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Anarkali Tandoori Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
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80 St. Helens Road, Swansea SA1 4BQ, Wales
+44 1792 650549
17:30 - 02:00
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All hours
Sun - Mon 12:00 - 14:00
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 02:00
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 16 year old daughter was keen for a curry whilst waiting for her brother to finish band practice in the nearby Brangwyn Hall. I recall 'back in the day' the Anarkali was one of a number of excellent curry houses that had to put up with drunken Kingsway revellers. So, some 25 years later I decided to give it... More 

Thank TaffRowly
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every item of food was bland and tasteless even the lime pickles in chutney tray were bland (Dont know how they managed that one) curries were swimming in grease and no taste. The chicken was that chewy i would still be sat there a week Wednesday trying to eat it . Needless to say will not be going back

Thank Mike I
Swansea County, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been going here for many many years and still the best Indian in Swansea . Really good portions , really good staff and reasonable price to . Says it all .

Thank sezle
Wales, UK
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some time ago I wrote a very positive review of what was my favourite Swansea Indian. No longer. The food and service have deteriorated badly in the last year. Our last, and I mean last visit witnessed elderly grumpy waiters and food (on a Tuesday ) which had clearly been re-heated. The lamb (surely mutton) was so hard it would... More 

Thank AdrianWales
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is my first review, as I am the least fussiest person, though I've had my fair share of horrific food. My partner and I picked up a takeaway as recommended by family who are regulars. (We usually go to Chillis, which never disappoint). However, got home, opened the bag and there was oil absolutely everywhere... opened the curry and... More 

Thank rachelsY679LR
Swansea, United Kingdom
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269 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The menu is so extensive. It took us ages to read through the menu. There were dishes from all regions of India. In the end we choose the Goan dishes for our main course dishes. A great choice. We started with Dal (Lentil) soup, which despite the place having such a comprehensive menu, this soup does not actually appear on... More 

Thank GwynRoberts
Swansea, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Unlike the previous review I like most other customers found the service terrible although we only had a takeaway the server was abrupt and rude when we neither ordered rice or chips, preferring to make my own rice using Quality Basmati rather than long grain or broken rice that most restaurants use. When we opened up the not cheap meal... More 

Thank Stephen W
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My favourite Indian restaurant in Swansea, the food is always of a high standard and the service excellent.

Thank ljpixie
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The food was very oily the grease was pooling in the serving dishes! I have not been there for a year or so and was very disappointed. The staff were dismissive and no one throughout asked if the meal was ok and took the chutney tray away before we had finished with it. My wife made sure we had all... More 

Thank mark B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Thought I d give one more visit after a previously disappointing experience but even worse this time as same quality of service rude and dismissive apart from one member of staff out of about 4/5 staff that served us. Food was awful yet again greasy and no veg in the vegetable biriyani. Was also rudely told when politely asking for... More 

Thank Carlotom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 St. Helens Road, Swansea SA1 4BQ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Swansea County  >  Swansea
  • Phone Number: +44 1792 650549

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?