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Makan, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Makan

4.7
4.7
217 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.

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Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indonesian, Asian, Southeast Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9642 3109

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross Street

    Enter via Collins Way, off Little Collins St

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Tram stop number 5, corner Collins Street and Elizabeth Street

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Makan time with Dessert

    $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

    $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

    $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.

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 217 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  • City Centre

    Best Overall

  • City Centre

    Best Food

  • City Centre

    Best Value

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  1. BC

    BradC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Good variety of options on the menu. Food was fantastic and service was helpful and friendly.

  2. LG

    LGAK

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A hidden CBD gem. Food was delicious and great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

  3. S

    Skn0010

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and extremely accommodating staff

  4. W

    Wineman

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Not a fan of having no printed menu, just scanned menu via the app. Alcohol options well below city standards, nonexistent wine options. All meals come out timed when people order, our table of 6 had 2 people receive their course 10 minutes before the last 2. Wait service is basic and, polite. Closes at 2:00pm so it’s not a Friday afternoon venue for farewelling a colleague. Ambience is cafe like. Food was tasty, fresh and nicely presented, easily it’s best feature.

  5. PH

    PhilipH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Really lovely night, had the chef’s selection and a couple of the dishes were a little too spicy. But overall, awesome.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Group of 6 went for dinner and had the tasting option. The food and value we thought was outstanding. Very generous portions but more importantly the quality of the food was brilliant. Slight challenge are the toilets are a bit of a trek but small price to pay. Would definitely go back

  7. GA

    GeorgeA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Food was tasty but overall not value for money. Small portion sizes for the price. Service was okay not super attentive. Wouldn’t go back

  8. E

    Eugene

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great authentic Indonesian food with a modern twist in a very comfy atmosphere. What else do you need?

  9. RB

    RaymondB

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First time there food was impeccable will visit again

  10. C

    Cedric

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Small servings. Decent food, good ambience. As someone who likes southeast Asian food, it is up-marketed delicious Indonesian food.

  11. FW

    FebraW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Food overall are okay Service is really bad.. as waitress keep chasing us for the payment even they saw that we were not done with our food. I think they should inform us the dining time is almost over rather than keep chasing us for the payment as Makan is consider a nice venue for us to enjoy and not rush while eating like in the food court.

  12. SJ

    SallyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    While it was tricky to find, once we sat down it was the most fabulous service and the food and drinks were faultless. Will definitely be back!

  13. G

    George

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant has a fantastic feel and aesthetic and the food was absolutely delisicous. Highly recommendthe chicken ribs!

  14. KS

    KimberS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The lunch menu was good value and the food was freshly made and delicious. The service friendly. Great little lunch spot

  15. AJ

    AyuJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food and must try fish salad and gado gado

  16. MT

    MichelleT

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great food, good cocktails, great service! A hidden laneway gem!

  17. SS

    SurjadiS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food, good value for money. Bit tricky to find but worth the trip.

  18. B

    Brenda

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I would say THE BEST restaurant I have ever been in to Melbourne CBD and that says a lot since I am a huge foodie. We had the Chef's Menu / Banquet where we were brought a variety of dishes. Everything was 10/10. We ordered mocktails which were amazing + 2 x desserts as well (Pandan Panna Cotta & the Creme Brulee) The flavours, textures and presentation was phenomenal. Cannot recommend this restaurant enough, it was insanely good. The raw Kingfish, the Pork Skewers and the Salmon oh my gosh were so beautifully done. And the Soft Shell Crab Bao's - these were the softest Bao's I've ever had in my life. The chefs that prepared all the dishes are incredibly talented and their attention to detail with the plating and the flavours/textures for each dish has not gone unnoticed. Definitely will be back and will be telling all my friends to come!

  19. M

    Melly

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I thoroughly enjoyed my experience here. The service was wonderful and the food just delicious! Also the cocktails were lovely!

  20. J

    Jeannez

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Good gathering spot, great authenthic indo food with a good spicy level. Love their Bebek Goreng and Ayam Bertutu, also awesome dessert. Definitely will visit more often!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food

  22. JD

    JamesD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and excellent service all in a very ambient setting. Great for pre-theatre dinner!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my faves in Melb! Brought my friends from Adelaide and they loved it.

  24. FC

    FrancisC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food was excellent, the service superb. Just slightly pricey though, but worth the experience. Will be back.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was really tasty and a great choice, we had the chefs menu and it was great value.

  26. K

    Kumar

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Overall experience was good. Just the flavours get a bit too overwhelming. Example, the intensity of the sauces could be tuned down a notch in the dishes so that each dish can be enjoyed.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service.

  28. JB

    JessicaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food. Amazing service. Lots of GF options for me. The manager was outstanding. They were so kind and made sure I got to try one f the curries that I was interested in, because I couldn't participate in the Feed Me banquet. Will definitely go back.

  29. LP

    LeahP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food was absolutely delicious. The kingfish and the salmon with Jimbarran sauce we’re my favourites. If you want to be transported back to Bali, I highly recommend Makan.

  30. RU

    RUTHF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The soft shell crab bao are a hgihlight, as is the whisky sour cocktail.

  31. DH

    DavidH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have visited Makan multiple times, this time with visiting friends from interstate. Always exceptional food, quality service and great ambience. Highly recommend.

  32. C

    Carmel

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and amazing service Never a let down

  33. AP

    AshleyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Loved the food, ambience and service. Look forward to our next visit

  34. F

    Francisca

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time coming to Makan, brought the whole family this time and it did not disappoint. The food and service is impeccable!

  35. AT

    AlexT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience dining at Makan. Wait staff were amazing, food was delicious and fast. Cocktails to die for. Great place for an intimate dinner, a group of friends, or a family with kids.

  36. JE

    JulieE

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Upon entering Makan you feel you’re entering a stylish restaurant- it didn’t disappoint. Are the chefs menu. Was nice, but we did say we didn’t eat seafood or tofu and we were still give. It. Thankfully when we queried one of the courses they did swap it up.

  37. M

    Musti

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, great restaurant. Makan time gives a good mix of dishes within dietary requirements but make sure you're hungry as it's quite a lot of food

  38. N

    Nab88

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Beautiful food and great ambiance. The staff were very attentive to all our requests too.

  39. SD

    SunnyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Quick and good service. Location was good too.

  40. SY

    StanleyY

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Love this restaurant. Very up market set up without have to pay top dollars. Great food, really authentic taste with prime australian produce. Presentation of the food is brilliant, reasonably generous portion. Highly recommended!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

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

Makan is rated 4.7 stars by 217 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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7:00 pm


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Makan

360 Collins St Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Enter via Collins Way, off Little Collins St

  • Area

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indonesian, Asian, Southeast Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Tram stop number 5, corner Collins Street and Elizabeth Street

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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