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££ - £££
Indian, Asian, Balti
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214 Ifield Drive, Ifield, Crawley RH11 0DQ, England
+44 1293 525107
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here countless times and the food is always fantastic. It is slightly different from normal Indian food with smaller portions but the taste and quality is absolutely terrific. Great for sit in and take away

Thank GingerSteve68
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this place online through the restaurant's own website for a pre Christmas family lunch and travelled two hours to get there. I was even given a booking reference number. When we arrived it was closed Shocking customer service. I've not even received an apology. If you're not open - don't advertise that you are and take bookings.

1 Thank AlanWhickerMan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I adore a curry and I love cooking a curry myself but when you go for a meal you always want it to be better than you can do. Zari doesn't disappoint. Yes it is expensive but you are paying for top quality. I have eaten here a number times, I always get my takeaway from here and I've tried... More 

Thank Hanne S
Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

A very unusual Indian with a VERY wide range of different meals including many fish options. We were attentively served and had first class service throughout. Thoroughly recommended

Thank Paul W
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105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Arrived and was met abruptly by a man who was probably the owner/manager. 2 poppadums arrived after we asked for 2 each. Half an hour later the waiter returned to take the order and then produced a children's menu with no curry on it? Small portions of main course arrived 40 mins after the starter. We questioned one of the... More 

Thank DarrenSandhurst
Pulborough, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We looked for a early evening dinner in Crawley and having read some reviews decided to give Zari a go. We made a reservation,not really necessary at 6pm, the welcome was warm and friendly. It is a lot bigger on the inside than it looks, there is a number of comfy chairs and small tables as you enter, which apparently... More 

Thank Huggles2013
Chichester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I have eaten here three times, attracted by the reviews on TripAdvisor. It is sensational: wonderful food and such a mixture of the traditional and the adventurous. You can push the boat out and spend a fortune - and it's worth it. Or you can be conservative, and eat very reasonably priced, beautifully cooked food. I think some of the... More 

Thank Andrew M
Rugby, United Kingdom
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279 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Popped in here on the off chance as we were staying at Gatwick overnight. Walked in at 6:50pm on a Saturday night and hadn't booked they could seat us but only if we were out by 8pm ....which tells you all you need to know. Delicious red mutton curry and they serve Roomali Rotis which are my favourite but you... More 

Thank Neal M
Brockham, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived and was seated when ready. Ordered, mine was a dry monk fish. 12 of us, all main courses whether lamb, chicken or venison all grey, looked the same. The monk fish was ruined. Normally a nice meaty fish,this was flattened, powdered and deep fried. Came out dry, tasteless and very little amount. Not worth the money.

2 Thank Marian F
Crawley, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We booked the back room for 30 people for a birthday celebration. There was no charge as we spent enough money. Although we visited on a Saturday night we made an early booking at 5.30 so that we could risk ordering off the main menu rather than a set one. The manager had warned us there could be a long... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$37
Indian, Asian, Balti
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 Ifield Drive, Ifield, Crawley RH11 0DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Crawley
  • Phone Number: +44 1293 525107
Zari is a modern and constantly evolving Indian dining experience in Crawley serving customers who are passionate about authentic and innovative food.

For 25 years, Zari has been at the cutting edge of real Indian cuisine. Alongside all the classic dishes, the team at Zari brings you authentic regional food from all corners of the Indian subcontinent. We promise that these delicious dishes will make your journey into real Indian food an unforgettable adventure! We celebrate genuine Indian cuisine - real Indian food - combining traditional techniques with locally sourced ingredients. Adapting authentic recipes to wow the modern palate, our dishes push the boundaries and dispel the myths about typical Indian restaurant food.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?