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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Golden Mile
Indian, Asian, Balti
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53 Dublin Road, Belfast BT2 7HE, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9032 3713
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Waitress was awful and didn't know the menu at all. We asked three times what something was and how it was cooked. She even went to ask and came back without a clue still. Ended up with a bog standard tasteless curry. My fella had a balti; changed it as it wasn't what was ordered and then the final dish... More 

Thank LexiSmexi
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112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in on a gridlocked Belfast day. Ordered two Thali, one small and one large - one of the few Belfast Restaurants that have always offered this treat, as small eaters variety means more to us than quantity. We no longer live nearby but its great to call in and see they still offer fantastic dishes that transport us to... More 

Thank BayVista
Melbourne, Australia
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203 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Really good quality Indian food. Best I had in very long time. Perfect balance of flavours. Portions are also really big and generous. They serve it from the cooking pot directly to your dish, it was very unique. Nan breads were very fresh and soft. Customer service was really great. They saw us ordering too many nan breads, instead of... More 

Thank Ash H
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We were made to feel very unwelcome by all but one member of staff and charged for items we did not order, I even saw the gentleman upstairs tell another couple to leave if they were finished! The food was nice however we will not be going back due to this shocking service! ( there was one lovely waitress that... More 

Thank Steven M
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

My wife and I are both strict vegetarians and were delighted to find this gem of a restaurant near the city centre. It also serves non-vegetarian dishes too. The owner Ashokji asked us where we were from and looked after us very well, ensuring that the food that we got was to our liking. Lovely and tasty Indian food with... More 

Thank Vijay S
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

I hadn't anticipated the Archana would be as good as the various awards suggested, yet I was pleasantly surprised. An array of dishes not always found in a UK Indian were wonderfully presented by attentive staff. A small yet accommodating restaurant I would highly recommend.

Thank Doj D
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Archana is agreat wee place on the dublin road....great value for both sit in and take away with good service and even better food

Thank peter c
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Can't compliment staff enough on their hospitality and helpfulness. Went for a birthday dinner with a friend, the staff laid on birthday cake and candles free of charge. Brilliant atmosphere, food second to none and a great example of a family run business. Can't wait to go back.

Thank josha028
Belfast, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

At least its my favourite. Always a delight to visit and meet Ashok and his staff who never fail with the warmest of welcomes. Food is never less than excellent and my party of five who had a variety of dishes all enjoyed their meal. A very good end to a pre- Christmas night out.

Thank bryanmR9850OE
Belfast, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here last night, were seated upstairs, bannister sticky, carpet well worn. Staff friendly and welcoming. Menu varied and wide ranging. Service good. Starter and main were both 1st class. Served in the cooking dish which was a great way for the rice to get coated in the sauce and for dipping the naan! Delicious! Would highly recommend the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Dublin Road, Belfast BT2 7HE, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Golden Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Golden Mile
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9032 3713

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