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“Delicious and friendly”
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The India
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
London
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Delicious and friendly”
Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

We popped in last night to get a takeaway. The outside looks a bit tired so was a bit skeptical. However , from the moment I entered I was greeted by a lovely friendly lady who took my order. She told me that it was all cooked fresh so I would need to wait 30 mins. This was not an issue as was more than happy if it was freshly cooked !.
The takeaway was so good. We could taste every spice in each dish. The lamb and chicken was so tender. Normally after a curry , I wish I had not eaten it. On this occasion, I wanted to start all over again. Actually considering going back tonight ! You can tell the chef knows his spices . So perfectly balanced . Delicious !

Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Jas0n
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  • English first
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English first
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Lovely little restaurant on winding street in Folkestone. Food was freshly cooked so each dish had distinctive flavours. Sadly their business has declined with the recession - give them a boost and visit, they deserve success!

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank Hilary B
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very, very special”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

We used to be regulars at The India until we moved away from Folkestone. By a factor of 1000, The India is the best Indian restaurant we've ever been to, anywhere in the world. Everything from the unique flavours, top quality ingrediants and the gentle, kind service is perfect. Go there now. Now, do you hear! Whatever you order will be fabulous and memorable.

  • Visited May 2012
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3 Thank Ace W
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The real deal - Authentic Indian food”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Visited due to a friend's recommendation and glad we did. The menu is not the same as your average English Indian restaurant but features genuine recipes from the Indian sub-continent (as well a a menu dedicated to French tourists). The restaurant is run by a husband and wife team who put their souls into the place. Service was quick, friendly and efficient and the food was delicious. Worth a visit if you live in Folkestone or are just visiting.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Chas C
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Kitchener
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108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Decent food, good service, great value for money”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

We went to this restaurant because of the good reviews that we read. We were not overwhelmed by the taste or quality of the food, but it was good. One thing that we had that we've never enjoyed before that we would highly recommend is the raisin/almond naan; it was great! We had the dal which we normally enjoy but what they served us was quite different and I would probably not order it again. The value for money is very good.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Ndoy
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