The Grand Indian Cuisine is on the lookout for another venue after their restaurant was destroyed in a blaze in Bowral.
The restaurant on Wingecarribee Street was one of many small businesses that were claimed in last week's fire on Bong Bong and Wingecarribee Street.
Restaurant owner Vicky Singh said 80 per cent of the restaurant was destroyed.
"It was devastating for us, it has stopped everything," he said.
"It was our only source of income."
All of the impacted businesses are determined to get back on their feet, and have been searching for spaces since.
Mr Singh was in the restaurant last Thursday preparing to clean when smoke emerged from Dos Hombres.
"Police came in shortly afterwards and told us the building was on fire," he said.
"Suddenly, it was all over the place."
Mr Singh and staff evacuated from the premises.
When Mr Singh announced the restaurant was on the hunt for a new space on local Facebook pages, Highlanders reached out with their support.
"The community are very keen for us to open again," he said.
"They have been really positive."
Residents across the region commented on Mr Singh's post with their sympathy, as well as suggestions on where to open.
Moss Vale, Mittagong and Robertson were some of the areas suggested.
The Grand Indian Cuisine opened its doors in Bowral in 2007, and was frequented by regular customers.
"Over the last 14 years, we have received a lot of support from the community," he said.
"It is so nice to have that in the Highlands."
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