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Sheni's Curries

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Shop 16 161 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 3535
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

You walk in and queue for your turn to be served. Get in before the lunch crowd. Ordered a smal vegetarian option and my partner ordered their daily chicken special option - $10 each. Food was amazing - the condiments were the highlight of the meal. I imagine that's how food is served in Sri Lanka. Good on them for... More 

1 Thank Chatnoir-miaow
Sydney, Australia
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251 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

This place is directly opposite the hyatt in Collins st so easy to find, watch the step down going in ! This place is not exactly spotlessly clean which knowing sri lankans comes down to laziness, cleaning that’s for the servants, the service is scatty and there are too many people at the front counter not communicating with each other... More 

Thank boski
Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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70 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Located right opposite Grand Hyatt Collins Street, Sheni's Curries is ideally located, has enough room for at least 20 people and serves chicken, beef, mutton and vegetable curries daily. For those who miss South Indian or spicy Sri Lankan food, and don't want to travel far from the CBD, this is an ideal place to dine. Unfortunately this restaurant only... More 

Thank Gopi2225
Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Yum Yum Yum. This truly Sensational. Authentic Sri Lankan cuisine right her in out glorious city !!! Get there quick, or you are missing out.

1 Thank GinaDonazzan
Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Are you looking for authentic, fresh bold flavours? Want a cheap and cheerful lunch? Sheni's Curries has been a favourite lunch spot of mine for years. For a good price, you get an overflowing box of delicious curry, rice, pickles, papadum.... fantastic. Have a glass of water on hand and you will not be disappointed. There's a queue out the... More 

Thank algrant13
Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2014

I've been looking for local lunch spots around work for a while and generally speaking they have been a bit disappointing. Sheni's was a bit more of a trek and included a short tram ride but wow it was delicious! I went on a Friday and got the special for that day which was a mixed chicken, lamb and beef... More 

Thank dylan1990
Toowoomba, Australia
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132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Small restaurant but great curries. Try the pickled fish curry, (Dont be put off by the name!). Served with a variety of vegetable curries and chutneys etc. Great lunch time value.

1 Thank Malcolm A
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2013 via mobile

This is long time favourite. It's Sri Lankan food that's served hot for $9-11 each, is delicious and so quick that you can be done within 10 mins. Located in the centre of the CBD, it's popular with city workers so try to get there before 12.15pm if you want to avoid the 5 minute queue. Nothing beats Sheni's on... More 

Thank MDDododuck
Melbourne, Australia
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2012

Well, if any one wants to have the real Sri Lankan spicy food, you should definitely go to this place. There are couple of Sri Lankan restaurants in the CBD but none could be compared to the food in Sheni's curries. The first day I had lunch there I felt like it was like my mothers food back home. I... More 

1 Thank ChrisMediwaka
1 review
Reviewed 24 November 2009

Love the food as it only gets better every time you have it. Highly recommend Sheni's Curries to all; especially if you have no access to the Sri Lankan shops in the suburbs.

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 16 161 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 3535

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
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