I thought i would see if things had changed after a series of mediocre meals 2 years ago as this is the closest Indian Restaurant to home! Why did I bother.........OMG my party was greeted by cold, impolite behavior. Opening words within 30s of sitting down 'DRINKS!'. l will only speak factually.....the food portions are tiny; tasteless, full of artificial colouring to make up for paucity of taste; warm if you are lucky; chicken tikka was not cooked through properly. Grumpy and rude staff to top it off! In fact when i asked why they were behaving in this manner I was told 'Do you know how many times i walked to your table? 17 times!!!'. This was a lie anyway! More like 7 times....but who's counting? THEY ARE! Not only that.... but at the end of our terrible night after paying they only gave me 2 mints for 4 people.....and that was only AFTER asking for them in the first place! My parting words were that 'the newspapers would love to hear about your poor food and service'. To which the main waiter replied......'we hear that so many times!!!'......yeah i wonder why?? ;-)
SO in SUMMARY: Go there if you want over priced tasteless, borderline dangerously undercooked food couple with very rude, obnoxious Bangladeshi staff. On the plus side the have draft Cobra and the Naan bread is quite ok!'. I am not a restaurant but a doctor so this is an unbiased suggestion.........I tell my friends from all over the UK who visit Newcastle.... if you really want GREAT INDIAN FOOD...there are only 3 places to go first...1. KOMAL BALTI HOUSE STANHOPE ST (very close to St James' and the old General Hospital (fantastic tasty dishes with warm hospitality and bring your own non/alcoholic drinks policy, as they have no drinks licence & no frill hearty ambience and FIRST RATE VALUE FOR MONEY 2. SACHINS on the quayside (Forth Banks) for the tastiest up class Indian food this side of the Indian Ocean....great to impress your Boss or future lover! and 3. RASA in the heart of the quayside....but the food here is more Southern Indian style...first class preparation and the very best service and attitude from staff! I SAY NO MORE but why waste your hard earned money on the DAYS of the RAJ?? JUST DON'T DO IT.....even with a GROUPON or any other voucher....as it will leave a very bitter and more expensive taste in your mouth forever!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED and any review below that commends it is either a relative/business partner or really has no palate for GENUINELY GOOD INDIAN FOOD!
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