Since 1985, Surjit’s Restaurant has been leading the charge in Sydney’s Indian dining scene, paving the way so that South Asian cooking made its way from the fringes to the mainstream, eventually becoming one of Sydney’s preferred cuisines for eating out. This family-run restaurant is now a household name throughout the city, drawing in diners from as far as Dee Why to their charming location along Annandale’s Parramatta Road, just a stone’s throw from the University of Sydney campus.
If there’s one restaurant that comes to mind when thinking of Sydney’s finest Indian cuisine, it has to be Surjit’s in Annandale. This local legend has been on the scene for some time now, dishing out sophisticated South Asian dishes with a particular flair all their own. Constantly innovating during the last thirty years, restaurateur Surjit Gujral – joined by his son Rasandeep – makes sure that his menu stays flexible, sticking to traditional while also continuing to evolves. And Surjit’s can throw a party like no other, so be sure to enquire within if you’re looking to throw a party for the history books.
At Sydney’s Surjit’s Restaurant, you’ll be met with a wide range of classic curries including favourites such as lamb rogan josh, murg jalfrezi and the highly recommended adraki batair, roasted quails cooked with ginger and an array of spices. For vegetarians, there are many options from palak paneer to dhal makhani, and for seafood fans, there‘s the machi rasa meen (fresh ling fish fillets cooked in coconut milk and tamarind) and Surjrit’s special chilli prawns. Don’t neglect to try the desserts – sweet delights like the mango or pistachio kulfi are the perfect way to round out an incredible meal. Booking is highly encouraged when planning to dine at this local legend on Annandale’s Parramatta Road.
Surjit's never disappoints ! Everything is fresh and the nan bread is top notch. Mains are a good size but vegetarian entrees like the Aloo Tikki are a bit small for the price. However, overall a meal there is good value.
Only reason I gave 5/6 and not 6/6 was because the table we were sat at was in a not so nice location. Everything else was excellent.