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Review of Kanchans

Kanchans
Ranked #195 of 268 Restaurants in Ilford
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed July 11, 2011

Just moved to a new flat in Gants Hill, fancied an Indian and this one is walking distance.

Very busy on a Thursday, had to wait for 15 minutes for 5 us, though we were offered a drink while we waited in the reception. The inside is not what you would expect in Gants Hill. We were told that most of the interior has come from India, which is evident. Looks very traditional, yet tasteful.

You must eat the prawns, they are simply WOW, Tandoori King Prawns and Papri Chaat was amazing.

Service was ok, the manager is very good and aides the waiters to enhance the service.

Main course was amazing too... lovely Lamb Shank, not a usual dish for an Indian restaurant.

I have had takeaways on a weekly basis since with a view to return very soon.

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4  Thank RichardMulberry
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

I went to Kanchan's two Saturdays in a row with my wife! The food was so good I had to go back. I would not mind going back again very soon.

The location is quite central to Gants Hill and even though the attached parking is a little narrow and would require a little bit of manoeuvring during busy times, you can easily park in the pub near by (paid parking) and walk to the restaurant which is just stone's throw away.

The ambience of the place is quite authentic with nice decor and North Indian cutlery and upholstery. There is ample space for family gatherings too.

The food is the star of this restaurant. With starters such as the Jheenga Naryeli - HUGE prawns grilled to the creamy Kalmi Kebab - chicken drumsticks, I was blow away. For desserts, I love the Shahi Tukre - super sweet bread - ordered it again on the same evening!

My only gripe is that when you order a bottle of wine, the waiter brings it already opened. I did not like that. Also, most of the wines on the wine list are not in stock. On top of that the waiter, who is not too good with English, simple says "we never have XXX in stock" for every thing.

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2  Thank Bonigala
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