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The Light of India

Certificate of Excellence
Indian, Asian, Balti
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Stevenson St, Oban, Scotland
+44 1631 563728
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Oban, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a Chicken rogan josh, no lamb, only beef. The staff are very pleasant and the surrounding are nice. Meal was average.

Thank Al3xfleming
Vonore, Tennessee
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840 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 952 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in a small hotel just a few doors away and saw this restaurant and decided to stop in. We received prompt courteous service. We enjoyed our meals very much, and they kindly packaged our remaining food to take with us. The price was extremely reasonable. My husband enjoyed his mixed tandoori and I had a very good and... More 

Thank Torte_Sue
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small, intimate restaurant well worth a visit, Staff are attentive (Bangladeshi), food is beyond excellent - if they say it is hot it is hot!

Thank MacScout
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice restaurant, with quiet and friendly atmosphere and friendly staff. I really enjoyed having a lunch here.

Thank Adam N
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

During our visit to Oban we decided to give this restaurant a try. Despite adverse comments from previous diners. Surprisingly we found the staff pleasant friendly and couldn't do enough to help. I am very picky about my curries and ordered several courses including a hot chicken madras and chicken tikka. We found the food absolutely delicious and plentiful. We... More 

Thank loopy_bear2000
Hatfield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Nice friendly local indian able to cope with wet coats and folded bikes, which is a plus. Food was good quality and the only let down was the coffee, which was clearly instant. A real shame as otherwise very good.

Thank Adamedwardsteather
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I was recently on a day trip to Oban from Glasgow with friends who know the town well.After a beautiful short cruise to see the seal colonies in the bay and a hefty climb up to enjoy the magnificent view from McCaigs folly we were in need of sustenance.... big time.This little asian gem is in Stevenson St, a short... More 

Thank bluesbuddah
London, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

The only Indian cuisine restaurant we could find. Location is convenient close to the centre of Oban. The food was delicious - chicken bhuna masala and beef madras. My companion, a connoisseur of Indian food, classed it as excellent. Service was excellent and staff were friendly. Highly recommended.

Thank BrianTJ
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We, 2 families here for dinner and were very disappointed. The food was cold, tasteless, soggy and not pleasant. Staff was serving properly to English but as they saw us (Indians) they made ewww face and even we felt like they was not happy to see ue. I Wouldn't recommend this place cause services and food quality both are very... More 

Thank TarunKSharma
Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We stumbled upon this restaurant in Oban on a Friday evening, it was the last night of our holiday, and before retuning home to Devon we both fancied an Indian meal because we not had one for a while due to our local restaurant closing down. The food in the Light of India was a revelation and the staff are... More 

Thank 1Talman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
Indian, Asian, Balti
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stevenson St, Oban, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Oban
  • Phone Number: +44 1631 563728

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