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Essence of North India

124 Wicks Rd, North Ryde, Ryde, New South Wales 2113, Australia
+61 2 8065 5087
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“butter chicken” (14 reviews)
“naan” (7 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
Indian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
124 Wicks Rd, North Ryde, Ryde, New South Wales 2113, Australia
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Our group of six were the first diners on a Friday night. First request - turn down the music, please. Bollywood chipmunk at 100dB may be great for weddings, funerals, Bar Mitzvahs and everything, but NOT for relaxed dining and pleasant conversation. It was turned...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this place, after having visited some dreadful places in Sydney centre. Good Indian food at a reasonable price is all that can be said for essence of north India. Although we did order a naan bread which came after wev finished eating the rest...More

Thank RyanPilley
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The food offer for a local suburban Indian restaurant is not too bad. Unfortunately, the service is non existent. They were understaffed and unacceptably slow. Don't bother or at best order takeaway.

Thank fi368
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Always love coming here food is of great quality & flavor. Service is always good, great place for a party & you can BYO

Thank miss2080
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Used to go to this restaurant a lot a couple of years ago, at least twice a month. I went there tonight with my husband, we were seated in a timely manner. There were a couple of large tables occupied with diners and a few...More

2  Thank MsDonoso
Reviewed 4 July 2016

The best of Indian Cuisine accompanied by the very gracious service of management and staff of this beautifully appointed restaurant in north ryde. Atmosphere is one of total relaxation which ensures that enjoyment of the wonderfully presented meals is paramount. Access to the venue is...More

Thank andrewgoldsmith
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Been living in Sydney for 8 years, have tried nos. of Indian restaurants viz billu da dab ha, maya da dhaba - thousand spices, Jaipur etc., the food were at best from average to below average, didn't go 2nd time. But essence of north India...More

Thank ritz40020
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Attentive & friendly service, pleasant decor, appropriate music at a moderate level, good size tables for sharing and off street parking for about 10 cars. The food is above average with plenty of flavour obviously using freshly prepared spices. This is my go to Indian...More

Thank Glasslugger
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Very average food and they charged exorbitantly for some extra onion. I live in this area and have been to this restaurant a few times but the previous visit was probably our last. I'm Indian and hence can benchmark the food for its taste, freshness...More

Thank rohit000
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Generally don't like to write a bad review. Pretty place but that's where it stops. Very slow service. Ordered papdi chaat for entrée, flat puri was stale and channa didn't taste fresh. Ordered kadahi Chicken and 3 Garlic naan for mains, was only served 2...More

1  Thank prathiksha20 .
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8 May 2017|
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Response from George D | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant has it own car park
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 38
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Wicks Rd, North Ryde, Ryde, New South Wales 2113, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Ryde  >  North Ryde
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8065 5087
  • E-mail
The Restaurant offers a perfect setting for a romantic dinner for two or a quite evening in with your friends, making you feel just at home.
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