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74 King's Road, Reading RG1 3BJ, England
+44 118 958 5111
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Today
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Welcome to Pappadams, the new 'authentic' Indian resto in Reading. At...
Welcome to Pappadams, the new 'authentic' Indian resto in Reading. At Pappadams, we take Indian food to a whole new 'super' level. We do this by fusing our traditional aesthetic cooking with good attributes like honesty and passion. We commit ourselves to introduce a fresh loom to the 'Indian Curry' by constantly challenging and developing our tastes along with excellent hygienic standards. From an eclectic array of dishes like Prawn Olathiyathu, Lamb hyderabadi, Chicken saagwala and Goan fish curry the menu spans across the horizons of the Indian subcontinent. We are in a process of making 'Pappadams' a hallmark culinary firmament in Reading and we can do that with your love and support for good food. Please come and join us for a culinary festival.
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TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Soft Naans

I have visited during Christmas for the first time and later on I have become a regular visitor. Food is good but service could have been even better...

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
TK_globetrotter
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Reading, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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96 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I have visited during Christmas for the first time and later on I have become a regular visitor. Food is good but service could have been even better...

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Deepest Darkest North Hampshire
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Having done my research beforehand I decided we'd visit Pappadams for a curry before a concert. From the outside the place looks unassuming, located within a parade of restaurants and shops in the central business and shopping area. The welcome was warm and friendly and the decor and ambiance both a little low key. We arrived just as it opened... More 

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Madrid
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396 reviews 396 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

About 20 years ago we lived in Bradford, West Yorkshire, and we still rank the curry houses we go to in comparison to what we were used to then. Pappadams stands the comparison very well : the dishes we choose were well prepared, just right when considering the spicyness we wanted, and the service was very friendly. We were not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went to this restaurant with a friend who recommended it and I was blown away buy the good quality and taste of the food. We had a lamb and a mutton dish both out of this world!! Well presented and very good size portions. The staff were all very present and friendly. Will definitely go back and recommend this restaurant... More 

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Went on a quite wednesday evening. Service was quick and food arrived within 10 minutes. Had the chicken jalfrezi, palak paneer and nan for £16. The chicken was very good, full of flavour, the paneer was tasty too however had a bit too much cream in it. I would go here again but at lunch time as they have a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This was my first visit to this small but very comfortable curry house this time I took my Indian friend who was very impressed. We decided as its nearly Christmas to try the extensive Xmas menu which offered five courses. A variety of meat and vegartarian dishes all of which were simply delicious hot and very filling. We had to... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A one off trip into Reading at lunchtime saw me park just along the road and took a chance on a decent Curry. Although small looking from the outside, I was treated to the finest indian food that I have eaten for many years. Staff were very helpful and tok time to explain some of the menu items. Top quality... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There were 11 of us for dinner and we had a long table upstairs, which was great. Despite there being a lot of us, we didn't have to pre order and the food was all hot, freshly prepared and delicious. Everyone in the restaurant was really friendly and accommodating and service was brilliant. Can't ask for more than that!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Food was good (starter & main course), drinks the usual and ambiance OK! Good 2 go out for evening dinner!

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Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Popped in on way home, a couple of Indian families were dining which is a good sign! Lovely starter of onion barjee. I asked for a recommendation for the main as I wanted vegetarian. When it came it was a disappointment. The veg was basically frozen mixed veg (all very small, peas, carports, French beans, other beans, etc). I asked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 74 King's Road, Reading RG1 3BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 958 5111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

Welcome to Pappadams, the new 'authentic' Indian resto in Reading. At Pappadams, we take Indian food to a whole new 'super' level. We do this by fusing our traditional aesthetic cooking with good attributes like honesty and passion. We commit ourselves to introduce a fresh loom to the 'Indian Curry' by constantly challenging and developing our tastes along with excellent hygienic standards. From an eclectic array of dishes like Prawn Olathiyathu, Lamb hyderabadi, Chicken saagwala and Goan fish curry the menu spans across the horizons of the Indian subcontinent. We are in a process of making 'Pappadams' a hallmark culinary firmament in Reading and we can do that with your love and support for good food. Please come and join us for a culinary festival.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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