Makan

4.7
100 reviews
$40 and under
Indonesian
Makan is an Indonesian restaurant in the heart of Melbourne CBD by Tasia & Gracia Seger, the winner of television cooking show My Kitchen Rules 2016.

The word Makan in Indonesian simply means eat. It's also used as a salutation or invitation to eat.

Makan celebrates the different elements Indonesian cuisine; a fusion of vibrant, colourful ingredients, intensely flavoured dishes, and the people who come together and share it. With a warm ambiance creating an intimate retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD, Makan is an exciting discovery of tempting flavours and a contemporary take on authentic dishes.

Experiences

  • Makan time with Dessert

    A$70.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    $70 per person which include small plates, larger plates and sides to share with individual desserts.
  • Makan Time

    A$59.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    $59 per person which include small plates, larger plates and sides to share. Please advice any dietary requirements upon reservation.
  • Lunch Large Group Tasting Menu

    A$39.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Group of 11 people and more required to take the tasting menu. The tasting menu includes 1 small dish, 1 salad dish, 1 wok dish, 1 large dish and bottomless steamed jasmine rice.
  • Signature Makan Time

    A$59.00 per person

    Dec 22, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022

    Makan only serving our Chef's Selection menu during this Holiday Period. Please submit your dietary requirements upon making this reservation. MENU Gohu / Raw kingfish with coriander dressing, avocado mousse and garlic chips Ayam Goreng Tepung / Deep fried chicken ribs with chilli sweet soy glaze Sate Babi / Grilled pork belly satay with kaffir lime glaze Ikan Bongkot Salad / Baramundi salad with torch ginger flower, soft herbs and spicy dressing Rendang Sapi / Slow cooked beef brisket in spicy dark chilli curry Kangkung Belacan / Wok tossed water spinach with shrimp paste sambal Nasi Putih / Steamed jasmine rice (bottomless)
  • Signature Makan Time

    A$59.00 per person

    Dec 21 - Dec 22, 2021

    Makan only serving our Chef's Selection menu during this Holiday Period. Please submit your dietary requirements upon making this reservation. MENU Gohu / Raw kingfish with coriander dressing, avocado mousse and garlic chips Ayam Goreng Tepung / Deep fried chicken ribs with chilli sweet soy glaze Sate Babi / Grilled pork belly satay with kaffir lime glaze Ikan Bongkot Salad / Baramundi salad with torch ginger flower, soft herbs and spicy dressing Rendang Sapi / Slow cooked beef brisket in spicy dark chilli curry Kangkung Belacan / Wok tossed water spinach with shrimp paste sambal Nasi Putih / Steamed jasmine rice (bottomless)
  • Signature Deluxe Makan Time

    A$75.00 per person

    Dec 21, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022

    Makan only serving our Chef's Selection menu during this Holiday Period. Please submit your dietary requirements upon making this reservation. MENU Kepiting Saos Padang/ Soft shell crab bao with spicy padang sauce Udang Bakar Madu / Grilled king prawns with Indonesian honey glaze Ayam Goreng Tepung / Deep fried chicken ribs with chilli sweet soy glaze Sate Babi / Grilled pork belly satay with kaffir lime glaze Ikan Bongkot Salad / Baramundi salad with torch ginger flower, soft herbs and spicy dressing Iga Bakar Sapi / Grilled beef short ribs with sambal balado Mie Goreng / Wok tossed egg noodle with chicken, asian vegetables and soy Nasi Putih / Steamed jasmine rice (bottomless)
  • Signature Makan Time

    A$59.00 per person

    Dec 24 - Dec 25, 2021

    Makan only serving our Chef's Selection menu during this Holiday Period. Please submit your dietary requirements upon making this reservation. MENU Gohu / Raw kingfish with coriander dressing, avocado mousse and garlic chips Ayam Goreng Tepung / Deep fried chicken ribs with chilli sweet soy glaze Sate Babi / Grilled pork belly satay with kaffir lime glaze Ikan Bongkot Salad / Baramundi salad with torch ginger flower, soft herbs and spicy dressing Rendang Sapi / Slow cooked beef brisket in spicy dark chilli curry Kangkung Belacan / Wok tossed water spinach with shrimp paste sambal Nasi Putih / Steamed jasmine rice (bottomless)
  • Signature Deluxe Makan Time

    A$75.00 per person

    Dec 24 - Dec 25, 2021

    Makan only serving our Chef's Selection menu during this Holiday Period. Please submit your dietary requirements upon making this reservation. MENU Kepiting Saos Padang/ Soft shell crab bao with spicy padang sauce Udang Bakar Madu / Grilled king prawns with Indonesian honey glaze Ayam Goreng Tepung / Deep fried chicken ribs with chilli sweet soy glaze Sate Babi / Grilled pork belly satay with kaffir lime glaze Ikan Bongkot Salad / Baramundi salad with torch ginger flower, soft herbs and spicy dressing Iga Bakar Sapi / Grilled beef short ribs with sambal balado Mie Goreng / Wok tossed egg noodle with chicken, asian vegetables and soy Nasi Putih / Steamed jasmine rice (bottomless)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 100 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.7
Value
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Rurouni
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great selection of tasty food and well presented. Staffs were courteous and friendly. We love all the dishes but wished the rendang has more flavour and spicier than it was. Meat was very well cooked though. Thanks for the experience. We hope to go back again soon.

