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Makan, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Makan

4.7
4.7
256 Reviews
$40 and under
Indonesian

Makan is an Indonesian restaurant in the heart of Melbourne CBD by Tasia & Gracia Seger, the winner of television cooking show My Kitchen Rules 2016.

The word Makan in Indonesian simply means eat. It's also used as a salutation or invitation to eat.

Makan celebrates the different elements Indonesian cuisine; a fusion of vibrant, colourful ingredients, intensely flavoured dishes, and the people who come together and share it. With a warm ambiance creating an intimate retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD, Makan is an exciting discovery of tempting flavours and a contemporary take on authentic dishes.

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Booked 31 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indonesian, Asian, Southeast Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9642 3109

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross street

    Enter via Collins Way, off Little Collins St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Tram stop number 5, corner Collins Street and Elizabeth Street

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Makan time with Dessert

    A$70.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    $70 per person which include small plates, larger plates and sides to share with individual desserts.
  • Makan Time

    A$59.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    $59 per person which include small plates, larger plates and sides to share. Please advice any dietary requirements upon reservation.
  • Lunch Large Group Tasting Menu

    A$39.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Group of 11 people and more required to take the tasting menu. The tasting menu includes 1 small dish, 1 salad dish, 1 wok dish, 1 large dish and bottomless steamed jasmine rice.

What 256 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  • City Centre

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The place was amazingly hidden at the end of the alley, I was hoping to see a dramatic entrance view which I think would be an additional experience, but it wasn’t. The place was good and neat, service staff was great, and lovely food. Although, I was a bit disappointed with the starter fried veggie puff, which looks like mung bean noodle puff with bits of veggie pieces, but I love the sauce that comes with it. Amazing salmon and chicken main dish, I believe that the secrete was the sauces used on it, just delish.

  2. JB

    JessB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Brought my parents here to show them the best of dining out in Melbourne. They loved it. The hospitality we received was 10/10. Exactly how customer service should be. The vibe was fantastic even for a 5:30pm booking. We had to be at a show by 7 and the teN made sure we were served and cooked for with plenty of time to spare. Good was so tasty. Flavours were so amazingly paired to create the beautiful selections on the menu. Oh my girlfriend is began and there was no problem for them to shift the set menu to cater for her. Have already recommended this restaurant to several friends who are keen on good food and a great atmosphere. Great job to the whole team at Makan.

  3. GL

    GiaL

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great to have a taste of Bali in Melbourne. Great setup, just found the music was too loud and hard to hear each other speak. Given lunches are for catch-ups, I found the music too loud to enjoy a conversation.

  4. KT

    KristyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good was magnificent. Couldn’t fault it and had lovely table service

  5. M

    Matty

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really amazing food and service. Would go back again soon!

  6. BM

    BMLSEK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice place. Food was very delicious food. Staff explained how much we should order as a guide which was very helpful

  7. DH

    DanielH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    What I would not recommend is the pisang bakar. The cheese crisps are too strong for the dessert. The rest are lovely. Their sour whiskey is really good.

  8. b

    bojanhl

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's my first time visiting Makan but I'm definitely keen to go there again. The food was delicious overall and the nasi goreng in particular is quite authentic. I also like their cendol panna cotta. It's an interesting take on traditional cendol and I'm pleasantly surprised. The vibes are also really nice and it's not too loud. Overall, it's a great experience.

  9. c

    camibra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    so amazing, food was delicious and staff were so lovely (:

  10. AT

    AdinaT

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious Balinese food and friendly service - definitely recommend.

  11. AB

    AllisonB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic! Sharing options for a group are excellent.

  12. AA

    AmitA

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutley loved the place, the food was good, services was great too.

  13. C

    Cheen

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, delicious and flavorful food, and relaxed atmosphere!

  14. MB

    MaxwellB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a fantastic surprise Makan was. Phenomenal value, delicious food with authentic flavour, prompt and friendly service. Couldn't ask for more - highly recommend!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The flavours at Makan was outstanding, each dish was a taste explosion! Perfect spot for a cold Melbourne night. Our group loved every dish, we’ll be back

  16. BT

    BlakeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice restaurant, good place for a date. The food was really good, we were warned the meals are on the smaller size, but they were actually quite generous. If you like spicy, definitely order the chili sauce, the dishes are not spicy at all on their own.

