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USD 19 - USD 39
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Indian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 5 October 2019

Had dinner here with the family. Delicious meals of butter chicken, lamb rogan josh and vegetarian korma with cheese and garlic naan, rice and pappadums. Good prices and delicious foods - highly recommended for a family dinner outing as well as groups as it is...a big restaurant. Very good and quick service.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 23 September 2019

These people are thieves!! DO NOT ORDER FROM THEM I ordered from them once. I got a call back that one of the dishes was unavailable - would like a refund for that dish or another dish. I asked for a refund which they said...since I ordered from Eat now, they will talk to them and get me a refund which will take 3-4 hours to process. This was 3 weeks backs. I have been calling them every second day since then. They tell me that they forgot and will get this done but it never happened. Failing, I called them and asked for another dish to be delivered to me. They agreed but that dish never got delivered. Moreover, they stopped answering my calls. I am absolutely horrified with their actions. Never expected this from a highly rated restaurant. How can you even consider yourself in "hospitality". Never have I experienced this in Australia. Never ordering from you again and will spread the word.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 19 August 2019

The one-word title pretty much sums it up: it was okay. I'd have liked to say fantastic or similar and it served everything I wanted but with a modest nod at flavor and taste. I was surprised not to be asked the spice-level so the...food was milder than I would have liked (but maybe that's what they do in Australia). Service was a little slow since I was the only diner when I walked in.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 29 April 2019

We were looking for an Indian restaurant roughly half way between our house and a friend, and happened on the "Essence" by chance. I was a bit wary given the TA reviews concerning service quality, but this was certianly not a problem. Our delicious starters...and mains came out at perfect timing, and the wait staff were professional, informative, and pleasant. All the food (lamb, chicken, fish, veggies) was tasty and fresh. It's BYO wine, and we bought a few beers. Parking is right outside. We'll definitely return.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 23 February 2019

This restaurant is tucked away in a silent road in North Ryde and can be missed if you speed away on the road. The ambiance is great and well done. The menu is exhaustive and provides a glimpse of what they offer. The vegetable biryani...and lemonade were good, but the onion pakoda was soggy and not great. The major downside of this restaurant is the service, on the day, i noticed a single girl handling all from orders to delivery and this took up loads of time. If they improve on service, it can do wonders given the taste of food is very good. The restaurant is open only in the evenings after 5:00PM on normal working days. Check out on timings before you head out.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

Horrible service. I have been waiting for my food for one hour and ten minutes. The lady on the phone said that the food will be delivered in 40 minutes, took delivery charge with the food. When I called her after 45 minutes she claimed...that the driver had left 15 minutes ago, which definitely isn’t the case. The delivery driver then gave me a call and said he is stuck in a traffic. Just to make a point, I drove around the city and north west and west today and there hasn’t been any traffic. Happy to attach the stats as well as to what is the state of traffic today. I am sure I will never order food from here. The staff has the audacity to lie on your face. I live in Ryde and the restaurant is in North Ryde so if they tell me there are stuck in a traffic then surely no one is a fool to believe that. I went to Ermington 2 hours back and the road was clear. Next time if you can’t deliver order on time just tell people than misinforming them. Have some sense of ethics atleast.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

We have been there for couples of time and everytime the food is so fresh and delicious. No doubt they have a very good chef. The only thing we disappointed was only service. I will recommend this who loves proper Indian food.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Hit and miss is what I can say for this place. Sometimes the food is just amazing and sometimes it’s just average. The same dish can be served in many different ways and you would question yourself if that’s what I ate last time. Being...it’s my local Indian place, I tend to get takeaways which is not exactly how you get dinning in.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Really impressed with the service and the food was impeccable. This will be a regular takeaway option for us now.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Came here a group of 12 of us for a work dinner was a good space for this. Food was tasty we had numerous curries and entrees (samosas were delicious). However service was terrible an hour and a half for entrees to come out when...we were the only people in the restaurant is not ok.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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