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“a pretty good curry house” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sultan Balti Palace

Sultan Balti Palace
7 Market Place, Wokingham RG40 1AL, England
0118 977 4397
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Ranked #24 of 99 Restaurants in Wokingham
Cuisines: Indian, Balti
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Reading, United Kingdom
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“a pretty good curry house”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

I went in March with a large group and had a great night. the restaurant has in an old Wokingham style building with a cosy, relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The services was prompt and they and they have the usual selection of beers and wines you'd expect from a curry house.

The food is good. Its to an above average standard and classic dishes have their own individual twist to them. Its not gourmet Indian cooking but it tastes great and he dishes aren't oily which you can find with lower quality curry houses.

The service is relaxed but friendly and quick but can but it can be hard to get their attention.

if you're after a curry house with a good atmosphere and good food then its a good choice. If you're after exceptional / unique Indian cooking you'll have to travel further afield.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“OUTSTANDING!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Came here for the first time today and enjoyed a wonderful buffet. Food was superb, very friendly staff. Overall great meal. Highly recommend.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Really Disappointed!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Went here as a large group for a birthday.
Had a set menu which was overpriced and lacked variety.
Service was slow on both drinks and food.
Food was poor so there was lots left which is really unusual for our group.
Won't be visiting here again.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Lacking Something.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

Had a take away. There was nothing wrong with it. It was just bland. Food was cooked okay but felt basic and distinctly average. With a bit of care and interest could be much better.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“"Can I have bland food with hair in it?"”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Some friends and I recently ordered takeaway curry from the Sultan Balti Palace in Wokingham.

Removing the six tubs of orange coloured curry from the bag we found that none of them had been labelled. This resulted in a few minutes of confusion as we tried to establish just exactly what each tub contained and who it belonged to.

I don't know at what point a restaurant gives up on trying to produce good food, but the Sultan Balti Palace seems to have reached it. Of the six dishes that we ordered each was as bland as the next. There was no depth of flavour to any of the curries, no hint of spice, it was like eating chicken in tomato gravy.

As if bland mystery food wasn't enough, Sultan also suggested the standards of hygene that it practices. Spooning my curry onto my plate I found a long human hair mixed in.

Fortunately the bin has less discerning taste than me and was quite happy to receive the Sultan's offering.

Visited February 2013
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