Aladin Brick Lane

4.2
292 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
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  • Late-night Find
  • Spicy
Praised by HRH Prince Charles and listed on BBC’s list of ‘The World’s Best Curry Houses’, The Aladin is arguably one of the best curry houses around. Winner of Taste Brick Lane Curry Awards and Winner of Best European Restaurant Awards, the Aladin fails to disappoint.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of Operation
Mon- Thu: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Fri, Sat: 12:00pm - 12:00am
Sun: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
020 7247 8210
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Banquet, BYO Liquor, Takeout
What 292 People Are Saying
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4.3
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3.9
service
3.8
ambience
4.2
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HR
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Cheapish and cheerful. Decent casual carry. Enjoyable if you're not expecting anything special.

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SE
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I had a 6.45pm sitting and turned up on time. Upon sitting down my brother and I were pressed to choose our food quickly. We had a starter and main course which were of a satisfactory standard. On finishing our mains the bill arrived with two sweets! I had not asked for the bill and the time between entering the restaurant and the arrival of the bill was only 45 minutes. I refused to be pushed out of the door as my waiter would have liked.
I will not be returning.

Customer service focus was clearly non existent.

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DJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Cracking food. A very good BYOB curry house. Reasonable value and as quick service as you’d like. Don’t be afraid to say you need a couple of minutes as they tried to take the order before I’d even opened the menu! It’s always really busy and loud but it makes a great atmosphere.

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly staff! BYOB

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c
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the food, atmosphere and general experience. Service was good but slightly slow. Good value for London

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very hospitable, friendly staff. Food was of a good standard and came quickly. Good portion sizes for the price.

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j
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute Fantastic Curry House! One of the best in London!!!

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PD
Montreal
22 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Good value for your money. The place is a little run down but the cheap food and colourful waitress make it acceptable.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic curry house.. very busy restaurant. Good that we booked in advance and got the 20percent off as well

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great curry, great service all with a very reasonable price.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

loved the butter chicken!!!! We spent 4 nights in london an been at aladins twice - should explain how good it was!

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DZ
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was not very good, tables too close and way too small , could not fit food on table for 4 people

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing food!

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A
London
27 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

The quality of the food was excellent.

The speed of the service (early afternoon) and the attentiveness of the servers could have been better (getting the order correct, additional items sent to our table that belong to other tables). The restaurant is not child (infant) friendly (chairs or changing rooms).

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h
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantabulous! Mind blowing curry house!! One of the Best in London!!!

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j
Edinburgh
21 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great value - we always find the Aladin to be consistently good.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The restaurant failed to recognise the booking leading to confusion with OpenTable after the event. We were not seated in the main restaurant and were instead moved to another premises a few doors down Brick Lane. The service was inattentive at best (on a Saturday night), but the food was decent when it came. It took a long time for the bill to come and then to pay despite the restaurant being mostly empty by then. The meal was also not that good value (for Brick Lane), coming in at £240 between 8 of us for food only (restaurant is byob).

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KJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 1

Prebooked party of 6 bumped from Aladin to Cinamon basement room next door. Surly, almost rude, humour-lacking waiters. Group of squealing, shrieking American hyena-like women on our adjoining table made the volume in the room unbearable - couldn't wait to pay and go....will never return. Food usual Indian fare, nothing special.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Curry House. The King of Brick Lane i must say! The curries here were banging and service top class.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good venue indeed. Not upmarket ambience but top quality food and friendly and efficient service. Can understand why its been given the recommendations. Funnily enough, when we recommended it our friends were quick to say yes - it turns out they had been there twice before.

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NM
London
20 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I took my team for the evening. We had a fabulous experience and the cuisine was fantastic, highly recommended.

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HD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Extremely disappointed. The chef's special "Fish blast" for £15 - £18 was just a terribly sweet tikka masala sauce - far too sweet (my friend had the standard chicken tikka masala). The pilau rice and onion rice tasted like a cheap own brand microwave packet rice a student would throw out. Overall, several currys tasted like my friend's chicken tikka masala, whether fish or meat and the sag aloo, dhal and panneer/spinach tasted horrible (boat load of salt). Overall - overpriced rubbish. 8 out of 8 of us couldn't finish our meals.

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CT
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Decent Indian food but frankly, I had a lot better. I think this place is geared towards tourist mainly, not sure how they got such great reviews . I'm a total foodie and I consider myself well versed in Indian cuisine so I maybe expecting too much here but I've been to many Indian restaurants that were better and less expensive.

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p
London
20 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very delicious and our guest really liked it. We will definitely come back.

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KH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exactly what a curry house should be, great food, attentive staff and always delicious

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MB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food here is fantastic and the BYOB policy keeps the meal cheap. Always a great experience!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

We arrived on time for a booked table and after some on-the-pavement consultation between members of staff from Aladin and the restaurant Cinnamon (owned by Aladin) next door we were told our table was in Cinnamon but not ready yet. There is no alcohol licence so we bought wine at a nearby off-licence (recommended by Aladin for a 20% discount) and waited again for a few more minutes before being squeezed in to a table next to the kitchen door. Not ideal but the food was excellent. Service was adequate but the whole atmosphere was manic and one waiter was particularly grumpy with anyone who got in his way. The food was really good but the atmosphere dreadful.

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R
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a quick dinner with a friend after work. Amazing Indian food which caters for gluten free options. Loved that it's BYO with no corkage and 20% off if you book online - such good value! Will definitely be back.

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SW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food! A little boisterous, but good service and friendly staff.

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r
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is the best Indian food I have ever had. If you are wanting Indian and don't mind the spice, stop by here. We had the Pathia, Madras, Vindaloo, and (of course) Phall. From what I am told, most restaurants in London don't sell Phall because it is so spicy. When the waiter served us, he said he was AFRAID of the Phall because it is so spicy! (Pro Tip: Start with the Phall first! and then work your way down the heat scale.)
Beyond the dishes, we had rice and garlic naan. It was delicious. The 2 drawbacks (cons) to the whole experience were: very tight seating space and it is Bring Your Own Alcohol (or they can run out and buy on your behalf, but do not serve there).
Overall, great experience.

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D
London
34 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2016
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Food was delicious, I definitely think it is one of the best in terms of authenticity and taste !! But do not go there on a Saturday night as it was filled with very drunk diners... At 8pm on a Saturday night, we waited for almost 2 hours for our food, although the food tasted so good, I don't think I will go back again during weekends... it's just not worth the horrid experience with other drunk diners - they were So Loud!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2016
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We booked with Aladin, however upon arrival we were shuttled to another restaurant a few doors down and told it was the same menu.

There was no time to relax and we were push to order quickly. As soon as our meal was finished they wanted us to pay and vacate the table for people equities be seated.

There is no alcohol served in the restaurant and you will need to purchase from a shop down the road before arriving.

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2016
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The waiter tried to trick us on the bill, including an item 10x instead of the one we ordered. We wanted a simple curry, and he pressured us into getting their specialty dish, for double the price.
Overall, the food was very average, but more importantly, the service was awful. It felt like a total tourist trap. Avoid.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was our first time dinning at Aladin or any other restaurant in Brick Lane, it came highly recommended and was of a very good standard and value for money.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was good but the bill was hidden putting service charge without clearly states it and expected people give more tips because it didn't states bill but actually already applied the service charges. I found it was really dishonest.

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c
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

very average Indian

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OT
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good experience

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent service was excellent very good value

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best in London for sure!!! This Curry house is the greatest curry i had in ages.. reminded me of the way my mum use to cook for me back in them days! Brilliant!

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Kent
9 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice food - definitely going again when we we are in London

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