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Dana Pani Indian Cuisine

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116-117, | Sidwell Street, Exeter, England
+44 1392 274787
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

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 

Thank 299rcronin
Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Food: There was a little bit of a wait for the main course, considering it wasn't particularly busy, but the food made up for it. Got the chicken makhani, which was really nice with the perfect level of spice. The cheese naan was okay, but sort of tasted like they'd used the mildest cheddar possible. Service: There seemed to be... More 

Thank CreamTeaFiend
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Had a very good Tiger prawn curry My partner had a Tika masala which he got hotter The service was adequate could have been better lovely place for large parties

Thank 2kimbo
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Service is so slow. Drink served one at a time. 16oz glasses single shot of vodka top to the top with flat coke. Pint of cobra beer the head was spooned out so the barman could top it up. Take away orders being taken over the phone in Ended up walking out after waiting a hour & still no food.... More 

Thank Shelley F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We Just have a Kadai takeout and other bits best curry I've had in a long time. Not much more to say other than thank goodness there back open.

Thank Stuart H
Exeter, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

What a shame about the bad reviews! We had a group on meal and were very impressed with both the find and the service. The restaurant is huge - far too big really as it spoils the atmosphere and makes the place look empty and unpopular - shame. I will def visit again

Thank Joanne T
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016

Have visited several times prior to going to an Exeter City FC evening match. Food is always delicious and arrives pretty quickly, which is good as we are always tied for time. Very good value

Thank Gill M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

Very slow service to say there were only 2 other tables occupied, waitress seemed to have never waitresssed before, didn't listen to our order correctly, had to come back and check things even though she had apparently written it down and then calculated the bill wrong at the end...disappointing experience for otherwise tasty food.

Thank Samwise1987
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Suggest trying the kadai, ask them to make it a bit more spicy. Great staff always helpful in your choice. Good prices. Good location for after a film.

Thank Stuart H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $25
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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?