Okra Restaurant

159 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East VIC 3123

Who we are

About us

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Since 2001, Okra has blossomed from a local Camberwell gem to one of the greater Melbourne area’s premier dining destinations.

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Okra blends Thai, Malaysian, and Indonesian dishes into an irresistible Southeast Asian fusion menu with something for everyone. Every dish is expertly hand-prepared by head chef Michael Tiu, and while our recipes may span a continent away, our ingredients are sourced locally to guarantee fresh, crisp flavour in every dish.

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Dishes are generously portioned to allow them to be shared and can be paired with our delicious house steamed rice. Every dish is balanced and varied in flavour, texture, and aroma to help create an unforgettable and unique dining experience.

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Okra has been featured in The Age Good Food Guide every year since its inception and continues to garner more press and critical accolades each year as one of the best Asian restaurants in Camberwell, Kew, Hawthorn, Surrey Hills and Balwyn. We’re been profiled and featured in such publications as Lifestyle Food, AGFG, and Gault & Millau.

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Conveniently located in the heart of Camberwell, we are open every day, except Monday, for lunch and dinner. We have a long-standing history of over 15 years. We serve a variety of Asian flavours, including Thai, Malaysian and Indonesian. Our restaurant is very popular among Kew, Hawthorn, Surrey Hills, Camberwell and Balwyn residents.

Get familier with our menu

What we Provide

Why Okra?

Our okra namesake was chosen for the qualities we wanted to inspire in our dining and our dishes; okra` is a superfood high in antioxidants, fibre, vitamin C, and more. Like the plant, the Okra restaurant is versatile and healthy, nutritious and elegant.

Random Dishes

From Our Menu

  • $8.9

    Curry puffs

  • $50


    tangy oyster shooter
    curry puff
    sweet potato and yam wonton
    vegetable spring roll
    sate ayam chicken skewer

    gang keow waan gai thai green curry chicken
    Singapore chilli prawn
    nuea pad pik stir-fried beef and vegetables
    with peppercorn

    homemade roti and jasmine rice
    coffee or tea

  • $5

    okra concoction

    red bean and jelly in coconut juice

  • $14

    mexican coffee

    with kahlua

  • $14.9

    mixed entree platter

    sate, gai hor bai thoey, sweet potato and yam wonton, vegetable spring roll, curry puff

  • Crispy Chicken with Jasmine Rice Crispy Chicken with Jasmine Rice

    crispy chicken

    with hainanese rice

Our menu that is packed with delicious, mouth-watering entrees from Southeast Asia, sampling Malaysian, Thai, and Indonesian cuisine to create an array of dishes and flavours guaranteed to satisfy.

Our menu is led by our flagship Sunday Malaysian Hawker style feast, which thousands have enjoyed in the weekends since we opened our doors fifteen years ago – this is one feast you most certainly don’t want to miss!

At Okra, you’ll receive beautifully plated, delectable meals every time, generously portioned for sharing – and pairing with our steamed rice. Har Mee (Prawn Noodle Soup), Hainanese Crispy Chicken Rice, Yong Tau Fu Laksa (Tofu Laksa), Yee Tow Mai Fun (Fish Head Noodle Soup), and more make up some classic favourites on our menu. They’re just the beginning, though, and you’re sure to find something on our menu that perfectly suits your mood and tastes.

Friendly reminder: Favourites like our hand-rolled Poh Piah (soft, fresh spring rolls!) always sell out, we strongly encourage pre-ordering!

Our food got a 5-star review and big thumbs up from many food bloggers. Most of our guests come back for our flagship dishes.

  • Twice Cooked Black Pepper Duck with Mushroom, where the duck is soaked in flavours.
  • Lamb Shank Curry with super-soft lamb and aromatic curry sauce.
  • Sambal Prawns which are large and juicy.
  • Tunis Balachan Okra with the right hint of spice. Also, a dish that reflects our name.
  • And our super-soft Rotis which are great to dip with curries. You really can’t get enough of them!

You would also like to try our Grilled Beef and Chicken Skewers. One of the bloggers described them as, “The most tender skewers which are easy to eat and have a great flavour.”

Browse our menu and visit us soon. We look forward to seeing you!

We are really as good as people say- come and experience yourself! We promise you an impeccable service and lip-smacking food!

Must Try


spicy lady fingers


Okra's sea food


rice n noodles


Function Room & Venue Hire Camberwell, Kew, Hawthorn, Balwyn, Surrey Hills

Function room

Dining at Okra is already an exciting experience, but customers in need of a custom space for an event or party are welcome to make their dining evening even more special by requesting our upstairs function room!
The function room offers additional privacy, making it perfect for business lunches, dinners or private parties.

The room itself can seat up to 35 guests, but a large party is not necessary for booking. The room is reserved on a first-come-first-served basis, meaning that you’ll want to call well in advance of your event to make sure your dates are available. Using the function room is free of charge.

If you have questions about a specific event or use for the function room, simply give us a call – we’d be happy to answer any questions!

What Our Clients Say


Fantastic food. We had lamb curry and spinach okra belacan. Our dishes were left very clean because it was so delicious. Exceptional customer service. Your girls are really lovely and polite. I’ll definitely go back again soon.

Fey Alvin

The best and most freshest food ever! Been coming to Okra for over 10 years and am never disappointed!

Sabrina Razzi

Have been eating here for 2 years and counting! My favourite Thai fusion restaurant, great place to catch up with long-lost friends or simply just want a tasty meal!

Endah Chen

My husband & I have had the most enjoyable evening with exquisite food and exceptional service . The ‘ tangy oysters were to die for ‘
The lamb shank with Malaysian sauce was divine ..
Thankyou so much . We shall be back.

Leanne Ball

After being here for years and away for two , we came back for a feed and it is always the popiah and the Crispy chicken rice (Sundays) that does it from us . Still as good as always. Love it.

Karen Yau