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“below average” 2 of 5 stars
Review of India Quay

India Quay
2 Phillip Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
(02) 9251 7722
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Ranked #2,945 of 5,162 restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Centre
Bangalore, India
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“below average”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We went for dinner recently, the service was poor. The quality of food not good. The mango lassi was not drinkable. The starters were not good, the main course also was not interesting, overall not a good experience. In fact in my last visit about one and half years back ,it was quiet good.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Seattle, WA
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Yummy! Reasonable! Good spicing!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

This is the only reasonably priced eating venue we found in Sydney plus the naan, daal, and spinach chicken were wonderful. The serving girl plainly did not want to be there but she did fine and, after a hard day touring, it was a godsend to get off the ferry and walk in to proper sit-down. Here's a reliable good meal with very good taste.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Watery curry”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

After reading mixed reviews we took a chance in ordering takeaway from this restaurant. Many others were complaining about the decor which didn't look appealing. However I thought that we might be ok. But as per another review I found the curry watery. Perhaps this is a traditional style, but certainly wasn't great to my tastebuds nor previous experience with other Australian Indian restaurants.

Visited September 2012
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“Don't bother eating here, India Quay cannot get the basics right.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

Not the cleanest restaurant. The young waitress was so lifeless and rude. Rather than speaking friendly to customers, she prefered to mumble and point. Asked if i "wanted a glass" with my beer. When i answered "yes please", she gave me the filthiest look like i was putting her out. Then served me the filthiest glass she could find. Of course we rejected it and asked for another. Next she set the table by literally throwing the knives, forks and napkins in the middle of the table and walked away. So we had to the set the table ourselves. Our entree was served cold. The table over from ours also received rude service. Had plates cleaned from their table before they had finished eating. All this on a Saturday night which one would think would be their best service. Don't bother eating here, India Quay cannot get the basics right.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Andorra, Spain
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“Ignore the reviews the food is excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Ok the bad news

1. It looks nothing special
2. It's definitely not somewhere to impress someone

The good news

1. It's a proper Indian Leicester style......the Brits will know what I mean
2. Wonderful hot jalfreezi
3. Great naans
4. Kingfisher
5. Good value



Good choice to be honest the best meal I have had in Sydney . Isnt that sad.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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