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“No sense of time. We had to wait more than 1 hour for main course”
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Ranked #260 of 344 Restaurants in Haarlem
Cuisines: Indian
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

It was a Saturday evening and we had reserved for 7:15 PM with a baby chair. They confirmed this by phone. We had bought a 3 course dinner on groupon for 35 Euro for 2 people.

When we arrived, the owner was reluctant to put the baby chair for our child. "it' too big for your child". After insisting, we received the chair only after 15 minutes waiting. The owner and the waitress were hardly coping with the orders.

We ordered lentil soup as a started at 19:30 and received it at 19:45. The main courses (lamb curry and beef curry) were ordered at the same time, but arrived only near to 21:00!! We asked several times when it would be ready and the answer was always "just now". We noticed that other guests who arrived later had received main courses before we did.

Since our child was becoming annoyed and had to go to bed we asked for a takeaway at 20:40. My wift had to argue with the owner and explained that the child would only cry and disturb other guests. The owner would only give us the takeaway if we would pay 5 Eur more (it was 21:00 by now). Totally upset we made scene and he packed our curries for takeaway.

Coming home we discovered tiny portions, but very tasty. Though it could not make us forget the more than 1 hour wait and terrible service. The place is always pretty small and guests had to sit very close to each other.

Service is "Yes" but NO do. Checking with other colleagues after that weekend, I heard similar stories of long waiting.

Food is really nice, but only if you have plenty of time to spare. We will never go there again.

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Thank Haitje
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

The restaurant itself looks like any other Indian (the interior leaves no doubt about what you're about to experience, but the surprise for me was the amazing food. I've eaten Indian food in Delhi, Glasgow, London, East Bay, CA. This was one of the best spiced meals I've ever had. Finally a curry that didn't overwhelm. I had the lamb balti (madras), and the full flavour of the lamb shone through. Naan was a great accompaniment. Recommended.

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Thank David P
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

This place has no surprises - interior is typically the style of an indian restauarnt, background music is unoffensive, menu has the traditional dishes. Service is very polite and effecient. It is not fancy, neither does it pretend to be but as far as Indian restauarants in Haarlem go, this probably has the best food. We've been numerous times for a quick dinner, and it never fails to do the trick.

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Thank joanne_wyatt
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

This place is very close to the Carlton Square, they have very friendly people in this hotel, nice presentation of food and most of all the taste is authentic.
It has been a while i am away from India, ate in many Indian restaurants but this place reminded me of home.
If you are looking for a nice place to have dinner, i recommend this place.

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Reviewed 19 September 2012

We knew we had a winner when it was so busy on a Tuesday night. Despite the large number of customers, our waitress was very charming and helpful. Highly recommend the saag chicken or saag lamb....maybe not the Indian wine.

Thank PatKo4308
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