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“Delicious food”
Review of The Jharna

The Jharna
Ranked #141 of 1,147 Restaurants in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Lisburn Road
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Indian and Pakistani cousin, food is sumptuous and restaurant staff is well mannered.
Ample seating space available with good atmosphere for dinning. Parking can be a problem.

Thank suhailahmad7676
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Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

This was my second trip to Belfast and the third time I visited the Jharna whilst there. I didn't leave a review last time so thought now would be appropriate.

I would happily move from Edinburgh to Belfast, just for the Jharna. Service is quick, polite and friendly. The food is second to none. I live fairly near one of the top UK curry houses and I can honestly say that the Jharna is on par with them.

Drink prices are VERY reasonable. The staff are more than happy to help or adhere to any nutritional requirements. I accudentally left a personal item after our meal during lunch. (5.95 for two amazing courses) The manager/owner was more than happy to keep it aside for me until it reopened at tea time

I'll be back in the summer. With more of my friends to show them how amazing the food is here.

3  Thank Naomi-Clare H
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Reviewed 25 January 2014 via mobile

Have been at Jharna a number of times over the years and have always had good food.
The restaurant is high mid-level in terms of Indian food - ie a good mix of quality for a reasonable price.
The setting is modern, brasserie style with an open prospect.
Good variety of Indian dishes - the usual familiar ones and a selection of regional specialities. Have tried both and have enjoyed in all cases.
Tables can be booked and advise that you do this as this is a popular location (a good sign with most restaurants).
Beware - with such a selection you may over eat (well that's my experience anyway!)
Friendly helpful staff who can explain the dishes you aren't familiar with.
Very veggie friendly.

1  Thank W5WPH
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

This is a large smart modern indian restaurant in s belfast which is a real experience

The staff is so friendly - mostly young irish women and there's a sense of efficiency but good humour

We started with poppadums and three good sauces - mild mint yoghurt, hot chili tomato and smooth mango chutney. Then the starters of vegetable pakora - really light and flavourful - and delicious chicken tikka on the bone

The mains were top quality also and my husband had a very light crispy naan with his - always a good sign

He had tradiional chicken jalfrezi with peppers and mushrooms with steamed rice. It was pretty hot but very very tasty and he cleared the dish

I had a favourite, lamb biryani, and the lamb was stunningly tender and full flavoured. I guess my only criticism is it was v well flavoured but almost too mild - I would have liked more bite in the veg curry sauce

A small cavil however: the meal was excellent value and we were well satisfied

We then wanted a coffee but I spotted the cocktail list that included a baby guiness and a flatliner. We thought the latter might be a bit much so we went for a martini with twist of lime. The waitress encouraged us to forget the coffee and have the cocktail - we were easily persuadedf. then we were offered a free baileys with the bill.

What a great place - we felt v comfortable throughout and we noticed as it filled up that lots of different people were using it - families, couples, groups, kids, young prople and the er more mature like ourselves

Its good value too - we had the meal a bottle of good dry white wine martinis and baileys for about £65

This is a good evening out and such value too. Nothing is slapdash though with a lot of attention to detail - definitely above the herd. It's well worth a visit and if we were local we'd go often. Sad we can't.

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1  Thank hfulton32
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Reviewed 14 January 2014 via mobile

Have been here a few time and always have a good meal whether early lunch or for dinner. Service is always outstanding and its clearly something they pride themselves on. Tika masala beautiful, clearly all fresh ingredients, great jalfrezi too, and they have a lunch menu two courses for something like 5.95!

Thank sharon n
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