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34 Eastgate, Aberystwyth SY23 2AR, Wales
01970 615 040
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Today
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, good service

Went for meal with my wife and kids. We booked in advance and arrived on time to be greeted at the door with a welcoming smile. We ordered starter and main course. Each meal was well presented and tasted freshly cooked. The waiting staff were friendly and attentive. Would highly recommend. Will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Robin S
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Tenby
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173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I'm going to stop reviewing curry houses until I find another decent one !! I give in... This one seemed cramped way too bright decor and uninviting.. The food was distinctly average .. Very little culinary effort as usual, the smallest naan bread I've ever seen ... Bland taste .. Just ok for when you've had a drinking session ...... More 

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had a meal at this restaurant on a Sunday evening. Although only half full when we arrived, it quickly filled up. The food was excellent with a good variety of dishes available. There were the traditional "British Indian" choices together with some more unusual dishes. I had a lamb dish and it is sometimes difficult to... More 

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Aberystwyth
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70 reviews 70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We regularly visit The Light or Asia ourselves & have no hesitation in taking any visitors/friends to this 1st class restaurant with confidence & have done for years. Without exception we are warmly welcomed on arrival with a smile, seated & given menus very interesting & mouthwatering choices as well as old favourites. The food is cooked individually to order... More 

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Been here a few times now, and each time the food does not disappoint. I always get something different each time, and have to say that flavours and spices are subtle in each dish (something hard to get right -especially in curry dishes)...always busy, this little gem is a credit to aber. Food is always fantastic, service is great and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Nice variety of food, not the best Indian I've ever had but very satisfying and filling. The staff was friendly and mindful and the meal was good value for money. Definitely worth a try!

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Good service and very good food. We all ordered different meals and tasted from each other - all tasted very well and we all agreed on that.

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Lancaster
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Dropped in for an early-evening meal on a Saturday evening and was very pleasantly surprised. My red-snapper dish was delicious. In fact, the entire meal was great and very reasonably priced. Never eaten here before but I will certainly return.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Food is really nice with a good selection of different dishes . A really nice clean environment with helpful staff who are ready to explain what is in the dishes to help you choose the right one for you . Would definitely visit again and would recommend advanced booking.

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The curries are nice, the second day. However I have noticed they are inedible, until they sit for a long period of time, allowing for all the grease to drain out. Its sad, because the food is nice, if you are able to remove all the grease, However there is always so much that you littlerally have to let it... More 

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Tenby
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Went for meal with my wife and kids. We booked in advance and arrived on time to be greeted at the door with a welcoming smile. We ordered starter and main course. Each meal was well presented and tasted freshly cooked. The waiting staff were friendly and attentive. Would highly recommend. Will certainly be visiting again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Eastgate, Aberystwyth SY23 2AR, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Ceredigion  >  Aberystwyth
  • Phone Number: 01970 615 040

Price and Cuisine

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

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