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Balaka

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
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105 High Street, Woking GU21 4SY, England
+44 1483 761144
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Great place and the staff were very friendly. Food was good, great selection and tasty. Beer was good as well. A great solid Indian - can't go far wrong.

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Thank leaveatrail
Chobham
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a regular for us. Always great food. Friendly staff, great ambience, good prices. The chicken tikka Jalfrezi is one of the best I've ever had. Not sure a local Indian restaurant could be any better.

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Thank Andrew S
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

My curry was tasteless and seemed to have been reheated rather than fresh. Was not busy yet the staff were trying to remove plates even before we had finished.

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Thank jez351
Aldershot, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Outstanding food + great staff. Despite moving away 5 years ago and it now being a 40 min drive to eat there / collect takeaway (with several other curry houses on the way) there is simply nowhere else that can compete! If you like spice I highly recommend the Chicken Banglore.

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Thank Chris C
Woking, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited on a Thursday night. Our first visit to The Balaka. They have friendly staff with good service and the food is excellent. I can't recommend this place enough.

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Thank DeanSFaulkner
Woking, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Welcomed and asked where we would like to sit rather than being told. Food excellent and catered for our dietary needs. Wish they had more choice of wines by the glass. Staff very attentive

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Thank Hels1904
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

I'm a bit of a curry snob I admit, The food here is nice, but I have had far better elsewhere. The staff were lovely though and I do feel bad only giving it a 3 but I have to be honest

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Thank Alanadiego
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

I visited Balaka recently after several years of eating takeaways from there. In terms of the service I can split it into delivery and on-site. The takeaway/delivery service is good although using the online service has proved a bit of a disaster 2 or 3 times. Phone orders go fine. Delivery is reasonably quick and staff are courteous, boxes are... More 

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Thank John T
Woking, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Rounded off our weeks holiday with a meal here. I had chicken tikka khorai which was lovely with pilau rice. My husband was equally happy with the beef shakora and coconut rice. As usual the pickles and poppadoms were delicious and moreish. Always enjoy the After Eight mints with the bill.

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Thank Brenda F
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Had an absolutely lovely meal here for my dad's birthday! The staff were great and the whole atmosphere was lovely. Great menu with a great selection of authentic foods. The food was absolutely delicious and the staff couldn't do more for us. Well done to Faz and his team!!! Great restaurant A++

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 High Street, Woking GU21 4SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Woking
  • Phone Number: +44 1483 761144

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