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5 Norman Road, Hastings, England
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Im very fussy when it comes to currys so was dubious when i was invited here...the food was great service was fine..altogether a lovely reasonable meal....i will be back...thats for sure....

Thank Craneleigh
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505 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We came in here quite late in a Sunday night after Beatles day at the Whiterock. Set menu was good value and all if the food was good. Even though we were the last customers in, we were not rushed. Would come here again.

Thank SGM67
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260 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

I have been a customer here for many years without any issues at all. I have even had my christmas day lunches there. Never Again will i step foot in there after my recent experience. The place was not overly busy but they were doing a lot of takeaways. I had to wait 20 plus minutes before i was offered... More 

3 Thank streakey
Hastings, United Kingdom
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884 reviews
460 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 526 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

We have been using this Restuarant for many years and have had some great meals here as can be seen from my previous Shiplu reviews (and don't normally give so poor a tripadvisor review as my reviews will show) The waiters that we have had in the past have been very good - a tall mature waiter and a shorter... More 

1 Thank badmintontim
Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We went to the shiplu last night,1/11/15 for Sunday buffet,5courses for £11.95. We where a group of 9adults and 1 child lots of staff to seat us all,answered our questions about dishes we hadn't tried,even suggested chips for my granddaughter if she didn't want curry,which she had as she's only 3 ,they even brought out tomato ketchup for her.We all... More 

2 Thank Philip W
Hastings, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Have had takeaways from here for many years, & to be fair, never had a problem. However last night, my husband & I both had bad stomach upsets after a couple of hours. Nearly a day later, & my husband is in bed, & I still feel dreadful. Will never risk this happening again.

3 Thank Claireduffie
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

A gem of an Indian in St Leonards better than many I've had in the Midlands. Staff attentive and everything cleanThank you.

2 Thank Teresa151
London, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Old decor but still pleasing to the eye. Great service but the food can be very hit and miss. The thing that lets is down the most is parking. It's location which can be a bonus can often put it at disadvantage. The price is very reasonable and the staff are all very friendly despite sometimes appeasing very rundown and... More 

1 Thank ZRoseA
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Always sadly quiet, lovely authentic curry and great friendly quick service. Deserves to be busy. Very reasonable prices to.

2 Thank Sarah B
Battle, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Cannot fault this place, not much to say other than they act like every curry house should do. Quality food, on time, served hot, always nice and friendly staff.

2 Thank Vapourmike

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Norman Road, Hastings, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: 441424718514

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