Shakahari Too

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    ( 11 reviews )
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225 Clarendon St, South Melbourne, South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205

Upscale vegetarian dining. Serving fusion food with Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and Indian influences. Open Tue-Sat 12:00pm-3:00pm, 6:00pm-10:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Asian Fusion

Reviews (11)

First Review by Aloo

Disappointing - Edit

Food was bland and uninteresting. The dishes all sound great but lack flavour and balance. If you'd have made those dishes at home though you'd be very pleased.

Pros: vegetarian with plenty of vegan options

Cons: somewhat underwhelming

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Always delicious - Edit

Delicious meals, full flavoured, interesting cuisine (satay skewers A1 also avocado chips and black rice dessert) but anything you choose you'll not be disappointed with. Thank you.
To die for desserts
Great for couple, groups and families
Clean, friendly, bright. Beautiful venues
Happy lovely staff
Lunch and dinner dinning

Pros: delicious never waivers , perfect service

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Great addition too - Edit

I've been to the original Shakahari several times but this was our first visit to number Too. A wide ranging choice of Asian fusion on the menu and everything was delicious. The wine list is also vegan and they had some excellent selections. Service was quick and friendly.
Only negative was the atmosphere and decor - lacking in both like a house that you've just moved in to.

Pros: Good choices on menu for food and wine, Friendly service

Cons: Lacking in atmosphere

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a bit overpriced... - Edit

I so wanted to love this place as it's the closest vegan place to my house.
I had the laksa which was tasty, but it wasn't as good as the Vegie Bar one (which is cheaper too). Then I stupidly paid $15 for a dessert. I thought if it's $15 it would be like a mouthgasm, but it was actually quite strange. I had the tofu caramel which was a take on creme caramel. Looked amazing but just plain weird and so so overpriced!!
I probably won't return, as I think you can get nicer food at better prices elsewhere like Smith & Daughters, Vegie Bar and Urban Projuice.
Service was good, so I feel bad writing this. But I think they need to step it up a bit!

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awesome!! - Edit

I had the lasagna yomamma (best name btw) and I loved it! Filling, but I wasn't bloated at the end. It was warm and a good size. Came with salad in this amazing dressing with potatoes and carrot yum!!!

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a Melbourne treasure - Edit

I've been here twice, on both occasions with a group of non vegans (one was my 21st!)
On both times the meals were fantastic and service great. I had the green laksa and mushroom agnolotti. Delicious! You can see they put a lot of effort into their menu- all the items sound tasty and interesting!

Pros: varied menu, great flavour, mostly vegan

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Time to spice things up - Edit

Well presented food which unfortunately fails to deliver on flavour. Shakari has been serving up the same menu for several years now and the creative juices seem to have stopped flowing.

Pros: Elegant setting, Beautiful presentation

Cons: Bland, Menu needs a refresh

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The future may... - Edit

The menu could really use refreshing and the food (while very well presented) was bordering on bland. Hopefully the management and staff will revisit the menu and re-add the spark that once made Shakahari & Shakahari too stand out.

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Fresh and Delicious - Edit

I happened to be walking down Clarendon street when I saw a sign for Shakahari and notice it was a vegetarian restaurant. I checked out the menus outside and it sounded good so I headed in.

I had a wonderful time and am so glad I went in! The food was fantastic, very fresh and flavorful. I had and recommend both the Green Papaya and the Satay Shakahari. The portions were good sized so I was very full by the time my meal was over. The prices were well within Australia's high range, high but not extravagant.

The service was also great. I didn't catch the names of the waiter or bartender but both were very friendly and helpful.

I will certainly return the next time I'm in Melbourne, thanks for a great time!

Pros: Great food, Friendly and good service

Cons: Expensive, but not too bad by Australia standards

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Tasty food and great service - Edit

I ate here with another friend so we shared the avocado tempura entree which was delicious. I had the quinoa croquettes as a main and they were very tasty and served with some salad and broccoli. My friend had the moorish rice which had a lot of flavour. We also shared a tofu caramel dessert which was nice and not too sweet. I find the noise levels much better than the Carlton restaurant. The service was efficient and they were happy for us to order dessert after waiting for our main meals to settle. As the previous reviewer mentioned, it is more expensive than some other vegetarian restaurants in Melbourne but it is worth every cent!
Updated from previous review on Saturday July 13, 2013

Pros: choice, flavour, nice location

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South Melbourne Shakahari Too delights the locals - Edit

There is no mistaking the Shakahari flavour at this new restaurant. Similar menu, and service..which is just exceptional. The food did not disapoint either. I had an amazing green laksa, which had intricate flavours, topped with tempeh and tofu and green vegies. It was delightful.
It is a little pricey compared to most Melbourne vegetarian restaurants, but well worth it. Especially for a celebratory meal.

Pros: Innovative Food, Plenty of vegan options, service

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