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“Excellent customer service - but poor food”
Review of Karim's

Karim's
Ranked #4 of 25 Restaurants in Middleton
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent customer service - but poor food”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Friendly staff - excellent customer service but food below average. Very limited in vegetarian options. I took samples from most dishes on offer - but not one tasted nice. Hot food wasn't even warm. Desert choice and quality equally miserable. I liked the drinks menu - which had a good range of non-alcoholic drinks including milkshakes. I've sent feedback to the restaurant and I hope they pay attention to it. They need to limit choice - provide a good balance of vegetarian and meat options. And make sure each dish is the highest quality.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Nargis S
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Simply avoid”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Where to start.....
It's a buffet style restaurant with very limited selection of foods.
If you're a vegetarian (like my wife) you only have 4 options salad, rice, chips and a "a mix veg curry".
The food if not swimming in grease was extremely poor and tasteless.
To top things off 7 out of a party of 12 all suffered from some sort of stomach upset the following morning.
Other than that the service came with a smile.

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank MarkEdgarr
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Avoid. Not even close to an Indian.”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Bad food. If you want curry do not enter. Very poor buffet style food, really bad. Don't serve alcohol but that's not even the issue. No choice, full of oil and salt. Really poor quality meat. Take the time to venture further afield. Worst meal I've had in three years.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank DaveybozA
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“consistent quality”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

since "discovering" Karim's eighteen months ago I have been six or seven times. everything is done to make your evening enjoyable, from the friendly greeting at the door, the attention of the maître d, the quality and variety of the food and the comfortable surroundings. little touches like thermal plates and knowledgeable staff make for an excellent evening

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank john l
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“5/5 reviews very misleading”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

£12 I feel is very expensive for the food quality, poor choice, plastic plates and slow service when ordering the drinks.... The bland food was swimming in oil and the top of the water bottles had mould.. Think twice before visiting... The decor is hideous and staff where miserable , best off getting take out or go kabana in northern quarter where they really do look after... Oh and the Chinese noodles where tinned spaghetti.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank 780Phil
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