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Slow cooked Kerala curry with Victorian grass-fed beef and Malabari parantha.

About ISH Restaurant

Representing the intersection of old and new, traditional and modern, Eastern and Western, ISH Restaurant is an Indian-inspired drinking and dining experience nestled on Gertrude Street in Fitzroy. A cool, edgy ambience of exposed brick, copper accents, monochromatic artwork and intimate table settings conveys a sleek and dynamic Melbourne aesthetic, designed over two levels with bespoke fittings and furnishings from India. From a menu boasting flavours both familiar and surprising, embark on a culinary adventure with Amritsari tempura prawns, daikon, mint and coriander chutney; before moreish offerings of South Indian spiced pulled duck roti tacos with crispy duck skin. For a memorable main, opt for pan-seared Atlantic scallops, coconut moilee curry, tandoori cauliflower and basmati rice.

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Photo credit: Kristoffer Paulsen and Rhiannon Taylor.

Location & Map

199 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065 VIC - See Map

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Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  5:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Wed  5:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Thu  5:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Fri  5:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Sat  5:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Sun  5:00:PM - 11:00:PM

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Member Reviews (3)



Located on Gertrude Street (Fitzroy), @ish_restaurant is a fine example of modern Indian Australian cuisine.
Over the last couple of years, there has been a wave of change across the pan Asian food scene of Melbourne. Indian cuisine is one of the last to catch up but finally there is an exciting revolution with focus on tradition, quality and a showcase of regional delicacies in harmony with Australian produce and sensibilities. At Ish, the modern twists on classics were exciting and it delivered on flavour too which is a key factor when playing around with tradition.
One of the standout dishes for us was the Victorian tandoori lamb cutlets with dill and turnip mash. The lamb cutlets were perfectly cooked yet with all the smoky chariness that we love about a tandoori.