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by Tricia Ziemer (subscribe)
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Published August 26th 2020
Best Indian restaurant found in Blackburn, Victoria
Ganesh Restaurant Blackburn
Ganesh Restaurant Blackburn


There is Indian food and then there is fantastic, authentic, return again and again to enjoy Indian food. This is what you will find at the Ganesh Restaurant in Blackburn, Victoria. It is just across from the train station and we go back there time and time again for family gatherings, birthdays, and the yummiest food.

Great dine in Fab take away
Great dine in Fab take away


This restaurant was established in 1998 under the vision of Chef/Owner Mr. Raj Rawat and Mrs Hema. Ganesh Restaurant had an aim to introduce the authentic and rich culture of Indian food to the local community.

For the last 15 years, owners have put all their experience and hard work together to make Ganesh Restaurant one of the favourite Indian restaurants for all Indian food lovers. As Indian culture is so diversified, its food, taste and appearance also vary from one Indian state to another. The owners say, "In the Ganesh Restaurant, we have already done the hard work for you and selected India's best dishes for you to bring them to you. Come and experience India's rich culture at Ganesh Restaurant. Call:- 0433 307 270 | E - Mail:- ganeshrestaurant@gmail.com."

This is a family-run, family fun restaurant with owners with hearts of gold and chefs renown. My son Taz drags us there every birthday. We do not go kicking and screaming; we go there with a shout of "you beaut".

Warm owners, warm food, warm atmosphere
Warm owners, warm food, warm atmosphere


The travel is over 30k one way, but we have not been able to find anything that meets that Indian food at this wonderful restaurant.

Nan bread
Never enough naan bread


And they cater to any food allergies or sensitivities and they have a guide as to the spiciness level, which is important for me, as I can't eat too spicy.

Plates to share
Plates to share


The service is second to none. There is nothing you can't ask or want that is too much for this family. They check on your needs often, and often you need more yummy naan bread.

You will need more saffron rice
You will need more saffron rice


The menu is beyond extensive with every meat, sauce, rice or seafood you can imagine. So, of course, we all order something a bit different and share and share and share. Their saffron rice is also beyond fluffy - so aromatic.

The photo is making me hungry to go back soon
The photo is making me hungry to go back soon


The restaurant is cosy and full of Indian decor to further create that special dining experience.

So variety to choose from all fresh
Such variety to choose from all fresh


The family is old fashioned in their views and you can still BYO that special bottle or select from a very reasonable licenced menu with local and exotic wines and beers.

Cosy Authentic Atmosphere
Cosy Authentic Atmosphere


What I also love is you do not gasp at the bill after feeding a family of four plus friends. Cheapest most delish birthday party ever - just bring some balloons. Dessert is available, but we are too full from sharing a huge range of plates and taste sensations to every fit it.

You do need to book your table, especially for the weekend. The takeaway trade never stops which is an excellent sign for any restaurant. But it never makes your meal late. They are quick and efficient. You must try this Indian food, even if only take away for the moment. The Ganesh Indian Palace is worth travelling for rain, hail, or dark of night.

If you are getting off the train at Blackburn, go straight there and do not pass go and spend your monopoly money.
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Why? You love the taste of authentic, homemade, fresh Indian food
When: Monday to Friday, see website for times
Phone: 0433 307 270
Where: 76 South Parade, Blackburn VIC 3130 (Opposite railway station)
Cost: $3 to $22
Your Comment
What a very symbolic, cultural name and the food looks great too
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|1349) 20 days ago
I've made another mistake Tricia, reading your article at lunch time. I have developed a taste for Indian food over the past few years and The Ganesh will go on the Indian Restaurant bucket list. Neil.
by Neil Follett (score: 2|748) 22 days ago
Love Ganesh. Been a family favourite for years.
by Nigel (score: 1|12) 20 days ago
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