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“Bad service, information about the menu and the food was not more than it should be” 2 of 5 stars
Review of India Gate

India Gate
Torggata 2 | 5525 Haugesund, Haugesund, Norway
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Ranked #2 of 35 Restaurants in Haugesund
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Indian Cusine
Tysvær, Rogaland, Norway
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“Bad service, information about the menu and the food was not more than it should be”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We were going to celeberate our son's graduation from school and went to this restaurant we had heard much postitive about. The table was booked and we were there at time. As we arrived they asked us to wait outside, because there were no table valiable yet. It was 10 degrees Celcius outside and a strong wind from the north, so we were freezing. On the top of that some people arriving after us without reservation got a table before us. After 20 minutes we pushed a little and finally got a small table close to the door. No excuse, no extra for the waiting in the cold.

We have been to a few indian restaurants abroad, and this was the poorest when it comes as well to the food. Not bad, but not good.

Conclusion: Never more!!!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“My favourite restaurant in Haugesund!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Following a recommendation by a friend, my family and I have dined at this restaurant regularly for the last couple of years. The food and service is always excellent. It can get busy - always a good sign in my opinion - so it is wise to book in advance.
Cold Indian beer is available. Try the fruit and nut filled Peshwari Nan!

  • Visited May 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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good food, poor service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Some friends and I went there and had booked a table for 9. Upon arrival the table was not even assembled and because of the restaurant's layout we had to stand waiting in between the other tables and guests. Felt really uncomfortable but were not advised to a waiting area since it doesn't exist. The restaurant was completely full, most likely because of an event on the dock right outside the restaurant.
Waiting took a while, and meanwhile we got no information.
When we were finally seated, 15 minutes late, we waited for another 20-25 minutes or so before we finally could place our order for beverages. Thankfully, the beverages were delivered quickly and meal orders taken. The food was good, especially the nan breads. I had the chicken tikka masala, which was not too spicy. Could have been seasoned hotter in my opinion.
All i all the company was so good that the mood was good as well, but we left feeling that the service could have been much better. There seems to be problems with understanding the local dialect or something, the staff should do an effort to learn Norwegian better.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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