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“Indo-Germanic?!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sur Mandir

Sur Mandir
Ranked #43 of 315 Restaurants in Erlangen
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Osnabruck, Germany
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Indo-Germanic?!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

The first thing you are given is not the menu, but a single poppadom (for 4 people!) which issupposedly spicey in a "Germanic" way and thus the "lowest" strength of "spicyness". Total baloney. This goes on with "Germanc plus", "Indo-germanic light", ending with "Indian plus". I wanted to order "Indo-Germanic", expecting it to be medium-hot, as one might expect from a Madras dish, but the owner refused to serve it to me, claiming that my "European" tastebuds would not cope. Instead I was given the "light" version, which was crazily spicy, much more so than one would expect from a Madras, or even a Vindaloo. The food seemed to be nothing more than a demonstration of how dangerous Indian food can be and how we Europeans aren't up to the challenge. The chap wouldn't leave us alone while we were eating, as others have mentioned here before. Sadly can't recommend.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Andy-in-Osnabrueck
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Nuremberg, Germany
Level Contributor
30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“run run run”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

I am not sure about the food but the owner is pathetic and a torture.
He is so talkative that he forces you to listen to his rubbish even when he knows that you are not interested. He wont let you enjoy your food happily.

Apart from that he is very offending towards Indians and doesn't respect them at all, not sure the case with Germans and other people. He just takes them for granted. Poor service.

Since, we sat for only for 15 mins as we coudn't bear him, we can't tell about the food.
But for sure, we guys are never going to this place even if its the only one left in the world serving food.

A big no-no for romantic evening and group events!!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank kulbirsg
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Kosice
Level Contributor
36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Has authentic feel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2012

The food is really good, make sure you choose spicyness level wisely. They will give you a reference to have a taste.
On the other hand the restaurant is quite pricey.

Visited March 2012
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1 Thank Palino007
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Erlangen, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Indian in Erlangen.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

If you love your Indian food spicy, you will love Sur Mandir. We have hit every Indian restaurant in town and Sur Mandir is hands down our favorite. Delicious food and a nice atmosphere. Reservations recommended.

Visited March 2012
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1 Thank RobM72
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Erlangen, Bayern, Germany
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Small, authentic and excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

Recommended to me by a cookery teacher from India and I wasn't disappointed. Very often I see Indian nationals eating there which I always think is a good sign.You can order your meals in four major levels of hotness and there are also levels in between. Be careful, Indian level means Indian level.

Visited April 2011
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1 Thank Michael R
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