About Us

Welcome. Vanakkam. Swagatam.

Inka South Indian Restaurant, Hawthorn,

Exclusively serves dishes from the Southern states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh.

Our menu boasts of classic dishes that are served in every South Indian home.

If you are looking for a biryani restaurant or dosa cafe Hawthorn you found the best. Take your taste buds on a delightful trip with us, only at Inka.

Our Story

Inka is a modern and authentic bar and functions dining restaurant in Hawthorn. It offers the exotic, perfect authentic Indian and South Indian food. The restaurant has a number of cooking staff who have years of experience in traditional Indian and South Indian cuisine. The menu has dishes ranging from exclusive vegan and non-vegetarian dishes to excellent homemade Indian desert. In all, they offer extremely rich flavor, appetizers mains, and dessert items.
Inka restaurant and bar is ideal for breakfast, long launches, leisurely dinners, and intimate dinners with family or friends. With more than 60 dishes there is sure to be something unique for each dine-in making Inka a magnet for large groups and families!!!

Services We Offer
| Dine-In | Takeaway | Party | Catering |

A Few Favourites

From what our guests have loved


Chicken 65

Crunchy bite-sized boneless chicken battered and fried with our special mix and tossed with garlic, curry leaves and green chilli



A thin, delicious pancake made of a rice and lentil batter.


Lamb Chops

Lamb Cutlets marinated with warm spices and pan-roasted with clarified butter.


Okra Masala

Authentic Okra gravy made with onion, a mix of coconut, peanut, sesame, and mild spice.


Prawn Skewers

Skewered Prawns marinated with special spice mix, coconut milk and flat grilled to perfection


Chicken Kothu

Strips of parotta stir fried with chicken pieces,shredded vegetables & a curry.

Our menu

Featuring a range of delectable favourites

Feedback From


  • 5 star review  Great Food. Friendly and peaceful environment. Can't wait to come back!

    thumb SSPP Family
  • 4 star review  When I visited the place in person past (probably thrice), we tried almost all usual south indian dishes. Big fan of coconut milk rice. It was value for money. Of late, I found that quality of food and preparation was not upto the standard. I did order in Uber Eats. Veg kothu was a flop, it was not at all good. Gobi 65 was OK but still not upto the mark which you used to serve. Please improve quality on take away orders.

    thumb Jai santhosh
  • 5 star review  Had the best Indian food in Melbourne at Inka so far. The taste is authentic and any dish that you have carries you back to the roots. A must try if you’re in the area. The hospitality offered by the staff is so welcoming and authentic that you’ll really enjoy your evening here.

    thumb Anjul Khera
  • 5 star review  I am from Sydney and on work trip to Melbourne, happened to eat at Inka. I should admit that the dining experience is elegant and perfect. I haven't had this kind of 'EXPERIENCE' anywhere in Australia in my little stay of around 10 years. The food was scrumptious which made me to have take away for my next meal. Friendly and Professional service, Music, Ambiance make you feel welcome at this place. Guaranteed! Don't miss out their specials - I loved 'Parota' and 'Enna Kathirikai' . Will definitely stop by next time I be to Mel. As they quote, "Simply South, Simply Splendid" Good work guys. Cheers.

    thumb vijay baskar
  • 5 star review  Delicious and authentic Chettinad food and great service.

    thumb Hariram Janakiraman
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