Hanuman offers sophisticated fine dining without the attitude and serves delicious Indian and Thai Nonya dishes that are a cut above – pretty fancy for the top end. For something a bit less high end try Nirvana that dishes up Thai, Malaysian and Indian dishes in an intimate setting, with live jazz and blues as a backdrop. In Darwin’s wharf precinct you will find Crustaceans on the Wharf (08 8981 8658) offering freshly caught seafood with a view. Alternatively try Yots, overlooking the marina which serves Greek inspired cuisine in a modern and airy space. For weekend Yum Cha you can’t go past Tasty House, for your sushi fix head to GO sushi train and when Pizza is calling make your way to Il PIatto (the great views are a bonus).
Hanuman: 93 Mitchell Street, Darwin (08) 8941 3500 www.hanuman.com.au
Nirvana: 800/6 Dashwood Crescent, Darwin (08) 8981 2025 www.nirvanadarwin.com.au
Crustaceans on the Wharf: Stokes Hill Wharf, Kitchener Drive, Darwin (08) 8981 8658 www.crustaceans.net.au
Yots: 820/54 Marina Boulevard, Darwin (08) 8981 4433 yots.com.au
Go Sushi X: T5/56 Smith St, Darwin City NT (08) 8941 6588
Il Platto: Skycity, Gilruth Avenue, The Garden. (08) 8943 8940 www.mindilbeachcasinoresort.com.au