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Tasty food, good ambience , friendly staff.. free road side parking.. my kids wants to go there again and again.. no hesitation to recommend this place to anyone as they have options for everyone..

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to this restaurant a few times and always found the food tasty and overall good. However, those previous visits have been when this restaurant was not busy. Be very careful if eating at a busy time, our recent experience we will never eat there...if it’s busy, they just cannot cope with a full restaurant unfortunately. There were only 4 of us and 1 kid, they forgot a main meal completely. When we brought to their attention (chicken tikka) it was served almost completely raw chicken!! By time is was served the rest of us had finished meal. They also forgot drinks. Experience was not good at all, they were sorry but still spoilt a meal with friends. Please be careful if visiting, if it’s busy, turn around, they can’t cope. For the kitchen to release raw chicken is just not acceptable though, makes you wonder what else is being sent out.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best authentic Indian food we have found throughout Newcastle. Beautiful people making beautiful food. We cannot express how awesome it is except that we are prepared to drive from the upper Hunter just to get our fix.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is great every time I visit, great food and fantastic flavors!!! Everything I tried was absolutely delicious.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024

Had a lovely evening. Wonderful, attentive and hospitable staff. Food was delicious. Great selection. We loved the smells when we walked in the the tastes delivered! I requested a variation on a meal and they were right onto it. And the portions were the right...size!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 January 2024

We booked on line for 6 pm , Monday night. Loved the food. Attentive wait staff. Didn’t wait long for food. Amazing variety to choose from. Nicely spiced but not hot. Easy to get park in side street. Cozy atmosphere inside. Would go again.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 January 2024 via mobile

We’ve been customers for years and always had a good experience however our last order was very disappointing. There were 5 pieces of beef in the korma… yes 5. The pieces that were in it were very chewy and not tender at all. I wrote...an email privately letting them know and had no response at all, I was hoping there was a known issue that night or something but it was enough to try elsewhere moving forward. I’d honestly go Darby raj over the last meal we had here unfortunately.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

Absolutely divine dinner. The service was excellent and the prawn entree very tasty. The meal was prepared quickly and the options for both mild and hot were excellent. The wine matches were also very good. Recommend this spot for an authentic Indian meal.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

This restaurant never disappoints food flavors are always outstanding. The staff are friendly and attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant if you want quality food.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2023

My wife and I have been visiting Sapphire since it opened around 8 years or so. Never have we had a bad experience until around 2 months ago. My wife rated it and reviewed it accordingly as we are believers of good and bad experiences,...we also believe in sharing the experiences with both the owners and other customers new and old. The next day the owners contacted us and apologised and admitted they had struggled that night with staff issues and would we return offering a discounted meal. It wasn’t the discount but the fact they called that made us return the following week. The meal and service on our return was exceptional and for this it made us confirm that it was back to our No1 Indian go to place, food, cocktails tap beer 10/10 for us. Thank you SapphireMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 November 2023 via mobile

This unimposing restaurant on a busy street is really worth 10 out of five. The food was to die for. The entree platter for two with somosas, tandoori chicken thighs and veggie rolls (2 of each) was almost a meal in itself but we followed...up with very generously cut lamb cutlets followed by fabulous mango chicken curry mopped up with delicious naan. Generous sprinklings of pea sprouts and greens made everything nicely balanced. If I lived locally I might not eat anywhere else. Generous sides of mint and tamarind sauce topped off a delightful meal washed down with Bunderberg ginger beer.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023

Everything about my meal at the Sapphire Indian Restaurant was amazing. The food was absolutely delicious, the restaurant was so clean and tidy and the tables are well spaced The staff are really lovely and my husband and I will definitely go there again.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2023 via mobile

Very good! Food was excellent. Didn't bring everything out at once but staggered, which was thoughtful and didn't overcrowd the table. Service was very good and staff attentive. Overall, very happy with the experience.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

Met the family here for my birthday lunch. I have wanted to go here for years because I had only heard good things about the food and wow!! it did not disappoint!! Food was delicious & everything you'd expect from an authentic Indian Restaurant. THe...staff were polite and served us perfetly, even asking if we were ready for our next course. Couldn't reccomend this place higher! Definiteyl put it on your list, whether your a novice to Indian foor or well seasoned, like thier food!!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023 via mobile

Great genuine Indian food in the heart of Newcastle. Recommendation from a friend and did not disappoint. Good wine selection and price very reasonable.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Yes we do Takeway and delivery to certain areas
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SAPPHIRE INDIAN RESTAURANT, Newcastle - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Sapphire Indian Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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Sapphire Indian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5