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141 - 145 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1RZ, England
01228 599889
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Ranked #14 of 274 Restaurants in Carlisle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Originally openend in 1976 by Rafique Uddin and Cumbria's very first Indian restaurant, has now been reopened 35 years later by his sons Shaha and Koish. For true flavours from the Indian Sub-Continent come visit RAFIKS.
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I was going through Carlisle with friends after a coast to coast cycle, it has good reviews in tripadvisor so we gave it a go. A nice atmosphere and Service with a smile from all 4 members of staff was a bonus but the food was amazing. My chilli chicken dish was served on a slate, it was smokey and... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We are from out of town. Stopped here with the kids on New Years Day on the way home to London. Ok, it was very quiet but the food was top notch. As good as anything Tooting Broadway has to offer!

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We have eaten here on 2 occasions now, the 1st time just us two, the "2nd with family, we really enjoyed both meals; the staff - in particular 'J', are friendly, attentive, informative & discreet, the food is delicious. On both visits we had the Sunday evening special menu, which we think is excellent value. We enjoyed trying the authentic... More 

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Carlisle
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

4 of us found this on Tripadvisor and we where not disappointed. The food and service are excellent. Freshly made Poppadum's and great chicken dishes. Only 5 minutes walk from the town centre on Botchergate.

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Scotland
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Staff are so attentive but discreet, good is the best I've tasted in any Indian in Carlisle. The menu has so much to offer, a little but more than most. If you haven't been, make it your next choice

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

The best place to eat! Very friendly staff delicious food and amazing atmosphere. You won't be disappointed!!!!!

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

enjoyed a lovely meal here with friends the staff were very friendly and polite the price was very reasonable and i am going back soon with my partner looking forward to it

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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Had a great meal here with friends. Food was excellent, staff were polite and the bill was very reasonable. My favourite Indian restaurant in Carlisle to which I will definitely be returning.

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Leicester UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A very quiet Monday evening (I was the only customer) so a great welcome and service. The pickle tray was a bit different from the usual and the Phili Phili chicken was one of the best curries I have had. Congratulations guys

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Took my mam out for our dinner, she fancied indian, so theres only 1 place we will go to! Walked in and we were lucky to get a table as they were really full up (will ring before hand next time!) The staff politely took us to our table and took our drinks order. Even though they were busy our... More 

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Address: 141 - 145 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1RZ, England
Phone Number: 01228 599889
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
Cuisine: Indian

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