We brought you the best of the best when it comes to Asian eats around town, but now it's time to double down and focus on the best curry in Perth. From mind blowingly spicy to the smooth and creamy, curry is a dish that screams comfort and gives you an instant dose of the warm fuzzies. If you’re in the market for something like that, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some of the best curries in Perth—the mild, the wild and everything in between.
If you want the best curry in Perth (yes, I said it) visit Mother India. Tucked away in the streets of Fremantle, this house-turned-eatery is dishing up some of the most authentic, flavoursome Indian you’ll find. The menu is full of incredible curries, but a good tip is the Lamb Kerala—diced lamb cooked in a traditional Keralan coconut sauce with curry leaves, mustard seeds and dried chilli.
Himalayan Nepalese Restaurant
Inglewood, Mosman Park and Victoria Park
You will struggle to pick one curry at Himalayan Nepalese Restaurant, but if we had to select just one it would be the khashi sekeko. Lamb chops marinated with yoghurt and Nepalese spices and cooked in a tandoori oven. Not only is it a flavour explosion, it's also the chef’s recommendation. So you know it’s good.
The head chef at Dusit Dheva grew up working in the food markets of Bangkok, so if you’re heading to this Northbridge eatery, you know the food you’re getting is real deal Thai. If you’re a curry fiend, try the massaman curry—slow cooked beef blade, with fresh homemade massaman paste and sweet potatoes.
So much to choose from, so little stomach capacity. The struggle is real at Sauma. Take some friends so you can order all the curries and sample everything, but if you only order one we say pick the duck curry—duck cooked in coriander seeds, dried chilli, fennel, spicy Rajasthani sauce and Kipfler potatoes.
Again, take friends or plan multiple visits, because you’ll want to try every dish at Copper Chimney. This South Freo gem does a mean house special goat curry—tender pieces of goat marinated overnight in yoghurt, onions and the chef's special spices, then cooked the next day to a smooth delicious curry.
Ria Malay Kitchen
You might order nasi lemak every time you go to a Malaysian restaurant, but next time, give a Malaysian curry a whirl. Especially if you’re at Ria Malay Kitchen. Their Kelo chicken is a Malay style of boneless chicken cooked in a delicate yellow curry sauce and infused with lime leaf and it's delish.
Galangal Thai Cuisine
If you’re after a curry of the lighter, fresher variety, then make your way to Galangal. Their Thai cuisine packs a big flavour punch, especially their tiger prawn curry—prawns cooked with fresh pineapple in a red curry sauce, with cherry tomatoes and fresh Thai basil leaves.
2 Fat Indians
One of Perth’s most popular curry joints is hands-down 2 Fat Indians. They have a tonne of curries to choose from, but what we particularly dig about this place is how they keep it traditional—like with their laal maas (spicy lamb) curry, a more classic Indian take on the lamb vindaloo. They prep the lamb with a traditional method from the Rajasthan region, and cook it in spices, cloves and fresh garlic to perfection.
If you’re serious about good food and even better curry, get yourself to Sala Thai. One of their house specials is a gang par gai—chicken cooked in authentic hot and spicy Thai jungle curry paste and coconut milk.
The Cove is somewhat of an institution for those south of the river, and for good reason—they make a mean curry. And they have good news for all the vegos out there with their sensational Navratan korma—seasonal vegetables and ricotta cheese cooked in a thick creamy cashew nut sauce.
This Thai spot on Rokeby Road has a heap of traditional Thai dishes to choose from, and their Panang curry is next level tasty. A delicious light curry served with red capsicum, snow peas, mushroom and pumpkin, cooked in coconut milk, it's one of many good choices at Six Senses.
Nasi Lemak Korner
Como and Mosman Park
The masters of Malaysian cuisine, Nasi Lemak Korner, dish up a handful of great authentic Malay style curries, but our go-to is the Beef Rendang—tender pieces of beef, slow cooked and simmered in coconut milk and traditional Malay spices.
Wok St Chow House
The team at Wok St Chow House are serving up the flavours of Thailand every day, and they do a stellar job at it—especially with their traditional green chicken curry with eggplant, basil, chillies, garlic and shallots.
This spot on Fremantle’s cafe strip is serving up some seriously tasty Indian. If you visit, make sure you try Auntie G's home-style goat curry with potatoes, ginger, coriander and tomatoes.
One of the specials at Bangkok Brothers is a Thai-style red curry with roast duck. Oh yes, we shall elaborate. Its succulent roasted duck cooked in a red curry sauce, combined with lychees, pineapple and tomatoes. It’s called a ‘special’ for a reason, guys. Get around it.
The Bollywood Resturant
Step aside Brett Lee, these guys are the true Bollywood stars! Bollywood Resturant has long been known as one of Perth's best Indian restaurants and for good reason. Their menu boasts amazing curries which will set your taste buds alight! If you're a fan of the butter chicken, theirs is next level, but if you want to try something a bit more exotic, get the goat curry or the fish masala! You will regret nothing.
Punjab Indian Resturant
What does it mean when a restaurant has won five gold plate awards in six years? It means they are serving up some legit Indian dishes worthy of your time, money and calories! From larm korma to chicken madras, every dish at Punjab Indian Restaurant is cooked to perfection with amazing depth and flavour. Next time those Indian food cravings hit you know where to go!
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2 Fat Indians | Image credit: Nancy Hanna