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The Curry Bowl

Central Business District
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41/250 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, Victoria 8001, Australia
+61 3 9639 0868
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Tiny quick turnover cash only curry joint. Steady trade while I was there. The curries are extremely good. I had lamb and two veg - Dahl and an eggplant curry with a papadam and yogurt and curry paste on the side thrown in. Serves are generous and very reasonably priced. Service is efficient and snappy. A very good package all... More 

Thank TwoSheds57
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Tiny place opposite the Marriot Hotel on Lonsdale St. Has a great choice of delicious Sri Lankan curries freshly prepared daily including a vegetarian option for around $8. For this you typically get basmati rice, dahl, 2 vegetable curries and a papadom. A selection of pickles is included if you prefer it spicy. The food really tastes 'home cooked'. Seating... More 

Thank Savanna454
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I’ve going to the Curry Bowl for more than 10 years. If this (101 Lonsdale St near the corner of Lonsdale and Exhibition Sts next to the 7/11) little hole-in-the-wall (it IS tiny) was a proper sit-down restaurant I’m sure you’d be paying much more and probably getting less. Much loved by nearby public servants and Telstra workers, I don’t... More 

Thank MikeofMelbourne
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164 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

This place is on lonsdale street bang opposite our hotel Marriot,which was convenient.The working hrs are a plus.At 3 30 when most places were closed for lunch,we found this restaurant open.We had paratha,rice and 4 curries for 9 .50 dollars which we could share .The lady at the counter was gracious.They are Srilankan but food was similar to our South... More 

Thank rampriya2000
Sydney, Australia
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98 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Great Food! Great Price and Very Reasonable with letting you have multiple choices of curries! We went here multiple times as theres not much food nearby which is easily taken away without a wait time!

Thank Triphappenings
Sydney, Australia
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221 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

The curry bowl on Elizabeth street which is now closed was a much better run food outlet, it was cleaner and was organised with a plentiful amount of food ready to sell. This version shows that the owners need to pay attention to their business. Staff who don’t know what days they will have certain products, no customer service inclination,... More 

Thank boski
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

We have been here for about 8 years and it has tasted fantastic every time, never disappointing us. Recently they closed due to the Myer redevelopment and are no longer in Elizabeth Street, however they are at 101 Lonsdale st and 530 Little Collins st. Our personal favourite things to eat are the eggplant, dhal, chilli beef(only at 530 Little... More 

1 Thank Helen D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

We had just a little time left for a quick dinner before the evening show. We came along the curry bowl by accident and tried it. It was really good. Nice food, nice prices, quick and friendly. Large curry dish with coke 11$.

1 Thank Earthling42
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Reasonable prices for delicious food. You can either choose to sit in or to take away. The portions are enough if you are hungry from walking around the CBD. The sauces, rice, meat and vegetables were fresh everytime we went there. Go there and enjoy!!!

1 Thank HansHund
Sydney, Australia
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67 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013 via mobile

Great little place for a quick curry or 2. I stuck with the vegetarian dishes which were just devine!

1 Thank AJParrello

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Indian
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Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41/250 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, Victoria 8001, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9639 0868

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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