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74 Kings Road, Reading RG1 3BJ, England
+44 118 958 5111
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner visited this restaurant we found it very small and it felt like the staff wanted us to leave very quickly as our food was being served very fast

Thank Vince J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten in this small restaurant many, many times. Never had a bad experience. I can not fault it in any way.

Thank Nuala H
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

The best Indian food in Reading by far. The place is a bit small but compared to the food quality it serves the best food. Very tasty food and the staff are friendly.

Thank sal i
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

The place is not very elegant but the food is the best indian food in Reading. It is delicious. Stuff are ok but not friendly as we accept. The restaurant deserve nicer place.

Thank alruheili
Reading, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

It's not pretty on the outside its OK on the inside, but man alive this place does good food. An extensive menu caters for all tastes. We all ordered different dished, they were all fault less. Piping hot which is always a plus. Lots of different people dining from all cultures which was nice. Would recommend the duck dishes. Seriously... More 

Thank Anthony B
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58 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

We went to Pappadams on Tuesday around 9 pm for dinner. The restaurant offered both veg and non veg. We ordered mango lassi, paneer manchurian, paneer tikka masala, thalassery lamb biryani and spicy Pappadom. The food and service was both average. The space was also very compact and limited seating capability.

Thank Anindyajoy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

As somebody who eats Indian food on a regular basis it is great to find a small restaurant with attentive and helpful staff. The food has superb flavour, I would particularly recommend the Dhaba chicken, the highlight of the meal. The selection was varied with a good amount of vegetarian options. One of the best Indian restaurants I have been... More 

Thank Harry L
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Unusual Hyderabadi influenced menu - you can have CTM if you want but why not try the specialities which are delicious. Particularly good for veggies and pescatarians. All this and friendly service too.

Thank paul w
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Small indian restaurant just a short walk out of the town centre. Excellent food and service. A larger dining room is upstairs so the smaller downstairs room you can see from the street is ideal for smaller groups. Would definitely recommend and will be going again. Check out the specials board.

Thank thepiemanuk
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

It's a small cafe style restaurant, not somewhere to make an evening of, but superb if you want to stop in before or after going out, for a really tasty, fresh bite to eat with bags of flavour and a pleasant welcome. We popped in as seen good reviews and wasn't disappointed, it was quite late and ended up being... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $10
Indian, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Kings Road, Reading RG1 3BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 958 5111
Welcome to Pappadams, the new 'authentic' Indian resto in Reading. At Pappadams, we take Indian food to a whole new 'super' level. We do this by fusing our traditional aesthetic cooking with good attributes like honesty and passion. We commit ourselves to introduce a fresh loom to the 'Indian Curry' by constantly challenging and developing our tastes along with excellent hygienic standards. From an eclectic array of dishes like Prawn Olathiyathu, Lamb hyderabadi, Chicken saagwala and Goan fish curry the menu spans across the horizons of the Indian subcontinent. We are in a process of making 'Pappadams' a hallmark culinary firmament in Reading and we can do that with your love and support for good food. Please come and join us for a culinary festival.

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