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“Cheap terrible big quantities of food!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Makani Indian Cuisine

Makani Indian Cuisine
Ranked #372 of 628 Restaurants in Riyadh
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Amman, Jordan
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205 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Cheap terrible big quantities of food!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

Yep, I was very disappointed to visit this restaurant after six years at King Abdallah st. branch... I went there for lunch and here is my feedback:

1) impossible to find a parking space. And when you find one, be prepared to find an idiot blocking your car with his car!
2) the place is very casual... I knew that, so I wasn't surprised.
3) the crowd are young noisy kids in their 20s.
4) the place is crowded.
5) the service was slow.
6) the food has nothing to do with the delicious spicy South Asian Indian food you're familiar with. But yes the quantities are big and the prices are cheap.

If you like Biryani rice, big portions or cheap low quality food then this is your place. If you are after that special Indian spicy taste... Stay away!

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Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
2 reviews
“I love it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

chicken masala is great, decoration is ok, overall taste is perfect, also price is great! i really love Makani

Visited November 2011
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Thank Muaath A
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59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“One of the best Indian restaurants in Riyadh”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

It is one of the best Indian restaurants in Riyadh .. but the restaurant is old style but the food was good specially the Beriani

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2 Thank Adel1133
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not very Indian”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2012

Terrible service and the food quality was neither that good. They had a large menu but all the dishes were not available and the ones available didn't have authentic Indian taste

Visited January 2012
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3 Thank Munawar K
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Could be better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

They have 2 branches, and I have visited 4 times in total. My 1st and second visit was satisfactory at the Sulaimaniyah Branch, The Food and service was good. The third (sulaimaniyah) and fourth (King Abdullah Rd.) time I went, I felt they need more improvement in the service. Food is well tailored for the Arabic people, but as good the name is, it should seriously look into improving the service.

Good place to visit, most of the crowd is arabs. Hope service is better now.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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