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“Home cooking Indian style”
Review of Namaste India

Namaste India
Ranked #9 of 829 Restaurants in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$25
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Namaste India is an Authentic Indian and Pure Vegetarian Restaurant.80% of our dishes are suitable for Gluten free and vegan diet.At Namaste India,we serve non alcoholic beer and wine.We do not serve alcohol but customers can bring their own with nominal Corkage Charge. We are a small restaurant and that is why booking will be important if you are planing to dine in at Namaste India Norwich. This is not part of any chain but we are a small family business. If you have visited India or Have dined in at some of the finest Indian Restaurants in London, Birmingham, Leicester and you are searching for a real Indian restaurant in Norfolk, Namaste India is your must Visit place.
Manchester UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Home cooking Indian style”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Having read the reviews of Namaste we were keen to try it out. My wife is the veggie and we were not disappointed by the food or service. This is very much a family business in a bijou cafe close to the castle. Whilst the food is first the premises would benefit from something of a makeover. I must say that the toilet (unisex) here leaves much to be desired, access down a rickety staircase into the cellar past stored cartons of foodstuff into one of the scruffiest wc's I have seen for a long time. However, the food is really the true taste of India rather than the ubiquitous curry houses that abound masquerading as Indian when they are actually Bangladeshi or Pakistani. If you are in Norwich, forget about meat, try Namaste I feel sure you will not be disappointed, we weren't, Well worth the ride from Manchester to eat during our stay in Norwich.

  • Visited August 2014
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“great meal and service”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Although my wife and I have lived in Norwich for many years, we have never eaten at Namaste before.It is an Indian vegetarian restaurant tucked down Opie street , a small side street near the city centre.
We went there for a birthday treat as we both love vegetarian food. The ambience is quite different from a normal Indian restaurant, exuding calmness and a sense that you would be cared for. The decor is eclectic and quite basic but the place is very clean. The menu reflects the food that the owner, a charming and considerate man, eats at home. In other words, Indian home cooking.
We agreed that the meal we enjoyed there was probably the best meal we had had outside the home.
There was a sense of harmony about the food which was delicious. There were no spices which overwhelmed and obvious care had been taken with the presentation.
Cost was around £50 for a two course meal for two with drinks. Alcohol is not served there but you can take your own and pay corkage if you wish.
Overall a delightful experience and highly recommended, especially if you are a vegetarian or enjoy vegetarian food.

  • Visited August 2014
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Cromer, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Eaten twice here over the past few months. The food is wonderful, but as it's all prepared freshly, you can have a wait. Staff are terrific. Possibly the vegetarian Indian food I have ever eaten anywhere. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited May 2014
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Great tasting vegetarian Indian food. Good value.”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

There is a good choice on the menu and staff were helpful with their descriptions and recommendations.
Everything we ordered was tasty. We were able to avoid high fat foods, due to the helpful indicators on the menu. Staff were duly attentive.
There is no licence, but for a reasonable corkage we were able to take our own wine. This helped keep the cost down to a reasonable amount, yet provided a great meal.
Don't be put off by the lack of luxurious surroundings. This is a great value for money, tasty eating experience!

  • Visited July 2014
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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“exciting and authentic food”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

This is vegetarian indian at its best, authentic and perfectly prepared, in a relaxed and airy atmosphere. The proprieter and staff were friendly courteous and kind and we couldn't have wished for more. The pan masala as a cleanser was quite a revelation. Will come again next time we are in town

  • Visited July 2014
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