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Real India

#140 of 408 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti
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28 South Street, Exeter EX1 1EB, England
+44 1392 211222
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice meal here Saturday night, delicious from the poppadoms which had 4 excellent dips to the mains, all well presented and tasty. Very courteous staff and nice atmosphere, the place was quite small and busy so might be good idea to book a table if you decide to visit on a Saturday night like us, we were lucky I... More 

Thank ccsclwns7773
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in this afternoon - Been before several times but not for at least 5 years. We came in today - 5.15pm - nobody else in and very quiet inside - no music. Taken to a table - I asked if was open and the waiter said he opened late - they officially open at 5pm. Whilst sat we waited... More 

Thank Richard P
Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best curry house in exeter by far! Great food,good service and very reasonably priced!free beer (half) on arrival!!!!!!

Thank Steve B
Exeter, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I love the food here, we come as often as we can. This time was a birthday celebration, there were 8 of us in our party and again the food was excellent and the staff friendly and welcoming. Can't wait to return again soon.

Thank 23Sandy2014
Exeter, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here to try for a change. The food was nice but nothing special, we had to ask twice to order our food and twice for the bill. In between the ordering was a long wait and another table that came in after us was served first. We were the only one's there. I expect most of their hiccups were... More 

Thank r00m2
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been many times and had take always. Always great fresh tasty food. Highly recommended. Good value.

Thank FraserFam1
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

We have all agreed to complain in our own little ways so this is mine! Went for a meal with friends and without exaggeration it was the worst curry l have ever had and l am in my sixties so that is quite a statement for me to make. I had ordered ( Prawn Dupiaza ) when it arrived we... More 

Thank George H
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant several times, but it appears to be under new management as we didn't recognise any of the staff. The food was good but the front of house staff are horrendous. There's an English girl who barks at colleagues and at customers, and who I don't think has had any hospitality training whatsoever. The other... More 

Thank saraej
Townsville, Australia
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173 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

We dropped in hoping to have a lovely Indian meal and it was just amazing!! Such a great find, great food, great service and great location...

Thank Leanne1364
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

I was expecting a decent Indian meal, nothing spectacular, just good - but I was wrong, it was fantastic!!! I started with the mixed platter - the chicken on it was so tender, properly cooked on a skewer, the bhaji delicious, and the samosa flavoursome. On to the main I had the duck balti which was honeslty one of the... More 

Thank Andy190819

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 South Street, Exeter EX1 1EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 211222

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