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“Overrated”
Review of Navratna

Navratna
Ranked #90 of 564 Restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Bangalore
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246 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Overrated”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

The person i went with told me that was the best Indian restaurant in Colombo, but i was surprised to find below quality. Also, without anyone asking for it, they made the food extra spicy and almost inedible. They tried to make up by giving calorie-rich desert complimentary.

This is not the BEST. I am sure there are better Indian restaurants in Colombo.

Visited February 2013
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Date | Rating
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  • French first
  • Polish first
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English first
Bengaluru, India
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Outstanding Indian Food”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Excellent restaurant which serves authentic indian food. We ordered fish, praws and biryani and some vegetarian stuff which was prepared like any other restaurant in India. Quality and taste was outstanding. Though the service was a bit slow but overall a must visit place in case someone wants to try indian food.

Visited January 2013
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India
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258 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
“Good north indian food in heart of colombo... Sadly there's no view”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

We ordered for Papdi Chaat and Paneer lal Mirch Tikka: Both were very nicely presented and good to taste.
For main course, we ordered Kadi and Baingan Bharta: Loved the bharta, kadi was very average.
For starters, they give you a huge bowl of assorted papads... very good but it kills your appetite.

Service was good (It has to be, It's a Taj at the end of the day).
What we Didn't like: Live band with classicial instruments playing 70's bollywood. That was just tacky. They should stick to playing classical.
What we liked: Service and food.
What can be better: Less oil, more taste.

  • Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“True authentic Indian food”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Forget Chutneys in the Cinnamon Grand! For authentic indian food, the place to go is Navratna.

Its classy decor, the live musicians, rasam to start off made my experience there magical.

The menu has a vast range for all Indian food enthusiasts - something for vegetarians, mild dishes for children, the classics such as butter chicken with a wide vairiety of indian breads.

Waiters were attentive and always willing to recommend dishes.

Like many restaurants in Colombo - my experience has been that they never have the red wine I choose!

Other than that - great place!!!

You should go!!

Visited January 2013
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Bangalore
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73 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great Shorba”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

i tried the shorba (soup) there - its a must have. It made me come back - had it before all my meals.

Visited January 2013
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