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25 rue de l'hopital militaire, Lille, France
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Ranked #161 of 974 Restaurants in Lille
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $32
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have visited this restaurant after seeing review on Internet but disappointed when visit. Food taste was ok. Service was not good. No warm welcome or no proper attainsion on customer.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Tucked away but worth finding. Reasonable portions and prices but the chicken Tikka masala and basmati rice delicious. One waiter a bit serious looking but I did see him smile twice! Loo is a weird wooden throne thing, about a hundred years old. Random.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Having read some reviews, tried this restaurant, initially waiters seemed weary, however after talking to them and Manager Baljit, they could not do enough for us, food was steady, not amazing but good, small portions but maybe that's French standards, prices seemed average. Would visit again when in Lille.

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Pune, India
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Well I walked in here one late and cold evening of September 2013. I was not willing to experiment with the local food and this place seemed highly recommended with the people of the town. The waiters though were hanging out at the entrance and can be a bit arrogant but Indian food at this price was okay to go... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The restaurant is well located near the center of Lille with parking solutions and metro around. The staff is friendly and discrete. There are 4 menus from 17 to 25 euros, including one starter, a nan, a main course and a dessert excluding the drinks and coffee. The service is not too fast or slow, it's the right speed. You... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

After reading other reviews we went to this restaurant. What a dissappointment!! The service was not friendly, but actually quitte arrogant. No intention of making customers welcome. The food was not good either, tasted very bland. So our advice for other tourist is to avoid this place!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal at Maharani. When we arrived at a little after 7.00pm they were not obviously open; it was rather dark inside, there were no customers with just a waiter sorting napkins. However, we were welcomed in and the restaurant soon filled with all tables taken by about 8.00pm. We were very impressed with the various chicken... More

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We tried this restaurant reading all the glowing reviews, however we found the food to be ok, only on average. Nothing so great or so disappointing about it. Ambiance average, staff average. Please note this is a small restaurant so might be full some evenings, we didn't have many issues though. It is a step higher than the ground level... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Went Sunday Night. Restaurant not busy, three awaiting staff, completely lacking in personality. Recieved the one Popadom no accompanyments. Table water no ice. The plates already on the table (cold) are the one you eat from? Food very quick and OK, limited chicken portion controll appartent. Limited options. Decoraration tired very old style very old school Indian. In and out... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

My husband and I found this restaurant on Trip advisor and it was highly rated, so we paid a visit as I was craving Indian food after a few days in France! I'm usually very wary of Indian restaurants outside India but this did not fail to impress! The food was absolutely spectacular!! The Chicken Tikka Masala was the best... More

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