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Shanker’s Authentic Indian Cuisine

89 Prospect Road
Prospect SA 5082
Tel : +61 8 8342 1133
License: Licensed & BYO (Wine Only)
Price Range: $$
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Shanker's on Prospect Road offers authentic South Indian cuisine. Its proprietors have been in business since the '80s and their many accolades demonstrate that they know what they're doing in the kitchen and the dining room. Set within the art deco facade of an historic former courthouse, Shanker's contemporary dining space focuses on the customer's needs and the specialty dishes from the tandoor are matched with a bold wine list.

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“My name is Shanker, I own the place”, is said in such an endearing way on the phone it makes you want to go there and give the man a hug. His manner is familiar and encouraging, as in the way he stops to chat with people at their tables. Should one be curious about a dish untried, a taste may be enthusiastically offered. Starting his family’s restaurant business over 30 years ago - 24 of them at Shanker’s original Prospect locale - he has a history to tell. Perhaps you might hear of it within the surrounding white coated walls. Equally pristine linen and napery dress the tables set on polished floorboards, with ceiling fans and pendant lighting above.

Shanker is proud of his procured cellar which includes Parisian bubbles. His smart-thinking boutique beer list though hits just the spot. Give it some curry. The beef vindaloo surely must be paired with a drop from Moo Brew. The refreshing wheat beer Hefeweizan, will temper the heat from this bovid themed mating. And of course the egg and onion filled paratha should accompany the aforementioned curry of same ingredients. The layered, crisp flakey flatbread is perfect sponge for its savoury gravy. Prawns and fish make for slim pickings of the menu’s seafood quota, so make sure you ask the man who owns the place when his next chilli crab night is.

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 Glass rating - Recommended Wine List
Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year - 2011

 Best Indian/Sub Continent
National Restaurant and Catering, Awards for Excellence - 2011

 Best Indian/Sub Continent
Restaurant and Catering South Australia, Awards for Excellence - 2011

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Shanker’s Authentic Indian Cuisine - User Reviews


Memorable-Butter Chicken and Chicken Kormah, both dishes were delicious, side dishes of various fragrancies made the whole evening a true  26/03/2013

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Restaurant Features
Award Winning/Hatted
Cooking school
Function for 50-100
Historic Building
Outdoor Dining
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