Set against a backdrop of Hindi pop music and projected Bollywood films, Babu Ji has been regarded as one of Melbourne's must-visit Indian restaurants since opening in 2014. Famous for its incredible home-style flavours, Babu Ji's menu leans into authentic Indian cooking and street food, while a contemporary twist is evident both in the decor and on the plate. From the pot, there are choice picks like butter chicken and lamb rogan josh, while the street-food menu offers papdi chat, prawn momos and soy chilli cauliflower. For those after a bargain, you can get a $29 thali Sunday to Thursday, and Tuesday is vegan feast night, where you can snag three vegan curries and rice for a wallet-friendly $25 per person.
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