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Culinary King

by Zoe Cooney
Culinary King

If you’re after some tasty Indian cuisine then Culinary King is for you. Sitting among the restaurants lining Elizabeth Street in North Hobart, Culinary King is quickly becoming the go-to spot for delicious dhal, fragrant curries and top-notch naan bread.

Having opened just over a year ago, this gem of a restaurant is so much more than meets the eye, so don’t be fooled by the modest décor. The meals here are the ultimate comfort food, the authentic, hearty and rich flavours will spice up even the coldest winter night in Hobart.

You know your meal is going to be good when complimentary papadums and fresh dipping sauce is brought to the table. The unmistakable crunch and savoury saltiness of the papadums is the best way to start. The menu has this vegetarian’s tick of approval, boasting a wide variety of meat free options for entrée and main course. I love the Dal Makhani and Punjabi Dal Fry, which are soaked up perfectly with generous servings of rice.

For those who enjoy meat, classics like Butter Chicken, Mango Chicken, Lamb Rogan Josh and Beef Bombay all feature, but with such a diverse menu, there’s always the option to try something new. You can’t go to Culinary King without ordering naan bread. Whether it is plain, garlic, or stuffed with cheese, potatoes or dried fruit, just tear it up, dunk it in and let it absorb the flavours.

And the best part? Culinary King won’t break the bank. For what seems like mountains of food on your table, the prices are very reasonable. Duos, small and large groups are all welcome, it’s B.Y.O, and takeaway and delivery is also available. Being on the North Hobart strip, it’s perfect for people watching if you score a window seat, or you can get nice and toasty next to the fire in the back room. Head to Culinary King and you will leave with a full tummy and happy wallet.

321 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart

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