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“True Indian Cuisine”
Review of Naans & Curries

Naans & Curries
Ranked #1 of 107 Restaurants in Santa Ana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Naans & Curries represents today's modern India where authenticity in the recipes drives flavorful cuisine. Native Chefs, Special charcoal fired “Tandoors” (Clay Ovens) and exotic ingredients are all from India, providing original taste.Naans & Curries serves authentic recipes, taking inspiration from an age old approach to dining. This approach allows you to choose a variety of appetizers and entrees to share with your companions. To enhance your dining experience, our team is happy to share our vast range of wines with your food selections.At Naans & Curries, You can enjoy different dining venues, including a showcase kitchen area where you can see our chefs cooking in “Tandoor”, a relaxing comfortable upper floor, or fresh breeze sitting in the open.
London U.K.
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“True Indian Cuisine”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

An Indian friend had recommended this restaurant to us and we followed through on his word. Glad that we did because the food and service were excellent and genuine flavor of Indian cuisine.I will say that the curry is milder than I am used too. However having lived here for many years I understand why ................local tastes have to be considered if a restaurant is to flourish. My wife and I will return every time we wish to enjoy a distinct Indian flavor. The prices are reasonable and the portions are good.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Blazer1937
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Kapil G, Owner at Naans & Curries, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed the original Indian food and the service.

Look forward to welcoming you again..May we suggest you to try our second floor seating area, which has sofa and dining style seating with air conditioning for further higher comfort.
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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156 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“not authentic enough but a good value”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Although I feel the food has been tropicalized for our tastes, the restaurant presents a good value and a good meal... I miss authentic Indian curry, it does taste very different in the subcontinent...

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank lazytravel
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Kapil G, Owner at Naans & Curries, responded to this review, May 14, 2014
Thank you for the comments and complimenting on value of our food and overall experience.

Yes, you rightly noted, while retaining all the layers of marination and flavors from the dishes, we removed the 'layer of spice' from the curries for our local guests.

Our each dish is "made to order" or I should say "hand crafted" - from almost the scratch. Based on guest's preference, we do 4 styles - No Spice, Medium Spice, Spicy and "Home Style" - which as we Indians in some parts of India relish. Please do let us know your preference, so that we can serve you as per your personal taste.

Would be pleasure to welcome you again and serve you as per your food preference.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“So good!”
Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

On our last night in Costa Rica we spent one night in San Jose near the airport. Followed trip advisor's guide and went to the best rated restaurant close by. Winner! Mango lassi, Tikki Masala, butter chicken, tandoori chicken and LOTS of naan made all of our family happy and content. Great flavor all around!
Be sure to ask for the upstairs room. It was our private room for the evening and perfect for our family of 7, with children ages 12-21.

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Thank Sherry G
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Kapil G, Owner at Naans & Curries, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
We are glad we could make your Costa Rica vacations more memorable. Thank you for your kind compliments. Look forward to welcoming you and your family again soon.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent”
Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Urban, modern. Full of life and ambience. Surprisingly tasty food in Costa Rica. Top quality chefs from India. Will highly recommend. Fresh ingredients and food prepared from scratch.

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Kapil G, Owner at Naans & Curries, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Appreciated details in your compliments.

Yes, when we started Naans & Curries, primary thought was to create a place, where Ambiance is contemporary and the Food - same or better than in an upscale restaurant in India.

Would be glad to serve you again.
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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
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“All in all, a very good experience”
Reviewed May 10, 2014

We enjoyed the food and the ambiance both. To keep in very short, sweet and simple, we liked the food and the way the host greeted us. Waiters were very welcoming and quick in taking the order.
A nice find for an Indian restaurant in Costa Rica.

Thanks,
Jasbinder

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Jas B
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Kapil G, Owner at Naans & Curries, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Thank you for your compliments. We are grateful for your visit. Look forward to welcoming you again, when you visit Costa Rica next time..
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