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“Meal for 4”
Review of Balaka

Balaka
Ranked #83 of 211 Restaurants in Woking
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Very good food, lacking a little in atmosphere but perfect post pub grub. Good value set meal for 4 - filling and tasty

Thank 700Lindylou
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We were warmly welcomed and the fact that part of our group arrived quite a bit later than the others was well managed. They were very understanding of the catering needs of the young boy we had with us. The food was tasty and cooked to perfection. Altogether a lovely evening.

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Thank Rosebudv
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Staff not customer oriented. Defensive instead of understanding.
Food taste ok.
Unlikely to visit again by owm choice.

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Thank aditij123
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

We have been here once before and found the service and food great, sadly not last night.
We had to wait to be seated for a while, as the staff thought chatting to the takeaway orders people more important. We were shown to a tiny table for two and when we asked to be seated at a larger table (there were at least 9 empty tables) we were told the had all already been booked (nobody ever arrived during our time there).
The service was very sporadic. If the restaurant had been busier, we could have understood, but there were only 5 other tables being used. When the food eventually arrived, (I'd ordered the lamb chop) it looked great but was only warm, my partners food was tasty and hot. I managed to get just 3 forks of meat out of four chops, the rest was sauce covered bone and gristle.
We got the bill after waiting for ages, no hand towels offered, so had to ask again. The money was whisked away quick enough but no change returned or receipt.... I hate it when restaurants expect the change to be their tip especially when there hadn't been any customer service anyway.
We just walked out and were ignored by the staff. We won't be returning or spending our hard earned money here.
The owner/manager has said on our previous visit that they were keeping the restaurant running during their expensive renovations so they wouldn't be losing their great team, sadly they seem to have given up.
Wished we'd not bothered to waste a birthday and new job celebration meal there.

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1  Thank Chrissif66
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Ordered a delivery. Was told it would take 30 to 40 minutes. Took an hour longer than that. Kinda ruins the evening when that happens. Once the food arrived it was warm and fairly tasty, not the best or worst I've had by any means. If they can sort out the timings (delays like that shouldn't happen mid-week with no phone calls to explain what's going on) then I'd consider giving them 3 stars...

Thank H G
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