  17. TB

    TraceyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delightful, subtle yet full of flavour, cannot wait to go back!

  18. c

    cassie

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and beautiful restaurant with lots of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

  19. LB

    LeeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone was really lovely, informative and attentive. The food is a real delight and superbly presented. Will certainly return.

  20. DJ

    DJMB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    Didn't like the QR ordering system - not ideal for corporate type lunches.

  21. KB

    KathleenB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and the satay to die for very helpful staff - can be a bit tricky to find

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A taste sensation with every bite! Had the chefs suggestion. So good!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, drinks and service!

  24. S

    Sean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very authentic food, fabulous selections available. Super fast service.

  25. M

    Maya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff at Makan were wonderful - so cheerful and accomodating. The food was delicious and the drinks were great! I loved the decor and the vibe, it was such a nice place to have a meal and catch up with a friend. Would definitely recommend!

  26. AT

    AnnT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Food was great. However the quality of the service can be improved. Saw one of the waitress on her phone, instead of taking our empty plates away. When asked to take our plates away, she looked visibly annoyed and only grabbed one instead of the many that were still sitting on the table.

  27. GC

    GordonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, service and ambience. I highly recommend this restaurant.

  28. MJ

    MelissaJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food here is always outstanding! So many flavours in each dish! Highly recommend!

  29. C

    Cfoodgansta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! Will go back again! Starters, mains and dessert was yumm yumm

  30. SJ

    SallyJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    5 star food and could not fault the service. Very reasonably priced. Definitely will be back.

  31. H

    Hubbo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We were running late for our reservation and the young waitress assured us that they would serve us quickly to ensure we had adequate time to finish dinner before the 8:00 sitting. I wasnt confident but I was wrong. Service could not have been better. We were easily done before the next sitting. Menu recommendations were very good too. We had the Gohu kingfisher, gado gado salad, babi guling, nasi goreng and satay ayam and could not fault anything. Delicious! The Kingfisher was our favourite. I will say this restaurant is well tucked away down an alley way but when you go inside its very nice as far as décor and ambience. My girlfriend and I were already looking at the menu for next time. Value is very good too in my opinion. Great restaurant!

  32. FM

    FrancesM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food was great! Service was lovely. Would recommend

  33. IG

    IG88

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great flavour overall. A bit pricey for Indonesian food.

  34. Z

    Zack

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4

    The food was amazing but the staff was super unfriendly

  35. HC

    HelenC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Food was nice, the beef redang was a little dry and tough, but the kingfish, chicken ribs and pork belly satay were all delicious. The server seemed to be in a rush to get your orders, dropped menu off, literally a minute later " you ready to order?" Table was quite small, so when we were still eating the first 2 dishes, the remaining 2 dishes arrived and we had no room on the table, she said " you want to eat the last piece of the chicken rib, so I could take the dish away" just felt she was trying to get us out of the venue ASAP.

  36. A

    Andy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Have been several times to Makan, food is fantastic, alcohol on the expensive side and service was very good.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious and tasty. Couldn’t fault anything we tried. Some dishes are pretty spicy but if that’s your thing you will enjoy all the flavours. I highly recommend this place.

  38. AT

    AnastasiaT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The Rendang was yummilicious, sambas accompanying Bebek Goreng oh soooo good.

  39. CR

    CharlesR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Always a very good experience. Great food. Great location. Good getting back out.

  40. BC

    BradC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Good variety of options on the menu. Food was fantastic and service was helpful and friendly.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Makan using the Order Online button. Makan also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Makan also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9642 3109.

Makan is rated 4.7 stars by 256 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 31 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Makan

360 Collins St Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Enter via Collins Way, off Little Collins St

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indonesian, Asian, Southeast Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Tram stop number 5, corner Collins Street and Elizabeth Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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