Among a sea of Italian restaurants on Melbourne’s Lygon Street, Nadalon Fusion stands out for its diverse menu of South Asian flavours. With dishes chosen from the northern Punjab region, all the way down to Kerala in the south, as well as some Indo-Chinese dishes thrown in for good measure, Nadalon provides guests with an overview of India’s very best dishes. A Carlton favourite, this popular restaurant is open daily for when the curry cravings strike.
Just steps from the University of Melbourne on Carlton’s Lygon Street, close to where the road intersects with Grattan Street, Nadalon Fusion is making waves with their incredible South Asian specialties. With white tablecloths and leather chairs, the restaurant is suitable for a celebratory dinner or a business lunch with the colleagues, as well as for a first date or private functions of any kind (corporate events, weddings, birthday parties – Nadalon does it all).
Separated into vegetarian and non-vegetarian categories, the menu at Melbourne’s Nadalon Fusion makes it easy for herbivorous diners to find the perfect dish, or for meat lovers to locate the beefiest option. Begin with entrees like samosas, vegetable pakoras, onion bhaji, chicken tikka or bada kebab (lamb chops) before digging into main courses such as butter chicken – always a good choice – or the rahra tawa chicken, a Nadalon special consisting of boneless chicken in a minced lamb gravy cooked with rare spices. Desserts like the pistachio kulfi and the rasmalai are highly recommended before venturing back out into the hubbub of Carlton – reserve ahead to ensure a table.