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About ISH

Since November 2018, Fitzroy’s Gertrude Street has been home to ISH, a lively, inventive Indian restaurant. Serving up contemporary Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s ethos is rooted in the liminal: its inspirations both traditional and modern, its flavours both familiar and surprising, its spirit both global and local. It serves to represent, through food, the dynamism that so defines modern-day India. ISH is Indian-ish, yes, but also Australian; modern-ish, yes, but also classic. In short, it delivers what can only be described as ‘unexpected India.’

What we do

ISH is the brainchild of Ganeev Bains, a restaurateur with several successful projects in his hometown of Chandigarh India. ISH brings a different culinary perspective for Melburnians - that of a dynamic, eclectic, evolving India. The menu at ISH uses global influences and modern techniques while retaining the rich heritage and cultural integrity of Indian cuisine.

The kitchen at ISH is led by Chef Micheal Stolley, who has 16 years of experience in the food industry. He is passionate about his craft and has an instinctive understanding of spices, their origins, and history. Widely travelled, he brings a huge repertoire of experience, knowledge, understanding of Indian cuisine to the table. The menu created by him at ISH incorporates global ingredients and techniques with the flavours and traditions of India.

Come enjoy the flavours and traditions of different corners of India, reimagined with local ingredients and a contemporary, international flair. Trust us when we say it’s an experience worth sharing.

199 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
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P: +61 413 895 143

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