Exotic Karahi

3.8
42 reviews
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Indian
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  • Good Vegetarian Options
From the moment Exotic was conceived, we have had only one desire - to create the finest Indian dishes from recipes passed down generations, mixed with the freshest sourced produce and served with a quality unmatched. Welcome to Exotic – we promise you, you will taste a delight in every bite. We vow to oblige, we promise to make your visit one of pleasure: we can cook every dish just the way you want it. We promise you that once you have visited us the sensational flavours of our cuisine will continue to live in your memory for a long time. Our highly efficient service staff will look after your every requirement, advising you on our superb menu and if needed helping you choose from our stunning array of dishes. Each dish is freshly prepared on our premises, fused with our own homemade ground masalas and served with our unique range of chutneys and accompaniments. Our menu offers an array of dishes from, India, as well as Indo-Chinese fusion dishes which are sure to tantalise
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HT
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Me, my boyfriend and my baby came in. Was greeted by a rude member of staff because I didn’t let them know I was bringing a pushchair, finally they sat us down at a table where we sat for 10 minutes, then the waiter came over and just threw the menus on our table without saying anything. We left before we even looked at the menu. Was made to feel like we had done something wrong. Absolutely disgusting.

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SP
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Customer service is awful even at non busy time they had no value for customers.

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T
Aberdeen
10 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and awesome butter chicken
Thanks

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KK
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was awful. Asked the waitress for 5 for minutes so we could decide on our food and she just didn’t return. We had our starters and then sat for another 20 mins with no service and no mains ordered!! We then ordered and waited even longer for our food - my brother even went up to her and asked if we could order and she still didn’t come over! Food came out and the rice was barely warm, almost cold. Don’t recommend but they’re quick to serve you when you want to pay!! Customer service was awful and would never come back was a complete waste of money. Not even an apology for the awful service my family received.

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RD
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always good, going back with work colleagues on 20th! 😁

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t
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The service was very slow, ordered a paneer tikka and half of it was over cooked so couldn’t eat. Drinks serve with starters not at the beginning

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

We were Seated next to a group of very loud middle aged men. When we asked for another table, we were told they had been reserved (nobody turned up to claim one of the 5 empty tables. Not an ideal situation for a 8.5 month pregnant lady. On the plus side, food was at its usual high standard.

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CH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food as always. Great choices. Fantastic service, staff very attentive.

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NK
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was terrible, we had to wait ages before we were served and the restaurant wasn’t even busy. They were prioritising take away orders not the customers in the restaurant. When the food arrived, we had no plates or cutlery. It took another 5 minutes for the plates to come by this time the food was cold. Food was not fresh and tasted like it was reheated. Very disappointed, won’t go again.

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A
Berkshire
9 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

An excellent menu with interesting and varied vegetarian options. All four of us enjoyed our meals and thought everything was delicious.

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Normally go here for dinner but we went for lunch and it still didn't disappoint. Great food, clean and airy environment where they cook in an open kitchen. Waitress was friendly too. Can't fault it. I like the new booths for seating. Evenings can be noisy if there is an event upstairs.

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RP
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent here but don't order the murgh Punjabi as it costs around £10 and only has 3 chicken pieces in it! It's mostly just sauce and when we told the manager she was bizarrely rude about it and told us that next time we should ask how many pieces are in a dish or we should complain before we pour the food on to our plates. She clearly has no clue about customer service skills as she then refused to take the full price off the bill (she took off half and rolled her eyes at us!!). Great food but please improve your customer service skills if you want repeat business.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious and enjoyed by everyone. We went out for my Dad’s birthday and he was very impressed which is always a good sign. It has been recently refurbished inside and we really liked the style and layout. We will definitely visit again!

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JC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was tasty ,service could be better
Price is reasonable

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was ok. I went here as I'd ordered from just eat before and liked it. On this occasion I didn't enjoy the food. The lamb was a little tough. They forgot my food so I waited longer than my friend who had started eating. It was cold inside so we kept our coats on but after someone else had addressed it the heat was turned on.
Customer service was good - staff tried to be helpful were smiley and nice.

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D
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great price, we went with 9 others and eveyone enjoyed.. starters, main course and deserts all were amazing and service was super quick.. would defo go back and highly recommend ..

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DB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fab meal and service. Food was lovely as always.

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M
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Indian food, nice ambience. There is a scope to improve the service. Staff is good and friendly, they did their best but it appeared that they are short on numbers.

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TB
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I would not use this restaurant ever again.
Poppadoms were cleared away from table before we had finished them. Our main was awful, too salty and lots of other bits in it. As we had eaten very little the waitress asked if we would like to take it with us. No thank you. Would you like it cooked again. No thank you. Please give us another chance. 2 coffees please. After 20 mins with no coffee in sight we gave up. Tried to get acknowledgement from a member of staff. Nobody acknowledged us soo we got up and left.

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NK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Staff always very helpful. A whole set of friends went to Exotic for hen dinner. The ladies, who’d never been there before, were very impressed and loved the authentic Indian cuisine.

They will now be back.

Staff were attentive and efficient.

