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“Pretty good meal”
Review of Payal

Payal
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Ranked #113 of 144 Restaurants in Almere
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed October 6, 2013

I consider myself a bit of an expert when it comes to Indian restaurants and know a thing about well prepared food, service, value for money and atmosphere. A good first impression when walking in - wonderful aroma, comfortable seating and pleasant Indian background muzak. The menu was extensive but there were no side dishes as such, just smaller versions of main dishes. However €9 a shot for a side dish is pretty extortionate. The Fish Tikka was off the menu, (permanently by the way). A pity, because, to quote the waiter, it was "the best thing on the menu..." . We therefore ordered Fish Jelfrezi, Aubegine curry and Lamb Korma with naan, roti and rice. Needless to say with no side dishes... Soon after ordering the pappadums with the standard dips arrived. Shame all were obviously from a packet. All main courses had a good flavour and pleasantly spicy and the fish and meat tender. The naan and roti were traditional and not out of a packet. The side salad was crisp and refreshing. Indian beer on offer: Kingfisher or Cobra. The service was average, the waiter somewhat distant and was rather slow in offering and refilling drinks.

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Thank mrbasstrombone
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

We visited this restaurant on a Saturday night; it smelled like wet dogs and only three tables were occupied. Regardless, it took 25 minutes for our appetizers to show up.
Stay away from the Vindaloo: it's excruciatingly hot even though we can handle hot and spicy food. At the end of the dinner, the waiter dropped the whole box with breath fresheners all over my cousin: no apology whatsoever...
There are plenty of decent Indian restaurants in Almere, this is not one of them...

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Thank SeriousFoodie713
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

During this visit to Holland got a chance to stay in Almere hotel. On the advice of the staff visited this Indian restaurant. A decent indian restaurant with a nice decor and friendly service. The vegetarian thali was a very good combination of Indian dishes. The nan with garlic paste was also fantastic. I would go again if one more time in Almere.

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Thank Arnold K
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

We had very nice evening at this restaurant on a Saturday evening. The food is very authentic and the service is friendly. The location must be very cool in the summer months. We will come back definitely.

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Thank Lustoff
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

This restaurant was suggested by the staff of appolo hotel in almere. I have frequented this place regularly for a week and loved the ambiance, food and the service. Being frequent traveller I am well versed with a lot of kitchens and Indian kitchen is also one of them. Food with Payal is compared to food served in Delhi. For the rest there is a very little choice in this city for good restaurants.

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Thank Bosio R
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