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Takdir can be translated to mean 'luck' or 'destiny'. This Indian restaurant has been running successfully under the same ownership since 1979. Mamzy and Suff have taken over from their father of the day to day running of the business. With them around they make it a very calm, easy and relaxed atmosphere to be in. They do whatever they can to make your experience memorable and make you feel like... your at home away from home. Takdir is perfectly situated on East Parade, as it looks out onto the sea and after a windswept walk, or even drive along the seafront it can be quite inviting.
$4 - $18
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Indian, Grill, Balti, Bangladeshi
Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food, some different dishes in the menu, good value , attentive staff. Veg Boris I with rojanjosh sauce was lovely. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was tasteless. Most of it tasted microwaved. One guy who took us to our table and took my money didn't look happy. No please or thank you. Being polite costs nothing he should be told. Won't be returning.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious food served by attentive and friendly staff. Definitely recommend this restaurant if you enjoy a curry. Will visit this restaurant again when in the area.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in last night on the off chance with it being half term we could get a table without a reservation myself my partner and our girls, fortunately for us we managed , didn’t catch anyones names but the blonde girl on reception was lovely...found us a table and seated us pretty much straight away , we were served by 2 lovely brunette young lady’s aswell as a lovely young man , food was lovely had to take a carry out as we couldn’t finish staff were all brilliant food was top notch will definitely be back .More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed May 25, 2022 via mobile

Ordered through Uber for delivery, food missed its delivery slot by nearly an hour! Had to ring up in the end and they said it was just leaving now, took nearly another 20 mins to arrive. We did get an apology when it got delivered...but nothing was knocked off the price. When we finally got the food it was cold and the flat bread was very greasy. Last time I went in for food it wasn’t up to scratch either. This will be the last time I’ll be using Takdir, they’ve taken their eye off the ball, service and quality has suffered.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed May 9, 2022 via mobile

Great selection of Gluten Free food. Wonderful service. Well cooked and tasty food. Busy atmosphere and happy vibe. Would definitely go back

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed April 15, 2022 via mobile

We have used this restaurant as a takeaway many times however we ordered a delivery on Good Friday for 7.30 pm and it arrived cold at 8.50. The chips were tough as though they'd been cooked yesterday and heated up. We paid a £3 delivery...charge for the privilege.I rang many times, eventually getting through and was hung up on whilst asking what time it'd arrive. I'd rather they were honest up front and said they were busy and it'd be late, rather than taking my money knowing that it would. This has back fired as I won't use them again. Very dishonest and disappointingMore

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 4, 2022

Beautiful interior with friendly, efficient service. The menu range was very good as was the quality and presentation of dishes.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 5, 2022 via mobile

Table was booked for 7 pm. Mains didn't come till 8.30. They had previously requested table back by 8.30. Joke!!

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed February 18, 2022 via mobile

Called here whilst staying overnight in Whitley Bay. Everything about the evening was superb . We love our Indian food but have an amazing local favourite which no one can usually compare to . This place did ! It even surpassed ! I can honestly...say this is the best Indian restaurant I have been to . The food was tasty / flavoursome and presented beautifully. The waiting staff were attentive. The ambience of the restaurant was spot on . Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed January 30, 2022

Just had our first take away from this restaurant , we have tried lots of places locally and this was without doubt the best we have had The delivery time was spot on ,the food was hot , well presented and very tasty We will...be going to the restaurant for a meal in the near future .More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed January 19, 2022 via mobile

OUTSTANDING.. normally use Dabawal I Jesmond but tried here for a change. Food, staff both excellent, certainly will be back..

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed January 16, 2022

We are regulars at the Takdir I’ve been going with my parents since I was small and we have a good relationship with Mamzy and staff My partner was very close to her due date so we thought we go for one last curry to...see if it works Had a lovely Chicken Tikka madras happy to say the hot curry worked Our little girl was born shortly after and we can’t wait to bring her in to see everyoneMore

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed January 15, 2022

Meal was a 10 out if 10 absolutely gorgeous and the staff are excellent friendly polite pleasant will definitely recommend and can't wait to come back x

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed January 14, 2022 via mobile

I can’t recommend Takdir highly enough. When we visited in December, the restaurant was beautifully lit up, it created a really nice atmosphere. Service was friendly, polite, efficient, and professional. We did not feel rushed at all throughout the evening, and were very well attended-to,...e.g our glasses were never empty. Soon after our orders were taken, the papadums that we ordered arrived. They were piping hot, clearly freshly fried, and absolutely delicious. We even got an extra one as a bonus! Everybody really enjoyed the accompanying dips. There was a bit of a mix-up with our main courses. We were given, and then charged for, an additional naan bread that we never actually ordered, and they brought out the wrong rice, but then gave it us for free, and brought out the correct rice dish. Nevertheless, everything was outstanding. It was all piping hot and tasted really fresh. The sauces were delicious, and the portions were extremely generous. We got a good amount of meat in all of the curries. I ordered chickpea masala, vegetable pakora, and keema (lamb) samosas - I can’t even tell you how delicious it all was. Everybody else loved their food as well. The naan bread was pillowy soft, and the rice looked really tender. The bill was extremely reasonable, given the quality of the food, the portion sizes, the speed and friendliness of service, and the atmosphere. I most definitely hope to be returning to Takdir in the future, and would recommend it to anybody!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Karen T
November 20, 2019|
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Response from JazzJeff | Reviewed this property |
Yes, when they eventually turn up.
Joan M
April 28, 2017|
Response from julesd007 | Reviewed this property |
17:30 - midnight.
Joan M
April 28, 2017|
Response from Mamzy112 | Property representative |
Hi Our opening hours on Saturday are 5:30-11:00pm Hope this helps. Regards
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Frequently Asked Questions about Takdir Indian Kitchen, Grill & Cocktail Bar

Yes, Takdir Indian Kitchen, Grill & Cocktail Bar offers takeout services.

Takdir Indian Kitchen, Grill & Cocktail Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5