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“yummy food, uninspiring service”

Essence of North India
Ranked #7 of 90 Restaurants in North Ryde
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 19 - USD 38
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We went here for dinner. In short, the food was really good! The ambience is 'ok', though it is nice and spacious. The service, however, was pretty uninspiring. Minimal eye contact, etc.

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Thank mj1980
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Service was great, food was authentic, so delicious and quick. We were initially worried about the quality due to the extensive menu - so many options for vegetarians, pescatarians and non vegetarian. We worried for nothing! The Bengali fish curry was amazing and our all time favorite Dahl Tadka was one of the best we've tried (including in India!). Naan and roti were so fresh too. Loved it and can't wait to go back.

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2  Thank Tkmg
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Great flavours, great service and relaxing atmosphere. Our fave Indian place for Friday night date night!

2  Thank Jane L
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

One of the best Indian restaurants in Sydney. I love to come in with my friends or just solo at times. The food is just absolutely delicious. All the lamb dishes are my favourite and the Mixed Platter on entrees are the best. My friends were very much pleased with the food and the friendly service. If you do not like to dine in just order some takeaway and enjoy it at home. But I must warn you the Naans are best eaten fresh out of the tandoor. The Butter Chicken made Indian Style has the same authentic taste as you get in India.

Our last experience was pleasing as always and we are definitely going back.

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1  Thank ElisaTourneur
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Had a family get together and we were looking for something quick & easy. We were going to find a takeaway but after looking up local restaurants remembered that Essence was around the corner. Decided to just walk around & eat in as it was just as quick. Very friendly staff, food came quickly and was all delicious and nicely served. Best Indian meal we have had for a long time, enjoyed by all, even those who had never had it before. Sorry too busy eating, forgot to get a photo! Get there and try it for yourself.

Thank kerryh857
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