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“Poor”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Chatni - CLOSED

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Chatni
Price range: $40 - $50
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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166 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Poor”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

I suppose in this day and age you can't expect much for £8.95.
However 'taste' would be a start.
'Cooked chicken' would be another.

Ok, so we stopped for a cheap bite. Advertised as 25 dishes, all you can eat buffet etc, etc, blah, blah...
Food at the buffet wasn't labelled with what it was? We guessed korma, tikka, beef something, possibly lamb. Some really rubbish, bland noodles, couple of rice dishes.....that was about it t.b.h,
It was all Luke warm.
The worst thing was it was SO bland. No spices. No taste.
The wife complained about under-cooked, raw chicken in the korma.
The waiter explained 'it was a vein'! Beautiful!
The worst Indian food I've ever had & the only buffet restaurant where we didn't bother with seconds or a desert.
Avoid, avoid at all costs.
Terrible.

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63 reviews from our community

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English first
Ashford, United Kingdom
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360 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“A VERY PLEASANT SURPRISE”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013

We dropped in on a Friday night, without a reservation. Got a table, with a nice friendly welcome. Food was really good. The menu is not adventurous but everything is carefully cooked and spiced, and the side dishes in particular were very tasty. A cut above your normal high street curry house.

  • Visited December 2013
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oxford
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

Walked past at 8:pm, no-one in. Gave it a try anyway and we were not disappointed: good service excellent dishes, no regrets, one to remember.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank jabmak
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Really gone down hill since changing its name”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Was one if the most consistent Indians in Canterbury food and service always good since a name and staff change has gone downhill rude manager and poor food I will not go back and will be looking again after many years to find another Indian restaurant

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Lilyjack2201
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Andover, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Eat as much as you like buffet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

This restaurant was in the city centre of Canterbury and I would certainly visit next time I'm in Canterbury.The food was piping hot, staff were friendly, service was good. Although the menu was limited, the buffet dishes were very tasty and there was a lot of meat in the dishes (not all sauce). I would recommend this to anyone who wants a quick tasty lunch in a clean establishment for £7.95.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Eveline A
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