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Alibaba Tandoori

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13 King Street, Watford WD18 OBW, England
01923 229793
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really really tasty food and friendly service

Visited this restaurant for the first time, and....... I have to say the quality of the food was just excellent. Only had a bhuna (my first curry in any new indian) but the flavour was just great and tasted lovely. I do like my curries a bit hotter and surely will be ordering the jafrezi next... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Steve S
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Watford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this restaurant for the first time, and....... I have to say the quality of the food was just excellent. Only had a bhuna (my first curry in any new indian) but the flavour was just great and tasted lovely. I do like my curries a bit hotter and surely will be ordering the jafrezi next time. The 4 of... More 

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Thank Steve S
Southampton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and easy location to Watford centre. Staff are friendly and cooked us something which was not on the menu. Try it.

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Thank Allan G
Huddersfield
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360 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Time taken to gather some thoughts; the meat courses did have some variety in heat, flavour and texture; whilst the chana lacked a bit. Options also for some salmon. On reflection it wasn't that bad.

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Thank Mike L
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This is now my go to indian in Watford, they even throw in the odd bottle of free wine with delivery! Order via Just Eat for discounts, usually around 20%

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Thank lloydjas
Watford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I have been a regular since Ali Baba opened. I have visited India 3 times now and I can honestly say this place stands out. The current standard of food is top notch, service is friendly and never disappoints. I always benchmark the Ali Baba and it easily compares with 5 star hotel restaurants in India. Highly recommended. Over the... More 

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1 Thank Colin B
Watford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This was by far the best curry i have in a very very long time. The richness of the flavours.....just amazing how flavoursomethe dish was. It was a very hot dish (the baba bomb) but really full of flavour. The chef special starter to begin with was an awsome starter too. Nice big portion and nicely spiced. The service wad... More 

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1 Thank jamie l
Watford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Never a bad meal from this place. Beautiful food & very friendly staff that go the extra mile to make your visit a good one. Would recommend this for anyone visiting or living in the watford area for a top notch Indian :0)

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1 Thank Itsabugslife
Manchester
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159 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

We visited here on a Saturday night and was surprised to see it so quiet, especially after the previous good reviews. Staff were friendly and the food was fine but the place suffered a little from lack of atmosphere.

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Thank Iona007
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Lovely food, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Amazing creamy sauce, a lot of rice and incredible saag aloo. All served piping hot.

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1 Thank Martavg6
preston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Spending two nights in Watford decided to go for a curry on the first night found The Alibaba restaurant on the Internet right in the town centre and open till 12:30 on Saturday night just right. Just off the Main Street easy to find not a massive place but more than enough room really friendly staff all the usual meals... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 King Street, Watford WD18 OBW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Watford
  • Phone Number: 01923 229793

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 24
  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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