Two Fat Indians, Joondalup

Two Fat Indians Joonalup

Our seniors’ group visited Two Fat Indians in Joondalup on a very busy Friday evening.

Two Fat Indians is part of the Lakeside Shopping Centre, very close to the Joondalup Train Station. We had booked ahead and reserved a table in a small room off the main dining area.

Two Fat Indians Joonalup

The restaurant bills itself as Indian cooking redefined and although there were many old favourites on the extensive menu, there were new discoveries to be made as well.

We ended up with a traditional Joondalup Mixed Banquet ($46 per person) but some other menu items took our fancy – Masala chips ($5.90) an Indian take on potato chips and Chole Bhature ($16.90), medium spicy chickpeas served with leavened bread. I was also keen on the Bollywood Baby cocktail ($16) – Rum, Blue Curacoa, Malibu, Peach Schnappes and pineapple juice  – but felt it probably wasn’t the best idea to mix it with my Sauvignon Blanc wine!

I was impressed that we were allowed to swap two of the banquet entrees for onion bhajis and samosas, without any fuss at all. Some restaurants are very precious about changing items on their printed menu.

Service was rather slow and one of our group had to go to the bar to request a server. We started with pappadums, which were served with two sauces – one mild and one spicier – both were excellent.

Two Fat Indians Joonalup


Lamb Seekh Kebab – quite good but definitely needed the addition of one of the sauces.

Onion Bhajis – very crisp and very good

Samosas – slightly dry and had to be dipped in the sauces

Two Fat Indians Joonalup


Butter chicken – quite flavourful and very mild

Lamb Rogan Josh – again the dish had a good flavour but the lamb was tough

Dal Tadka – a spicy lentil dish – excellent

Aloo gobi – a potato and vegetable curry that was a hit with everyone.

Naan bread, pickled vegetables and raita (a cooling sauce made with cucumbers) were the accompaniments to our feast.

Two Fat Indians Joonalup

Two Fat Indians Joonalup

Two Fat Indians Joonalup

Restrooms are inside the Shopping Centre and while that may work well during the day, it was not the best in the evening.

Only one of our group went to the restrooms and she said that the toilets are along a long corridor and that she felt quite unsafe. Wheelchair access is available.

Two Fat Indians is an easy place to have dinner if you are in Lakeside or looking for a casual meal. The kitchen closes at nine so make sure to have your orders in before that time.

Parking is plentiful – either just outside the train station or in the multi storey area. Access is easiest from Collier Pass.


Address: 173-4 Lakeside Shopping Centre, Joondalup

Phone: 08 6204 8998

Reservations: Yes

Opening hours: Mon, Tues, Wed 4pm-9pm, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun 11am – 10pm

Gluten-free options: Yes

Vegetarian options: Yes

Website: Fat Indians Joondalup



About Hazel Broomhead

My name is Hazel and I am a Perth senior!

Originally from Edinburgh in Scotland, my husband and I moved to New Zealand with our children in 1974. As my husband is in the oil business, we moved to several other countries including the Sultanate of Oman, the Netherlands, Singapore, the Philippines, the USA, Russia and Kazakhstan during the next 36 years before retiring to Perth.

We have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who live in different parts of the globe – New Zealand, Scotland and Colombia - which makes a great excuse for us to travel and visit.

My career background is in radio and print journalism in Scotland and New Zealand as well as public relations in various other countries.

We love to eat out, walk, travel and enjoy the wonderful lifestyle here in Western Australia.

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