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Zari

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214 Ifield Drive, Crawley RH11 0DQ, England
+44 1293 525107
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am a frequent diner at Zari. It is my favourite curry emporium in Crawley which says much about the quality of food and service as Crawley is blessed with many curry houses. The food is delicious with the cardamom masala mutton my personal favourite. The staff are always friendly and welcoming.

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Thank Andy L
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit after many years. I have to say it has only got better. The food was divine and the service was excellent. Will definitely be back again.

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Thank Lisa H
Crawley, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is absolutely divine, the dishes on their specials menu are absolutely wonderful and packed full of flavour. Service is exemplary, waiters were extremely friendly and courteous and kept our glasses filled at all times. Can't wait to return!!

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Thank Katwilders
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've previously been to Zari and had a great evening, great food and personally picked this restaurant last night to take some visiting friends to and said how good the service was along with the food Last night we came in as a group of 5, ordered drinks and poppadoms and started to browse the menu. In the mean time... More 

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4 Thank MarkL1987
Dorking
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fine dining with Indian Cuisine ! The restaurant is cool, comfortable, stress free and spotlessly clean. The owner and staff are welcoming, attentive and friendly. The food is heavenly. With a minimum of six chefs and each with their own speciality. Traditional dishes. Contemporary dishes. Deserts all made in house including sorbets, ice creams and a range of super sweet... More 

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1 Thank andrew m
USA
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

A friend of mine recommended this restaurant so I decided to try it out. This food was excellent. The service was great. The waiters treated me really well. This place a bit far from the town center so you will need a car or some sort of transportation to get to. It's bit far to walk from the town center.... More 

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Thank great_travel_advisor
Crawley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

On Ifield Parade lies this fabulous restaurant.Consistantly excellent. the service and food are of a high standard and dishes are very diverse from all parts of India.The kitchen is open view and you can see your food being created.There is a good wine list and also cocktails.Nice to see so many fish dishes which are excellent.

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Thank jefflizoliver
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

What a great evening - made up of great service delivering great food and great advice about supporting dishes for the mains we had selected. If you are in the area - maybe staying the night close to Gatwick for a morning flight why not start your holiday early with a memorable meal?

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Thank Beckydyball
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Not a huge fan of leaving negative reviews but after a cold and bland curry was served to my girlfriend she decided to mention it when asked how everything was at the end of the meal. She stated the above and the manager said was open to feedback yet he never offered anything and just threw the bill at us.... More 

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2 Thank jamiebsimpson
Almara M, Public Relations Manager at Zari, responded to this review

Dear Jamie I am sorry to hear about your experience at Zari. I have investigated the matter with my colleagues and we believe we have found the record of your visit, which was a table for two on a Saturday, not pre-booked, with poppadoms, nan, hariyali tikka starter and chicken rogan. I regret that you found the food bland and... More 

Crawley, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

My husband and I last dined with our friends from Yorkshire after meeting them in Rome. Because of recent decline in customer service we tend to take away much more than enjoying dining out at Zari. This dining experience continues to be good, but unfortunately we need to overcome some inconsistencies when preparing such delicacies as simple as 'LEMON RICE'.... More 

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2 Thank Katia D
Almara M, Public Relations Manager at Zari, responded to this review

Dear Katia Thank you for your feedback . We value your custom greatly. I am sorry to hear that you have experienced decline in quality of service recently and in particular some inconsistencies in preparing some delicacies such as lemon rice. Lemon rice is one of those dishes that has regional and household variations – we prefer to use turmeric... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$26 - $39
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Gluten Free, Pakistani
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Delivery, Buffet
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 Ifield Drive, Crawley RH11 0DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Crawley
  • Phone Number: +44 1293 525107
Description
Zari is a modern and constantly evolving Indian dining experience in Crawley serving customers who are passionate about authentic and innovative food.

For 25 years, Zari has been at the cutting edge of real Indian cuisine. Alongside all the classic dishes, the team at Zari brings you authentic regional food from all corners of the Indian subcontinent. We promise that these delicious dishes will make your journey into real Indian food an unforgettable adventure! We celebrate genuine Indian cuisine - real Indian food - combining traditional techniques with locally sourced ingredients. Adapting authentic recipes to wow the modern palate, our dishes push the boundaries and dispel the myths about typical Indian restaurant food.

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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?