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Published November 4th 2012
Great food, fantastic location and relaxed ambaince
What's Hot: Golden fried crispy Gobhi Manchurian was the star of the day. Small cauliflower florets were beautifully coated in batter, fried and tossed along with some capsicum pieces, chilli flakes and sweet chilli sauce to create perfection. Highly recommended.
What's Not: On the downside, there is no lunch option on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, which otherwise would have made many more taste buds happy.
Mod Oz Café offers contemporary Australian cuisine which truly reflects upon the multicultural spirit of this country. Bobby Sehgal, owner of this café and a trained chef, brings along with him several years of rich experience and great culinary skills from the famous house of Taj Groups India.
Situated at the classy location of St. Kilda Boulevard, Mod Oz is much more than just a café and restaurant. It is an experience which will linger in your minds for long. The wide entrance and spacious seating arrangements help in creating a relaxed ambiance for enjoying food.
Whether it is wedding receptions, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations or just a get together Mod Oz ensures to pamper its guests with the perfect food selections and creating the right mood for the do. The chef along with his team carefully selects delectable spread of food and then presents it to the guests in a manner which is not only refreshing and innovative to look at, but also a treat to their palates.
Some of the popular dishes at Modoz are Kung Pao Potato, Lotus Stem Honey Chilli, Methi Paneer and Hara Bhara Kabab in the vegetarian section, while the non-vegetarian section boasts of scrumptious dishes like Golden Fried Prawns, Amritsari Fish and Achari Murg. At Mod Oz one gets to experience elegance and modern presentation of some of the most exquisite dishes from Thai, Mediterranean, Greek and Indian amongst other cuisines. Another specialty of this place is Indian Chinese which reflects upon the great fusion of Indian flavour along with Chinese taste.
Right from kinds of chilies to sambal and soy sauce, everything is chosen with great care to maintain the quality and authenticity of this cuisine.
During daytime this place offers cafe services with international lunch options, coffee and bakery items and is best suited for office goers and daily commuters.
Spinach and Ricotta Tortellini
You can choose from a wide spread of menu (from variety of cuisines) like Pasta, Roast Vegetable Salad, Tortellini, Thai Beef Salad, Gourmet Chicken Foccacias, Divine Steak Sandwiches, Tender Porterhouse Steaks, Fisherman's Basket to the 'Best Ever Chicken Nachos' not to forget the lip smacking Indian platter of Butter Chicken, Aloo Bhaji, Spicy Chicken Vindaloo, Kadhi Pakoda and Mutter Paneer to go with. It also offers BYO wine only option for those of you who like to relish their meals a notch higher. You can just walk into Mod Oz to enjoy your lunch from Monday to Thursday; however a booking is recommended for dinner at Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Mod Oz has comfortable seating for around 150 people inside and around 220 people including the alfresco area. It has ample parking spaces with nearly 80-120 car parks in and around it. It is also easily accessible through public transports like taxis and trams.
If you are tired and bored of eating the run-of-the-mill food, then Mod Oz is your call. Come to this place for an experience which goes much beyond just food. Right from health conscious people to the gourmet lovers will find themselves spoilt for choices at this restaurant, cafe, bar and function venue.