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Dana Pani Indian Cuisine

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116-117, | Sidwell Street, Exeter, England
+44 1392 274787
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I got to Dana Pani last Friday with my boyfriend and our friends and had a really great time. No booking was required as we went for an early dinner for 6:30 p.m. We were served by a very caring and polite lady, the owner's wife, who asked us how 'hot' we liked our food (1 asked for hot and... More 

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Thank MRexF
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food at Dana Pani is reasonably-priced, very tasty, and the staff understand and are happy to advise on which menu options are suitable for vegans (or can be made vegan).

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Thank Tom M
Exeter
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

Poppadums - stale Dips - bright green dip - nice, onions - nice, 2 brown sauces - curry taste - cheap and horrible. My lamb dish - meat gizzly, lots of pods, what I thought was green beans were strips of chillies. Not nice to be continually picking stuff out of my mouth to put on side of plate. Never... More 

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Thank JeanW553
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

The only reason I didn't give the lowest rating is because the service was good, food came quickly and the restaurant is nicely decorated. However, the food was terrible. Particularly the keema naan, didn't have any meat it in them, just some strange powdered spicey stuff and parts of the naan were doughy and uncooked. I ordered a Cobra beer... More 

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Thank Richard L
Exeter, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

I've visited Dana Pani before in the past and have written a previous review praising the lovely meals that my family and I enjoyed. However, my most recent visit was vastly different and rather disappointing. I don't now if they've change hands or if they've changed their menus, but the food was very different this time around. Like last time,... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Have been here 2 times previous, was very good so came back again. We ordered a beer we've had last time which was very good, however this time something much worse and cheap tasting was served, masked as the nice beer. I don't see how someone sees it as acceptable to lie about something like that. The food was also... More 

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Thank Kate S
Exeter, United Kingdom
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299 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Popped in on Saturday for dinner. Excellent service as we were only diners. (There were many take away orders.) The menu has been reduced but this is probably a good thing as previously there was just too much choice. We shared the poppadoms with pickles, chicken saag & prawn biryani with peshwari naan and a side of saag aloo -... More 

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Thank Kat35
Solihull, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

Whilst on business in Exeter we ate at the Dana Pani as within walking distance of the Jury's Inn where we were staying. We should perhaps have foreseen the experience that was to come based on the fact that the restaurant was totally empty at the time we arrived. The service itself was good and the food arrived quickly. Unfortunately... More 

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Thank 93Rangie
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Was a little sceptical about visiting here after reading some of the mixed reviews but as it was the nearest to my hotel I thought I would give it a go - BIG mistake! This has to be the worst Indian Restaurant I have ever been in! Sheekh kebab starter wasn't too bad but the main course was on a... More 

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Thank Ged M
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Went here with 3 teenagers, food was truly awful, poor standard and hardly edible made of cheap ingredients. The place was empty and cold. The meal was way over priced for such appalling quality this is my first review on trip advisor but the place was so bad I felt I had to write something. Prawn curry was some liquid... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $25
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Delivery
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116-117, | Sidwell Street, Exeter, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 274787
Description
The only Indian restaurant in the city serving traditional Indian food from different part of country like Paani Poori, Masala Dosa, Dahi Bhalle, Lal Mass, Chennai Tilapia, Punjabi Chhole, Kashmiri Pilaue and so on.. The restaurant is located in the city centre just opposite to Odeon cinema. The premises are child friendly and can cater any type of party and meetings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?