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  Had an awesome dining experience. We had one of the best biryanis in Melbourne at this place. Extremely well served throughout and great experience. Highly recommend this place.

    thumb Ankit
  • 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  Best Indian food I've had in a while. The Chef knows what they're doing 👍🏽

    thumb Jenny Krishnaraj
  • 5 star review  All I can say is WOW. As soon as we walked in, we were welcomed with a smile and had the menu explained to us. The food was absolutely delicious - the prawn on the skewers were 10/10!! Madras chicken was 10/10 also - so fresh. It all felt like homemade food. Will be coming back here for sure with family & friends!!! Thank you Inka!

    thumb Demi V
  • 5 star review  An amazing approach to the place especially in the evening.. Received warm welcome and attentive service…. According to me, it is the best Indian restaurant Hawthorn..

    thumb Savannah Gauthier
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