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Time Out says

Inventive Indian hits Fitzroy

Fitzroy’s Gertrude Street has welcomed this slick subcontinental restaurant. Dubbed Ish (a play on the descriptors of it being Indian-ish yet also Australian modern-ish) you can expect flavours directly from owner Ganeev Bains' Northern Indian hometown of Chandigarh, cooked up with some modern and familiar techniques. Chef Michael Stolley is firing up the likes of sambar arancini with tempered coconut; spiced roti duck tacos with crispy skin; and tandoori lamb cutlets. Bains' mother – who's also a respected interior designer – is behind the furnishings, with much of the bespoke fittings and furniture coming directly from India; and the sountrack for Ish draws on electronic, acoustic and funk tracks by contemporary Indian artists. 



Address: 199 Gertrude St
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 5pm-late
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