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“Should keep this a secret just for us!!!”

Mother India Restaurant
Ranked #48 of 332 Restaurants in Fremantle
Price range: US$15 - US$22
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Home style Indian food at its best.
Perth, Australia
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142 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Should keep this a secret just for us!!!”
Reviewed 9 December 2012

We have been going to Mother India for years now and are reluctant to tell anyone about it as we feel it is "our own find". However whenever we arrive there, there are more and more and more people dining in or taking out!
The Butter Chicken is absolutely the best I have eaten as are every other dish on the menu.
I love the atmosphere......love that "Mother India" wanders through the place just talking to everyone.
Amazing value for amazing food!

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank Dianne W
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English first
Fremantle, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Please write genuine reviews”
Reviewed 9 October 2012

I became a member of Urbanspoon and tripadvisor specially to write these reviews about Mother India. Have regularly gone here, from 90's. Pretty much part of the Mother India Family. Recently we visited them and as usual while having a conversation with the "Mother" of Mother India who sometimes come to our table to ask about the food. She casually mentioned how the recent competition around them is trying hard to write bad comments about this restaurants in the internet. They were not so worried competition copying their menu exactly, as they consider this a privilege. Before writing this I went online to check out few Indian Restaurant Menus. I noticed one of them has copied word to word of the "Value Pack Meals" Mother India is serving for ages.

Recently there was a review by BEX295 in urban spoon, And ROSINEB from Tripadvisor. These reviews are identical word to word. Hence it is pretty obvious it is the same person


As a regular, we like to expose this person(competition) and stop them writing these kinds reviews of an establishment we adore. I am sure people read these kinds reviews always use their common sense and judge themselves.

1. Where can you get pappadam and Mint chutney for $3?
2. I have seen the owners always bringing a sample to taste if you order very mild. only after approval they bring out the main. The answer to this is in the review written by "Fabulous Food" in the Urban Spoon. How did they get what they given for tasting and not these people.
3. From our personal experience, after the food is served little later, the "Mother" or Dharshini( Owner) or the lovely gentlemen(who is there for last eight years) come and ask us about the food. One instance, we remember they brought us a new extra dish when we mentioned the meat was little tuff. Doubt they ignored this time for BEX295 or ROSINEB
4. We never had problems with portions. Just go through all other reviews and you can understand the portions are always plenty. If we go with group and request for anything extra including rice we are given free of charge. One day I refused to accept this and they said it is important each customer who come there to go completely satisfied. Actually these small caring gestures made us go again and agian. I am sure if you ask their regulars they will tell the same. By the way regulars of the establishment come for many years and I assume they have never written a single review anywhere. Considering they are busty most of the time we have visited, by now there should be thousands of followers.
5. The cost of the meal for three should be Any chicken 19.50*2+19.50 for lamb+ rice for three maximum they would have paid is $10(1litre)+$3 for Pappadam & chutney = $71.50
These people got it completely wrong. unless they had rice for $28.50???? not possible at all.

Please judge yourselves.

  • Visited October 2012
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3 Thank Freotodd
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Dublin, Ireland
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160 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Ok food with small portions”
Reviewed 5 October 2012

We went here because of the great reviews. It wasn’t easy to find as we took a bus and it’s in the middle of a residential area. We had booked a table for three but when we got there they had squashed three chairs on a 2 person table. We managed to negotiate a larger table if we only stayed there an hour. We ordered poppadoms and some chutneys. When it came out it was just one chutney, and a very small portion for $3. We ordered a chicken madras, butter chicken and a lamb dish. We asked for a very mild butter chicken and they brought some out to taste which wasn’t hot. They then brought out the full size dishes and it was too hot! The chicken madras was medium but was very hot. So two of us struggled through our dishes and didn’t enjoy them at all. The rice portions were small and we had to order two each.

The server was busy and hard to get hold of even though there were only three tables occupied.

It came to $90 for three people which seemed quite expensive for a poppadom and main meal each.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank RosineB
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Fremantle, Australia
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best Vindaloo since leaving the UK”
Reviewed 17 August 2012

This restaurant is a little out of the way at the bottom of Forrest St and facing on to the Stirling Highway extension, but is well worth the visit. The food is authentic, plentiful and well priced, for the lover of hot and spicy I would recommend the Chicken Vindaloo it is the real deal, and for the less fiery the Chicken Saagwala is a treat.

The venue is basic, but who cares the food is great. My only criticism is it is cash only for both take away and dine in.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Blakey48
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Australind, Australia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Takeaway place but with seating CASH ONLY”
Reviewed 6 August 2012

expected a bit much I think with all the good reviews.
No card facilities - we had to run out and get cash
Then we were told no entrees available, mains only ??
Mains were ok but nothing too special
Service was a bit slapdash we got the wrong meal given to us then five minutes later they came and took it away!! we had already eaten some of it!

Ok for a suburban takeaway but nothing spectacular

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Permagreen
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