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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Zari

Zari
Ranked #18 of 261 Restaurants in Crawley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $39
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Zari is a modern and constantly evolving Indian dining experience in Crawley serving customers who are passionate about authentic and innovative food. For 25 years, Zari has been at the cutting edge of real Indian cuisine. Alongside all the classic dishes, the team at Zari brings you authentic regional food from all corners of the Indian subcontinent. We promise that these delicious dishes will make your journey into real Indian food an unforgettable adventure! We celebrate genuine Indian cuisine - real Indian food - combining traditional techniques with locally sourced ingredients. Adapting authentic recipes to wow the modern palate, our dishes push the boundaries and dispel the myths about typical Indian restaurant food.
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

I had dinner in Zari with some colleagues whilst staying in Gatwick for work. The food was absolutely delicious. We all had different dishes and we were all delighted with what we got. Service was excellent too. I would definitely go back

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very rude manager”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

I gave this restaurant a second chance and shouldn't have bothered. Incredibly rude manager, it's almost laughable. Such a shame as the food is nice, if a little overpriced, and the rest of the staff are polite. Would never go back.

Visited October 2012
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5 Thank Cole660
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London
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Elegance, Flair and Excellent Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

It is a real pleasure to write this review. Too many curry houses are run-of-the-mill. Same food, same disinterested service, questionable at best, usually just clueless.

But not Zari. Ifield is definitely not the West End or Soho, but once you are inside it could easily be in either. Service is attentive and understated, always there, never in-your-face.

The food is fantastic. Just don't expect a blow-out. The portions are elegant and tasty, there is seldom anything left over when we eat there, but you don't leave feeling bloated. If you think the definition of a good meal is the size of the portion then Zari is not for you, but if you enjoy ambience, and want to give your taste buds a treat then this place is a winner.

Not cheap, but then real quality never is.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank T120bonnie
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Best Indian restaurant in or near Crawley”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Whether you go mid week, Friday/Saturday night or even just for the buffet on Sunday (highly recommended), you will be spoilt for choice and given a big warm and honest welcome.

The food is both traditional and 'contemporary' - try the lamb shanks and be delighted.

Slightly more expensive than the high street restaurants - and it is about 1.5 miles out of the centre (but that is a big benefit as the drunks don't try to get in).

The kitchen can be viewed from the dining area - and Sadique (the owner) is proud to talk about his creation.

Other dishes to try - them all ! - but cleanse your palette with their Apple & Chilli Sorbet.

Nirvana !

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank John K
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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“Best Crawley Indian Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

Selected at the last minute off Trip Advisor to celebrate a family reunion.
I was not disappointed. Zari was easy to find and plenty of parking. There was an option of a buffet but we chose a la carte. There were four of us, each choosing different starters and mains, and then sharing.
Each dish, both starters and mains, with the exception of the samosas were first class in quantity and quality. The tables were laid beautifully and the service was first class with one of the specials being prepared perfectly to the tastes of my son. A doggy bag was offered and accepted. Just all superb!
Zari is now my fave Indian restaurant, and well worth the 35 minute drive.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Lucy752
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