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Zari

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Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani
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214 Ifield Drive, Ifield, Crawley RH11 0DQ, England
+44 1293 525107
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Description: Zari is a modern and constantly evolving Indian dining experience in...
Zari is a modern and constantly evolving Indian dining experience in Crawley serving customers who are passionate about authentic and innovative food.

For 25 years, Zari has been at the cutting edge of real Indian cuisine. Alongside all the classic dishes, the team at Zari brings you authentic regional food from all corners of the Indian subcontinent. We promise that these delicious dishes will make your journey into real Indian food an unforgettable adventure! We celebrate genuine Indian cuisine - real Indian food - combining traditional techniques with locally sourced ingredients. Adapting authentic recipes to wow the modern palate, our dishes push the boundaries and dispel the myths about typical Indian restaurant food.
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  • 234
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Superb

The food here was fantastic, as was the service from the staff. This was our first visit and we'll definitely be going back

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ricky P
via mobile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here was fantastic, as was the service from the staff. This was our first visit and we'll definitely be going back

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Thank Ricky P
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was invited to join my family for a celebratory dinner and it is the first time I have eaten out in Crawley as my sister who lives nearby is a vey good cook. I was pleasantly surprised with this place. the décor was nice and did not offend. it did not smell heavily of cooking and had a nice... More 

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Thank pravin v
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking through the quiet unassuming suburb of Ifield in Crawley, past newsagents and laundromats, does not prepare you for what you find inside Zari; You wouldn't feel out of place in Zari had you walked in off Regent street in London. The staff were attentive, polite and professional and this was reflected in the restaurants decoration and appearance. Our table... More 

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1 Thank Gillian C
Sheffield
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paid a return visit, on a Monday mid-evening. Not too many other diners, so service was quite attentive. As for the food, the starter, main, side dish & chapatis were all very tasty. Portion size just righttoo - I'll be paying more return visits

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1 Thank e3sa934
Surrey UK
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not my first visit and previously this has always been a good experience with tasty food and experienced chefs but our visit yesterday (a Saturday) gives a little concern. Waiting staff members are always changing and don't have the commitment of the management. Wine corked but replaced quickly and then poured without an opportunity to taste into water glasses One... More 

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1 Thank BrianJSurreyUK
Crawley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiancée and I went to Zari for a date night meal as we had heard great things. We were greeted with a friendly team of waiting staff and offered an amuse bouche while we looked at the menus. The specials/recommended dishes look great and we loved that they described the region that the meal comes from and what that... More 

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1 Thank JessJW
Crawley, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We visited on New year eve as a result it was very busy inside. The decor of the place is very bright and colorful whilst not seeming tacky. We were quickly seated and our drinks order taken accordingly, we were also asked if we would like poppadoms. Around 3 minutes later the poppadoms and a few sauces came out, these... More 

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Thank Josh P
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Great lunch with friends - they make a fantastic lucknowi. Staff are friendy and attentive. There is also a lounge area at the front where you can have a drink and they look like they have a good bar menu. Highly recommended

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Thank rogers251769
Zurich, Switzerland
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84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We live in Zurich and are starved of decent curry houses so upon landing in Gatwick, on recommendation of Pat Chapman of the Good Curry Guide, we drove our hire car to Crawley. Parking was surprisingly difficult. Food was very good, well presented, good spicing. Naan breads were first-rate, venison curry was novel, we were well advised by an extremely... More 

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Thank John R
UK
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

A lovely family run, local restuarant. Very welcoming and accommodating. Fantastic food and service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 214 Ifield Drive, Ifield, Crawley RH11 0DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Crawley
  • Phone Number: +44 1293 525107

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 43
  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Zari is a modern and constantly evolving Indian dining experience in Crawley serving customers who are passionate about authentic and innovative food.

For 25 years, Zari has been at the cutting edge of real Indian cuisine. Alongside all the classic dishes, the team at Zari brings you authentic regional food from all corners of the Indian subcontinent. We promise that these delicious dishes will make your journey into real Indian food an unforgettable adventure! We celebrate genuine Indian cuisine - real Indian food - combining traditional techniques with locally sourced ingredients. Adapting authentic recipes to wow the modern palate, our dishes push the boundaries and dispel the myths about typical Indian restaurant food.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?