CLOSED: Lakishmi Vilas Vegetarian Take Away

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
  • ( 6 reviews )



31 Pultney St, Shop 531, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia, VIC 3175

Casual Indian restaurant offering traditional South Indian cuisine with dosas, uttapam, and lunch comb meals which are served on metal tiffin plates. Reported closed, May 2021.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Fast food, Take-out

6 Reviews

First Review by Aloo


Points +173

31 Dec 2019

Not vegan

They said they couldn’t give us rice or lentils because it’s cooked in ghi. Everything on the menu appears to be cooked in ghi. They made us an off menu meal without any animal products, and it was terrible. On the up side, their entrees appear to be vegan. Their samosa’s and bhaji’s were delicious, with a delicious chutney dip. Seems to be a decent place if you’re a vegetarian.


Points +451

03 Dec 2015

Cheap and tasty

We've eaten here a few times recently, working our way through the menu. Staff have advised us about vegan options with no problems - the combo is vegan if lassi is swapped for a soft drink, and most dosas we've tried have been vegan (exception is the ghee dosa which obviously is not). Food is cheap and tasty.

Pros: tasty, cheap authentic feel

Cons: vegan options not labelled


Points +11911

12 Oct 2015


Vegan not mentioned on the menu at all, multiple staff members did not appear to understand or care about vegan food and were happy to say everything was vegan when clearly it is not.
If a vegan wants to eat vegetarian food, this may be the place to go

Cons: lack of interest, staff, no labeling on menu



Points +51

14 Jan 2013

A Little Slice Of India

This place has authentic south Indian food (my favourite cuisine). Friendly staff, good value, delicious.

Pros: Authentic

Cons: They Are In Melbourne And I Live In Alice!


Points +57

09 Apr 2010

authentic, yummy

I've been to Lakishimi Vilas a couple of times for lunch/early dinner. Its like a little cafe you would find in an Indian city shopping district (down to the handbasin in the corner to wash your hands before/after eating). Its basic but clean and the ladies who run it are friendly and helpful, the kitchen is open behind the counter. Smallish menu of snacks and curries (thali-but I think you can order separate dishes), there are lassis and a nice cup of chai. Its a great place for authentic indian vegetarian food. whenever I've been there most customers seem to be of Indian background so I guess that's a good recommendation. Reasonably priced. I dont know if you can book but if you are making a special trip it would be worth checking because it is small and the tables are small too.

Pros: all vegetarian, authentic food, tasty, reasonable


Points +4869

16 Feb 2007

You gotta try the DOSA!

Dosa is one of those foods, that until recently, was very hard to get it Australia. It is a thin crepe, filled with spicy (typically) potato, served with a thin dhall (called sambar)and cococut chutney. It is vegan, and crispy- few people know how to do it well-this place does. Lakshmi Villas is quaint, cafe style place, often busy and noisy. The staff are friendly, the food always good and fresh and prepared with care. I would recommend this place for the food, but not particularly for the ambience.

Pros: excellent food, lots of vegan options, service friendly

Cons: noisy

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