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Indian, Bangladeshi, Asian
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2 Grove Road, Harpenden AL5 1PX, England
+44 1582 467676
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:15 am
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

Visited with my wife for her birthday. What a disappointment. Started off with stale popadoms and chutney whilst we chose from the filthy and smelly menu's, bits of food and chutney stains on the pages which were really off-putting. My lager was flat and didn't taste at all right, came in a Kingfisher bottle but it was opened when brought... More 

1 Thank Jamo1974
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2015

had a take away from here and the meat was tough and there was gristle. prawn curry was good and the best onion bhajis ever. will give it another go but wont be having lamb.

Thank HarpStar45
Harpenden, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015

I have never written a bad review on any site ever before however I feel incensed and super swindled on an advertised offer from this restaurant and what was a very mediocre meal. Advertised offer was buy 4 meals get a free bottle of wine. We sat down as a party of 5 – 2 adults and 3 children. All... More 

3 Thank Tom W
Ajijic, Mexico
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2015

A delightful setting with colourful authentic. The food was outstanding Indian cuisine. We ahd the Chicken Madras picante with a hint of smokiness. Whilst the Chicked Dupiaza was refreshingly spicy yet not invasive on the taste buds.

Thank JohnyCarole
Harpenden, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

We visited shapla through a friends recommendation. We had a really enjoyable night there, the food was very tasty and the service was excellent. Definitely recommend visiting shapla.

Thank ChrisDavies1986
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2015

We were seated as soon as we arrived but were not offered drinks for 20 minutes. Our food order wes taken 20 minutes after that but only when we prompted them. When it arrived the food was lukewarm and the portions were small. We had to ask for the bill three times and when it arrived it was not itemised.... More 

Thank Peter K
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Terrible restaurant, average food, rude staff and false advertising of offers. Never going back- do not recommend

3 Thank keelyjw
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

I went to this place with friends I thought I was being set up , five of us sat down ordered five popadoms , we got nine , we never ordered starters and went straight to main dishes.out of the five meals all five were almost cold ,so the waiter put a camping hob on the table and started to... More 

1 Thank Dillige
Bedford, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2015

Visit as a family group occassionaly and have always been exceptionally well lokd after. The staff are very courteous helpful and polite and the food excellent. Although no expert on Indian food we have always enjoyed our meals so slightly puzzled by some of the other reviews. Great value and we will certainly return.

Thank CliffordM8
Harpenden, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2015

We dine at this restaurant on a weekly basis and have never been disappointed with the food, service or price. The staff are very welcoming, courteous and efficient ( Cobra beers are at the table before we are properly seated) The menu is quite extensive, and if you cannot make up your mind what to eat get advice from your... More 

3 Thank mrgraeme2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Bangladeshi, Asian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:15 am
5:30 pm - 12:15 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Grove Road, Harpenden AL5 1PX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Harpenden
  • Phone Number: +44 1582 467676

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