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West Lane, Ullapool, Scotland
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: New owners, previously called Jasmin Tandoori.

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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good food & friendly service

Only had a takeaway but food was tasty if slightly underspiced ( I would order something hotter next time). Reasonably priced too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Debs337
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Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
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89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I am a great fan of oriental and indian cuisine and have visited hundreds of Indian restaurants all over the world. Sadly, this restaurant disappoints. The food was under spiced and over salted and when I made my feelings known I got a shrug of the shoulders but no apology or a willingness to take on board my complaint. At... More 

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Ullapool
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

An extremely pleasant dining experience....cannot fault the food... staff are very courteous. Will return again and again!

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Edinburgh
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

restaurant a bit quiet but food excellent on the couple of visits we had this week! Starters, mains, pilau rice and naan breads great. Service low key and friendly.

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Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Only had a takeaway but food was tasty if slightly underspiced ( I would order something hotter next time). Reasonably priced too.

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Just a short walking distance of the harbour. Excellent food and service. We arrived quite late, but even then they were ready to prepare us a great meal with a nice atmosphere

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Ullapool, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Took my family here for a meal on a Thursday night and it was great. It was quiet because it was winter. However, we were very well looked after and had excellent service (as usual). The restaurant has recently had new flooring down plus a general update and it looks much better. The food (most importantly) was truly excellent. I... More 

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Ullapool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Read some of the less favourable reviews but decided to take a chance. They might have had a change in management or got a different chef. The chap who took my takeaway order was friendly, no complaints there and the food arrived much faster than I expected. Suspiciously fast. I ordered chicken vindaloo with pilau rice and asked for the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Ate here 13 years ago and had a good meal. Tried tonight and it was closed. Said due to refurbishment, but nothing happening inside, just left set up as it was. Locals say it has been closed for @ 1 month with no sign of activity. Heard sister restaurant had some issues, so this may be why. Anyway do not... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Travelled to Ullapool recently with my boyfriend, we set up camp in the campsite right next to the I Indian. After we'd set up it was just before eleven at night, so we weren't sure if anything was open to have dinner. We walked up to the Indian and it was signposted that it shut at twelve, which was surprising... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We tried the Essence of India as curry is a favourite of both OH and nephew, despite the reviews here. We were very glad we did. Yes the decor is tired, and the service perfunctory, but the food was delicious. Rarely for an Indian meal, we scraped the dishes clean!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: West Lane, Ullapool, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Ullapool

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

New owners, previously called Jasmin Tandoori.

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