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Obere Karlstr. 17, 91054 Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
+49 9131 29228
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ratingen, Germany
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Sur Mandir the first time over 15 years ago. We go back to him every time we are in town. The food is excellent and we enjoy the talk with the owner. The food is not cheap, if you want something cheap I recommend looking somewhere, but for us it is worth the taste of the food.

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Thank Stefan B
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

We went with mixed expectations based on previews ta reviews. The food was delicious, especially the butter chicken. The naan bread was fresh out the oven, fluffy and buttery, very tasty. Portions were generous and service was prompt and attentive. I also recommend the mango lassis. 2 mains (one meat one veggie dish), 2 lassis and 2 waters were about... More 

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Erlangen, Bayern, Germany
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Food is good and fresh. Service is quite quick. This restaurant is one of place to be if you are authentic Indian food enthusiast. But I would say have a good luck with waiters and don't use any Indian way of calling them :)

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1 Thank SoodPutter
Herzogenaurach, Germany
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213 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I've been here a number of times and everytime I leave I always tell myself i'll never go back. Now I know I wont, the owner is one of the rudest restaurant owners I have met, the food is expensive, and its pot luck on the heat levels depending on who's cooking or the night you go. Not a great... More 

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2 Thank Brades1966
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Food seems to be Okay. But one old guy was treating customers very badly, especially if you are an Indian.

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1 Thank tammoha
Erlangen, Germany
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I was at Sur Mandir a few times. I find the food to be tastier and rich compared to other restaurants in Erlangen. I have always enjoyed myself here. I do find find the spicy scale to be a bit off. I am Indian and order a Germanisch plus most of the time.

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1 Thank quirkydesi
Bavaria
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

… well you might, if you have travelled Asia already. But if your experience is from western restaurants only, brace for e very special dinner at the Sur Mandir: While looking more like a casual dining place, they serve authentic Indian cuisine well worth a detour to try. The said, keep in mind: This is not a fast food place.... More 

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2 Thank banane16
Erlangen, Germany
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Did not actually try the food but the owner attitude towards his customers is very strange and impolite , he almost asked us to leave his restaurant because we needed some time to order ! So we actually immediately left... We were very unpleased ... Never seen such treatment and lack of respect.

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3 Thank 3months_visitor
Erlangen
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Real Indian food for Anglo Saxons who like their curries like at home. The German palate thinks that Cheese & Onion crisps are too spicy and so many Indian restaurants serve mild food. However, this one gives you a choice across the full spectrum. They are a little off the beaten track and are expensive but you get what you... More 

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2 Thank Anthony S
Osnabruck, Germany
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

The first thing you are given is not the menu, but a single poppadom (for 4 people!) which issupposedly spicey in a "Germanic" way and thus the "lowest" strength of "spicyness". Total baloney. This goes on with "Germanc plus", "Indo-germanic light", ending with "Indian plus". I wanted to order "Indo-Germanic", expecting it to be medium-hot, as one might expect from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Obere Karlstr. 17, 91054 Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Middle Franconia  >  Erlangen
  • Phone Number: +49 9131 29228

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?