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105 High Street, Woking GU21 4SY, England
01483761144
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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 11
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food

Always a warm welcome - even if we are late arrivals - and friendly service with great food. Fresh interesting dishes - with some different options from the usual curry menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Liz R
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Woking, United Kingdom
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  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Woking, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Always a warm welcome - even if we are late arrivals - and friendly service with great food. Fresh interesting dishes - with some different options from the usual curry menu.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Very good local Indian restaurant. Varied menu and as its in the middle of the village it's easy walking to meet up with friends for a good value, great taste meal. If you want to stay in they also deliver. What more could you ask for

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Just recently started using Balaka again and they have really gone to the next level. For once a curry that isn't just aimed at English tastes. I had beef chatkora from the signature dishes, it was brilliant. This was recommended by the guy on the end of the phone, since then every recommendation has been very good. Hopefully they remain... More 

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London, England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Balaka does really good food. In a town of many Indian restaurants this is where we usually buy. The people are always friendly, the food is always good and the prices are good. Definitely recommend this place.

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Woking, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Do not order prawn puri as not a prawn in sight just something that that looked like chopped up fish sticks!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We had the groupon voucher and we were a party of 4. We booked our table for 6.30 on a Friday night. The staff were very welcoming and the service and customer care was very good. The time between courses was also good, not too close together but a good time gap to let the starter go down a bit.... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We love this restaurant and the food has always been consistently good but they need to sort out the service aspect before it dies. We went there for my husbands 50th birthday with 8 friends. They knew for a month that we were coming. We arrived at 7.20. We got our starters at 8.50. Even the drinks offered to compensate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

We've been a couple of times with the Groupon offer and found it to be very good value for money. The different sauces are listed from mild to very hot so you know what you are getting, all very flavoursome and the chicken was very tender and moist. Certainly recommended- especially if you get the Groupon deal!

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9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Read reviews and then saw a Groupon offer, so bought it.. have to say amazed it has 4 trip advisor stars. My partner and i eat out a lot and this was our worse meal yet. The voucher states what they base the value of the deal on, you dont get that on offer, as get a basic menu of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This might well be the best curry in Woking but tonight we waited an hour and half for its arrival - a free bottle of beer doesn't cut it I'm afraid, at 10.10pm I'm opting for cheese on toast and bed, not my convenient take away, to arrive. Wouldn't mind but we phoned twice to see where it was....

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  • Address: 105 High Street, Woking GU21 4SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Woking
  • Phone Number: 01483761144

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