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Jewel in the Crown

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Crown Street, Aberdeen, Scotland
01224 210288
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  • 127
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A reassuring scent of healthy spices meets you on arrival

Don't be put off by the decor,surroundings.Yes ,it is a tired building and the carpets need renewing.Toilets are clean and well maintained although awkward to get to. Foremost this is a restaurant ,where people go to eat and they enjoy the delicious food. That's the nub,the food is reasonably... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
WileyCoyote2
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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246 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, attentive service, good attention to detail and a bill that always looks and feels pretty reasonable - my favourite and always in the top 3 Indians in the town.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Arrived to the restaurant and was greeted by very attentive staff. The food was all very tasty and was cooked fresh to our liking. Throughout the meal, the staff were always attentive and pleasant. The naan breads for me were the bet thing they did by a country mile. Easy and accessible with parking, I'd highly recommend this restaurant to... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Don't be put off by the decor,surroundings.Yes ,it is a tired building and the carpets need renewing.Toilets are clean and well maintained although awkward to get to. Foremost this is a restaurant ,where people go to eat and they enjoy the delicious food. That's the nub,the food is reasonably priced but the aromas & tastes are exceptional.It follows the original... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My family friends love it and I have been coming here for over 20 years! The food and servic is what it is all about. It is not a place to be in a hurry as the food is prepared to order and it takes time. It is best enjoyed when you relax and enjoy taking the time!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Regular visitor here. Parking available, good service and awesome food. Recommend the Garlic Murg although everything on the menu is excellent.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Having heard lots of good things about this restaurant from friends and family over the years, I was looking forward to eating there. However my experience didn't live up to my expectations. As soon as you entered you were hit by a wall of heat. It was far too hot for comfort and stayed that way all the time we... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
190 reviews 190 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is a great restaurant, serving delicious, authentic curries at very good value prices. It is a little off the beaten track (though only a 2 minute walk from Union Street), which probably means it doesn't benefit from passing trade - you would need to have it recommended! Definitely worth a visit!

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Nairn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We went on Christmas Eve for a family dinner. I've eaten in Indian restaurants all around the world and I haven't had better food anywhere. This was without a doubt some of the finest Indian food I have ever had, which in conjunction with the excellent service from friendly and professional staff made the evening a memorable occasion.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Its been a while since I visited the Jewel but my recent recent visit just cannot go without comment. On entry the place is 'tired', the stair carpet is a disgrace (engrained with dirt) the carpet in the restaurant itself not a lot better. I had booked earlier, on arrival no tables, no welcome; the place chaotic. People waiting everywhere... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

It was fine, but I wasn't 'wow-ed' by the place nor the food. The food was fairly standard (ie: nothing special). The portions is where this restaurant seem to excel, it was huge.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Crown Street, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
  • Phone Number: 01224 210288

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Indian

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