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Balaka

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$$ - $$$
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105 High Street, Woking GU21 4SY, England
+44 1483 761144
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed an early Saturday evening dinner at this small restaurant. The food was of excellent quality and tasted great. The service couldn't be faulted.

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Thank harvey2222
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, couldn't fault it. One of the dishes was so over seasoned, had to send it back. First time I've ever done that in any restaurant we have visited. Apart from that, all was good.

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Thank matt s
Westerham, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A first visit and I will certainly return , reading other reviews I was concerned it might be hit and miss but for a midweek change it was certainly a hit Bangla beer which is not always available with a couple of poppadoms whilst I looked at the specials , I opted for the duck dish with coconut rice ,... More 

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Thank gary w
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134 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We thought we would try a different takeaway this evening and I must say the food was very good. It took a while to come, but to be fair they were very clear it was going to be over an hour and they delivered within a few minutes of the confirmed time (if we live on a better lit road... More 

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Thank Craig F
Woking, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We didn't actually eat in the restaurant, although I have done in the past. We ordered a take away. After 1 hour the food hadn't arrived, so we called and were told that it was on its way. 20 mins later it still hadn't arrived. When it FINALLY arrived (and after another very terse phone call) part of the order... More 

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Thank Nicole_Drama_Queen
Woking, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Has many excellent meals here over the years. It never let us down and was consistently good. But last two meals have dropped down to mediocre. Which is both surprising and concerning! Making us wonder wether we need to find a new Indian to chose from. Genuinely concerned, as a good curry house is a string in the bow of... More 

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Thank djswhiskers
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Great place and the staff were very friendly. Food was good, great selection and tasty. Beer was good as well. A great solid Indian - can't go far wrong.

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Thank leaveatrail
Chobham
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This is a regular for us. Always great food. Friendly staff, great ambience, good prices. The chicken tikka Jalfrezi is one of the best I've ever had. Not sure a local Indian restaurant could be any better.

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Thank Andrew S
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

My curry was tasteless and seemed to have been reheated rather than fresh. Was not busy yet the staff were trying to remove plates even before we had finished.

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Thank jez351
Aldershot, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Outstanding food + great staff. Despite moving away 5 years ago and it now being a 40 min drive to eat there / collect takeaway (with several other curry houses on the way) there is simply nowhere else that can compete! If you like spice I highly recommend the Chicken Banglore.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 High Street, Woking GU21 4SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Woking
  • Phone Number: +44 1483 761144

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?