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69-75 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BX, England
+44 191 232 5133
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our last visit was during Newcastle restaurant week a couple of years ago and that was a disaster as they were overwhelmed with customers and there were very lengthy delays between courses. This time around, although we visited prior to restaurant week, the place was still packed and we hadn't booked. However staff were very efficient in getting us seated... More 

Thank ant586
Jarrow, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nine friends booked his restaurant and upon arrival there was a short delay to set the tables We we're shown to our tables by very courteous staff in this very busy restaurant We decided what we wanted and a plate of popadoms help take the edge of our appetites A vast menu was presented with excellent vegetarian options We eventually... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I tried this place while on a day trip to Newcastle and was disappointed with the lack of flavour in the tapas dishes, they were rather bland and needed a kick in the pants to waken them, I asked for some green chilli but that didn't really recover them. I was hungry and ate everything but did not really enjoy... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been here quite a few times now with people from work and never really understand what the fuss is about. There are so many amazing Indian restaurants in Newcastle and I don't think this one is that great. Food is nice enough but nothing special and quite expensive for what you get in my opinion.

Thank Jennifer A
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here to book a last minute table. We were lucky enough to get one with it being a Saturday night. We were seated at a nice table and ordered drinks and poppadoms. After reading though the menu we ordered two starters, two curries a rice and a naan. We enjoyed our poppadoms whilst we waited for our starters.... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We turned up between Christmas and New Year without booking and wanting a table for 5, they accommodated us within about 15 minutes. We ordered a Lassi and bottles of Cobra (Cobra was flat) then opted for poppadoms while we waited, the dips are very unusual and one in particular was smokey and hot a real treat from the normal... More 

Thank j-curv
North East England, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for a family Christmas meal. We've previously eaten here and we were not disappointed on this meal. We all chose from the tapas menu where it is recommended you select 3 tapas and a side dish. There was more that enough food and plenty to sample on another's dishes. The service is extremely prompt and the staff are... More 

Thank 413gailg
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Ate here for the first time on Friday. We were served by a waitress with short hair and a nose piercing. Despite how bust it was she was an absolute delight and lovely to talk to! The food was delicious as well! All round lovely experience.

Thank kateharring2n
Washington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Super food. We really like the biryani and the garlic nan bread as an accompaniment. Service was quick and efficient. Prices are reasonable at lunch time.

Thank Houghton72
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Been to Dabbawal a few times and and loved the food but my last visit with friends on a November Saturday night was a bit disappointing. We waited a long time between ordering and service and when the mains arrived one of the meals was wrong. Instead of replacing the meal (it would have taken too long) they brought the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69-75 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 232 5133
Indian restaurant in Newcastle specialising in Indian street food.

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