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“Kitsch, but probably the best curry in Plymouth” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Eastern Eye Indian Restaurant

Eastern Eye Indian Restaurant
Notte Street, Plymouth PL1 2BD, England
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Ranked #19 of 500 restaurants in Plymouth
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Kitsch, but probably the best curry in Plymouth”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This place appears to be a bad idea based on first impressions, as the gawdy lights, glass, mirrors and plethora of TV's on the walls are a definite off putter, but I would recommend you ignore this and look on it as a kitsch adventure - the food is absolutely superb.

Make sure you ask the owner for a recommendation - I have had several outstanding dishes as a result of doing this and have never been disappointed (and he has always offered to change anything I don't like). Don't leace it to chance, as there are bound to be dishes you don't like as well as those you do on such a large menu. On several occasions, I have been here with a group and ordered loads of dishes, all of which have turned out to be completely different - this is surely a good sign. The food comes served in large pyrex dishes, which look a bit wierd, but works for me (and it goes with the kitsch...)

Portions are generous and the beer is good - what more could you want (well, ok, less TV's...). Ambience is either terrible or fantastic depending on whether you have a sense of humour.

Speaking as a local who has been to most places, this is one of the must try locations in Plymouth in my opinion.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent all round”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

From the moment we walked through the doors right up until when we left, the pace, quality and sincerity of the service couldn't be faulted. Staff were eager to please and fast but without being intrusively attentive and without creating a sense of being rushed.

I'm no expert on Indian food but I certainly couldn't fault the quality or quantity of what was served. The menu seemed comprehensive to me although my brother, a regular at Peterborough's Taj Mahal restaurant said it was a little less extensive than theirs.

On ambience, it is a small, fairly intimate restaurant although seating is comfortable and lighting & soft furnishings added to a warm, cosey feel. There is a medium-sized flat-panel TV screen on the wall and volume was turned to a low-moderate level. This actually contributed positively to the ambience as it was showing Bollywood films/trailors.

On pricing, this restaurant is probably average but considering the quality of service and food, it's really very good indeed.

I have seldom been disappointed by any Indian restaurant but I am still always delighted by good service and appalled by complacent service. I make no apologies for not finding any negatives at the Eastern Eye; I whole-heartedly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food, cramped restaurant that looks like American diner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Can't fault the food here, it was very good. The ambiance of the place is not great however. There are pink and blue neon lights all over the place and American diner style booths. The tables are jammed in very close together so it's not a very intimate dining experience. The service was pretty good so overall a nice meal in a quirky setting.

Visited August 2013
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“Lovely food , fab staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Been here a few times , always good with great service . Great menu with lots of choice and staff happy to recommend dishes to your taste . Not the cheapest but one of the best .

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“indian cooking as it should be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

we were looking for a restaurant close to the hotel, as we didn't want to eat there. the eastern eye qualified, and we made reservations.
we were not disappointed! everyone in our party of 6 enjoyed their meals thoroughly - from very hot to rather mild, everything very tasty and well prepared and served. the service was very friendly and attentive, and the indian beer comes in large-quantity bottle ! what more does one want?
should we ever be back in plymouth, the eastern eye will see us again !

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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