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Daana

9.5/10
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83 Theodore Street, 2605 Curtin (ACT)See map

Average price A$55

Daana's Hyderabadi Dum Biryani - Daana, Curtin (ACT)
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Sunita – our Chef d’Inspiration. Born into a South Indian family with roots in Kerala, Chef Sunita’s early passion for cooking developed in the kitchens of her parents and her grandmothers. Sanjay – our Chef de flavour.Originally from Delhi, Sanjay’s grandfather was a culinary expert, renowned for festival and wedding catering. Sanjay would watch him with awe, inspiring his own path to formal training as a chef and a career with a leading hotel group. Together, Sunita and Sanjay have lived in cities across India, exploring different regional delicacies and cuisines, which they now present through Daana’s award-winning flavours cooked with immense love and passion.

Restaurant menu

Chef Chefs Sunita and Sanjay Kumar
  • Average price A$55

Dietary options

Gluten free, Halal, , Vegan, Vegetarian dishes
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Banana flower chops

Reviews

9.5/10
Excellent296 reviews
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  • Ana W.

    October 19, 20216 reviews

    8.5/10

    Fantastic place to catch up with friends, Original recipes the staff helped us choose and was delicious!

  • Lisa B.

    October 16, 20213 reviews

    10/10

    Once again, a fabulous meal with attentive staff and a very pleasant atmosphere. Highly recommended

  • John T.

    June 17, 20215 reviews

    9/10
  • KELLIE B.

    March 11, 20213 reviews

    10/10

    Very tasty food, great service

  • Laura T.

    February 14, 20211 review

    9.5/10

    Daana (Owner)

    Thanks Laura

  • Celeste B.

    February 11, 20211 review

    9.5/10

    Always delicious, staff very attentive. Good location, we can walk from home. recommended to anyone who loves curry. They use interesting local ingredients

    Daana (Owner)

    Thanks Celeste

  • David M.

    January 29, 20211 review

    9.5/10

    Daana (Owner)

    Thanks David. Looking forward to serving you again.

  • Sue B.

    January 16, 20218 reviews

    9.5/10

    Daana (Owner)

    Thanks Sue

  • Tack D.

    December 7, 20202 reviews

    9/10

    Daana (Owner)

    Thank you Daniel

  • Troy R.

    November 20, 202010 reviews

    10/10

    Beautiful traditional flavours with a super interesting menu. Lovely that the owners always make the time to say hello & check that you are enjoying the food.

    Daana (Owner)

    Thanks Troy for your kind words.

  • Cate H.

    October 29, 20203 reviews

    10/10

    Always excellent, courteous and friendly service. The food is very different from anywhere else and flavourful.

    Daana (Owner)

    Thanks Cate..

  • Biren C.

    October 24, 20201 review

    8/10

    The Bengali desserts were delectable.

    Daana (Owner)

    Thanks you

  • Murray P.

    August 7, 20202 reviews

    10/10

    Daana (Owner)

    thank you Murray

  • Rod Y.

    July 10, 20201 review

    10/10

    Daana (Owner)

    Thanks Rod. Great to hear from you.

  • Benjamin T.

    November 13, 20191 review

    9.5/10
  • Myles G.

    October 30, 20194 reviews

    10/10
  • Mitchell B.

    September 29, 20192 reviews

    9.5/10

    Excellent food. Great vegan entrées and mains. Friendly staff and the chef was out on the floor helping and talking with the guests which was nice to see

  • A A.

    September 25, 2019310 reviews

    8.8/10

    Food was exceptional

    Daana (Owner)

    Thanks

  • Kirsten P.

    September 23, 20191 review

    10/10

    Daana has managed to combine a wonderful dining experience with great service while also giving back to the community. We feel lucky to have all of this in our neighborhood.

    Daana (Owner)

    Thanks again for your wonderful support.

  • Peter F.

    September 22, 20191 review

    9/10

    Excellent banquet, good service, and our group really enjoyed a table down the back where we could catch up with each other at a re-union.

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Opening time

Monday to Sunday from 5.30 pm to 9.00 pm

CLOSED ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

How to get to the restaurant

83 Theodore Street, 2605, Curtin (ACT), Australia

Directions to get there

Near Curtin Primary School

FREE Door-step and on-street parking

About the restaurant

A family-owned business since 2015 - DAANA is renowned for its delicious South and Regional Indian cuisine, the use of authentic recipes, fresh natural ingredients, and exceptional guest service. While DAANA is tucked away in the leafy suburb of Curtin, it is making its presence felt as one of the top dining experiences in Canberra - a little taste of India at Daana. The restaurant showcases textile and jewellery making traditions of Indian, tribal art murals and family heirlooms; making for an authentically Indian mood with a modern twist. Daana is a fused celebration of traditional South Indian and regional Indian cuisines with generous servings.

Chefs and owners Sunita and Sanjay passion for innovation and authenticity has got DAANA recognition by critics and peak industry bodies consistently over the last four years. DAANA is the first Indian restaurant from the nation's capital to receive top recognition at the Restaurant and Catering Association of Australia (RCA) Savour Awards – 2019 National Finals winning the Silver Awards in Best Indian/ Sub-Continent Restaurant Category.

This national-level success for DAANA is following their two award wins in the 2019 ACT Savour Awards for Excellence. DAANA picked up the awards for Best Indian Restaurant in Canberra (again – they also won the category in 2018) and for the first time won the 2019 Consumer Vote Awards. In 2017 the chef duo won Best New Restaurant in Canberra, which marked their first year in business, they won this from other well-regarded finalists like The Otis Dining Hall, Agostinis Italian and Pollen Cafe.

DAANA has also been Finalists in the ACT Chief Minister Inclusion Awards in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

More recently DAANA won an AGFG (Australian Good Food and Travel Guide) 2020 Reader's Choice Awards.

A harmonious blend of traditional Indian cuisine with native Australian ingredients awaits Curtin diners at Daana on Theodore Street, so head down to experience something truly special.

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