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“GOOD OLD FASHIONED CURRY HOUSE”

Tandoori Mahal Indian Resturant
Ranked #658 of 1,333 Restaurants in Cardiff
Cuisines: Indian
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

We used to eat here regularly some 30 years ago. Glad to say that nothing much has changed in the intervening years save perhaps for the décor.
Pretentious its not. It is still a good honest curry house that provides good value for money even though some may say its dated and in need of a menu overhaul ! I disagree with that view on the basis that if its not broke why fix it.
I can however understand why some previous comments are a bit scathing, but as they say if you don't like it don't buy it!
I for one would recommend the enjoyable de ja vue that a visit on the way home from the pub can bring you!
Try it as I think most would like it.

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Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

Used to eat at this restaurant many years ago. Walking home after visiting a patient at the Heath Hospital and having got absolutely soaked in a downpour we were cold and hungry. As many restaurants were full, (it being the Saturday before Christmas) we looked at the Mahal. Quite a few people in there so we decided to give it a try. Warm welcome from the staff, very cosy and warm with a nice mix of people, many regulars by the look of it. We had poppadums and then a main course each, Chicken Passanda and Lamb Shashlik. Both good meals and we really enjoyed the food, and will definitely eat here again. We have many Indian meals in the Cardiff area and the food here was every bit as good as in some very more expensive Restaurants we have tried.
Thank you to the staff and we will be back.

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Thank jane j
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

Went here before a show at The Globe so it was early evening. The rice was left over from the previous day and was dry and hard. The oil in the popadum fryer was overused so tasted awful. The rest of the meal was bland and mediocre. I can't be certain the chicken breast pieces weren't these precooked frozen pieces you can buy. The staff were friendly and quick. The toilets, located up a very steep stairs, were very clean. The tiny fish tank was stuffed with fish, not nice to see. Prices were ok. I would not go back.

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Thank Jo J
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This has been a good place to eat, then a bad place to eat and then a good place, you get my drift, at the moment it is a bad place to eat.

Thank Joe R
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Reviewed 19 July 2013 via mobile

Went with a party and was very impressed by the food.
Everyone commented how much they enjoyed the food and surroundings are pleasant enough.
I would return and may even make a special trip when in the area.
We don't really remember the staff but all orders were correct so that was a bonus.

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Thank Entrances
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