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40 St James St, Brighton BN2 1RG, England
01273692711
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Seemingly disorganised staff

Been here before and the food has always been good. Mine was great: chicken tikka biriani (the portion of veg curry was small) and the best tarka dhall I've had in ages. Some people said their curries were bland and the rice portions looked really tiny. Servie was a bit slow and seemed very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sandrobear
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East London
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East London
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150 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been here before and the food has always been good. Mine was great: chicken tikka biriani (the portion of veg curry was small) and the best tarka dhall I've had in ages. Some people said their curries were bland and the rice portions looked really tiny. Servie was a bit slow and seemed very disorganised.

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Thank Sandrobear
Qawra, Malta
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I really love the food and its always been my favourite place to dine. Though on this particular night it wasn't... We had an 8.30 booking and ordered shortly after, we hadn't ordered starters just went straight to mains, we were a table of 4 and after asking when our food will be delivered the waiter very politely said it... More 

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Thank smudge241
Hove, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is good, portions are generous, please let the order takers know if yo u want it to be spicy. If you are fond of spicy Indian food, do not order a Korma or Makhni or butter chicken... They are sweet. Quiet friendly staff and decent price in a clean and decent ambience.

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Thank Rittickc
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We get our takeaways quite regularly from Pavel but this time decided to visit in person. We had a delicious meal and found the staff and surroundings to be friendly, helpful and genuinely very accommodating. As our eldest gets the train home from London they said it was no problem for her to join later as her train was delayed... More 

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Thank Paul R
Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

friendly staff reasonbaly priced and lovely food i had the lamb curry and the lamb was beautiful i went esrly so didnt have to book

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Thank gazjayne
London
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136 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

I visited here in late December. The restaurant was very quiet and had no atmosphere. Our starters arrived and one of them - samosas - was frozen in the middle. Ice cold. The main meals were OK, but not amazing. Worst of all was the quality of the toilets - dirty, run down. I don't understand why restaurants don't invest... More 

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Thank Antony_of_Surrey
Brighton, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Wonderful food properly made to order. Found this place by accident when out with a friend looking for somewhere for an evening meal. Returned a few days later and again the service was fantastic and the food was great.Will be back.

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Thank Tim G
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

One waiter seemed like a bully and made our group feel uncomfortable. He should have some customer service training. Smiling would be a good start! The lamb was very tough - although not sure if it was beef disguised as lamb! The nan breads were no better than the ones sold in the supermarket next door. Will not go again!

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Thank PF256
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I am a massive curry fan and could not wait to get a curry for dinner when we arrived in Brighton on evening of 11 Dec. Luckily, a couple of minutes from our hotel the Limehouse, was Pavel. The food was delicious, poppadoms fresh, chicken curry very satisfying and flavoursome. Staff a little surly perhaps, but it didn't bother us!

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Thank natasha j
Brighton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Very good service in a close to empty place mid week. Good enough food, but still felt too full the following day, so won't repeat visit, I'm afraid

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 St James St, Brighton BN2 1RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: 01273692711

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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