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The Light of India

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Stevenson St, Oban, Scotland
+44 1631 563728
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Special occasions

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cheap and cheerful

Was a Sunday night when I went here so it was really quiet however, the staff were nice and you didn't feel awkward. Only had a starter of poppadoms, was surprised you had to pay for the pickle tray as have never had to do to before but anyway you did. The spicy onions were straight from the fridge... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
JudyLockhart
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Was a Sunday night when I went here so it was really quiet however, the staff were nice and you didn't feel awkward. Only had a starter of poppadoms, was surprised you had to pay for the pickle tray as have never had to do to before but anyway you did. The spicy onions were straight from the fridge which... More 

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NJ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great food and no crowds...couldn't get enough Indian food during our visit to Scotland! Also great service, feels fancy but casual.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

very friendly staff, fast service and tasty food. seemed to be very popular for takeaways we went at 5pm for a sit down meal and will definitely return.

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Our family of eight adults were staying just outside Oban and one evening we had an excellent takeaway from the Light of India where i had eaten several years ago. Lovely tasty food and reasonably priced too.

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Nothing special, but a decent curry at a reasonable price. Good portions and plenty of flavour, perfect if you just fancy a curry like we did. Decent atmosphere too.

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

On entering we were a little worried as the place looked dated, however as it had been recommended we stayed. The food was good, service was good and the place rapidly filled up giving a good atmosphere. Would eat here again, especially given the great price.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We are on holiday staying a few miles out of Oban so after reading a few reviews online, we decided to celebrate our last night with a takeaway from this place. We're huge fans of indian food, we LOVE a good curry house, so after a 14hr day we were dying to get stuck into our grub. Our onion bajhis... More 

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Herts.
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95 reviews 95 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went into the Light of India without researching first. Very pleasantly surprised. Outside and inside looked like the standard, if a little dated, Indian restaurant like you'd find in any small town. When we went in it was full, which was encouraging. The food was way above average (and alot better than some so called high-class Indian restaurants) and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Just had the best lamb rogan josh ever from Abdul and Suliman , always a pleasure to visit the light of india

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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We have been here a few times and have had good meals each time. Visited with a small child and were made very welcome. Food portions good and service attentive. Bit dark inside with the curtains drawn and very 70s looking but at least it has authentic music and not piped in pop.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Stevenson St, Oban, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Oban
  • Phone Number: +44 1631 563728

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions

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