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“Best Curry in area by far.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nazma Tandoori

Nazma Tandoori
Ranked #14 of 29 Restaurants in Ellon
Cuisines: Indian, Balti
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Quality Indian food in pleasant surroundings
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best Curry in area by far.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012 via mobile

The food which is the main reason for going is great. My kids were happy and couldn't get enough of their Korma. Staff were friendly and spoke to them, no problem despite the table cloth taking a beating. South Indian Garlic Chilli for me was delicious, chicken was nice chunks of breast and sauce spicy but not too much.

Prices are what you'd expect in a good Indian, you get what you pay for.
The Nazma in Ellon would easily fit into Glasgow or Manchester and hold it's own.

One small downside is I agree that an area for takeaway collection would be better than standing at the door.

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  • English first
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English first
Mandeville, Louisiana
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Is this a take-away or a restaurant?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2012

This restaurant needs to decide what it's main function is. When we arrived there were several people standing waiting for take-always. After being seated in the restaurant and waiting for even initial service it soon became apparent that only take-away customers were being served. There was one point that I noticed that no one in the restaurant had any food in front of them. We had to ask for service and this was given fairly indifferently. I noticed other restaurant customers complaining about the fact that their order had not been taken.
This is a pity because the food when it did arrive was very good. I have visited this restaurant a number of times and the service has always been slow but not as bad as on this occasion.
I don't think we'll be back.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Scotinamerica10
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Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Good food and service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2012

We had good reports about this place so decided to visit. Lovely food so fresh and tasty. We had starters, mains with breads and sweets. Washed down with a couple of soft drinks each. All for around £60 which is about the norm.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Messtin112
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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2012

Visited last night as our usual Indian restaurant was closed, and had high hopes due to its reputation. What a disappointment! My husand ordered Bombay King Prawns as a starter - the prawns were the size of krill. The garlic naan was so loaded down with cocomut that I asked the waiter if they had got the order wrong, and our two main courses, while very fresh and nicely cooked, were also overwhelmingly flavoured with coconut to the point that it negated all of the wonderful subtle flavours that should be in the dish. The staff, while attentive (my husband is blind & disabled) and very nice, were somewhat scarce on the ground and we had to wait 25 minutes between our starters and main course. The price was high for 2 starters/2main courses plus 2 soft drinks (£55). All in all it was bland, over-priced and really not very good at all. We will be returning to the fabulous food and service of the Nosheen Tandoori around the corner. We will NOT be returning to the Nazma Tandoori.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Helen C
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Main course excellent - service terrible!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2012

Having different family members to stay two weekends in a row and having previously visited the Nazma, both wanted to go again. The first weekend we were ignored the whole evening, the starters were bland and although the main course was excellent, the service was so poor I never left a tip - something I have never done before. The following weekend it was extremely busy and we were put in a corner behind several large tables. We were ignored the whole evening and although again the main course was excellent (never had starters on this occasion) the service was poor. From forgetting about our order to overcharging, I can safely say that we will not be back anytime soon! Disappointing!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Juliet H
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