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Kahaani Modern Indian, Carlton, AU-VIC

Kahaani Modern Indian

4.0
4
56 Reviews
$41 to $100
Indian
Modern Indian restaurant

Where the name itself encapsulates the essence of storytelling in Hindi. with our unconventional approach, we handpick select regions and their dishes, each representing a unique chapter in India's culinary narrative. authenticity takes center stage here & we take great pride in presenting you with genuine flavors and traditional recipes.

Kahaani is the sort of venue where you could order butter chicken, but you probably shouldn't order butter chicken. No one's going to raise any eyebrows if you do, but you'd be missing out on some of the treasures that lie deeper into the menu.

Kahaani itself is classic Lygon: a long, narrow dining hall, with funky industrial lighting and exposed brick down one side. The front window opens out onto the street, letting the breeze and Lygon nightlife waft in.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    0470 585 390
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Al la carte service with natural and modern interior
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: 0407 726 663
  • Area
    Carlton
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wine

Experiences

  • $49 Make my feast

    $49.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Embark on a culinary journey with our exclusive "Make My Feast" banquet, where you have the power to curate your own dining experience with 5 shared dishes. Begin with the burst of flavours from our iconic Pani puri, and select 2 enticing entrees and 2 mouthwatering mains from our main menu, accompanied by rice.
    $49 Make my feast photo
  • $69 Celebration Banquet (for 7 ppl and more)

    $69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Designed to offer the ultimate dining experience, our celebration Banquet lets you curate a personalised feast. For just $69, revel in the freedom to select any 3 entrees and 3 mains accompanied with limitless freshly baked naan bread and rice. Start you journey with mouth tantalising pain puri which will be served before dinner. Elevate your dining journey to a new level of delight by adding a sweet finale to our Ultimate Feast Experience. For just an additional $10, indulge in a decadent dessert that will perfectly complement the symphony of flavors you've already savored.
    $69 Celebration Banquet (for 7 ppl and more) photo

What 56 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Good for groups

  • Melbourne

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Melbourne

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Inner City North

    Child-friendly

  • Inner City North

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Inner City North

    Good for groups

  • Inner City North

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Inner City North

    Healthy

  • Inner City North

    Good for special occasions

  • Inner City North

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Inner City North

    Lively

56 Reviews
  1. BlessyV

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good good and service. Restaurant ambience was very good.

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  2. manzurm

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pan Indian cuisine is well represented in the menu, dishes are well presented and tickle the taste buds. Service was attentive and friendly and the overall experience met the high expectations.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good reception. Neat venue. Intelligent knowledgeable waiter. Excellent portions. Quick aware service. Screaming kids on another table graciously accepted. Wish you all the best.

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  4. AnnM

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Meal was excellent, really interesting, innovative Indian cooking. Loved the eggplant fritters, lamb chops, himachali chicken and the shahi tukda (bread pudding). Will definitely go again.

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  5. AnandW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vegetarian options are less but the food is very authentic

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  6. ZarnaS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I recently visited Kahaani and it was a terrible experience. We ordered the banquet menu thinking the food would be enough for two people but the quantity was too less. The tables are placed very close to each other. It was very uncomfortable. The place was overbooked. They tried to fit in as many people as possible. We had also order cocktails and there was barely any alcohol in it. It was a total rip off. Though the food is nice, I wouldn't recommend Kahaani coz of the experience. We are paying a price for better customer service and it should be nonnegotiable.

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  7. Soniya

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not value for money. Taste wasn't on point either. We ordered Achari paneer and the dish came with 3 paneer pieces and not flavourful either. The staff was nice and all but I wouldn'tgo there again as I found it very expensivefor what it was.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food at Kahaani was exceptional. This was our first visit and we were amazed by the quality of the food served. The wine selection was limited but very good. Staff were very welcoming but at times the service was a bit tardy. We were also surprised that despite such good food the restaurant did not have as many clients as we would have expected. Definitely a must visit Indian restaurant!

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  9. Karan

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    It was valentines day and decide to come to Kahaani. We had booked a table for 2 well in advance. But once we got there and ordered, we waited more than 2 hours before we even got our entrée. And even after that I had to constant ask the staff to check on our order

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  10. KeyurM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Waste of time. Pathetic service and if you ordered food any 1 hour later asking where is my food so owner say sorry we can’t do on time so totally waste customer time. Not recommended this restaurant

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FAQs

Kahaani Modern Indian offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0470 585 390.

Kahaani Modern Indian is rated 4 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Kahaani Modern Indian

262 Lygon St, Carlton, AU-VIC 3053

Additional information

  • Area
    Carlton
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wine
  • Phone number
    0470 585 390
  • Catering
    Al la carte service with natural and modern interior
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: 0407 726 663
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