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Alibaba Tandoori

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Halal
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13 King Street, Watford WD18 0BW, England
01923 229793
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We went for a birthday meal on a weekday. It wasn't very busy so wasn't sure what to expect having been recommended this restaurant by friends. We were warmly greeted and seated. Had our poppadoms and drinks in no time 👍. We ordered our food and the waiter advised us of deal they were running £9.95 for starter, main and... More 

Thank tonymob
Colchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

When we went into this restaurant, there was only one other table (of 2 people) already there. Yet the service was very poor. From ordering, it took nearly half hour for our food to come out. Also, the restaurant was very cold and I had to keep my gloves on until the main course (eventually) arrived. My other half tried... More 

Thank HornetBrad
Watford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016

Visited this restaurant for the first time, and....... I have to say the quality of the food was just excellent. Only had a bhuna (my first curry in any new indian) but the flavour was just great and tasted lovely. I do like my curries a bit hotter and surely will be ordering the jafrezi next time. The 4 of... More 

2 Thank Steve S
Southampton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

Great food and easy location to Watford centre. Staff are friendly and cooked us something which was not on the menu. Try it.

2 Thank Allan G
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478 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016

Time taken to gather some thoughts; the meat courses did have some variety in heat, flavour and texture; whilst the chana lacked a bit. Options also for some salmon. On reflection it wasn't that bad.

Thank Mike L
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2015

This is now my go to indian in Watford, they even throw in the odd bottle of free wine with delivery! Order via Just Eat for discounts, usually around 20%

Thank lloydjas
Watford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2015

I have been a regular since Ali Baba opened. I have visited India 3 times now and I can honestly say this place stands out. The current standard of food is top notch, service is friendly and never disappoints. I always benchmark the Ali Baba and it easily compares with 5 star hotel restaurants in India. Highly recommended. Over the... More 

1 Thank Colin B
Watford, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2015

This was by far the best curry i have in a very very long time. The richness of the flavours.....just amazing how flavoursomethe dish was. It was a very hot dish (the baba bomb) but really full of flavour. The chef special starter to begin with was an awsome starter too. Nice big portion and nicely spiced. The service wad... More 

1 Thank jamie l
Watford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Never a bad meal from this place. Beautiful food & very friendly staff that go the extra mile to make your visit a good one. Would recommend this for anyone visiting or living in the watford area for a top notch Indian :0)

1 Thank Itsabugslife
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187 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

We visited here on a Saturday night and was surprised to see it so quiet, especially after the previous good reviews. Staff were friendly and the food was fine but the place suffered a little from lack of atmosphere.

Thank Iona007

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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
$16 - $24
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 King Street, Watford WD18 0BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Watford
  • Phone Number: 01923 229793

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