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Dabbawal

69-75 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BX, England
0191 2325133
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian, cuisine.name.191
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Indian restaurant in Newcastle specialising in Indian street food.
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English first
Maryport
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local and I'm glad we took her word for how good it was. The food was fresh and not heavy or greasy like some Indian food can be. The waiters were very attentive and helpful. Perfect meal out washed down with a nice cold cobra!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Loved the food and atmosphere. All the food tasted fresh and healthy. Would highly recommend to others.

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Dublin, Ireland
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154 reviews 154 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Visited here on Monday night last week and we were lucky to get a table as it was very busy. We really enjoyed everything we had, poppadoms, lamb samosas and lamb chops for starters and lamb rogan josh and chicken jalfrezi for mains along with rice and naan bread. The wine was good and there was a nice buzz about... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We visited this restaurant as a small party of 3. We had booked, as our meal was on a weekend evening. Despite this, we still had to queue for 20 minutes beyond our booking time, queuing outside and in a narrow doorway. The staff seemed to go out of their way to avoid making eye contact to keep us up... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Dabbawal is pioneering Indian street food. There were some high points in what we ordered - the okra pakora starter was excellent - but for the most part the food was pedestrian in quality. Onion bhaji and a potato starter were too dry, as was the vegetarian kofta (although the sauce was good and nicely spiced). The naan bread was... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have to make a premise: I personally do not like Indian cuisine, what i dislike is extremely spicy dishes where you can't feel the taste of the food. I was invited to this restaurant by two friends of mine who read tripadvisor's reviews, which are very complimentary of this restaurant. The two of us spent only 26 £ (excluding... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Food was beautiful service was really good. Would recommend chefs surprise set menu specially if there is a few of you's and are not fussy about sharing dishes. Will defiantly go back

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

As my title describes this restaurant is "pleasant" and no more. The food was satisfactory, the service was as one would expect and the atmosphere was neither here nor there.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

What a surprise! What seems like a little hole in the wall, is actually a large, well set out, amazing restaurant. The theme is kind of Indian street food, casual dining where the food comes out as it is ready. I loved it. For once it wasn't the "pakora starter and madras main" but a whole selection of authentic delicacies.... More

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

This was classed as Indian street food. I would more associate it with Indian Tapas. Delicious small elements that you pull together to make your meal. Bell Peur I think it was called was delicious and a must with any meal. We tried multiple starters with naan's etc. with a few meaty dishes. The punjabi lollipop was great, but to... More

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