About the restaurant
If you want to taste the Indian experience, climb up to north Sydney’s Crows Nest and seek out Raavi’s Cumin down Burlington Street. This fine Indian restaurant has some serious pedigree, thanks to the leadership of acclaimed chef and restaurateur Ravi Gandhi, whose years of experience, community mentorship and downright culinary sophistication ensure that a meal – or, why not, a banquet – at Raavi’s Cumin is unforgettable (and highly repeatable).
The executive chef and owner of Raavi’s Cumin, Ravi Gandhi, is consistently ranked among India’s top twenty cuisine experts, harking from a long line of restaurateurs and heading up all manner of hospitality associations and initiatives. Thank goodness, then, for Australia’s open-armed immigration policy, because now Sydney’s Crows Nest is Ravi’s home and home to his flagship restaurant Raavi’s Cumin! Those looking for an Indian eatery that isn’t run-of-the-mill and a kitchen that respects the traditions and philosophy of South Asian cooking, are advised to book a table at this Burlington Street restaurant without delay.
Raavi’s Cumin emphasises, as the name suggests, the humble cumin seed. Integral to Indian cookery, this unassuming spice lends its penetrating pepper and citrus bite to gravies and grills, rice, vegetables, and bread. A typical Indian and South Asian spice, a renowned digestif and purportedly anti-carcinogenic, cumin symbolises this Sydney Indian restaurant’s dedication to South Asia’s diverse regional cuisines and the healthful qualities of Indian cookery, something that often seems counterintuitive to the uninitiated. Showered with accolades that often suggest Raavi’s Cumin is one of Sydney’s best Indian restaurants, this Burlington Street, Crows Nest hotspot is a destination for the city’s discerning diners.