree is particularly good, as is the roti with peanut sauce. Spacious and not too noisy when we were there. BYO wine is always a bonus. Can recommend for a a good Malaysian feed.

"Great"5/6
ORAH k.4 months ago · 2 reviews

Great food-best Asian restaurant in that area. Quick service with a smile. Value for money. Highly recommended. We were family of 5-all of us loved it. Plenty of good food for $80.00, still took 3 containers of food for next day lunch.

"Great"5/6
Morris T.a year ago · 1 review

Kotaraya has a great variety of Asian foods with lots of flavour. We have enjoyed going to Kotaraya before or after the movies at the theatre 200 metres away for over 20 years. Staff are friendly, BYO Is easy.

"Great"5/6
Megan F.7 months ago · 1 review

The food was very tasty and they had more traditional choices that the usual Malaysian/Chinese restaurants. The only downfall for us was that we could BYO wine, but not beer!

"Great"5/6
Darren A.2 months ago · 1 review

Food was excellent as always and the service is great. They did seem slow with getting the food out but later explained that the chef had called in sick.

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