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Karnaphuli

#12,049 of 18,436 Restaurants in London
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20 Stoke Newington Church St N16 0LU | Stoke Newington, Hackney, London N16 0LU, England
+44 20 7254 0661
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Don't know why this had so many bad reviews

Hi I went here on New Year's Eve and as usual the staff and food was excellent my its just me but I've never had a problem with this restaurant

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
mel f
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Hi I went here on New Year's Eve and as usual the staff and food was excellent my its just me but I've never had a problem with this restaurant

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Thank mel f
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Our family arrived at around seven on a Friday night and were seated next to the only other two diners in the restaurant. A plate of poppadoms swiftly appeared on the table (we didn't get to find out if these were complementary or not, but I presume not). Opening the menu I noticed that a large text box on the... More 

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1 Thank tedbixely
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Booked a table for eight to ten people three days in advance for Saturday the 24th of October 2015 at 1930 hrs. No complimentary starter was provided as per custom-were told there were too many of us and we would have to pay. An adjoining group of six and the rest of the customers were provided without question.Were eventually brought... More 

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2 Thank 416Hidi
Nasr786, General Manager at Karnaphuli, responded to this review

Review dated 28th October 2015 , I have investigated thoroughly first of all the Restaurant and its staff do not discriminate with any diners regardless of colour or origin we served our respectful diners with passion and affection we as a management do not entertain or accept any foul language or aggressive attitude towards our staff ,in this case reviewer... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Having live in stoke newington for 5 years I've always found it tricky to find a good old local that won't let you down. The food hear used to always be good and good portions however i found of late, when delivering it was a bit hit and miss. It didn't really bother me as I was always prepared to... More 

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1 Thank chloe w
Nasr386, General Manager at Karnaphuli, responded to this review

Reviewed on the 28th September 2015 the reviewer made a 3 points ,first of all said used to be great but now not if this is non bias review than this honourable reviewer must have been frequent user of both take out and dinners ,point 1,member of delivery staff asking for tips when delivered the food ,the management and restaurant... More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Hi I've been coming here for over 20 years in a street where many restaurants have come and gone so the proof is in the pudding this place is a little gem not the cheapest but you get what you pay for so try this restaurant and you will enjoy it nice people and nice decor don't forget it's in... More 

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3 Thank mel f
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

Great food!! Very tasty and full of flavour! Staff are always great! I just wish I was hungrier so I could eat more and more. I am a big fan!!!! Very good price for such outstanding quality!

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Thank Ron C
London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

I really really enjoyed my meal here- chicken sagwala and rice- my girlfriend loved her tandoori quail. The service was great, in a really nice setting. I'm really surprised at the negative reviews as I have nothing but praise. We had a fairly expensive red wine- Bill totalled £43- well worth it and worth another visit. By the number of... More 

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1 Thank GadgetBreed
Hackney
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I've been eating Indian food since 1965 (here and in India) and I've been eating in this restaurant for over 30 years. We've frequented alternative restaurants and watched them come and go but we've always returned here. Admittedly, I tend to go for Dhansak but I've tried a few other dishes and loved them all. The staff have always been... More 

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Thank AElf
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We had a take away from this restaurant based on the good reviews we read here... what a mistake! What a waste of money! The guy on the phone was rather rude, so was the delivery guy, who didn't say "hi" nor "bye" and didn't even leave the receipt (mmm... maybe the prices we were charged were different than the... More 

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5 Thank Grrrrr23
Nasr386, General Manager at Karnaphuli, responded to this review

The two review dated 24th May seems both identical flawed wrote by same person it shows how easy to misuse the service provided by TripAdvisor beneficial for public this particular person review doubtful character ,if the reviewer wasn't happy about the foods and service than the characteristic person would have raised the issue with the management we have no such... More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Ordered takeaway after reading all the positive reviews on here. Was told my order would take 50 minutes. After waiting an hour and a half I phoned asking where my order was and was told the driver has just left and as I was paying by card it would take longer as they only have a limited number of card... More 

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Thank Micabird
Nasr386, General Manager at Karnaphuli, responded to this review

The two review dated 24th May seems both identical flawed wrote by same person it shows how easy to misuse the service provided by TripAdvisor beneficial for public this particular person review doubtful character ,if the reviewer wasn't happy about the foods and service than the characteristic person would have raised the issue with the management we have no such... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Stoke Newington Church St N16 0LU | Stoke Newington, Hackney, London N16 0LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7254 0661

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 43
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?