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“a spicy rarity on the Isle of Man”
Review of Taste of india - CLOSED

Taste of india
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed July 27, 2010

Other reviews on this site - and an ongoing correspondence in the Isle of Man press (vide: The Isle of Man Examiner, July 20 - 24, 2010)) - show how poorly the island rates for decent restaurants even amongst its own residents. We found 'A Taste of India' on Trip Advisor and, as it was but a 5 minute walk from our hotel (The Sefton: a very decent place to stay - see review in Hotels) we gave it a whirl on a wet and windy July evening. We were not disappointed but wouldn't be as effusive as some reviewers on this site.
The service is OK but perfunctory and our waiter didn't have much of a clue as to what to recommend. Not that we needed his advice as we followed recent TA comments and went for the unusual. Very sensible advice! - Our choices of Tandooried Cod, Spicey Grilled Duck and Special Mix Biriani couldn't be faulted: terrific, unusual and real taste treats, especially the duck.
The restaurant lacks charm, style and a decent ambience but I'm sure that with 40+ TT / MGP biker enthusiasts it would be curried heaven on earth and I'd be at the front of the queue to join them.

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2  Thank hissboo
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Reviewed July 11, 2010

Located on the promonade close to the Villa Marina Theatre this was an excellent find. We nearly did not go in as it did not look much from the outside, it was just up a flight of stairs. I am so glad that we did. This was one of the top meals of our holiday. The menu was extensive but, please leave the usual for being at home and go with the Chef Specials, they are a little more expensive but, worth it. They were excellent. The service was excellent and they had a decent wine list.

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2  Thank DINKEtravellers
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Reviewed June 18, 2010

Yes this is the best indian on the island the food is outstanding and the service is five star the waiters just can,t do enough for you they are so polite i just can,t say enough about this place .

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1  Thank junior42
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Reviewed June 10, 2010

By far the best Indian on the island - tried almost 90% of Indians on the island and nowhere gets close to this. Exceptional food great service and great atmos.
Highly recommended.

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1  Thank Chucked
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Reviewed March 15, 2010

We have tried probably 80% of the Indian restaurants on the island but this is by far our favourite. We eat there probably 10 or more times a year.

It may be a little more expensive than many but we think it's worth it - the meals are consistently good.

My favourite is the chicken chilli garlic - it has quite a kick.

Our only complaint is that they won't serve us ginger beer - even though we are regular customers and we keep on asking them to get some in ;-)

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2  Thank rogzog
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