Story of Jai Ho Restaurant

The inspiration for Jai Ho came from wanting to be part of Melbourne’s culinary offerings and adding to its rich multi-cultural cuisine heritage. Jai Ho is a place where traditional tandoori techniques meet contemporary Indian style.

What started as a humble beginning in 2011 was soon bustling with families and friends enjoying a good meal, parties and functions.

To give our patrons a traditional and ethnic feel we created our interiors at both locations; Richmond and Hoppers Crossing, by including Indian art, handmade furniture and even a ‘Baithak’ (traditional Indian low seating).

Jai Ho is a family run business which is how we carry age old recipes, passing it on to our future generation. We are committed to the freshest, finest produce and to creating an exquisite and memorable experience for our guests.

Sunil Abbott and Sunita Abbott have together conceived and created Jai Ho, Richmond. Sunil’s enormous past experience across varied mulit-national companies contributed significantly to Jai’s Ho’s backend management.

Sunita is the true strength and reason of success behind our unique menu and home-style cooking. She implements cooking processes and approaches that she had learned in her younger days, back in her home town in Kashmir. She uses traditional methods in the kitchen like, grounding our own spices. Kashmiri spices are still a big part of our recipes.

With his rich experience in working with the finest Aussie hotels, Gautam Thapar heads Jai Ho, Hoppers Crossing. He runs the show with surprising ease and efficiency. Gautam applies his past knowledge in the kitchen at Jai Ho and runs the operations smoothly and with terrific work ethics.

Saurabh Abbott was the first member of the family to arrive in Melbourne. He has tremendous experience in hospitality, combined with his exposure to marketing and finance,  Saurabh has been able to contribute to various aspects of the business. Saurabh’s vision extends to expanding Jai Ho franchise network Australia-wide.

Like any business Jai Ho served its share of challenges and the Jai Ho family stood tall and faced it all together. They’re now a trusted name in the food industry with a massive and loyal customer following.

Jai Ho is a must visit to experience the authentic taste and colours of India.

Jai Ho Family Hoppers Crossing
Jai Ho Family Hoppers Crossing