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Dana Pani Indian Cuisine

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116-117, | Sidwell Street, Exeter, England
+44 1392 274787
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Eat here occasionally before going to the cinema, which is opposite, we love south indian food so for us this is always a treat. Love the masala dosa (spicy potato stuffed pancake) with a sambar sauce. A real treat.

Thank yroosr
Exeter, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I got to Dana Pani last Friday with my boyfriend and our friends and had a really great time. No booking was required as we went for an early dinner for 6:30 p.m. We were served by a very caring and polite lady, the owner's wife, who asked us how 'hot' we liked our food (1 asked for hot and... More 

Thank MRexF
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The food at Dana Pani is reasonably-priced, very tasty, and the staff understand and are happy to advise on which menu options are suitable for vegans (or can be made vegan).

Thank Tom M
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Poppadums - stale Dips - bright green dip - nice, onions - nice, 2 brown sauces - curry taste - cheap and horrible. My lamb dish - meat gizzly, lots of pods, what I thought was green beans were strips of chillies. Not nice to be continually picking stuff out of my mouth to put on side of plate. Never... More 

Thank JeanW553
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The only reason I didn't give the lowest rating is because the service was good, food came quickly and the restaurant is nicely decorated. However, the food was terrible. Particularly the keema naan, didn't have any meat it in them, just some strange powdered spicey stuff and parts of the naan were doughy and uncooked. I ordered a Cobra beer... More 

Thank Richard L
Exeter, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I've visited Dana Pani before in the past and have written a previous review praising the lovely meals that my family and I enjoyed. However, my most recent visit was vastly different and rather disappointing. I don't now if they've change hands or if they've changed their menus, but the food was very different this time around. Like last time,... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Have been here 2 times previous, was very good so came back again. We ordered a beer we've had last time which was very good, however this time something much worse and cheap tasting was served, masked as the nice beer. I don't see how someone sees it as acceptable to lie about something like that. The food was also... More 

Thank Kate S
Exeter, United Kingdom
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299 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in on Saturday for dinner. Excellent service as we were only diners. (There were many take away orders.) The menu has been reduced but this is probably a good thing as previously there was just too much choice. We shared the poppadoms with pickles, chicken saag & prawn biryani with peshwari naan and a side of saag aloo -... More 

Thank Kat35
Solihull, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Whilst on business in Exeter we ate at the Dana Pani as within walking distance of the Jury's Inn where we were staying. We should perhaps have foreseen the experience that was to come based on the fact that the restaurant was totally empty at the time we arrived. The service itself was good and the food arrived quickly. Unfortunately... More 

Thank 93Rangie
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Was a little sceptical about visiting here after reading some of the mixed reviews but as it was the nearest to my hotel I thought I would give it a go - BIG mistake! This has to be the worst Indian Restaurant I have ever been in! Sheekh kebab starter wasn't too bad but the main course was on a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Delivery
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116-117, | Sidwell Street, Exeter, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 274787
The only Indian restaurant in the city serving traditional Indian food from different part of country like Paani Poori, Masala Dosa, Dahi Bhalle, Lal Mass, Chennai Tilapia, Punjabi Chhole, Kashmiri Pilaue and so on.. The restaurant is located in the city centre just opposite to Odeon cinema. The premises are child friendly and can cater any type of party and meetings.

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