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Maya Restaurant

77 Market Street
Fremantle WA 6160
Tel : +61 8 9335 2796
Cuisine: Indian
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Price Range: $$$$
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Awarded One Star - The WA Good Food Guide 2013 
Maya Restaurant takes quality Indian dining to soaring new heights on Fremantle's cappuccino strip. An inspired menu of full of traditional dishes and some modern additions are executed with an emphasis on rich, aromatic flavour. The restaurant's heritage-listed location is topped with a sexy cocktail lounge for pre- or post-dinner drinks.

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In the heart of Fremantle, two minutes’ walk from train station and 20 minutes’ drive from Perth.

On our way to Maya Restaurant, we were expecting just another Indian restaurant with the same predictable butter chicken and uninspiring décor - how very wrong we were.

Firstly, let’s clear up a little misunderstanding; Maya Restaurant in Fremantle is not affiliated with any other Indian restaurant despite sharing the name with a handful of others. In Indian translation, maya often refers to a dream or goddess, hence its popularity as a beautiful name.

There are many aspects that set this restaurant apart from hopeful ‘wannabes’ but the first thing to strike diners has to be the jaw-dropping venue. Inhabiting the heritage-listed Highams Building in the heart of Fremantle, a recent renovation has seen the restaurant grow to include four levels of wining and dining, topped by a gorgeous cocktail lounge on the top level.

Once you’ve taken in the sophisticated interior featuring billowing streams of fabric and beaded detail created by the owner’s fashion designer wife, you might notice you’ve begun salivating thanks to the aromas filling the dining room.

Now it’s time to prepare for an award-winning Indian culinary journey that will sweep you off your feet. Blending classics with modern innovative dishes that showcase the best of local seasonal produce, Maya proves there is so much more to Indian cuisine than tandoori and vindaloo.

Take the entrée of chilli whiting fillets for example. Marinated in lime, chilli and ajwain, the fillets are pan-fried and served with pineapple chutney that cools the palate with sweet notes. The mains menu boasts a wonderful selection of traditional and unique dishes - pump juicy prawns in the prawn imil absorb tangy characters of a sauce made with caramelised onions, tomatoes, tamarind, coconut cream and fresh coriander. The gajjar halva of warm shredded carrot is laced with cashew nuts and served with vanilla ice cream.

If you think you’ve lost that loving feeling for Indian cuisine, visit Maya Restaurant and prepare to renew your vows!

Karen Bilsby
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 One Star
The West Australian Good Food Guide 2013

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This was a dining experience that I had been waiting for a long time. The Maya restaurant offers true Indian cuisine that leaves the palate watering for more. My girlfriend and I have been experimenting with new places to eat and often leave disappointed. Having both worked in the hospitality industry, we both have high expectations when it comes to food. We were both refreshingly surprised at both the level of quality and service at Maya and have recommended it to all our friends and family. While the price of the meal was above average, this is one place I will definitely return to as it was well worth it!review  28/10/2011

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