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“Excellent food...but......” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Elamis Balti House

Elamis Balti House
1-3 Finkle Lane, Gildersome, Leeds, England
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Gildersome
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: ls27 7dx
Leeds, UK
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“Excellent food...but......”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Mates live just round the corner from Elamis so have frequented on numerous occasions.

The food is always excellent and very good value....but.....i would say that in the 10+ times i have eaten there in small to large groups the order has never been delivered to table/house/takeaway collection correctly.

Its actually an accepted standing joke in my group of friends who go there to see who will get the "wrong" element of the order. Can be a small as a chapatti instead of a naan, all the way to a completely different dish.

To be fair to the staff they always rectify the issue when raised, but it usually results in someone not getting their food until everyone else has finished, so we just tend to accent the food delivered and then push for a little discount. I couldn't tell you one occasion where anyone didn't like what they got so goes to show the standard of the food is high.

Will undoubtedly go again.

Visited April 2012
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A good curry house (again) for a village location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Been going to this curry house since it opened a number of years ago. Last visit was over the weekend (Saturday night in October 2012) and the food quality and service are all of a good level for a non-city centre restaurant. Wasn't over hungry so only ordered two starters between three (which they were happy to offer) - but was given an additional one 'on-the-house'. Mains were all of an expected high quality. Service was attentive without being overly intrusive.

Read the negative comments with surprise as this does not reflect my experience. Did go through a 'dodgy period' a couple of years a go when they did not have enough staff on and the quality of the food went down hill - especially take-aways, which were swimming in oil - but these issue have been resolved and niether are an issue now. Never had to wait over an hour for a delivery, and can't remember them getting an order wrong.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Eat at this restaurant once a week”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We have tried other Indian restaurants in the area but have found that this is probably the best indian restaurant that ticks all the boxes.

The minute you walk in the door you are greated by friendly staff with a warm atmosphere, good food at reasonable prices. The menu offers you a varied choice which will be to everyone's taste.

Give it a try we have never been disappointed.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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“Tingley Balti”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Went for a curry last night. Heard good things about this place BUT it is:

Very Busy
Too Small inside
Curry Rubbish

if you are a curry meister then avoid this place!!!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds UK
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“just ok”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

this is close to my home so could be really handy but food not great and last time we went the plates were dirty which was very off putting would not return

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