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Indian, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed September 27, 2020

I booked a table for 2 persons 2 weeks ahead mentionning it s for a 30 years old birthday. We arrived there and got the worse table, in the middle of the room with the A/C facing our faces. We asked to reduce the ac...as we were really cold but the waitress told her it was not possible so then I asked for an other table (there were 5 empty tables and it was 9.00pm), she said she could not change the table so I told her I booked 2 weeks in advance saying it s for a birthday and we end up with the worse table is that normal? She said she had to talk to the boss. She went behind the bar talking to him and nothing... they didn't give a damn. So we decided to leave because catching a flu while eating when you book 2 weeks in advance... I don't think we were asking much to reduce the ac or the direction of the fan or to give us an other table. Anyway thank you very much for the customer servive top notch. Will never go back after they mess up my 30 years old birthday.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 4, 2020 via mobile

In love with this place! Food is so delicious, quality, portions and price are great too. I really recommend this hidden gem.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 20, 2020

Tried this small hidden restaurant on a weekday, so it was quiet. Enjoyed every minute of our time there. Tried different foods both Indian and Arabic. Soups were divine. Service ok. Visited a second time on Sunday ... it was busier but the food and...service were still perfect.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed August 12, 2020 via mobile

An excellent experience overall offering a mix between Indian & Arabian dishes. The choice is good but somewhat limited. This is our second or third time (can’t remember) we visited this place and overall we are quite satisfied. This time round we opted for Arabian...starters mostly and the onion bhaji (my favourite). They were all very well prepared however, to my disappointment, the onion bhaji are prepared differently to what I’m used. Here the sliced onion are covered as a whole and fried somewhat steaming the onion inside with little taste. I’m used to having them thinly sliced and mixed with batter as a whole and fried in a flattened ball, frying both the onion strips and batter at the same time. They were somewhat acceptable and portions was just right. Then we had the curries. They were all very well done. The tastes were to die for and the spiced as requested. Naan bread and rice were also very good. The portions are quite abundant too which leaves you little space for desserts with three curries, one rice (for 2) and 2 naan bread (apart from 3 starters). The service and timing was good overall. They were also very well prepared for the current COVID-19 situation and they also accepted the government vouchers. Thumbs up and thank you.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 13, 2020

As a foodie I enjoy trying out restaurants that may not be in the city centre ... so during my post COVID-19 vacation in Malta I decided to check out Nargila Lounge – an Indian / Arabian cuisine restaurant in Marsaskala - a small town...in the south of island. The ambience is pretty standard but pleasant. A young man (probably the head waiter) took my order and everything was going well. I noticed that the staff was struggling to keep up with the orders. After a 45 minute wait my soup arrived ... so I asked the waiter to go ahead and bring the second course because I did not want to wait another 45 minutes. Sure enough as soon after I finished my soup the second dish was slammed on my table. Yes slammed :/ !! ... apparently the waiter got offended and made it very clear. The naan bread was well baked ... the rest of the food was a bit crude ... but pleasant. The waiters did not pick up my empty soup bowl until I politely asked them to do so. I can totally understand the restaurant staff being stressed when the get slammed ... I’ve been there myself. What I don’t understand being rude to the customers.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 3, 2020

I enjoyed every moment, from Hello welcome home till hope to see you soon, delicious food, friendly staff, and the right place to recharge your energy, a wind of thanks to everyone.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 12, 2020

We have been regulars at Nargile for many years. But yesterday we were quite let down when two orders out of six main courses were delayed by some 20 minutes. Get your act together and don't let this happen again.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

We had a delicious meal at Nargile Lounge at end October. It was a Saturday evening and booking is essential. We have been here before, over several years, and my partner also says that he thinks the food is even better now than it was,...just one or two years ago. Food is fusion, with a selection of both Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine. We had tandoori dishes this time, myself King Prawns and my partner the Tandoori Fish. We started with some Indian Pakora, delicious, and also some Nan bread. The white wine we had was Maltese, and very good. After all this, we were too full to have room for any dessert! Every time I come to Malta I always try to come here to Nargile Lounge. The food is great! The staff are also very efficient and pleasant. There is also quite a number of staff, so there is always someone to ask for whatever you want. Highly recommended for delicious food and good service!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 30, 2019

I used to love coming here with my family and clients. One evening we had booked a table for 5 people and the restaurant crammed us into a corner behind the door. The place was clearly uncomfortable with the door hitting the chairs every time...it would be opened. We had also booked 2 weeks in advance but the manager didn't care and crammed us into this stupid corner just to fill up his restaurant. When we arrived we asked politely to move our position. The restaurant was still completely empty at the time. The manager was extremely arrogant with us stating basically that he doesn't care so long as he fills up the restaurant. Then he told us- 'Take it or leave it. I am going to fill the restaurant either way'. Arrogant and insulting. Never taking anyone there ever again.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 23, 2019

Great food and a vast variety to choose from. Food has great value for money. Very welcoming place even inside

Date of visit: October 2019
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Monday, wed-sat 730pm-11 Sunday 1230pm-230pm
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Response from Herman B | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember exactly if Halal is offered or not but you can always email them and ask through their website.
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