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“Good food but slow service”

India Palace Restaurant
Ranked #302 of 2,122 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Food s good and options plenty. But very very slow and goofy service. Toilet hygiene requires more attention.

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Reviewed 4 September 2013

India Palace restaurant is on Salam Street road side & is well accessible & provide very tasty North Indian Food.

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Reviewed 2 May 2013

This restaurant deserves "very good" because the food is cooked to what I believe is a high standard. I actually look forward to dining there, not just refuelling.
Great starters, if they can do a good bajii then they can do anything. The spinach & lentil fritters are tasty enough.
But i suppose if i placed all my favourite India restaurants together this would rate a 7 out of 10, only because there are a lot of outstanding 9's and 10'a out there.
That said, I enjoy eating at the Palace, the staff are all kitted out in their Indian costume - kinda like and kinda not like London. I still benchmark Indian restaurants by my 17 years in London. My Mumbai visits were far too long ago to use a benchmark.
I have been there 4 times in three weeks.

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Thank Mike O
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

If it's Friday night it must be curry night! Always one for continuing a UK tradition, I was pleased when a colleague suggested going to an Indian restaurant for a bite to eat (as you might see, there is a growing theme of Indian restaurant reviews within my contributions!)

The India Palace is not much to write home about from the outside, looking somewhat delapidated. However, inside, the interior is lively, busy and welcoming. The restaurant has a small stall near the entrance selling bangles and other handicraft, which is somewhat unusual but adds to the sense of authenticity.

We hadn't booked (not even sure you can?) but were shown quickly to a table downstairs. My colleague mentioned that the upstairs part of the restaurant also has private booths, but we didn't venture to investigate.

As for the menu, it had an extensive range of dishes, some familiar (for a chap from the UK) and some not so. We went for the 'standard' pops and pickles, which were good, followed by starters, one of which were crab cakes - these were nice but could have been a bit spicier. For mains we went for tandoori chicken - which was very tasty - and Firdous Ghost. Despite being asked whether I wanted this spicy (which I did) it came and, while tasty, didn't have enough of a kick for me (but I was brought up on Chicken Vindaloo in Birmingham in the '80s so perhaps it was just me).

The final bill was not overly expensive, given the courses and drinks we had had, although it took a little while to pay.

Overall, I would be more than happy to go back to the India Palace and would recommend it if you are looking for a good and not overly fancy Indian restaurant in Abu Dhabi.

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Thank RichardP46
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Reviewed 6 April 2017
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