Oh So Tasty!

WORDS: Corrine Barraclough PHOTOGRAPHY Photos: supplied.

Keen for a good curry? Look no further than Krish Indian Cuisine, which is so successful it’s now opening its fifth restaurant on the Gold Coast. ORM took an empty stomach for a taste test and check out what all the fuss is about…

There is a reason why Krish Indian is known as the best Indian restaurant on the coast – quite simply, it’s thanks to the absolutely divine food.

Krish Indian Cuisine is a north Indian restaurant which offers the very best in modern Indian cuisine.

Founded by the Prasad family, Krish Indian Cuisine has won the best family restaurant and the Best Indian Restaurant awards, loved by thousands of valuable customers. Why? It may be because they’re family-founded and proudly family-run. And it may also be due to its exceptional reputation for listening to the feedback from the many families who love to dine there.

“We started the business in 2005 when our family moved here from Fiji. When I was first living in Brisbane, we all used to travel to the Gold Coast every two weeks for picnics. We loved it so much we moved here and we have never looked back!”, says Devi Prasad. “In this business, 18 years is a long time – we’re coming up to 19 years now, with five restaurants across the coast.”

Devi, her husband, son, daughter and daughter-in-law all work in the family business.

“Our main restaurant in Robina is open 7 days for lunch and dinner,” she tells us. “We start late in the morning and then it’s all go until around 9:30 pm when customers and our staff leave to go home. Then we sit down and have a family dinner together. We talk about how the evening has gone, discuss any feedback and talk about how we can keep improving our business. We’re passionate about keeping our customers happy!”

In June, Krish Indian opened the doors to its Southport restaurant. It was an opening that filled Devi with great relief as COVID had put the brakes on the building plans for several years.

“We had quite a few regular customers travelling from Southport to our Robina restaurant. One of them is a landlord in Southport and that’s how this latest venture started,” she says. “This landlord has been coming since we first opened, loves our food, and knows of our reputation. They wanted us in their shopping centre. We signed the contract five years ago, but COVID put a stop to any building. We are so happy and relieved to have finally opened the doors!”

Across the five restaurants, Devi says Krish Indian employs around 24 staff.

“Some are casuals, but we love employing locals. Our chefs, of course, are from India; we pride ourselves on bringing the very best, top chefs from all over India. Customers like rotating through our restaurants because each chef brings something a little different to their menu, depending on the region in India they’re from. It’s a real point of difference at Krish Indian. Top chefs come and showcase their culinary experience; that’s what makes us different and we’ve needed that to achieve and maintain such success.”

Whether you enjoy your food hot or subtly mild, Krish Indian will have something perfect for your palate.

You’ll find all the Indian favourites: Butter Chicken, Chicken Tikka, Lamb Korma, Chicken Biryani, Lamb RoganJosh and more.

The Fijian Indian influence of its owners is one point of difference between Krish and other Indian restaurants on the coast.

To tempt your tastebuds, how about Tandoori Boti – tandoor-grilled lamb cutlets with sizzling vegetables, Krish’s Spicy Prawns, Krish’s Banquet ($29.99 p/person) including entrée and seafood banquet. Or perhaps one of Krish’s specialities: Fiji Chicken Curry, Goat Curry, Fijian Fish Curry and Krish’s Chilli Chicken.

  • All-you-can-eat buffet nights $24.95, Wednesdays 5-8:30 pm, Robina and Worongary. Plus, every Friday 5-8:30 pm, Varsity Lakes.
  • BYO options.
  • Dine-in, takeaway, catering, events and meal deliveries.
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Vegan menu available, including Vege Madras (with coconut milk), Vege Vindaloo (super tangy sauce) and Traditional Dhal (lentils).