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“Awful!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Aagrah Restaurant

Aagrah Restaurant
Units 8-10 | The Moors Shopping Centre, Ilkley LS29 9LB, England
+44 1943 600628
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Ranked #34 of 78 Restaurants in Ilkley
Price range: $23 - $31
Cuisines: Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Dining options: Takeout, Buffet, Late Night
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Dining options: Takeout, Buffet, Late Night
Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Awful!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Visit on Tuesday 13th August 2013.
This was our second visit to the Aagrah in Ilkley, the first was just after it opened and was ok but nothing special; sadly the food on this visit was awful.
They say they specialise in seafood, having a separate display and menu. My wife ordered the scallops off this menu as a starter, what arrived were small scallops served with coral on, overcooked, rubbery and tasteless. My own starter was chicken livers tikka, sounded different and it was; large lumps of overcooked, grainy and grey liver coated in a dark brown mix of dry spices.
My main was keema dhansak which is a personal favourite. Here it was grey, stewed mince with no evidence of lentils. It tasted like it had been spiced with cheap madras curry powder or an equivalent. My wife stuck with the seafood theme and ordered a monkfish dish off the special seafood menu, again overcooked and simply not good enough.
On our first visit the service was fine if a bit impersonal, on this visit though we waited 30mins for our starter to arrive and the same again for the mains; the staff were indifferent and unhelpful.
I can't think of any reason why we'd ever return given that there are several other good Indian and Asian restaurants in Ilkley, Bistro Saigon and Panache to name just two.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Yorkshire England
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“A first rate Indian or rather Kashmiri Resto in Ilkley at last”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Having lived near southall for years it was a disappointment not to have found an Indian restaurant in Ilkley which had the same as high standards we had come to expect. That t was until we went to the Aagrah in Shipley. Now the Ilkley restaurant is keeping up the same high standards of service and food where each dish tastes different and the atmosphere is convivial and bustling

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ilkley, West Yorkshire
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We almost cancelled our booking for a table of 6 after reading so many negative comments here. However, we decided to give it a go so that we could make up our own minds. Everything was absolutely spot on - the food, the service, the atmosphere. Would certainly recommend.

Visited March 2013
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

The food was beautiful, the surroundings stunning, the service friendly and efficient. we have not eaten at an Aagrah restaurant before and were very impressed with the choice of dishes to choose from. Lovely to see so many vegetarian choices too

Visited June 2013
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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“avoid like the plague!!,”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Trying the new indian resturant on the block in Ilkley i had high hopes, however the first impressions shattered those hopes with the rushed service with an attitude. After waiting nearly 40 mins to get a table, that we had booked and they had no record of, we got the waiter who had the couldnt give a flying attitude and would have rather been elsewhere. As far as the food went, the pickle tray was sparse, the starter was cold in the middle, and i have tasted mayonaisse with more spice that the King prawn balti i was served,(perhaps the oil that is was covered in had something to do with that), and finally the chapatti's were that hard, i could have beaten the dust out of my rug with it A truly terrible experience, wouldnt go back if it was free, Seema's, followed closely by Kiplings are truly head and shoulders above this transport cafe of indian resturants!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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