I'm generally not a fan of Indian cuisine and have steered clear of Indian establishments for a good 10 years. My partner loves Indian food however so after looking at the reviews I booked a meal for two at this restaurant.
This is an unassuming gem in the heart of East London. The food is very very good with the emphasis being on spices (not too hot mind!) and textures. The menu is extensive but not exhaustive and the staff are friendly and attentive. We enjoyed the experience so much we have been twice in the past few months (and we will be back again).
Very warm and friendly, our table was all ready for us when we arrived. The food was presented really well and it tasted delicious! I had lamb biryani and the lamb melted in your mouth, my son had chicken tikka masala, which was also very nice.
Maybe 5 years since my last visit to this exceptional restaurant and it remains an absolute diamond in the ruff. Quality from the tableware to the food and service. This excellent Indian restaurant exceeds all expectation & I just wished they had the same in Switzerland.
We had dinner at Indiana on Saturday after an ELLSO concert at St Anne’s Church in Limehouse, just round the corner. What a revelation! There were eight of us, four of whom are veggies (who are very particular), and we all came out raving about the food. It was superb, Indian cooking at its best. I can honestly say I have never eaten tastier Indian food. The restaurant is quite small and not decked out in the usual gaudy Indian fashion, but has a nice fresh modern look. Probably not the place for a very special meal, unless of course you want to impress someone who loves good food and doesn’t care about sumptuous surroundings. It is hard to pick out any particular dish for comment as they were all so good, but I started with lamb sheek gilafi, which was mouthwatering. Followed by dum gost which was perfectly cooked in a delicious red spicy sauce. The staff were very helpful and polite and the food was prepared promptly. For a brilliant meal for 8 people, including beers and two bottles of their excellent house red, we paid under £25 per head including service. Definitely on my favourites list, can’t wait to go back.
Very tasty and authentic indian food with good service!
The food was tasty and reasonably priced. No wow factors but may visit again if I am in the area.
Think I've finally found a go-to place to get curry in the area. Really impressed with the food and the presentation. Open Table prices are not the latest, so mains are about £10 (instead of £7) but prices still felt good value.
As usual great food. This time had the sizzling monkfish. A new addition. Not disappointed.
Good food and service.
The staff are very friendly, offering things not from the menu based on our food preferences. The curries are very nice. Will definitely come back.
As usual, the food is good and the service excellent.
It's a good value for money in a residential area
Food was delicious. The staff were very welcoming.
Very tasty food, portions just the right size, staff
Good value on the deal. The chutneys were the only thing that let it down, very sweet and not very authentic but the rest of the food was very nice. Would frequent again.
Nice place to have a good bit of curry. Food was cheap with 50%off drinks not so cheap
We dined on a Saturday evening, there was a warm welcome from the staff and quickly shown to our table. The food was as described on the menu - good portions and well cooked and the quality of the food was good as well. All round a worth while visit to this restaurant - would eat there again
A diamond amongst the stones.
Don't let the look of the area put you off this restaurant. Staff are attentive and friendly but not intrusive. A very relaxed comfortable restaurant with very tasty, classic Indian food.
Will definitely return and probably order from the comfort of my own home.
Exceeded expectations. Delicious food and friendly waiters.
Excellent as usual
Sometimes in Indian restaurants all the dishes sem to taste the same except for the heat. that isn't so of the food in Indiana. Good sizzling dishes. Butter chicken was a bit too rich for my taste. We'll definitely go again and try some different dishes. Excellent value with offer