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98 Shirley High Street, Southampton SO16 4FB, England
023 8070 1038
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Ranked #17 of 629 Restaurants in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Indian restaurant with exciting dishes cooked by chefs with culinary experience gained in some of India's most prestige 5 star hotel kitchens.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very friendly and welcoming. Quick service. Good value for money and good quality fantastic food. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Great food and lovely staff. Have been to this restaurant many times in the last 2 years. Excellent selection of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

comfortable interior and unpretentious friendly service . Excellent food . Most authentic Indian food i've had in a long while and i have eaten in most of Southamptons Indian establishments.

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Kali-Mirchi-Indian, Owner at KALI MIRCHI, responded to this review

We're very glad you enjoyed your meal with us. Authenticity is certainly what our talented chefs strive for,, having previously worked in some of India's top restaurants. You sound like an aficionado of Indian food and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. - The Kali Mirchi Team More

Wimbledon, England, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Many people rate this restaurant highly, and I agree. Don't be expecting haute cuisine however. This is a "standard" curry restaurant, but plying its trade at the high quality end of the market. Other than that it is a typical curry house. Located in a suburb of Southampton, it is part of a row of shops in Shirley. All very... More

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Kali-Mirchi-Indian, Owner at KALI MIRCHI, responded to this review

We thoroughly enjoyed reading your very balanced review of our establishment. 'Top end Southampton curry' certainly works for us - we're very grateful for your words of recommendation and we look forward to seeing you again soon. - The Kali Mirchi Team More

Southampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A very varied menu, the food was very nice, as was the service, this is now our first choice for a curry sit down meal in Southampton, would definitely recommend!

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Kali-Mirchi-Indian, Owner at KALI MIRCHI, responded to this review

We're honoured to have become your first choice Indian restaurant in town! Thank you for the positive words. We look forward to serving you again in the near future. - The Kali Mirchi Team More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Had been recommended this restaurant by a friend so tried it for a Friday night treat. We were made to feel welcome and the food was excellent. My king prawn starter was succulent and my main course of lamb, aubergine, and lemon rice a perfect combination full of very tasty spices. The presentation was good and we left feeling warm... More

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Kali-Mirchi-Indian, Owner at KALI MIRCHI, responded to this review

Hi Julie, we're so glad you followed up on that recommendation and gave us a try! We sincerely appreciate your warm comments towards our cuisine and service. We're glad the evening set you up for a great weekend. Please visit again. - The Kali Mirchi Team More

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We visited here on a Saturday night in September, the restaurant was very busy but staff all appeared calm & welcoming. The food was absolutely amazing, really authentic, hot and tasty. The only bad thing I can say is that our food took a really long time to come - however the manager came over personally to apologise & gave... More

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Kali-Mirchi-Indian, Owner at KALI MIRCHI, responded to this review

Hi Melanie, thanks for writing. Friday and Saturday evenings are our busiest of the week - you were correct to observe this! Glad you felt our staff remained calm and friendly - we go to great lengths to ensure this. Apologies again for the time taken to bring your dishes to the table - as you can imagine, our chefs... More

Southampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

good tasty food, great naans and proper indian curries, nice decor and service is good and friendly, a nice neighbourhood feel to the place. heading there again tonight!

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Kali-Mirchi-Indian, Owner at KALI MIRCHI, responded to this review

A short and sweet review which made us smile to read! Thanks for writing and for your custom. - The Kali Mirchi Team More

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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We went to this restaurant for a lunchtime buffet. It was very quiet and soon we found out why; the choice of food was extremely poor, with just one two chicken dishes and one lamb. All were very mild and could not be described as curries. Just meat with some runny sauce. There was a potato dish, which was good... More

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Kali-Mirchi-Indian, Owner at KALI MIRCHI, responded to this review

Hi Stephen, thank you for taking the time to share your honest thoughts on TripAdvisor. Naturally we're saddened to hear that your dining experience didn't live up to your expectations. The level of trade at lunchtimes is variable and the restaurant can occasionally be quiet during this time. Many diners enjoy the tranquility, however we appreciate that some, yourself included,... More

Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We have been going to Kali Mirchi quite a few times on a regular basis on our own and with friends and family as we love this friendly little curry house. We have Always been very impressed with the food, service and ambience and never been disappointed and believe its one if not THE best curry house in Southampton. The... More

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Kali-Mirchi-Indian, Owner at KALI MIRCHI, responded to this review

Thank you for such an outstandingly positive review of Kali Mirchi! To bestow such an accolade as 'best curry house in Southampton' leaves us speechless. We're sincerely flattered you feel that way. For as long as you continue to visit, you and your family/friends will always be welcome. We look forward to seeing you next time. - The Kali Mirchi... More

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Additional Information about KALI MIRCHI

Address: 98 Shirley High Street, Southampton SO16 4FB, England
Phone Number: 023 8070 1038
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Indian

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