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Reviewed 31 July 2021 via mobile

Lovely butter chicken (slightly spicy, although I asked for no spice - no problem for our son). Tender chicken and good serving size. Rice was nice and the garlic naan was tasty. Mango lassi came in a coffee cup. Very friendly and fast service.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 27 June 2021 via mobile

Major birthday celebration. Machan comfortably fit two dozen of us in. Feasted across all menu. Tandoor items a standout. Ordered heaps of garlic naan and hardly got any (kids demolished the baskets ha). Wonderful hospitality, delicious Indian and great service. Memorable occasion.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 13 May 2021

Better than most Indian food. The butter chicken was very tender and melted in my mouth. A great place for Indian food.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 6 May 2021 via mobile

Great Indian restaurant with a good variety of meals to suit all tastes, the staff are attentive and friendly, the owner Ronan is the perfect host . Thus is Eltham’s best restaurant in my opinion always spotless,roomy and great food at fair prices... Highly Recommend

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 17 February 2021

Although we had to travel a bit to try this place. we're glad we did. The restaurant is very nice, roomy and well set up. We ordered Butter Chicken, Beef Korma, Chicken Biriyani and Garlic and Cheese Naan. Every bit of our meal was delicious...and we simply could not fault it or the friendly service. We took our leftovers home and ate them next day and it was all still great after being reheated. We're definitely going back there again soon.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 1 April 2020

This was our first meal from Machan Indian Restaurant and we were not disappointed! Based on past reviews we took a chance and it was worth it. It was so yummy but the BEST PART was that they offered FREE DELIVERY while we’re in lockdown....He didn’t want to take advantage when everyone is suffering. That’s what it’s all about, looking after each other.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed 3 January 2020

We decided to book at Machan based on the reviews on TripAdvisor and were happy we did. Our appetiser, fish tikka, was a great start, 4 nice pieces of fish, perfectly cooked and nicely spiced. We ordered 5 different mains and what I really liked...was that they were brought out as we ordered. I mean the “hot” dish was very spicy, the medium hot dishes were indeed medium hot. My experience is that often the dishes come out standard and not with the level of “hotness” you want. But here the staff and the chef clearly listened to what we asked for and delivered it. The restaurant was pretty full and the service was excellent, casual but still attentive. So we enjoyed it and will be back to try some other dishes.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 8 October 2019

We moved into this area over 10yrs ago and were surprised to find such a quality Indian restaurant near by. A family run place that is a favorite amongst locals. Lovely hosts and even better food! If you are r in Eltham, you must try...Machans. For us, it is easily the best indian eatery in Melbourne.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 September 2019

Friendly service, the vegetarian food is excellent. The quality constant. What do you want more? Also good with kids. There is something for everyone.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 August 2019 via mobile

A great Indian meal 1/2 vegetarian 1/2 meat based. very good choices both vegetarian & meat based for entrees & mains. Good service. BYO wine.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Yes, Machan Indian Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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Machan Indian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5