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“Lurrrrvvvveeelllllllllly” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dabbawal

Dabbawal
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Indian restaurant in Newcastle specialising in Indian street food.
South Shields, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Lurrrrvvvveeelllllllllly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

Arrived early n we were sat straight away. Ordered chefs special. Bel purée was Lursh . Accompaniment not as good. Then they brought a lamb cutlet, salmon n chicken. Chicken tasted fab but locked in moisture was gorgeous. Wish I could make something like that. Then followed railway lamb x 2 n a chicken dish in a sauce with naans. Lovely but after the previous highlight being a 10 this was an 8.5. It was £21 per person plus drinks. Definitely go again. You have to try it. Friends from
Midlands loved it. Staff very informative and attentive.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dave H
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“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

Completely excellent service, staff were above and beyond. Friendly, helpful and cheerful. The food was totally delicious! Highly highly recommended

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank TS1970
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Yum Yum Yum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

Had the chefs special from the menu - amazing! They just keep bringing food to the table! Never been so full in all my life!

Flavours were amazing and the mixed grill (salmon,chicken and pork) were so tender they melted in the mouth.

This place knows exactly what they're doing! Although the chefs special is £22 per person which is more than I would normally spend on myself for a meal - good job it's absolutely amazing and totally worth it

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Lucec92
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Navi Mumbai
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Dabbawal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Good Indian snacks. The samosa was great. The ambience is good. The dedication to Dabbawalas of MUmbai made me nostalgic as I am from Mumbai.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Venkatraman K
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Could easily have been excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

Eight of us went for a splendid meal at Dabbawal on Saturday night. The consensus was that this would be a restaurant rated 'excellent' with a few minor changes.

First of all the positives. The staff were excellent; friendly, helpful and plentiful. Lots of assistance.

The food also was great. Some of the party went for more exotic items on the menu such as the Bombay Bomb. But as a first time visitor, to compare and contrast, I stuck with lamb chops on the bone for my starter which were deliciously tender. My main course inevitably drew derision from other members of the group for being predictable but the chicken tikka masala, mushroom pilau rice and peshwari nan were first class.

The downsides of the meal were the coffee and the broken light fittings above the table. Tiny things, easily changed.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Andrew S
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