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53 Perth Road | Gants Hill, Ilford IG2 6BX, England
+44 20 85189282
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good good but over priced

The atmosphere was alright. The service was not professional but done by a very pleasing lady. The food was average. The butter chicken is the closest to the authentic that I've tasted in London. The seasoning could have been better. The portions were good but I felt they were over priced

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2014
Olesanju
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English first
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I don't understand the low ratings given here. Have been several times over the years, the last around December '14 with foodie friends who were very impressed. We have generally found it good to excellent. The first point is that the menu is not your average Indian. Am not an expert on the various cuisines, so can't characterise it other... More 

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Ilford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

At one time this place was always packed, that's because it WAS very good. I have been here recently on a number of occasions and it is evident by the number of empty tables and waiters looking for something to do that things are not as they used to be. The whole place needs a revamp, decor, menus, the lot.... More 

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Ilford, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Took our non punjabi Asian friends out for dinner at Kanchans. Had the set Christmas menu that e same sauce base was used for the non-veg dishes and the paneer. So all the food tasted the same. We asked for the food to be spicy and we're told we could have green chillies. The veg option feared a little better... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We were recommended Kanchan by friend and they came with us for our first visit. Now it's unforgetfull memory with Kanchan. Food quality is worst. We ordered Okra and it wasn't even cooked properly. When we asked staff to check the quality they initially hasitated but when we made them eat what they served, they realized what they are upto.... More 

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Clonmel, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

What a great place to go! I went there with a work colleague who knew the restaurant. I let him pick from the menu as he has been going there for many years. I can't eat very hot food (chilli) so we asked for spicy but not hot. It was just perfect. It was the most flavoursome Indian meal I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I really can't believe those slating this place are going to the same restaurant as us (and it is Gants Hill branch I refer to). We ration ourselves to no more than once a month, as we do not want to tire of it, and wish it to remain a treat. We fill in the gaps with our local Wanstead... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The atmosphere was alright. The service was not professional but done by a very pleasing lady. The food was average. The butter chicken is the closest to the authentic that I've tasted in London. The seasoning could have been better. The portions were good but I felt they were over priced

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I normally am not the biggest fan of Indian restaurants, mainly because you seem never to feel the love in the food. After being surprised by a place I went to in Leicester It inspired me not to knock my friends suggestion to go to another Indian restaurant within 7 days. So having over the years heard how great this... More 

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Brilliant to have such a good restaurant so close by. I generally used to visit restaurants in Central London for evening meals etc but have found myself opting for Kanchans more and more so. This restaurant is one of the better Indian restaurants in London. The look of the place is very good, the food is very authentic and tasty,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

it was a very bad and embarrassing experience. Food and staff are very very bad. they don't care about there business and customers. I never ever go or recommend anyone. please people don't go to Knachans and wast your money.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 53 Perth Road | Gants Hill, Ilford IG2 6BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Ilford
  • Phone Number: +44 20 85189282

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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