Thank you

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Food was ok but service overall was very poor. Popadums, starter and main course all arrived together which was pointless. We also ordered drinks for all of us and one didn't arrive till the food arrived after asking for it 3 times to 3 different people. No one seemed in charge of proceedings.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Party of 10, did not seem ready when we arrived. moved tables together when we got there. But did so without any issues.. Food and drink, very good... charging for poppadoms was a surprise, but i guess this day n age, everything is chargeable. the only thing letting us down, was bringing all the food we ordered at the same time.. meat eaters got their starters first, vegis had to wait another 5 mins

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JC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was lovely - however, the service was very slow and the restaurant was not very busy at the time i was eating.

I had to ask numerous times for items I had ordered.

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RG
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

great taste, yummy Indian food :), service from staff was very good.

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AK
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

On arrival to this establishment, there wasn't really anyone available to greet us. To be fair it was busy, and the waiters were serving fellow diners. After being seated I asked one of the waiters if it would be possible to sit elsewhere, as it was extremely cold from the overhead AC. The waitress said she would find out. The waitress did not return to our table for the rest of the duration that I and my partner were there for. Anyway after being served by another waiter, who said he would find out if there were any other available tables to move to, my partner and I decided to remain where we were, as time was already passing by. The food was pretty good until we ordered an onion salad, which was literally a red onion sliced up on a plate. I asked the waiters if this was a joke! He then did not charge us for the salad. After paying for the meal. I patiently waited for my change which was not much but all the same I waited. No one returned with my change! So I went to the cashier area and requested for my change which they gave and left. Not a place I would recommend. Service is not great.

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RG
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great tasting food, loved it..was yummy. however service could be better, had to repeatedly remind the waiter for Nimbu paani - literally 4 times! it was a friday so understand its busy. also the tables are placed to close to each other - hard to move in and out.

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HM
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Can't fault anything really, the atmosphere, the service etc. were all good, but for us the most important thing was the food. Now, we had heard a lot about this restaurant so decided to give it a go, and were looking forward to our special occasion evening meal. However, although most dishes were tasty enough, others were somewhat bland, so sadly a mixed review. The portions were generous, and we can imagine that the lunch option may be better for us, or try different dishes from the menu, and that's exactly what we intend to do in the near future. Nothing to complain about, and looking forward to trying something different next time.

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M
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I used to live close to this restaurant, the food has always been good. Always popular however seems with the price increase fewer people were dining when we went and it was a Saturday evening.

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DE
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had an excellent meal on a Sunday where we had a group of four males on a golfing weekend. The menu was varied, and we opted for a Danzak (2), House Special chicken, and a Murgh curry, wkth several side dishes, and the standard rice and Nan breads. All this plus 3 Cobras each and an after dinner drink for £150. Absolute great value for money and excellent. The atmosphere was very friendly with multiple asian groups and familes. Very authentic and overall the best indian meal we've had for a long time. Well done everone

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B
London
23 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We are regulars here and the food is always good. Service can be inconsistent at times. Prices are creeping up and it's starting to become a little expensive for the area. There is a ceiling for Slough and they are reaching it imo

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EF
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

It was alright. I thought the food was okay, not great, but personally not to my taste. I liked the chicken tikka starter but not the mains

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SA
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Poor quality meat in main dishes. Chicken quality was horrible. Chicken tikka masala was horribly sweet. Keema naan had hardly any mince. Asked for mild saag chicken - they took all the spices out so it was bland - barely edible

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BF
Buckinghamshire
8 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a great ambience. We ate off the vegetarian menu and all courses were really tasty. Staff are attentive and great recommendations forthcoming. Will be coming again

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PA
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

The lady behind the bar was not aware of our booking, a table for two. She checked on a computer module. They then pushed a table in to the window and placed two chairs, alongside the rest of their guests. The person I shared the experience with is a hotel manager, in F&B, and was not impressed. The food came quite quickly, and had a stewed flavour, with a rice dish containing either tinned or frozen vegetables. The chilli in these dishes was either powder or oil, and there was a distinct lack of fresh vegetables. It may be that these dishes were a sample of a certain area in India?

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BH
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great family run restaurant very affordable super management 5 star's ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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N
London
20 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Amazing food with a truly authentic taste. Love this place. Pricing has changed a lot recently so cannot visit as often as we would like to, however I thoroughly recommend you visit. It does get noisy during busy periods but depending on your outlook, this could add to the atmosphere too 😉

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k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Took clients for evening meal based on previous good experience. Staff very busy considering it was only half full. Ordered popadoms and starters which arrived together. Ordered main meal which took over 1.5hrs which is totally unacceptable. Chased up with the waiters who were not bothered. When the food evenrually arrived three dishes were missing , which we charged for as they didnt believe us. Had to actually ask for more drinks . Very embarassing experience in front of new clients. Will definitely give it a miss in future. They seem to look after the regular diners alot more. Its a shame as the management have a very short sighted view. Will be going eslewhere next time. Cant afford to lose any more clients due to poor dinning experiences.

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice meal, tasty food and good ambience.
However, very disappointed that despite having booked a table and in receipt of a reservation number and confirmation email, we had to wait nearly 30 mins for a table!
Apparently we were meant to follow up our online booking with a phone call though neither the email nor your site said so.
Indeed a dampener....

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OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic add always and good service very attentive. Food was quick too.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic I have been a number of times and it just keeps on getting better. They are a great selection of breads to go with you choice of meal. A**

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