Noor Jahan 2

4.5
162 reviews
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Indian
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  • Authentic
  • Spicy
  • Neighbourhood Gem
One of London’s classic curry houses, Noor Jahan 2 is located between Paddington and Lancaster Gate stations. Convenient and popular, this restaurant has attracted high-profile clientele such as Damien Hirst, Jeremy Clarkson and Tony Blair, and the unassuming blue and gold themed restaurant is famous for its punchy curries and friendly service. The lemon walls and slate-blue chairs and plush carpets add the upmarket atmosphere, and Noor Jahan 2 is often host to a number of business dinners and private celebrations. Highlights from the menu include the Tandoori lamb chops marinated in yoghurt, ginger, malt vinegar and royal cumin; the Achari chicken made with lemon juice, fennel, mustard seeds and red chillies; and the classic Goan fish curry made with coconut cream.
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1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just brilliant. Best Jalfrezi I’ve ever had. A must try
Very attentive staff👍🏽

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RD
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience of my party and I surpassed our expectations! The food was absolutely delicious - authentic recipe,s where you could taste the unique blend of herbs and spices. I could not fault the service : the staff were attentive and friendly. The restaurant surroundings were pleasant and the toilets were immaculate. We would highly recommend the Noor Jahan 2 restaurant to others!

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s
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent night .. great food and service

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FC
London
23 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a super experience. Food is authentic in its spices. Service is superb. I come here every time I am in London.

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K
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing and a great value!!!!! We sat downstairs which was a tad claustrophobic but staff was very very nice! Highly recommend!

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M
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little Indian restaurant. I've been looking for a quiet and authentic spot for great food from India. This will surely be a perfect find promising delicious cuisine and tasty sauces. Try the chicken tikka masala with a lassi - include it with an order of plain naan. Spectacular.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best Indian food in London! I have been coming since my grandfather took me to the original on Bina Gardens in 1972.

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CD
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good service in a tucked away neighborhood in Kensington. We lo rd it and the food was great. I would definitely return.

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DF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very welcoming and waiters were very kind and patient to explain about the dishes . Taste was wonderful and completely changed my mood to happiness and joy . Will go again .

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FC
London
23 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have yet to have a meal here that was less than excellent. The service is superb -- and Abdul is an excellent manager. I eat here every time I come to London and love it!

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J
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful as always.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

The food was really nice but the service was very rude. The waiters kept hanging around our table and checked on us every few minutes which was quite distracting. It seemed they were trying to hurry us out. When we asked for a menu to work out how to split the bill they rolled their eyes and then very rudely pointed out when we were 2 quid off paying the full tip that they had added (though it said it is optional on the menu). Would not recommend or go back.

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FC
London
23 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a winner! The food, service, and setting are quite pleasing every time.

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TT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tasting food, excellent service. Very attentive and curteous waiters.

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f
London
12 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Noor Jahan 2 has been my number 1 Indian choice in London for a very long time. I live in the neighbourhood so regular take aways are a part of our week. But when i have guests visiting London we go to the restaurant and it is always such a hit. The food is delicious, fresh and special. Not at all the typical curries that you can find anywhere. The staff are very attentive. Service is quick but you are never rushed. So all in all, it is a lovely night out.

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MB
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

What I really loved about the restaurant was 1) the food and 2) the attendant service. This was the most flavorful indian food I have ever tried! Everything was perfect and in balance. The portions were more than generous. And I loved how the waiters served everything in a formal way, yet gave us our privacy. For such a small space, they do a wonderful job, and I felt almost as if in NYC with the vibe. The neighborhood is awesome and it was great to walk around and duck in a couple of pubs afterwards for a pint and to check out football on the telly. Many thanks!

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MM
Stuttgart Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was a recommendation and we loved every dish. The food was spectacular and flavorful. Everyone was so kind and accommodating. Definitely will return next time we are in the UK.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We were 5 persons sitting at a table for 4 so it was crowded and the service was not terribly friendly. The food was pretty good.

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FC
London
23 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I eat in this superb Indian restaurant every time I am in London -- and I have never been disappointed. The maître d' and the waitstaff are extremely attentive and professional. The food is super. The lamb chop hors d'oeuvres are always tender and tasty. The spicing of the main dishes is excellent as well.

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DC
London
17 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is excellent, the revive good and the prices very fair for the location. BUT, my pet hate, they add a 12.5% service charge and then leave the card machine open to leave a tip. I think this is simply a deceit for the inattentive diner.
So, we go back for the food but get annoyed by the duplication!

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J
Louisville
31 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Hi Noor Jahan was near our hotel and had good reviews so we tried it. While crowded they held our reseved outside table when others with no reservation were insisting on it and that impressed me.

It was very crowded with a few larger parties downstairs which slowed service but the food was worth the wait. Top Indian restaurant in Paddington area.

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R
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best Indian food I’ve ever had. If you know of any better please let me know

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First trip to London.

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K
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Indian food in town

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

This was my first time to Noor Jahan II and I was very disappointed with the service. We were a group of 6, taken down to the basement for seating and our waiter was not friendly at all. Felt like we were an imposition. Got our popadums and bottle of wine quickly, but then he was gone. Had to flag him down to place our order. We then waited 40 minutes for the food to arrive. So a full hour from sitting down to dinner. The food was delicious. But the service was very, very poor.

What a sharp contrast to the original Noor Jahan near Gloucester Road where the food and service are outstanding.

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FE
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food. Small and cozy dining area.

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PE
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food, service was however a bit confused and rude.

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s
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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SF
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is absolutely delicious. I couldn't recommend it enough! The food was really outstanding and great staff.

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EB
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservations and one of the guys was late. They were willing to delay our reservation in the last minute which was very helpful. Food & service were very good!

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AT
London
34 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

A really good and popular local Indian with lots of regulars, good food and great curry. Tables very close together and staff a bit surly but it always delivers and there is a weird charm to their apathy !!

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LD
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I come back to eat here every time I’m in London! Love it! Food is fantastic.

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AT
London
34 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great curry and every dish excellent. Good menu and decent honest ruby. Good local feel and regulars but you sit really close to the other tables. Fine if you are four or more but if just two of you then you do feel very hemmed in. It is though this popular for good reason.

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JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Indian staples delivered a bit differently. Friendly and attentive staff.

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M
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friendly restaurant with authentic Indian food and good vegetarian choices too. Price was reasonable.

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasty and spicy! We loved it. And service was great too.

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Nuremberg
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Das Restaurant war eine Empfehlung und ich kann das nur weitergeben. Das Essen war einfach nur fantastisch. Ich liebe indisches Essen und habe einen Tisch über das Internet (absolut problemlos) für den Silvesterabend 2017 reserviert. Der Service war sehr nett, der Wein sehr gut und das Essen war wirklich fantastisch gut. Ich esse sehr gerne das Chicken Vindaloo, mir wurde aber von dieser sehr scharfen Variante abgeraten und die etwas mildere Version empfohlen. Perfekte Entscheidung! Ein richtig leckerer Abend, vielen Dank!!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and reasonable. Party of 15 and they did a fantastic job

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t
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We asked our concierge for his recommendation on Indian food. He said this restaurant was the best. He was right!

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UG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food, as always, was good, this is a cut above a standard Indian restaurant. We arrived about twenty minutes early for our meal so we weren't surprised when the servers were a bit slow to take our orders although even getting a few poppadoms was hard work. Unfortunately, the service remained a little inattentive, they are usually better than this but we had to ask twice for extras including the bill.
I'll still go again though, the menu is a bit different and the wine list good and reasonably priced for the location.

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