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“What a way to begin a vacation!”
Review of takaa tak

takaa tak
Ranked #3 of 404 Restaurants in Hounslow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Description: takaa tak restaurant is located few mintues away from the West Hounslow Station, opposite to Hounslow Car Wash. It will make you feel the real essence of a warm Indian welcome with the serenity of neighbourhood and Bollywood music with soft lighting & contemporary Indian decor showcasing iconic Bollywood images. The Restaurant has a casual set up and offers a seating capacity of up to 70 guests & standing 80, it is an ideal venue for Private Functions, Celebrations and Family Gathering. The food menu consists of some exciting takaa tak specials like "talli gol gappe" "laila majnu kebab" "talli junglee murgh", healthy salads, traditional Indian & Indo-Chinese cuisines.
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Description: takaa tak restaurant is located few mintues away from the West Hounslow Station, opposite to Hounslow Car Wash. It will make you feel the real essence of a warm Indian welcome with the serenity of neighbourhood and Bollywood music with soft lighting & contemporary Indian decor showcasing iconic Bollywood images. The Restaurant has a casual set up and offers a seating capacity of up to 70 guests & standing 80, it is an ideal venue for Private Functions, Celebrations and Family Gathering. The food menu consists of some exciting takaa tak specials like "talli gol gappe" "laila majnu kebab" "talli junglee murgh", healthy salads, traditional Indian & Indo-Chinese cuisines.
Reviewed June 26, 2018

With the "it is a lot of food" admonition firmly in our heads, we made a reservation for 7:30 on a Sunday. Pretty deserted, but by 8:30, we were surprised at the number of tables filled with moms and dads and their children. We had seated ourselves near the entrance. Next time - and there WILL be a next time - we will move toward the back of the restaurant where the bar is.
We ordered a kingfisher and a glass of sauvignon blanc wine (which was a most generous pour, by the way). We enjoyed the 2 pappadums they served, but found 2 out of the 3 sauces to be a bit sweet. We are not British, however, and we have found that the Brits like things a bit sweeter than we. No worries.
Soon, our appetizer of Gobi 65 appeared. Cauliflower is not a fair description. This amazingly spiced and perfectly cooked appetizer had us both eating very slowly, saying to each other, "What's IN this?" It was so good, so good, so good.
Then, my Bhindi arrived, together with my main squeeze's Karahi Lamb, one of Takaa Tak's signature dishes. Oh yes, steamed rice and a plain naan. What were we thinking? Well, obviously, our greedy stomachs had overtaken our knowledge of "it's a lot of food". Mind to mouth: next time, either just the rice or just the naan.
We every lovely bite of the bhindi. They were small, no strings, cooked just al dente, in a complicated dry-ish sauce/seasoning, that danced along your tongue. The lamb was in a completely different sauce, with a lovely amount of depth to it.
Now, the food was excellent, truly carefully prepared. But, let us not forget the bar. The bar was alight with colored lights. One moment, green, then red, then blue, etc. I was seated facing it. Pretty mesmerizing and a lot of fun. Poor sidekick faced the front of the restaurant. He had to deal with the glazed look that kept coming across my face as the bar would shift colors again.
Return? You bet. Who wouldn't, for fresh food seasoned with such a lovely tasty palate of Indian spices. And, oh yes, the next time, we will sit so both of us can watch the bar. Color in your eyes and in your mouth. Hounslow, you are so lucky!

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Takaa T, Manager at takaa tak, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2018

Hello,

Thank you for this fantastic review, we really appreciate it and it fills us with joy. We hope to see you again soon.

Regards

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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We have visited this wonderful place two years in a row when we travel to England--each time is magical. The food is so good, the wait staff are so helpful and the ambience is so festive that this restaurant is always full! I ordered Mushroom Rice, and Tadka Daba Dahl, very spicy and delicious. My husband ordered Deli Wala. I ordered Chicken Curry last year--extra tasty! They are the nicest people and the restaurant is bright, cheerful, and there are very few tourists. That should tell you how good it is! Mostly locals!

Thank Cruiser694974
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Takaa T, Manager at takaa tak, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Hello,
Thank you for such a positive review, we really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you again and again.
Regards.

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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food with amazing service. Had really good time. Beautiful ambiance. All in all a good deal and makes an evening better. Look forward to go again.

Thank Pritpal S
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Takaa T, Manager at takaa tak, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Hi Pritpal,
Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed our food and are looking forward to seeing you again.
Regards.

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Reviewed June 19, 2018

Wife and I are celebrating our 47 th anniversary.We live in Hounslow west and many of our friends recommended this restaurant so we decided to give it a try .I swear it was one of the best indian meals I have eaten for many years and the staff were so friendly and looked after us the whole time we were there if you want a bloody good Indian meal then this is really the best place in Hounslow West and for a long way .

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Thank bill g
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Takaa T, Manager at takaa tak, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

Hi Bill,

First of all "MANY MANY CONGRATULATIONS" to both of you on your 47th anniversary.

We are extremely glad that you chose us and we were able to meet your expectations and we hope to serve you both soon again.

Have a great time

Regards
Manager

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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Very bad and slow service. It took way too long between courses.
The tandoori chops we ordered started off well. The 2 smller chops on top were most definitely lamb but the other 2 larger chops hidden umder everything was extremly rubbery and flavourless. Most definitely mutton as all in my group agreed. At the price this dish sells at it is simply robbery. When asked how the meal was we did mention our thoughts but the asker was not really interested in our response. We will never go there again.

Thank Bruce010371
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Takaa T, Owner at takaa tak, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Hi Bruce, Please accept our sincere apologies for the experience you had with us. At takaa tak, we are really proud of the food and service, however it seems our team had an off day. I would like to personally apologise for it.

I will run an internal investigation so that we can improve, but for that I would need your visit date and time, hence can you please spare a minute to drop me an email at info@takaatak.co.uk and I will get back to you asap.


Kind Regards
Owner

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