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“What a Wonderful Discovery!”
Review of Deeva Restaurant

Deeva Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 64 Restaurants in Pudsey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$32 - US$40
Cuisines: Asian, Indian, Pakistani
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 17 November 2013

Thank You Trip Advisor Reviewers! We were in the area and decided to try it. A converted old methodist chapel has been given a great modern revamp with an impressive swish bar as you enter and a dining area where the tables are not too close together and you have comfy seats.
A winding staircase leads up to a lounge area where you can can enjoy pre-dinner drinks, choose your food and return to for coffee or drinks after your meal.
On arrival we recieved a big smiley welcome from the waiter and very soon after the owner Mr Hussain came to introduce himself and to tell us all about the restaurant and his passion for good food and great service. He also enquired about how far we travelled, where usually dined and the sort of food we might choose on the menu. He was very friendly, helpful and attentive and went over the 'Specials' Menu with a full explanation of the ingredients used in each dish. Having shared with him my passion for creamy, nutty, slightly spicey sauces and my international life study of Indian Lamb Chops he suggested the chef make me a 'one off' main course of Lamb Chops with a delicate sauce, it wasn't on the menu, but he was sure would be no problem. Nothing was too much trouble. And ....we just kept on being impressed ....even the pickle tray shone with a delicious fresh onion chutney and an amazing green chilli and coriander mix for our fresh crunchy popadoms. The Garlic bread was so very light and crisp with lashings of butter and Fresh, yes, Fresh Garlic!! Not the creamed, bitter sweet stuff you usually get smeared all over your nan ! Our mixed meat platter to share was sizzling, light and fresh with succulent, juicy breast of Chicken Tikka, Lamb Chops , Sheek Kebabs, lashings of Fried Onions and lots of Chunky, Flakey, Fragrant Fish. The Lamb Pot ' Mains Special' was rich, dark and spicey with a strong flavour of star anise and my Lamb Chops in a Masala sauce were just perfect. The jug of Mango Lassie was smooth and not too sweet.....ah sweets.... they serve real authentic Indian Sweets here!!! What a treat! It's years since we've eaten somewhere that offered genuine indian sweets for afters. Although we had little room for these we just had to try them so ordered a little of everything on the menu. The Kulfi Pistachio and Almond icecream was very aromatic and full of nuts 9made locally) and the Gulab Jamon deep fried dough balls in warm syrup were a nice balance with the icecream.
Well, after 25 years of 80 mile round trips to Bradford to get a fresh authentic curry we have found a superb place a little nearer to home! Lucky people of Farsley! We will be returning again and again of that I am sure we have been raving about it to all our friends. York has many Indian Restaurants but none serve fresh curries like those offered in Deevas smart, comfortable and friendly atmosphere.
Please, please, reconsider opening another restaurant in York !! I am sure it would be a huge success and we wouldn't have so far to travel!!

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2  Thank Lidia W
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zulfico, Owner at Deeva Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2014

Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to write such a detailed review and your very kind recommendation!

I am delighted that you enjoyed the quality of our food, service and the venue.

We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Best Wishes

Zulfi

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Reviewed 5 November 2013

I have been eating in Asian Restaurants but this one is special,as food cooked was of typical Punjabi style,which most of other do not follow the cooking style.
Atmosphere is brilliant and service was good.
If you visit this restaurant,please do tell them about your taste.
Food is cooked fresh.
Do pay a visit.

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2  Thank Geeta109
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zulfico, Owner at Deeva Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2014

Thank you very much for your very kind words and recommendation!

We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Best Wishes

Zulfi

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Reviewed 23 October 2013

One of the best place to try North Indian Food. I mean everything was as good as expected. Friendly workers and also the chef. Welcome was warm and atmosphere was as good as the food.

2  Thank Christine B
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zulfico, Owner at Deeva Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2014

Thank you very much for your very kind words and recommendation!

I am delighted that you enjoyed our great food, service and atmosphere.

We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Best Wishes

Zulfi

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Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

What I believe to be the owner was very friendly. Definitely picked a good restaurant while passing through and will be back for more. Best curry I've ever had. Thanks from the family from Hull.

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2  Thank helen41984
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zulfico, Owner at Deeva Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2014

Thank you very much for your very kind words and recommendation!

I am delighted that you enjoyed our great food and service.

We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Best Wishes

Zulfi

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Reviewed 12 September 2013

My partner and I are regulars at Deeva. We return time after time again because of the consistently high quality of the food, personal touches, and excellent service. We frequent Deeva so much that we look upon the owners as friends now - they are always pleased to welcome us into their restaurant and always come over for a chat. The food at Deeva is always fresh, using the finest ingredients. Deeva are always happy to adapt dishes slightly to suit your pallet, and the waiters are always very informative about menu options and the specials.

The ambience in Deeva is always excellent - the decor is modern and there is ample space between tables for a private dining experience.

I would urge anyone to visit Deeva - it is by far our favourite restaurant and always far exceeds our very exacting high standards.

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2  Thank Adam W
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zulfico, Owner at Deeva Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2014

Thank you very much for your very kind words and recommendation.

We are very grateful for your continued custom, support and friendship!

We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Best Wishes

Zulfi

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