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The Light of India

Stevenson St, Oban, Scotland
+44 1631 563728
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Ranked #43 of 72 restaurants in Oban
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Moscow, Russia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Really enjoyed the curry, I always ask for a hot Tikka Masala some restaurants say you can't have a spicy creamy curry but The Light did one Madras hot, it was so good, creamy, spicy and a nice kick of heat, I think this might well have been one of the best curries I have ever had! My Husband had... More

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Salisbury, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Owners of the Sandvilla B&B recommended Light of India. We loved this place. Be aware: the dinner for three is more food than any three people can eat. All of it was delicious. Friends we met on the ferry to Mull and Iona joined us. They ordered two meals from the menu and were served quite a while before us.... More

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

service was good, food excellent ,local lad said vinderloo was to hot but if your a hot currie lover like me it was not to hot and loverly

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Enjoyed our curry from here; well spiced and tasty Nans. So much food we even managed to take some home!

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Oban, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Been going to the Light of India since moving to Oban 17 years ago , fantastic food and staff to match , have tried the other Indian restaurants but nothing compares to this .

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Scotland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This place is set back a few streets from the main touristy parts of Oban and doesn't look anything fancy from the outside. This was a brief visit for us, one course only and soft drinks all round. Although it was still quite early on a Friday night they already had several groups in who seemed to be locals who... More

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Oban, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The Light of India is the longest established and still the pinnacle of Asian dining in Oban. Creamy korma and brilliant biriyani curry. Always a great welcome and splendid service - atmosphere at the weekend is amazing and they sell the sizzle too!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We were staying at Aspen Lodge and the owner recommended us to go here. The curry was excellent and the lamb actually had flavour. The meal was well presented and was plentiful. The manager and the staff were brilliant. Want curry in Oban, go here!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Been visiting Oban for the last 40 years or so, in fact even before an Indian restaurant was here! A few years ago there were three....and being a Curry fan...tried them all. Without doubt on consistency of food, service and delivering a good curry...then this restaurant always delivers the goods! For such a small town, it does very well and... More

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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Tasty, a little oily, good service, considerably cheaper than most places in cities. Worth visiting but do not expect challenging flavours and anything different than a standard-suburb style curry.

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