Restaurant's page | de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia Printer Friendly Version Email this Restaurant to a Friend

Ruchi

Address
Address:
Unit 4
17-23 Oatley Court
Belconnen ACT 2617
Contact
Contact:
Tel : +61 2 6253 2506
Chef
License: BYO only (unlicensed)
Chef
Price Range: $$

Please phone the restaurant to make a booking

Ruchi, located in Belconnen, is one of the few restaurants in Canberra that specialises in South Indian cuisine. This is a restaurant without any Indian kitsch. The dining room is all cool, clean lines and modern furniture and the food is just as subtle. South Indian food utilises delicate spices and even the curries here pack a punch with flavour rather than overwhelming heat.


Share on Facebook
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
PROFILED BY DEGROOTS MEDIA

While there is nothing wrong with “traditional” Indian food, there is definitely a glut of restaurants that serve up dross North Indian dishes, watered down for Western palates. Ruchi is not one of them. The cool, clean lines of Ruchi’s interior belie the fiery and unusual curries and tandoor delicacies on offer. Regularly packed any night of the week, it’s best to come early, although the wait for a table is made bearable by the charming Indian supermarket just next door, where one can rent the latest DVDs straight from Bollywood. Once inside, the aromas from the kitchen are distracting; it’s almost impossible to pick just one thing to have for dinner.

Thankfully, Ruchi offers a number of different banquet menus for those who have a hard time deciding. For the more adventurous, try a thali – a mixed platter of small tasting dishes and entrees, and house specials – great for sharing and trying just a little bit of everything. For those of us comforted by the staples of rogan josh, vindaloo or butter chicken, Ruchi offers solid curries; however, to get the most out of the kitchen, try one of their special dosais – a flavour-filled pancake that is surprisingly filling. Ruchi’s uniquely southern Indian curries are, unsurprisingly, fantastic; Hyderabadi lamb tempers a spicy peanut curry with fresh green peas, and the hot chicken Chettinad is a powerful dish of pepper and fresh garlic. Vegetarians are well-catered for as well; try the bhagare baingun, another peanut curry from Hyderabadi, filled with eggplant and flavoured with coconut and sesame seeds. If you still have room after all this, the gulab jamoon (deep-fried cottage cheese with honey) is the perfect dessert; if not, take your leftovers, grab those Bollywood movies and head home from your brief sojourn in India’s south.

Russell Buzby
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
- Readers' Reviews
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia

Ruchi - User Reviews

Currently there's no reviews for this restaurant. Be the first to share your experience.
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia Restaurant Review | de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia

Have you dined at Ruchi?

Best Restaurants of Australia invites your comments on your dining experience. You are welcome to share your views with our many readers under our conditions of use*

Display Name:*   (will be displayed on the site.)
Email*:   (will not be displayed on the site.)  
Rate*: Rating Saved!
Please rate
Review*:   (1000 characters max)
Verification Code:
Enter Code:
(Verification is used to prevent spams. Please enter the code shown in the box above.)

* This is not a forum for rants and other unhappy patrons to complain. We invite not only those with a positive experience but also constructive criticism. We reserve the right to cut comments we estimate too long. Defamatory comments will not be published.

All views expressed are those of the writers and may not be the views of de Groots Media as publisher of Best Restaurants of Australia.

de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
Restaurant Features
Caterer
Function for 50-100
Something Different
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Takeaway


Promote your Business



Set up our badge
Restaurant Recommended by Best Restaurants of Australia


Quick Links

 
 Restaurant Gift Certificates
 Canberra City
 Kingston
 Manuka
 Parkes
 Yarralumla
 Italian Canberra
 Modern Australian Canberra
 Seafood Canberra
 Steak Canberra
 French Canberra
 Asian Canberra
 Japanese Canberra
 Private Dining Canberra
 Function Venues Canberra
 Cheap & Cheerful Canberra
 Award Winning Canberra
 New Restaurants
 International Restaurants
 More >>>


de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia

This site is maintained by de Groots development team.