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Reviewed 31 December 2023

Booked a table weeks ago using their online app for Christmas night. Got a reminder on 24th December but turned up to find restaurant closed...!! When I went in two days later to find out why, staff were indifferent, offered no apology for spoiling our...Christmas evening and said they would investigate and call back....I'm still waiting...they have found time to update the app but not contact me. Truly dreadful service. Will not be back....Ever.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 December 2023 via mobile

Freezing cold and empty, the manager is super frosty and ignorant, although when it shuts down he won't care he is so arrogant. The food is awful, especially the chicken, brick hard and tasteless, the manager is horrible and has no idea on customer service....I was at the turban tandoori restaurant in giffnock yesterday, absolutely amazing. This Indian restaurant is woeful. We won't be backMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023

Terrible food. Microwaved chicken & veg pakora. Garlic chilli chicken far far too sweet. Wouldn't recommend it in any way. It's a restaurant, you would expect fresh ingredients and fresh cooked.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

Would not return !!! Me and my friends bought the Groupon deal for 4 adults at around £28. One of my friends were unable to make it so we thought we should just order her curry anyway and split between the 3 of us. Oh...My Goddddd !!! What a mistake that was to even ask. The 1st waiter said unfortunately we are unable to do that, so I just questioned why as we had paid for this, he said the manager won't allow it and proceeded to go and get "the manager"!! The manager came over and spoke to us in the rudest, most disgusting manner I have ever heard. He basically pointed to the door and said if you don't like it, there's the door. He referred to us as "you Groupon people" and embarrassed us about asking for the curry we had paid for. He said the food provided was ample, suggesting we were being greedy and the voucher is far too cheap for what you get. This is certainly not the case. You get 4 bits of dried out pakora and 4 bits of dried out chicken in the curry ! We ordered 3 soft drinks which was a can of coke, half pint of fresh orange and lemonade and acan of diet coke for £9.75!!!! Outrageous!!! I would absolutely NOT recommend and will not be back ! Vile disgusting man the same as his food !More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023 via mobile

I received a groupon voucher as a gift for my birthday. I read some of the reviews on here before we went and started to worry a little. Boy was I wrong to worry! I genuinely think the other expected full Al a carte dining...for the price they paid! Lovely starters and not to filling before a great curry! Folk mentioned the drinks being expensive, I'd just say it was regular that you'd expect in a restaurant! We ordered an extra nan bread as we had our 1 year old with us to let him munch on some but we'd be fine if we hadn't! The groupon deal is great value and you won't leave hungry! We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 May 2023

Avoid this place at all costs never have I met a owner of a buisness with an attitude towards his paying customers like I did tonight so basically we had the groupon deal which on paper seemed a fantastic deal at 18 quid for 2...people or you can buy a deal for 4 people up to a max of 6 people so I booked for 6 and I told son and partner to book their own as we could only get vouchers for 6 .when we arrived the owner came over and asked how many were dining we told them 8 people to which we were informed that we could only have a max of 6 on the voucher we said we already know this and that the other 2 people had bought their own voucher only to be told they could not use theirs as they only allow 6 from the same party to use one I again mentioned that the other 2 had their own voucher only to be told by the owner that if I didnt like the policy I know what to do and he pointed at the door I told him he was out of order to talk to a customer like that and that it was totally unprofessional and that I was embarrassed by him for talking to me like that in front of my family and to top it all off when we offered the waiter who looked after us a tip he told us there was no point giving it to him as the owner takes all the tips and also searches the staff to make sure they have not put them in their pocket to say I was disgusted by this is an understatement I will never step foot in this place again and urge all others to do the sameMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 26 April 2023

Booked a Groupon deal for 4 but 1 cancelled at the last minute (as we were sitting at the table) and as we had paid for 4 we asked for the 4 meals and was told very abruptly (while pointing at the front door) that...under no circumstances could we get the 4 meals. He then on to tell us we would be getting very big portions so wouldn't need it anyway. Utter crap as the portion sizes were tiny. We understood the policy and had we had been told in a different manner we wouldn't have had an issue but it was the way the manager spoke to us that has made me never want to go back. The only reason I gave it a 1 star is because I can't leave a minus.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 3 April 2023

We purchased Groupon voucher for 17.99, a decent price I thought. Not the best of meals, 4bits of chicken pakora and a small bowl of sauce to share. Curry was ok, best bit was the nan bread. I get it's a deal to entice you...in and hopefully rebook for the full menu. In my opinion don't. They must be the most expensive drinks I have ever paid for. 2 cans coke and small soda water and lime. £9.75, this is where they make their money, overall not a great experience. Certainly won't be back anytime soon.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 14 March 2023

