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£15 - £47
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Reviewed 29 December 2023 via mobile

I'd been here many years ago and remembered it as an enjoyable experience. Service really good, but just a bit disappointed with the food. Had chicken samosa to start with. Wasn't the normal filo pastry and whilst it did come with fresh salad, they also...put tomato ketchup on the side. Completely set the wrong tone. Had chef's special, and whilst not bad at all, just didn't blow me away. A bit bland. My partner also had one of the chefs specials and whilst there was a good coconut flavour, that was about it. If your expecting a standard Indian meal, then you'll be happy, but certainly doesn't stand out as any thing special.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 February 2023

Consistently good food, we have been coming here for decades. The staff are always friendly and service is good.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 18 January 2023 via mobile

Everything was delicious and fresh. The Bombay Duck and Persha..(something) Lamb especially stand-put..so tender.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 8 January 2023

my husband and I booked a table for 7pm,for dinner on Saturday 7 Jan. we were very excited ,hadn’t been to the restaurant for 30 years,used to be our regular go to years ago in our 20s. We were seated on arrival,and basically forgotten about.Waiter...brought only one menu,when asked for another one didn’t look to happy. No water brought to table despite trying to get the waiters attention ,no one attempted to make us feel welcome.We got up to leave after 30 mins ,as no one even notice us,when I told a staff member it was a disappointing experience, he shrugged his shoulders and didn’t even apologise. Never mind ,must have been fate,we left and went to Yum Yums around the corner who know how to make a customer feel welcome and service was excellent. What a shame our experience at karnapuli was a big disappointment,tip to manager,be around when your restaurant is busy. Tip to customers,if your looking for poor to mediocre service you’ll be fine,I can’t comment on the food as we didn’t get to try it, won’t be back.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2022

Making our way up Church St on Saturday evening and we made the inspired decision to enquire about availability at this restaurant. The friendly reception is wonderfully matched by the overall cosy ambience of the dining area, tables close but not too close and the...hum of conversation from our fellow diners. Time did not allow for us to give a full examination of the menu offerings so we limited ourselves to three mains, all receiving enthusiastic thumbs up. We most definitely be back for more.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 25 July 2022 via mobile

This place is rated really highly with locals. After living 10 years in Stoke Newington I tried it for the first time tonight and experienced the poorest service and the blandest food. We ordered a glass of water when we were seated and after requesting...it 4 times received it half way through our mains. We complained about the jalfrezi and were met with insults and aggression. In the end on principle we refused to pay for the jalfrezi and the service which they would not accept and accused us of having no money and told us to f***k off. We paid for the food we ate and left. Not sure if they would have been as aggressive and rude had we both been male rather than female?More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 July 2022 via mobile

Delicious food consistently delivered on time - the butter chicken and paneer jalfrezi combo is brilliant - we’ve never had a bad dish from here so thanks!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 14 February 2022 via mobile

Very small portions, suitable for a child. Main dishes come in a side dish foil container. The food is very tasty but the curry’s lacked sauce. The delivery was also slow - we were told 50 minutes and waited 1.5 hours. When we called to...ask how long it would be, the restaurant said they were cooking everything “fresh” - well what else? Given the extra 40 minute wait we didn’t receive any free popadoms or apology for the long wait. The price does not reflect portion size.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 19 June 2021 via mobile

Thank God for Karnaphuli! The best Indian restaurant by miles Great food and the staff are very professional, I've never had a bad meal here

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 15 July 2020

I've been trying different Indian restaurants to find a really good one I could continue to patronise and this was definitely the best. really enjoyed my meal - thank you,

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 16 September 2019 via mobile

Thanks Karnaphuli for helping us make a decision. To never set foot in your restaurant again. In a fairly quiet restaurant we were seated at a small table in the far corner well out of the way.. Other couples were given a 4 seater table...in the front part of the restaurant. And we were disappointed in the quality of the food..just didn’t taste like it use to ... been coming here on an off for the last five years too ... so I’m not note 👎🏻😢More

Date of visit: September 2019
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karnaphuli, General Manager at Karnaphuli, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2020

Notice a review by 822 husseinr ---Firstly,I would like to say how sorry we are that you were disappointed in last visit to karnaphuli, I am at a loss to understand why diner have not filled the complaint form thats the first procedure right-minded person...More

Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

Food fantastic Service - the best Ambience - traditional Prices - very reasonable Highly recommended

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 29 August 2019 via mobile

My parents and I enjoyed this a lot. Nice food - we had a jalfrezi, a bhuna and a dansak. Meal for three with wine for less than £60. Great Indian food - average wine and friendly service at a good price. Would definitely come...back.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 22 May 2019 via mobile

First time here and very impressed with price and quality. I had the tandoori mixed grill (it was huge!) and my friend had the tandoori king prawn madras. Very happy, definitely going again!

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 25 February 2019

I am a loyal customer of over 20 years. Very kind and helpful staff team, relaxing and un-rushed atmosphere. Great food always the best. Recommended.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Karnaphuli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4