Darwin Food Guide

It may not be as varied as Melbourne or Sydney but Darwin still has it’s fair share of decent eateries. Aside from the ‘high end’ restaurant places where you can eat the ‘best steak in the northern territory’ there is the usual budget places to grab a bite when you’re hungry. The Asian influence in the city is very apparent with plenty of asian food spots (although if you have just come over from Thailand you’ll be disappointed with the flavours and prices!).

Here are my recommendation and fave eating spots in Darwin…

My Friends Kitchen | Vietnamese Food | Mitchell Street
The first restaurant we ate at and one of the best! You get a HUGE portion for a fair price here and the food tastes fresh with good flavours. It felt authentic and the Pho was cooked just right 🙂 It’s bang in the middle of the action on Mitchell Street, so parking can be a problem but if you are staying in the area it’s worth checking out. The staff were lovely, always had smiles on their faces, and topped us up with free water whenever we ran out. Oh and the aircon is great! A standard dish like noodle soup costs around $14.

Thailicious | Thai Food | Mitchell Street
There are a few Thai restaurant dotted around Darwin but this was my favourite. Slightly pricier than the others but the food was SO YUUMY! Of course it’s not Thailand, but nevertheless I was happy with my meal. We all had curry and there were no complaints. The setting is also really nice, upstairs and away from the Mitchell St bustle and drunks. You can choose a normal table or a traditional thai lounger on the floor.

Chakoro Sushi | Japanese Food | Knuckey St
I had no idea what this little Sushi shop was called until researching it for this blog. It’s tiny and tucked away on a busy road but the sushi is great! Cheaper than the other sushi shops and tasted fresh.

Roma Bar – bit overpriced bit it seems like the only ‘healthy’ place in town.

Wisdom Bar

Markets – average altho Phil loves the Fat Yiros Kebabs and thinks they are great value.

Stokes Hill Wharf – decent portion of fish and chips for only $10 (its imported and costs double if you want the local barra). But if you aren’t fussy it is good value and would fill a fish and chip craving.

Fish and Chips in Cullen Bay???

The Indonesian place Kevin buy his lunch from

After hours:


Istanbul kebab shop – ludicrously overpriced kebabs but very popular.

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