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“THREE CUISINES, TAKE YOUR PICK OR MIX & MATCH”
Review of Bollywood

Bollywood
Ranked #86 of 1,025 Restaurants in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Bollywood, on Pikk Street next door to the Meriton Old Town Garden Hotel, offers Chinese, Thai and Indian dishes - an interesting and uncommon trio - at very reasonable prices and a quiet, relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere.

With only about 10 tables, the restaurant is intimate but with a spacious feel, with two "in-window" tables with cushy mats affording the opportunity to lay back and stretch out a bit.

The Thai fish cakes were an excellent appetizer - obviously hand-made and very fresh, crispy on the outside, piping hot and with a creamy texture on the inside.

The Indian spicy/crispy pork dish was succulent - the meat perfectly cooked, in a rich, thick, piquant sauce with a separate bowl of rice so flaky and light that a passing butterfly would have blown it out of the bowl.

Service was prompt and pleasant, without being obsequious. The music - always a crucial yet under-reported element in any dining experience, was perfect for the setting - a very light, comforting and low-level melange that leaned more toward "New Age" than any pan-Asian soundscape.

The only problem? I think they should lose the name. "Bollywood" may work on some level, but it certainly does not evoke the quiet, comfortable and delicious experience that awaits.

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Thank reispr
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

A huge disappointment as we only had a few hours to spend in the old town and just waisted it on a completely tasteless food. The service was not bad at all, but it didn't save the lunch. Don't know what it was. For it surely was not Indian, not Asian, just tasteless. One of us had pork and the other vegetarian.

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Thank Kris_An79
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Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

Went for a dinner with a friend on 12.03.14 We both are a true fans of Indian cuisine but unfortunately this dinner was a total failure! Firstly anout service, the wasn't much service to be honest. I arrived before my friend, when I entered one waitress was sitting behind the table in a dining area playing with her phone, when she noticed me she said to someone " one entered!". Arrived another girl with menue who appeared next with a food and for the last time with a bill, that was the whole service :(( the food was really poor, even a rice was completely tastless, vegetable curry for 8,50€ was a tiny portion of dry vegetable under cooked. Very small portions with a high price and non existent service! Do not recommend !

Thank Kairit Z
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

Yesterday I had a very pleasant lunch here with a lot of veggie friendly options for me. Also the service, the girls were very nice and kind. So today I came back again. I like because they have a daily menu for a very good price and also a lot of others choices. The soups are amazing!!

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Thank lilaT1
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

We booked a table for dinner and got a seat on the window (no chairs, just pillows). There was a small mix up with the appetizers, but other than that, the service was really friendly and the food delicious and quite authentic. A nice experience and great value for money.

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Thank elsewherehki
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