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- review added on Wed 29th Dec 1999
This over-bright restaurant is blessed with a bizarre mixture of Indian and western musak, mercifully at fairly low volume, punctuated by customers mobile telephones.Service was slow, despite a plethora of staff, and the food was no better than average, and not even attractively presented
Recommended Dishes: Chicken
Change of Management Rings the Changes
- review added on Tue 23rd Dec 2003
This used to be an unfortunately disappointing restaurant. It is still a bit slow in service, and the decor is typical flock stock. The food is now superb though, and definitely one of the best chefs in the area has lent a certain panache to the cuisine. We visit regularly.
- review added on Fri 21st Jan 2005
Have eaten twice in The Indian Ocean and the food was good, especially the Chiken Jalfrezie, just the right amount of chilli/spice, hot enough but not too hot to ruin the flavour. Service was fine as our friend knew the manager, so that helped.Of all of the dishes ordered and there were a lot as there were 8 of us (including children) the only disappointment was the Bombay Potatoes, other than that everything was lovely.Final disappointment was no dessert menu!! And you know how us women love dessert!!A bit expensive compared to other Indian Restaurants.
Recommended Dishes: Chicken Jalfrezie
- review added on Thu 18th Jan 2007
My friends and I keep going back to this place! The staff are exceptionally friendly and unintimidating. The service is excellent. Food is to die for with very reasonable prices and perfect portion sizes.I would recommend this restaurant for a casual dinner without any hesitation.
Recommended Dishes: Chicken Biryani
The Best In London, No Question
- review added on Sun 18th Feb 2007
The Lamb here is beyond belief - I never normally eat lamb in an Indian, but these guys cook it all day long so it's ultra tender. Always the right amount of spice - and unlike other curries around, you don't get that layer of oil on the top.Fantastic fish dishes and a mean Jalfrezi. Must have been 50 times now with countless people and only ever had a let down once - and that was only one out of five dishes.Try the Murgi Morisa - a spicy and smoky chicken dish invented by the long time Chef, Jack.Great staff, a very dry sense of humour which you will grow to love!
Recommended Dishes: Murgi Morisa, Gosht Biran, Changri Pathia (Prawns)
Try The Lamb Chop Achari!
- review added on Tue 29th May 2007
Fantastic. The best Indian restaurant in North London by a long way. Unusual dishes, and quite a variety. The lamb chop achari is amazing - I've never seen it elsewhere and it's worth the trip for that alone!
Recommended Dishes: Lamp chop achari