Don't be fooled into buying a Groupon deal for this restaurant. Total con, they give you a manky paper menu to choose from, most of which are nothing like the description in the Groupon voucher. I questioned this, the rude water said, this is why...we give you a specific menu. You could of course pay full price for any other starter not listed!! You don't get to read the description of all the dishes, it's just a list of food names. They give you small portions, we ordered pakora, 4 pieces on a plate with some onion and a tiny sliver of tomato. A shared dip. The main courses were pale and tasteless, identical to each other even though different dishes were ordered. The naan was the only nice thing. They compensate for the voucher by charging exorbitant prices for drinks. They must be looking to put off every person in the whole of the area by being mean with portions and giving rubbish customer service, rather than being very nice to people and giving an accurate representation of a full priced meal, so people may think of coming back. No wonder we were the only people there. The drinks came to £8.25, I had a can of coke, he had a lager. These are definitely prices you would expect to pay in the city centre. Not here. It put me off ever considering ordering a take away. I'll go back to Mirage in Paisley.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 14 March 2023 via mobile

We had a Groupon voucher deal. Now I thought the whole point of a Groupon deal was that it was to encourage you to come back to the place in future and pay full price. That won't be happening. We booked in advance, and I...checked the voucher details before I went in. It includes two courses for 2, with rice and a naan to share. It said you can choose a starter priced from 5.95 and a main from 9.95. it gave suggestions of mushroom poori, and chicken Maharani. I love poori, and I knew before I went in, that's what I would order. When we entered, the man was serving a take away customer, asked if we were in for a takeaway or a sit in. He took us to our table and asked about drinks, I said to him then about the voucher. He brought us a special menu for this. There was no poori on the menu, so I asked for the main menu also, but it was mainly to see the description of the main courses, because I wasn't sure the flavours or spicyness of each of the dishes. I asked the waiter if I would be able to have a mushroom poori as this was £5.95 (according to the description of the voucher this would be included) but he said if I wanted this I would pay full price for it. I tried to say to him what the voucher said, but he said this is why we have a separate menu. I felt like saying to him to review what it said on the Groupon website. I ordered chicken pakora. This was 4 pieces or chicken. My partner ordered chicken tikka masala and I ordered chicken pasanda. When they came, they were identical in colour and flavour, they tasted exactly the same. The portions appeared to be much smaller than any Indian restaurant I've eaten in before. We both finished it, it wasn't filling, the pakora was nice enough but the main was fairly tasteless. The other waiter who took our plates was friendly. I wonder how different my experience would be if I hadn't purchased a Groupon deal. Even if the guy had not refused me the starter that was advertised on the voucher, maybe I wouldn't be writing this review just now. I have read other reviews about him commenting on Groupon customers saying they're getting it cheap, yes but the point is, it should be a full portion, not a smaller amount. 4 pieces of pakora for £5.95?? Also £3.25 for a can of cola, £5 for a pint of lager. Bit much for Johnstone. Does he think it's Glasgow city centre? He shouldn't be doing Groupon if he grudges people the food. We ended up having to go next door to the desert shop to have something to eat there, unheard of if you've eaten a full Indian meal.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 12 March 2023 via mobile

We ordered a delivery and because we know we can be tricky to find, we gave them detailed directions. Also asked them to ring if they got lost. Two hours later we got a call. Delivery girl had no instructions and had been looking for...us for over an hour! We guided her to the door but food was cold. Despite one of the dishes being "mild and creamy with a hint of green chilli", it was way over spiced and inedible. First and last time for us.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 9 March 2023

My partner and I had a groupon voucher. We were seated in an almost empty room which was freezing even the staff had their jackets on. We were given dirty greasy peices of paper which was the set menu. Their set menu did not reflect...the voucher deal. There was a £4 additional charge for chicken Tikka and £5 charge for lamb. May i add this was not indicated by groupon voucher. We both ordered chicken pakora. The starters came out almost immediately. It was Luke warm and portions included 4 small peices of chicken pakora each. I couldn't eat it because it was cold and gave mine to my partner. We both ordered chicken Tikka Masala. Now I am a person who has loved Indian food for years. What I was served was inedible. It was pale and pastey. There was a vile after taste as though I had eaten wall paper paste. It had the texture of grainy baby food. The rice was cold. Even if you wanted to eat it portions were tiny. Only redeemable factor the Nan looked nice but by that point I had to leave. This has been the worst experience I have ever had in a restaurant. Having a voucher your made to feel its ok for them to serve you terrible food. Do not buy a voucher for this place thinking you are getting a good deal don't do it. By the way waiter was walking about in his slippers and looked miserable. Only glad I ate nothing and would rather eat toast.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 19 February 2023 via mobile

No atmosphere, no customers, owner RUDE, RUDE, RUDE, do not try to use a groupon voucher here as you will not be made welcome, over priced beverages to compensate for discount,

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 28 April 2022 via mobile

Been a few times now and the food is always great. Tried a few things off the menu and it never disappoints. The Groupon deal is great value.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 24 April 2022 via mobile

Popped in by myself while our for a drive. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The curry was exceptional, great depth of flavour and a good spice. Would recommend checking it out if you are in the area.

Date of visit: April 2022
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