Abhi's Indian Restaurant

A favourite with both Australian and Indian cricketers.
Gary Brun
June 01, 2023

Overview

A permanent fixture among the lively food scene of Concord Road, North Strathfield Abhi's Indian Restaurant has been delighting guests with sophisticated and artfully prepared dishes since before the Berlin Wall fell. Founder and head chef Kumar Mahadevan was trained at the prestigious Taj Hotel Group in Mumbai. He's dedicated his life to bringing the most authentic Indian recipes – including tandoori flavours of the north, seafood delicacies from Goa and classics from his native Chennai – to Sydney's culinary-rich western suburbs. 

Signature dishes at Abhi's include palak patta chaat, a mix of spinach leaves with crispy lentil batter topped with yoghurt, date and tamarind, and a chilli and mint sauce. Rounding out the entrees is an impressive list of seafood dishes including chilli prawns and scallops, crab urundai and chatpata squid. Vegetarians can enjoy beetroot and lentil patties or rice flour pancakes served with onion chutney and spiced potato. 

The mains are inspired by the harbourside traditions of Goa, featuring a fish curry of Humpty Doo barramundi cooked in a fragrant mix of coriander, cumin, turmeric and ground coconut. The tandoori platter is also a standout, as is the mixed vegetable kurma. 

Abhi's also pays special attention to its wine list and while it is also BYO, it'd be a shame to miss their collection of local reds like Leeuwin Estate 'Art Series' Cab Sav or, depending on the occasion, a bottle of Piper-Heidsieck Brut Champagne from Reims, France.

A favourite with both Australian and Indian cricketers, Abhi's attention to detail and impressively diverse menu makes it the perfect venue for date night or a special occasion. It's the wise and experienced elder of Sydney's Indian dining scene, and can be trusted to deliver a wonderful night and exceptional food.

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