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“Great food, will go again”
Review of Zaara's Restaurant

Zaara's Restaurant
Ranked #22 of 72 Restaurants in Shipley
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Bradford, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great food, will go again”
Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

On trip advisor you get used to reading bad reviews but, having seen complaints about waiting times an portion sizes, I wasn't sure what to expect. However, we'd had a preview taste at the Bradford Curry Festival last year, so we wanted to try it.

Maybe it's because we went early, but we had no wait whatsoever. The staff were attentive but not intrusive and the food was spot on. As vegetarians the flavour is important, and there was no faulting that. As for portion sizes, it's fair to say I can eat a lot before Im full and I was full, as was my wife and our 4yr old who ate far too much.

The rice wasn't quite to our liking...we'd opted for the vegetable fried rice an we found it a bit oily...by it was all cooked well and I think it was more not to our taste than it was bad.

The other negative is the decor. From the website it looks very swish, when in fact it's average and some of the chairs are in a very poor state indeed. If Im being really picky, it was unclear how/if you could park outside, so we had to park on a side street.

But really, what really mattered, the curries were all brilliant, the value was fine, the experience pleasant. We enjoyed, would recommend and will be back soon!

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
west yorks
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely food”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

The food is excellent whatever I have ordered and the service is cheerful, the quality is consistent.

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank magsWestYorks
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Had lovely seekh kebabs”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

beautiful seekh kebabs, however, the main course let us down a lil. There was 4 of us and we all enjoyed these the most,

However will definatley try this place again.

The desserts were also nice.

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Quwat
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South Shields
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Really enjoyed.”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

We found our food to be authentic, the atmosphere okay (for a Tuesday), the staff pleasant and attentive, and the decor modern.
Four of us ate here and all enjoyed our very different dishes. The style of cooking is good and although I like my Indian food very hot and spicy my friends don't necessarily - each dish was exactly as stated.
Recommended.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Harbmeister
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Yorks
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food, lacking in atmosphere”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Excellent food with great vegetarian options. Good-sized, clean venue but unfortunately lacking atmosphere. Felt a little uncomfortable dining here which is a pity as everything else is good.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Jo B
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