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The Vojan

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Chipping Epping Road | Essex, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 0DE, England
+44 1277 362293
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
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Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We have been to The Vojan with friends several times recently. You can't beat it for great food, service and atmosphere, at a reasonable price. They have a D.J on Friday and Saturday nights which is rare, to get great food as well as dancing. The staff could not be more helpful and welcoming and the manager Mumin ensures customer... More 

2 Thank betsy726
Radlett, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We had a booking for 4 on a Friday night. Very nice greeting from the staff as we entered. The place was busy but not 100% full. We were shown to a small table for 4 to start with but were asked if we'd prefer a larger table, which we took, so no issues with being too close to other... More 

1 Thank Zoe B
Ongar, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Vojan is quite close to us but there are many more indian restaurants in the area , but we have had many lovely meals there and the food is always consistence and good value? Nice relaxed restaurant and great service well worth a try.

Thank kenny b
Ongar, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We go to the Sunday 'buffet' - which is a set meal, served at your table. Mixed tikka for starters - lamb, chicken and prawn with a bhaji and a samosa, followed by four meat curries, rice and nan with Bombay potatoes and vegetable curry. All this for £10.95 each!!! Fantastic value, tastes gorgeous. They also do 'two for £20'... More 

Thank Sue D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We live locally to the Vojan and eat there far too often !!! Whether we go in with my family for a quick dinner or to celebrate some thing with friends on a Friday or Saturday the food never lets you down. The staff are friendly and do know us !!. If you want something cooked a little different they... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

trying to book this place shows you how popular it is, On arrival it was packed and very noisy, extremely cramped with tables VERY close together with constant interruptions and knocks from other guests and staff bumping into you or asking you to move to they can get by. Dont know if this was a particularly busy night but booking... More 

1 Thank Scott R
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Ate here last night both the food and service were exceptional. I had the chilli duck which was really tasty with a side order of aubergine which was fantastic. Wish I lived closer as I would definitely visit again

Thank Hayley B
Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Although lovely food we were consistently pestered for drinks. I believe this was because we were a party of 7 people and they clearly can make their money on the drinks, however we were asked at least 15 times of we wanted another drink!!

Thank Susanfromessex
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I have visited Vojan many times with my husband and always had a very warm welcome from the manager and staff. Even if we haven't made a reservation they always manage to find us a table. There is a wide choice of delicious Indian favourites on the menu and there is certainly something for everyone, including steak and chips and... More 

Thank Sandy C
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Great menu, very nice atmosphere with not your usual indian decor. This place is bright and airy. Food is first class too.

Thank Dick H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$31
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chipping Epping Road | Essex, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 0DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Ongar  >  Chipping Ongar
  • Phone Number: +44 1277 362293
If you think you know everything about Indian restaurants, think again. A quiet revolution is taking place at The Vojan. Award winning Head chef Forid Ali has created a menu that will ignite your senses, combining fresh and intriguing flavours (drawn from his culinary heritage) with a modern twist. Vojan is a destination restaurant, but loyal local patrons still regularly enjoy their very own dining gem. The large, chic interior successfully incorporates a series of dining rooms on a succession of stepped levels. Each one is gracefully lit and enclosed, in part, byhewn-slate feature walls. Vases brimming with arching white lilies and tables set with crisp white linen create a natural yet sophisticated air. The spacious restaurant seats 200 diners, but the architecture and lighting evoke intimacy at every table. One of the dining rooms opens onto a contemporary private garden, which is perfect for parties. We offer a great diary of entertainment, ranging from Tribute Acts, Bollywood Evenings and Disco Nights - Friday and Saturday evenings, a fantastic Cooking Club, where you can come along and learn to cook with our chefs in our kitchen, Business Networking monthly Group and much more.

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