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“a notch above a food court”
Review of Tulsi Indian

Tulsi Indian
Ranked #3 of 21 Restaurants in Somerville
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Melbourne AU
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“a notch above a food court”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Tulsi Indian's linen table cloths and napkins, decent glassware and cutlery and friendly wait staff are things that you won't get in a food court. That's however where it ends.
A food court is a lot quicker, has better portion sizes and if you're moderately lucky better (and cheaper) food. This has to be the blandest Indian food I've experienced since the last jar of Sharwoods butter chicken simmer sauce.
The menu looked promising (we couldn't spot a tandoor oven in the kitchen - a giveaway?) but totally under delivered on our choice of dishes. That wonderful spectrum of Indian spices, the light and dark of flavours and taste experiences was lost in translation.
A clue may be in the awards on their website - the only independent ones were years ago, the rest I suspect are the self nominated industry puff pieces.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank woofsson
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“disgusting food”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

The food was disgusting. No Indian Authenticity at all.

No high chair available for little ones. Crap entree's. Limited menu.

VERY POOR FOOD QUALITY

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank neelofer d
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“ok but small sized meals”
Reviewed 3 April 2014

It was ok, I useually go to the one in baxter whch is great. this one was overly westernised and small portion sizes.

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank booman2014
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melbourne
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Anniversary Dinner”
Reviewed 27 March 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

We dined at Tulsi recently with our friends who were also celebrating their wedding anniversary.
The staff were very welcoming and attentive and the food was excellent.
Will definately be back.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Annlelouise
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Melbourne
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“A Little Gem”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We had our first meal at this restaurant last Sunday.It was not to busy and catered for all our needs. The meal was really enjoyable and we could not fault any of the dishes we ordered.My wife isn't into the hotter dishes and the advice she received from the waiter was spot on and much appreciated. The service was first class and the cleanliness excellent.We will be returning in the near future.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Robbo44Melbourne
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