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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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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Chris C
Woking, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited on a Thursday night. Our first visit to The Balaka. They have friendly staff with good service and the food is excellent. I can't recommend this place enough.

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Thank DeanSFaulkner
Woking, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Welcomed and asked where we would like to sit rather than being told. Food excellent and catered for our dietary needs. Wish they had more choice of wines by the glass. Staff very attentive

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Thank Hels1904
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I'm a bit of a curry snob I admit, The food here is nice, but I have had far better elsewhere. The staff were lovely though and I do feel bad only giving it a 3 but I have to be honest

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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, 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?