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Alibaba Tandoori

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$$ - $$$
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13 King Street, Watford WD18 0BW, England
+44 1923 229793
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
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18:00 - 00:00
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I have been here a few times and visit when I come to Watford. Always been wonderful food and service. This time was different, I wasn't sure when i saw a funny looking sign coming off the main sign with 'Spice of India' on it.... Was I in the right place? I found out to my detriment it has changed... More 

Thank GaryW673
1 review
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We went for a birthday meal on a weekday. It wasn't very busy so wasn't sure what to expect having been recommended this restaurant by friends. We were warmly greeted and seated. Had our poppadoms and drinks in no time 👍. We ordered our food and the waiter advised us of deal they were running £9.95 for starter, main and... More 

Thank tonymob
Colchester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

When we went into this restaurant, there was only one other table (of 2 people) already there. Yet the service was very poor. From ordering, it took nearly half hour for our food to come out. Also, the restaurant was very cold and I had to keep my gloves on until the main course (eventually) arrived. My other half tried... More 

Thank HornetBrad
Watford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Visited this restaurant for the first time, and....... I have to say the quality of the food was just excellent. Only had a bhuna (my first curry in any new indian) but the flavour was just great and tasted lovely. I do like my curries a bit hotter and surely will be ordering the jafrezi next time. The 4 of... More 

2 Thank Steve S
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Great food and easy location to Watford centre. Staff are friendly and cooked us something which was not on the menu. Try it.

2 Thank Allan G
Level Contributor
544 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Time taken to gather some thoughts; the meat courses did have some variety in heat, flavour and texture; whilst the chana lacked a bit. Options also for some salmon. On reflection it wasn't that bad.

Thank Mike L
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

This is now my go to indian in Watford, they even throw in the odd bottle of free wine with delivery! Order via Just Eat for discounts, usually around 20%

Thank lloydjas
Watford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

I have been a regular since Ali Baba opened. I have visited India 3 times now and I can honestly say this place stands out. The current standard of food is top notch, service is friendly and never disappoints. I always benchmark the Ali Baba and it easily compares with 5 star hotel restaurants in India. Highly recommended. Over the... More 

1 Thank Colin B
Watford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2015

This was by far the best curry i have in a very very long time. The richness of the flavours.....just amazing how flavoursomethe dish was. It was a very hot dish (the baba bomb) but really full of flavour. The chef special starter to begin with was an awsome starter too. Nice big portion and nicely spiced. The service wad... More 

1 Thank jamie l
Watford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

Never a bad meal from this place. Beautiful food & very friendly staff that go the extra mile to make your visit a good one. Would recommend this for anyone visiting or living in the watford area for a top notch Indian :0)

1 Thank Itsabugslife

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 24
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 King Street, Watford WD18 0BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Watford
  • Phone Number: +44 1923 229793

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