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Indian, Asian, Balti
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214 Ifield Drive, Ifield, Crawley RH11 0DQ, England
+44 1293 525107
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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105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived and was met abruptly by a man who was probably the owner/manager. 2 poppadums arrived after we asked for 2 each. Half an hour later the waiter returned to take the order and then produced a children's menu with no curry on it? Small portions of main course arrived 40 mins after the starter. We questioned one of the... More 

Thank DarrenSandhurst
Pulborough, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We looked for a early evening dinner in Crawley and having read some reviews decided to give Zari a go. We made a reservation,not really necessary at 6pm, the welcome was warm and friendly. It is a lot bigger on the inside than it looks, there is a number of comfy chairs and small tables as you enter, which apparently... More 

Thank Huggles2013
Chichester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here three times, attracted by the reviews on TripAdvisor. It is sensational: wonderful food and such a mixture of the traditional and the adventurous. You can push the boat out and spend a fortune - and it's worth it. Or you can be conservative, and eat very reasonably priced, beautifully cooked food. I think some of the... More 

Thank Andrew M
Rugby, United Kingdom
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277 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Popped in here on the off chance as we were staying at Gatwick overnight. Walked in at 6:50pm on a Saturday night and hadn't booked they could seat us but only if we were out by 8pm ....which tells you all you need to know. Delicious red mutton curry and they serve Roomali Rotis which are my favourite but you... More 

Thank Neal M
Brockham, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We arrived and was seated when ready. Ordered, mine was a dry monk fish. 12 of us, all main courses whether lamb, chicken or venison all grey, looked the same. The monk fish was ruined. Normally a nice meaty fish,this was flattened, powdered and deep fried. Came out dry, tasteless and very little amount. Not worth the money.

1 Thank Marian F
Crawley, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We booked the back room for 30 people for a birthday celebration. There was no charge as we spent enough money. Although we visited on a Saturday night we made an early booking at 5.30 so that we could risk ordering off the main menu rather than a set one. The manager had warned us there could be a long... More 

Thank Katwilders
Crawley, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

A very good friend of ours came over from India for a few days and this happened to coincide with my Birthday. We went to Zari's for a meal are were not disappointed. The food was great, the service was great and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening,

1 Thank GeoffWilliamson
Crawley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

A surprise visit tonight as a special treat and we were not disappointed. Attentive staff, nice atmosphere and the aroma of the mains as they are placed on the table is heavenly! Just the right amount of food to be able to enjoy a starter, main and dessert. The staff give you plenty of time to enjoy your meal and... More 

1 Thank Crawleywoody2010
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Food was really good and the service from Ram was excellent, The other staff and management in particular were rude and arrogant and only seemed interested in serving tables ordering lots of champagne. The service system seemed an absolute joke where only the managers/owners could serve the main course food and other serving staff were only trusted to be able... More 

Thank Phil_and_Tina
Crawley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

It is many years since I went to the Zari but it was always lovely so i was looking forward to nice meal out with family. When we arrived it seemed warm and welcoming, the person on the desk took our name and showed us to the table, they didn't smile or show any emotion which I thought odd but... More 

1 Thank Nikki M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $38
Indian, Asian, Balti
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Delivery, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 Ifield Drive, Ifield, Crawley RH11 0DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Crawley
  • Phone Number: +44 1293 525107
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?