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Curry Special

428-432 Ley St, Ilford IG2 7BS, England
+44 (0)20 8518 3005
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Ranked #43 of 135 Restaurants in Ilford
Price range: $51 - $199
Cuisines: Chinese, French, Indian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My family and I have being coming to this restaurant for over 20 years. Over the last few months we have been ordering takeaways, which on each occasion we have had to complain to Onkar, a member of the management team. Time and time again he apologised but never really solved the problem. Last Friday we booked a table for... More

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Worst food i ever had. The place looks nice, nice decor. Silly staff who do not understand english very well. No parking. Way over priced. Luckily we only ordered starters and decided to not order mains until later. There was 4 adults and 1 child. We ordered 2 non veg and 3 veg starters, jeera chicken was pink chicken with... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you love jeera chicken and chilli chicken done in am authentic punjabi style. This place is a must! I don't care about the rest of the menu. For what it's good for and what it does best, you won't find better anywhere else nearby! 1/2 jeera chicken, parantha and one coke £13

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

This place has gone wayyyy down hill from years back when it was the creme of East London! We came in at 7:30 and got asked for DRINKS at 7:55, so knowing how long it took to just get drinks we ordered starters and mains and asked them to bring the starters out first which came in about 25 mins.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Very friendly service. They managed to still serve us food even though the restaurant was about to close. Chicken wings were absolutely gorgeous as were the chili prawns. Karahi Gosht was very flavoursome and delicious. Cobra beer on draught. Prices are for London on the average side I would think. I would definitely eat here again.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

My wife and i attended this restaurant and i have to say what a pleasurable experience it was. Food, service, and attention to detail were excellent. Worth trying their jeera chicken!

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Had a fantastic meal at curry special in ilford. Tried the food they a at wedding they catered for and made the effort to travel from North London to eat at the restaurant.. Was worth the drive !

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

Order over the phone the staff were not helpful at all, I asked for some suggestion for starter and this staff is telling me to look on online so I couldn't waste for time then looking for the menu which on their website isn't exist, except the catering menus which isn't useful more me... Unless I got some one whose... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Good location,very good food,nice place for celebration,,the masala. Fish was sweet so tell chef to easy on sugar, bar is a bit slow so pace your drinks and order in good time, butter chicken is the best so my friends tell me, chilli prawns starters is good.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

Found this restaurant on trip advisor and thought we would try it out. We went early and it looked very nice, clean and modern. The waiter was very attentive. He helped us select from the menu, giving us advice on levels of spicing and taste. This was extremely helpful. The food arrived quickly and was really tasty. Portions were just... More

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