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“New chef, new management, new decor - Fantastic food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ganges Indian Tandoori

Ganges Indian Tandoori
45 High St, Holywood BT18 9AB, Northern Ireland
028 9042 1218
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Ranked #21 of 42 Restaurants in Holywood
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Belfast, Northern Ireland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“New chef, new management, new decor - Fantastic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

The Ganges is under new management. There's a new chef - Kalam Abdul - who introduced a completely revised menu a week ago. I'm fussy about my Indian food - having grown up there I usually prefer to cook my own food rather than eat out. I'd eaten at the Ganges many times and had take away from there on many occasions and it was always okay, but not great. A couple of weeks ago I went back in a rush and was amazed by the change and the delicious food. Kalam is from Bangladesh, and brings with him a love of fresh flavours and authentic cooking. I went back tonight with family and found an entirely revised menu. The menu focuses on flavour over heat, with excellent spicing. The Railway Shobji vegetable dish is superb, and the cumin and lentil chicken was great. Service is friendly and efficient, and the decor is tasteful. It was a great evening out, and I can't wait to go back.

  • Visited February 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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saintfield
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62 reviews 62 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“holywood magic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

been there just once but memberable visit very good food with not the usual fare served by most indian places. it is spacious good service and not too dear. it is no wonder there is a framed review by that most picky of critics joris minnis of bel tel in the window. must return soon they have a sister place in ards which is just as good.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Belfast
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“great indian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

The food in the Ganges always lives uo to expectations as far as we are concerned
The only criticism is that the house specials are expensive for what you get
Their takaway food is also of a high standard for indian food

  • Visited August 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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Dublin, Ireland
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Utterly tasteless.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

One thing that I can never say about even a bad Indian dish is that it was tasteless. However the Ganges chefs have out done themselves. Overcooked prawns, un-seasoned and luke warm. A long wait. The restaurant was not crowded, so a busy evening is not an excuse. This place has some good reports, so I can only imagine they put more effort into other dishes.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lovely meal - nice atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Went out for a nice quiet meal with the other half. Food was brilliant - staff was friendly and good fun. Enjoyed the meal and now have this as a regular. You will not be disappointed!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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