Makan

4.7
140 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.

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 140 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
4.6
Value
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KurtL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am not usually one to write reviews but after spending the evening at makan and the food that was delivered, I found it hard not to praise their restaurant. Fantastic food,staff and presence. Will be heading back asap.

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Franciscaapos
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, beautiful, relaxing atmosphere & amazing customer service.
Definitely recommend & will be back with friends & family.

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Sophie
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We got the tasting menu and absolutely loved everything on it! The staff were lovely and accommodating.
10/10 will book again

AW
AshviWilson
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food and service both were amazing. Would prefer more cocktail choices. But definitely going back there for food.

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CaterinaM
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. And the service was great
Will be back!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food at MAKAN is always amazing. Flavoursome and so delicious - you cannot find the combination of flavours anywhere else. My partner and I love heading to MAKAN as a little treat during the week and we cannot recommend it enough.

Our favourite dishes are always the Gohu Fish, Ikan Bongkot and Sate Ayam - but you really cannot go wrong with any of the dishes! All are so tasty.

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Yummy
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service, beautiful interior, great prices and delicious food!

Only comments are regarding the barramundi salad, the fish was very chewy and lacked much fish flavour. Probably would have been better if it was fresh slithers of fish. However upon reflection, we think it was actually tofu and not fish.

The mie goreng noodle was tasty but was rather dry so lacked a bit of slurpy punch.

Doing the feed me menu was great but as with all feed me menus, sometimes it would be nice to see the serving sizes allow for a little more than only 1-2 pieces of an item each (I.e the king fish was delicious but only getting 1 substantial slice each meant the fun and enjoyment of it faded fast.

All in all an incredible place and one that I will be recommending and fast returning to. :)

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Bellamain
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this place - great food, service and good choice of wines. Our go to’s are chicken satay and the beef rendang which are AMAZING, but everything else we have tried has also been delicious.

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KellieF
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, friendly staff at a nice quiet, tucked away location.

OT
OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing and enjoyed trying a little bit of everything with the share platter experience. Cocktails were delicious and our hosts were so kind. Will definitely be back!

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Gabby
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice and attentive staff. Outstanding food. Will be back

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LauraX
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Great service! Will definitely come back!!

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Lina
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my second time eating at Makan and the quality of the food was amazing. Worth the value. The staff are so gentle and friendly. The venue is clean. Five stars. Definitely.

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ShayeM
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend Makan, we love Bali and Indonesian food this was so authentic and just exactly what we love. Delicious food so flavoursome, really want to go back to try everything on the menu. Service was amazing, restaurant was clean and beautiful could not fault this place. Can not wait to get there again for the wonderful food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and flavours. We ordered the set menu and were presented with a wide range of flavoursome and beautifully presented dishes. Modern and sophisticated ambiance with lovely staff made for a great experience all round. Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect 👌🏼 I have food allergies to all types of seafood and the alternative meal was delicious.
Staff service was excellent

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Hussein
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a beautiful restaunrant with amazing food and the service was amazing.
Thank you very much and I will be back again

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing interior, lovely, really friendly staff and tasty food!

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Monique
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Felt like I was back in Bali! Absolutely loved it!

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GUstANni
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

The setting was nice, The foid portions are very small and compared to size, too expensive. The ½ grilled Duck was mostly skin, fat and for $ 32 just poor. The Randang was 90 % fat, hardly any meat. After mentioning this, they were nice enough to remove the item from the bill.
Another issue for me, no Duet soda of any kind - hard if you don’t want any alcohol, water or tea.
Service was ok, somewhat to hectic and frenzy.
Fir the $$ spent, ok fir one visit

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Nana
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Restaurant is tucked away down a side street but well worth searching for! Great food, ambiance, and service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely experience at Makan. The food was delicious; the service was prompt and friendly, and the ambience just right.

JP
JessicaP
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent. Service was great, just felt rushed at the end.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Genuine staff, amazing food and overall great experience

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Gregv
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Good food at a very reasonable price. Strange there was no dessert - whats going on! This is an order by phone place - I was sort of expecting a bit more table service and it was pretty impoersonal. This is much more more of a casual place - simple very tasty food - but was not quite what I expected.

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Lauren555
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience4

Good delicious as always but the service was very poor. Everything ordered through the QR code which in itself is not a problem but there are no staff available to ask questions to around dietary requirements. Starters were then served with no side plates for the table and trying to track someone down to ask was very difficult. The few staff they did have working were not very helpful at all.

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vipBella
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food and service. A few if our group grew up in Malaysia and said a lot of the dishes tasted like home. Great cocktails as well and good value for money. I'd come here over chin chin any day.

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AmandaS
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Very enjoyable evening, food was beautiful, staff very attentive until the final dish was served and then didn't bother coming over to see if we wanted dessert. It was my birthday and I left feeling very deflated.

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FitriE
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I came to Makan twice before and loved the food. On this time, some of the courses were not as good as I remember.

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TracyS
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Great little place
Doesn’t allow to order full menu at lunch
Food was
Pleasant and ambience was
Lovely
Could
Be a wonderful venue when up and running properly
Need a bigger
Wine list however when asked there was one to be seen

CH
CarmelH
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service.
Thoroughly recommend

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Linaf
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was great and value for money. Staff and service was friendly and prompt.

KP
KyleP
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent place to go to. will definitely go back.!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Value for money. Fast & friendly service. Cosy & cool atmosphere. Highly recommended!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. The workers there were lovely and the food was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was beyond expectations, quality to price ratio was exception. I will probably go there every week, highly recommend it.

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DeniseW
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed all of the food, really delicious! Service great, and lovely atmosphere, will definitely be back.

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BrankoM
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and friendly staff. I will definitely go back.

NK
NiranjanK
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great cuisine. Very well presented food and great to taste as well.

DH
DavidH
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food at very affordable prices. Slick, super efficient, friendly and helpful service. This is a restaurant we just keep wanting to go back to. Can't recommend highly enough.

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 140 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.