KC
KateC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and drinks. Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful venue and beautiful food ! The service was so quick and the staff were lovely.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vibes, the service was great and our waiter was super helpful with recommendations. The food was amazing! Would definitely recommend the Jagung Bakar (grilled corn) and the Rendang Sapi (brisket curry). If you saved a little room, the Ketan Hitam (sticky rice dessert) is a nice finisher!

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JeffE
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful beef ribs and drinks
Wonderful service and very cool vibe

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anon42
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was incredibly helpful and attended to our every need. The food was really good and the sauces used was super yummy!

RB
RachaelB
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This was a great find, great food, attentive staff and not crazy noisy so our table of 5 could actually hear each other talk. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was absolutely amazing. Every dish was different and had absolutely drooling flavours. We also ordered rounds of gin cocktails that we loved! Would definitely come back again!

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EmilyD
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service as always. Never disappointed when I come back !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Makan definitely met our expectations! Definitely brought the flavours of Indonesia to Melbourne.

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Monique
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food at a moderate price. Cocktails were interesting and delicious. Service was swift and attentive. Overall really happy with my Makan experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Brilliant inner city treat. Very reasonable and incredible flavours.
Really accommodating to my needs as a type one diabetic, gave me 15mins notice for my insulin and was on point!

AH
AdelinaH
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very impressed with the restaurant. All the food was excellent esp Ayam Taliwang, tahun gejrot and the fish with banana leave.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service & food

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Phoebe
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. Will definitely be dining @ Makan again :)

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Arun
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, full of flavour and well priced for the portion sizes. Amazing service, recommended all the right dishes and would definitely go again.

GC
GeorgiaC
8 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Makan was so lovely. Very refreshing and spaced out nicely. The food was served in generous portions but nothing was left on our plates. The atmosphere was cosy yet contemporary, and the menu was vast and traditional. Then drinks list was also extensive. Will definitely be back to try more. Overall a welcoming and enjoyable experience.

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Johnny
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Hands down best meal in melb, coming here every time, no question.

JM
JoshM
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience would recommend going again

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Jann
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Really good quality, tasty food. Also the service was efficient and staff were very friendly. Great vibe too

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Stacey
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious with so much flavour - enjoyed every dish. Service was great and food came out quickly. 10/10.

JM
JoshM
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, friendly staff, highly recommended!!!

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Deej
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Makan had a great atmosphere. Great value, tasty food, great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, unbelievable food!

JW
JaneW
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Wonderful food and service.
At times the ambient music was a little loud.
All in all, well presented and excellent tasting meal.

CP
vipChamathP
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food! Good pricing and great service. Lovely ambience.

AG
AndrewG
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, great atmosphere, lovely staff. Just a great place all round.

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Richard
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we had the Makan Time, the food was overall good & service was excellent , totally recommendable!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at Makan to night. The service was fantastic with the staff being very attentive. The food was well presented and tasted amazing. I cannot wait to go back to try some of their other dishes.

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ValeriaK
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning interior design, really exceeded our expectations. The staff were so lovely and the food was a really fresh modern take on the cuisine, incredibly presented.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING AS USUAL!!

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IndikaT
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Everything was excellent. Except the ambience music. It was dinner time and playing (loud) 80s disco music.
Food, service excellent !

OT
OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Set menu was delicious, service was prompt and friendly, drinks were excellent, and great value. Extra points for everything running so smoothly on the first night out of lockdown. Thank you 😀

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Nurul
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

A modern twist of traditional Indonesian food. Great food and ambience.

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Sammy
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The dinner was very rushed.
Didn’t have time to order dessert

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odunkz
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Makan has been a fool proof choice for any occasions. I literally had Makan for birthdays (mine and my friend), just a casual night out with office mates, and dates (never failed!). The ambiance is definitely modern, almost cold in my opinion but once you are engaging with ANY of the floor staff, that warm hospitality is definitely overflowed the coldness of the interior.

The food is definitely amazing and authentic. As an Indonesian myself, I would say their food really hits the spot.
- the ayam taliwang (chicken wings) is a very good starter as it sure is packing a punch of flavours,
- the gado-gado (steamed veggies with peanut sauce) is very close to home, it taste like the one you'll get from the local street food (and that is very hard to get from a more 'upscale establishment, usually),
- their bebek goreng (crispy duck) is definitely tender and very well seasoned to the core,
- and ofcourse their nasi goreng (fried rice) offers you a specific wok based food that you can find in Indonesian street food.
- if you're more into a gentler flavor but still very wholesome, try the lawar (steamed veggies, dessicated coconut, with spices), its honestly my personal favourite.
- And if you're in the mood fo doing something something meatier. their iga bakar (grilled ribs) are definitely a go to.
-their repertoire of sambals, also taste very distinct to one another, be careful for those who ahs low tolerance to spicy food, you might want to steer away from the sambal terasi

the cherry on top for me would be their cocktails and dessert. I always start with negroni, and ends it with their cendol panna cotta. do yourself a favour and book yourself in SOON. :)

MP
MaxPax
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service would really recommend this restaurant. Great Indonesian food with a contemporary twist.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, super friendly service. Great ambiance including background music. Fantastic place for all occasions.

PH
PaulaH
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Makan. The food was absolutely amazing. We weren’t sure what to order so we went with a banquet of the chef’s recommendations and we were not disappointed. We sampled a range of different menu items and each of the dishes was delicious. We will highly recommend Makan to our friends and plan to eat there again soon!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Makan using the Order Online button. Makan also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Makan also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9642 3109.

Makan is rated 4.7 stars by 100 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.