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Best of Canberra – Curry

By 5 August 2014 24

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One of the things I miss most about London is a curry and a Kingfisher after an evening session in the pub. Actually, the curry and beer after a night of beer maybe wasn’t the best thing in the world, but the local curry houses were awesome. I am yet to find a good curry around town to compete with anything we found over there (which was admittedly probably not particularly authentic when it comes to real South Asian cooking). So, for this week’s Best of Canberra – Best Curry.

Where to go and what to order.

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Best of Canberra – Curry
James McMahon 10:45 am
05 Aug 14
#1

It used to be the Malaysian curry at Portias place and side of spicy quail. However since Portia sold I now favor this dish at Portias new place wok and roll in Fyswick – worth the extra mile!

mountainman 10:47 am
05 Aug 14
#2

Flavours of India Beef Vindaloo extra spicy all the sides Garlic Nann!

XO_VSOP 10:51 am
05 Aug 14
#3

I used to love going to Rama’s Pearce shops. Family had a tradition that after school footy practice we would go for dinner there. I always had the Chicken bombay curry and it never failed me.

Josh Mulrine 10:58 am
05 Aug 14
#4

Indian Affair’s butter chicken is by far the best butter chicken in town. I also rate the Chicken Tika at Punjabi Hut in Manuka.

Mess 11:17 am
05 Aug 14
#5

Burmese Curry place in the bus interchange has a cult following and for good reason too.

Delhi 6 on Childers street is also good.

neanderthalsis 1:40 pm
05 Aug 14
#6

I just wish I could find a good dosa masala here in Canberra.

watto23 3:43 pm
05 Aug 14
#7

I’ll vote for Burmese Curry house too. Plenty of Indian places but they all server similar things with some variety, whereas the Burmese curry house is different and tasty all the time.

timmci 4:45 pm
05 Aug 14
#8

Digress/Indian Affair in the City does a damn good Tuesday deal – $10 curry and theres also trivia!

astrojax 5:00 pm
05 Aug 14
#9

i second rama’s at pearce.

jehangir at swinger hill is [or was? haven't been for a while; can anyone confirm it's still there and good?] great – opened by the chef who had cooked for the former indian pm prior to his coming to australia.

there were places in belconnen, up the back out of the way, ruchi’s and something else, next door to one another. are they still there? [kids! no life for too long...]

danstrangehours 5:05 pm
05 Aug 14
#10

Iron Bar? does Thursday Curry Special. $15 Schooner of Beer or wine & Curry. Made from scratch and served with Rice, Roti and Yogurt. Come and try one. Would love to know what everyone thinks. http://www.iron-bar.com.au/menu.html

Phend 5:33 pm
05 Aug 14
#11

Another vote for the Flavours of India Beef Vindaloo.

Punjabi Hut in QBN is excellent. Bollywood Masala in Dickson goes well too.

bronal 5:49 pm
05 Aug 14
#12

I normally go the Masala Hut opposite Cooleman Court in Weston. A good range of dishes, including goat, and tawa gosht, which is served on a sizzling platter and is very unusual for an Indian restaurant.

Deborah 6:01 pm
05 Aug 14
#13

Another Ramas regular here for over 20 years. Best dahl I’ve ever eaten.

farnarkler 6:05 pm
05 Aug 14
#14

Kingfisher, in London? I’m surprised. Cobra was all the rage when I was there. Curries here just don’t measure up to a Tooting Broadway curry (Brick Lane is all mouth and no trousers).

house_husband 7:36 pm
05 Aug 14
#15

Ruchis in Belconnen was a favourite of ours before kids. Although anything extra hot at Ramas was always sensational.

Tizmelou 11:28 pm
05 Aug 14
#16

We have enjoyed many a wonderful meal at Ramas in Pearce since moving to Canberra in the early 1990s. One of our favourites is the lamb kofta.
Chalisa in Tuggeranong is pretty good too – they have a good goat curry on the menu.

bebo83 11:58 pm
05 Aug 14
#17

Indian Affair in Phillip & the City. Great family service & being vegetarian best variety and great tasting food. My favourite being the potato in spinach and eggplant curry.

charmer88 8:22 am
06 Aug 14
#18

Digress in the city next to Transit…. Amazing, and you really can’t beat a $10 curry during the week..

Holden Caulfield 8:34 am
06 Aug 14
#19

Vale Sahlimar, which used to be on Marcus Clarke Street.

JimCharles 8:37 am
06 Aug 14
#20

farnarkler said :

Kingfisher, in London? I’m surprised. Cobra was all the rage when I was there. Curries here just don’t measure up to a Tooting Broadway curry (Brick Lane is all mouth and no trousers).

They brew it in Kent these days, under license.
They do a god awful 8% version as well, just too strong. I think that’s aimed at the Indian market though, the rest of the beers are cutting alcohol levels.

Ben_Dover 12:38 pm
06 Aug 14
#21

Taj Mahal. Best curry house in Canberra.

I was introduced to Indian food in the late 70’s in the UK. Without a shadow of doubt, everything about the Taj is a wonderful reminder of that era, the decor, the menu, the food, the ambience.

It’s like stepping back in time! Service is great, the wait is reasonable, the portions good, the choice small but interesting. There is a small but worthy wine menu, Indian beers, a must for me with a curry, are available.

The best thing for me though, is as someone who enjoys the hotter end of the curry scale, vindaloo and other hot choices are on the menu. (Unlike some Canberra/Aussie places where you have to request your curry be served “hot”.)

MonarchRepublic 1:16 pm
06 Aug 14
#22

Ben_Dover said :

Taj Mahal. Best curry house in Canberra.

I was introduced to Indian food in the late 70’s in the UK. Without a shadow of doubt, everything about the Taj is a wonderful reminder of that era, the decor, the menu, the food, the ambience.

It’s like stepping back in time! Service is great, the wait is reasonable, the portions good, the choice small but interesting. There is a small but worthy wine menu, Indian beers, a must for me with a curry, are available.

The best thing for me though, is as someone who enjoys the hotter end of the curry scale, vindaloo and other hot choices are on the menu. (Unlike some Canberra/Aussie places where you have to request your curry be served “hot”.)

+1
I’ve been eating there since the early 80′s. Decor hasn’t changed that much since then. Still the best curry in my opinion. Small place, but lovely intimate atmosphere. Reasonable range for vegetarians also. And one of the few places you can actually get puris/pooris!

beebee 8:36 am
08 Aug 14
#23

Rama’s is so bloody loud inside it nullifies any eating experience.

The curries we’ve had so far at Jewel of India (Civic) have been best I’ve had in a long time.

ozgattu 5:24 pm
09 Aug 14
#24

Flavors of India and Blue Ginger are the best Indian restaurants in Canberra.
Mirchi in North Canberra is also good.

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