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428-432 Ley St, Ilford IG2 7BS, England
+44 (0)20 8518 3005
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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good curry

Early evening curry while I was away with work so the place was quiet but the service was still very good but not over fussy. Food was spot on, very nice lamb madras, not over hot but nice and tasty and spicy, good tandoori roti and popadums at 40p each is very fair. I'll certainly go again when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Early evening curry while I was away with work so the place was quiet but the service was still very good but not over fussy. Food was spot on, very nice lamb madras, not over hot but nice and tasty and spicy, good tandoori roti and popadums at 40p each is very fair. I'll certainly go again when I, back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The best indian cuisine in East London to make your evening special ,,,food is always perfect ,and staff very friendly , highly recommend

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We have been to this restaurant so many times in last 20 years. have improved in deco and ambience, but taste of food and service is gradually going down. That authentic taste of India is gone, service needs to be improved a lot Most recent visit food was half cooked , drinks were spilled by waiters on table , had... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Group of friends attended after we heard of this place to be a good company to do wedding food. The restaurant was empty at 8pm which was very weird, The staff took ages to ask us for a drink so we had to ask our self. For a empty place i would have thought not a lot of work to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

we usually order fa take away from here with FREE delivery for orders over £20!! but today terrible service and will not be using them again. firstly they have change the takeaway order from £20 to £25 of free delivery, so we made it up to £25. She then said we lived outside the 3 mile radius!! considering they have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

very friendly family run restaurant with exceptional food. We had a mixed starter that was very nice and shared several mains including spinach and mushroom dish that was divine. Good choice of wine and very attentive staff make this establishment one of the best I have been in .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Me and my family had dinner, food is special and tasty. Chilly means really chilly "remember". Staff were friendly and nice. Overall good service only one thing the drink and bread portion coke (200ml) we felt was too small! Lazuria

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

I visited Curry Special over the weekend having had the food at a wedding a few weeks ago. The restaurant was just as exquisite as the food I had at the wedding. The service was complete with a smile and it seemed as though there was nothing they would not do to keep the smile on my face. If I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My friends invited me to Currys Special and believe me it was not special at all. Food was bland and did not taste like it was fresh. It's been around for years and feels if the standard is going downhill. Restaurants need to understand the food needs to be consistent and not rely on the past.

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 428-432 Ley St, Ilford IG2 7BS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Ilford
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)20 8518 3005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 51 - 199
  • Cuisine: French, Chinese, Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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