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Anarkali Tandoori Restaurant

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80 St. Helens Road, Swansea SA1 4BQ, Wales
+44 1792 650549
17:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Mon 12:00 - 14:00
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 02:00
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is definitely the best Indian restaurant in terms of the quality of food (Vojon & Panshee just behind). Although pricey I always leave feeling satisfied with the meal I've had. The only downside to this place is some of their staff. Often rude and have no basic customer service skills. Would still recommend highly though!

Thank Mark F
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277 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Called in on the off chance for a quick take away. The guy that served me was offhand and not courteous.. after taking the order he put my card in the machine and then once it was processed then chucked the card on the counter followed by the receipt. When I got home, only a matter of three minutes the... More 

1 Thank bob1323
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

My 16 year old daughter was keen for a curry whilst waiting for her brother to finish band practice in the nearby Brangwyn Hall. I recall 'back in the day' the Anarkali was one of a number of excellent curry houses that had to put up with drunken Kingsway revellers. So, some 25 years later I decided to give it... More 

Thank TaffRowly
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Every item of food was bland and tasteless even the lime pickles in chutney tray were bland (Dont know how they managed that one) curries were swimming in grease and no taste. The chicken was that chewy i would still be sat there a week Wednesday trying to eat it . Needless to say will not be going back

1 Thank Mike I
Swansea County, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Have been going here for many many years and still the best Indian in Swansea . Really good portions , really good staff and reasonable price to . Says it all .

Thank sezle
Wales, UK
Level Contributor
47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Some time ago I wrote a very positive review of what was my favourite Swansea Indian. No longer. The food and service have deteriorated badly in the last year. Our last, and I mean last visit witnessed elderly grumpy waiters and food (on a Tuesday ) which had clearly been re-heated. The lamb (surely mutton) was so hard it would... More 

1 Thank AdrianWales
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This is my first review, as I am the least fussiest person, though I've had my fair share of horrific food. My partner and I picked up a takeaway as recommended by family who are regulars. (We usually go to Chillis, which never disappoint). However, got home, opened the bag and there was oil absolutely everywhere... opened the curry and... More 

1 Thank rachelsY679LR
Swansea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
299 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The menu is so extensive. It took us ages to read through the menu. There were dishes from all regions of India. In the end we choose the Goan dishes for our main course dishes. A great choice. We started with Dal (Lentil) soup, which despite the place having such a comprehensive menu, this soup does not actually appear on... More 

Thank GwynRoberts
Swansea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Unlike the previous review I like most other customers found the service terrible although we only had a takeaway the server was abrupt and rude when we neither ordered rice or chips, preferring to make my own rice using Quality Basmati rather than long grain or broken rice that most restaurants use. When we opened up the not cheap meal... More 

1 Thank Stephen W
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My favourite Indian restaurant in Swansea, the food is always of a high standard and the service excellent.

Thank ljpixie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 St. Helens Road, Swansea SA1 4BQ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Swansea County  >  Swansea
  • Phone Number: +44 1792 650549

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?