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The Light of India

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Stevenson St, Oban, Scotland
+44 1631 563728
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good

This was a good Indian meal that we all had and the price was also very resonable. Service was very quick that made up for some bad experieces earlier inbthe day

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Marie K
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Frankfurt, Germany
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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English first
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

After getting off the ferry from the western Isles. ..we stayed overnight in oban, we decided we fancied an Indian meal and to our surprise right next door to the hotel we were in was this lovely restaurant...the staff were very friendly and the food faultless..can definitely recommend this one.

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Lincoln
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

After reading another review decided to give this place a visit over the newer Indian in Oban. Decor is typical Indian, a little 1970's, but the food is good. We had a couple of Cobra's, Onion Bhanji Starter, which seemed a little small (2 Pattys) compared to the 6 Chicken Pakora my friend received, so watch which you order. Both... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Staff at the nearby Lorne Bar recommended this restaurant. We were surprised to find the heavy curtains drawn at 6.00pm despite it being a lovely sunny day but decided to stay. Starters were fine - bhajis and pakoras. Nothing, however, could have prepared me for my main course - Persian Chicken Biriani. I expected a typical biriani with nuts and... More 

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London
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Good old fashioned Indian restaurant serving standard curries but doing it extremely well. If I lived in Oban I would probably be a regular.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Not a bad little place. Not brilliant as Indian restaurants go. Where in a big group, took ages for a simple order of popadoms. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Lovely meal in Oban's original and best Indian restaurant many rivals but they are no match for the Light of India ,Chicken Chilli Garlic Chicken and Chicken Patia with the best nan bread in town ,great service from Abdul and staff always friendly and polite ,best choice of dishes at reasonable prices

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was a good Indian meal that we all had and the price was also very resonable. Service was very quick that made up for some bad experieces earlier inbthe day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

we eat here every time we visit oban. with an unfussy menu and waiters who are happy to guide you if you are not too sure about indian food it is well worth trying. warm white wine was disappointing but chilled lager goes better with a curry anyway!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Very helpful and knowledgeable regarding vegan dietary requirements and food was delicious! Great service!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Food and service great. Clearly popular with locals for takeaway. We had takeaway in our room in our hotel and it was piping hot and very delicious.

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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: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children

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