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“Quite good Indian restaurant in Genk”
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Raj
Price range: US$30 - US$37
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 5 November 2011

Just after passing the door of this restaurant, you'll be surprised by its astonishing decoration made of traditional Indian wooden panels. Eating there is also not like in every other restaurant, Indian or not. Don't expect a chair. You'll seat on a high wooden "stage" made softer by thick cushions, your legs floating below the table. Quite cool for a while, but some may find it painful after a while, especially for their back.

Food there is pretty good and tasty, but according to me portions are relatively small for the price. The menu itself is quite complex, and that's not so easy to make a choice.

Lastly, we may have been unlucky that day, but my friends and I had to wait more than an hour before being served!

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Thank globetrotauvergnat
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Reviewed 29 August 2011

Amazing Lighting food great and service attentive.

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Thank JulieBrighton
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Reviewed 22 August 2011

I lile this resaturant, though it has it's faults. Interior, atmosphere is great, i love their curries which are all reasonably spiced, nothing extravagant, but you can ask to spice it up. They have a great cjoice of drinks, even traditional non-alcoholic ones. But service is indeed not perfect and not very warm, on busy nights you can wait an awful lot of time. Also, I feel it's a tad overpriced.

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Thank Elke_dp24
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Reviewed 24 May 2011

I first visited this restaurant two years ago. It is centrally located in the charming area of Patershol. The wooden interior with colourful laterns and paintings might be alluring, but don't be fooled. As experienced during my two visits (no more, thanks), the service is simply poor. Expect waiting times up to one hour between different courses. The staff is anything but attentive.

The wooden chairs are slightly uncomfortable. Guests also have the options to sit on the floor on cushions. The food is ok, but nothing extraordinary that you wouldn't find in other Indian restaurants. Very limited Vegetarian options for being known as a Vege-friendly cuisine. The food is also overpriced with curries at 24,50 per person. The menu is difficult to read and requires explanation from the staff (if you are lucky enough to catch one of them).

The idea is that you try as many tastes as possible by chosing, let's say curries, which come at these eye-popping prices. But here is the trick: it was explained to us that you can't order just one portion of curry, your partner has to choose one, too, but can go for different tastes. It is absolutely confusing and restricts the guests to the few food options available.

This time, we weren't even welcomed as soon as we stepped in. The waitress seemed stressed out and asked us to choose just any table. She left the menu and didn't appear anymore for drinks or our orders. We waited 20 minutes and then left. I will certainly not give it another chance. I recommend that if you give it a try, plan plenty of time for your visit.

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Thank UrbanMoose
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Reviewed 1 August 2009

Big fun, great food. Especially with kids.

Thank RobertM29
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