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21 Bond St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9629 5900
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
21 Bond St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Where do I start with this fantastic restaurants of Shanes. Its one of the best dining experiences I have had. Many happy memories filled with beautifully presented food, the best friendly service ever and above all generous tasty delicious food. This is the first time...More

Thank JAT2701
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ooohh yeah this place has the stuff. Great service from clearly well trained staff and also great food from clearly well trained staff. Well worth checking out, especially if you are hungry 😋

Thank Jakeharper494
Reviewed 1 week ago

This down stairs restaurant was a very enjoyable experience. We chose the two course menu ($60 pp) and individual wines ($14 half glass). We found the food fabulous and sufficient to satisfy us both. We did find it very difficult to read the menu due...More

Thank Shane R
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Hi Shane R. Thank you for this great review. We strive to provide the highest quality food and service, and are so happy you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A variation of vegie and meat eater choices, the food was very nice, however the portion sizes for the price is very very small. The breakdown of the recipe; very little ingredients (presented well), however not filling at all. Having watched all of Shanes TV...More

Thank Kenny P
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Hi Kenny P. Thank you for sharing your feedback. We’re happy to hear you thought our food was very nice. As for portions, we base our serving sizes on averages, for some guests this is too much and for others it’s not enough. To ensure...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paid for the 6 courses with wine pairing (huge fan of degustation and the experience - $334 in total), comparing to other degustations (tasting menus), this missed the mark completely. I would like to go into detail but this matter is very subjective so i'll...More

Thank itsaboutperspective
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Hi itsaboutperspective. We are always looking for ways to improve our food and service, so we really appreciate the time you have taken to share your feedback. We are saddened to hear you didn’t enjoy your visit as we strive to provide each and every...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great restaurant – delicious food and impeccable service. We chose the two course dinner ($60 pp) and a glass of wine ($16 each). The first course consisted of local olives with fel fel; chemen cured swordfish with preserved lemon, kewpie mayo, aleppo pepper...More

Thank Glynis031
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Hi Glynis031. Thank you for the wonderful review. We’re so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Each of our menus take you on a different journey, and we can’t wait to welcome you back to try our four course option. See you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing. I was there with my husband recently and we were both amazed by the the flavours. A must vist if you're in Melbourne!

Thank Ramia Y
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Hi Ramia Y. We’re thrilled to hear Maha was the highlight of your trip to Melbourne. We hope to see both you and your husband next time you’re in Melbourne.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I feel compelled to write another review in response to below (but don't worry I was here on Friday for a biz lunch so I'm entitled to lodge another review). I found the smoked hommas with crispy lamp mince on top a triumph. The salty,...More

Thank Terri and simon F
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Hi Terri and simon F. We’re glad you enjoyed your meals. The swordfish and 12 hour roasted lamb shoulder are definitely some of our favourites too! Thank you for leaving this great review, and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were excited at the prospects of eating here during our week in Melbourne and studied the online menu beforehand, looking up unfamiliar words and dishes. We ordered 2 appetizers, 2 mains and a side dish and found most of it to...More

Thank ahattori
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Hi ahattori. At Maha, we work hard to provide the highest quality food and service to all our customers. We are saddened to hear about your experience and would like to discuss this further. Please email us at admin@maharestaurant.com.au and one of our managers will...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything delighted us ... The food, ambience and the service... We had the four course, which started of with cured swordfish and side dishes, then spicy pork cutlets, then followed the highlight of the evening, 12 hour cooked lamb, absolutely delicious, and so tender, the...More

Thank Matilde595
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city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
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corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Response from Peter W | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Better if you let them know in advance.
Joanne P
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Response from garybMelbourne | Reviewed this property |
One of our party had an allergy and they were terrific. They even double checked about a particular dish later on in the meal. You'll have no problem.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Bond St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9629 5900
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