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Namaste Village Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Namaste Village Cambridge

4.3
4.3
174 Reviews
£25 and under
Indian
**Walk-ins welcome at all times. Table reservation is only recommended for groups of 5 or more** Looking for a real Indian dining experience ? Bored of greasy & heavy Indian food ? Do you know what real Indian food actually tastes like?
Join us at our authentic Indian, family-run restaurant & sample some of the finest Indian food. Namaste Village is a traditional yet progressive Indian restaurant, serving vegetarian & vegan food from different regions of India, which is healthy & delicious. We follow our own special recipes & grind our spices. This makes our food taste unique. Come, see for yourself & experience the spirit & spice of India.
We are the one Indian Restaurant in Norfolk (ref. Tripadvisor), featured in The Times as Britain's 8th best curry house & much more. Our recent survey showed that more than 70% of our regular customers are not vegetarian & do not miss meat when dining with us. So, us being vegetarian should not dissuade you from trying us but rather excite you!

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2 people

22:30


Booked 9 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, South Indian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00–14:00 Dinner Tue–Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri–Sun 17:00–22:30
  • Phone number
    01223 363336
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Dalsukh Jetani
  • Catering
    We provide catering services within a 20 miles radius and work with all order size. Our food promises to be fresh & tasty is delivered using means & technology that ensures it remains so. We can help you make selections that go best with your event, taste & also the budget (if any). Do not hesitate to reach us & speak to us.
  • Private party facilities
    We are experienced memory makers having hosted weddings, receptions, corporate lunch meetings and many such events of all sizes. Our venue can accommodate upto 130 people. Coupled with our customizable menu, your event with us bound to be a great one!! We can work with every budget & bring the best out of it. All you need to do is, talk to us.

What 174 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Innovative

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for groups

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Healthy

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Cambridge

    Best Overall

  • Cambridge

    Best Food

  • Cambridge

    Best Value

  • Cambridge

    Good for business meals

  • Cambridge

    Good for business meals

  • Cambridge

    Child-friendly

  • Cambridge

    Innovative

  • Cambridge

    Good for groups

  • Cambridge

    Healthy

  • Cambridge

    Hot spot

  • Cambridge

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Cambridge

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Cambridge

    Most Booked

174 Reviews
  1. HilaryH

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and two sons are vegetarian and they all said it’s the nicest vegetarian curry they have tasted. The staff were very friendly and attentive and the bill was very reasonable. Would definitely recommend to a friend and would definitely come back.

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  2. JamesK

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic, been recommended this place by loads of people and I can see why! Lamb lababdar was to die for, great selection on menu

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  3. GrahameB

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice decor, food, ambience and staff. Service was quick, polite and unobtrusive. The food was excellent for all of our party and clearly described on the menu. The quality and authenticity of the food is so good that the fact it is vegetarian or vegan is irrelevant - the meat eaters in our party thoroughly enjoyed their meals, just as much as the vegans.

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  4. Gourmetmama

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Clean and bright restaurant, a fair amount of ambiental noise. Food was tasty but a little greasy and salty for our taste. Great to have a full veggie / vegan menu though. Service was good. Prefer Montaz restaurant in Newmarket, but would bring kids here.

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  5. dharmil

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the food and had great fun. Gemine and the girl treated us well and helped us selecting the best dishes.

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  6. David

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great vegetarian food and welcoming staff team. Highly recommended

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  7. Lorraine

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Variety of new dishes and flavours to choose from. You could have a new dish every time you go and be happy with your choice. Non vegetarians won’t miss the meat wither

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  8. AmberA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always !! Amazing food and service .

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  9. MichelleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm, attentive staff who were always on hand to help out. The menu was extensive and the staff helped us to better understand what to choose. The food arrived quite quickly and was nicely presented, hot and delicious. The spices came through beautifully and were well balanced.

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  10. BKE1

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous vegan and vegetarian food with excellent spicing and consideration for allergens and dietary requirements!

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  11. Chris

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best vegan / vegetarian Indian food I’ve had. Thank you for being such an excellent restaurant and team

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  12. Frances

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Imaginative good food served with a smile Many thanks 🙏

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  13. AshaK

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was really good as they accepted our special request regarding food and the food tasted amazing! Friendly staff and quick service.

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  14. LanaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and drinks, very nice personal and very attentive.

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  15. Graham

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were Cambridge on a 3 night break. We ate at Namaste the first night, and decided it is so good that we would eat there again on our last night. The food was excellent both nights as was the service. The staff are friendly and attentive. If we lived closer then we would be regulars but Sussex is a bit too far!

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  16. Graham

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was well prepared and very tasty. The service was excellent, friendly and efficient. If we lived locally then we’d be regulars.

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  17. DavidB

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is a wholly vegetarian Indian restaurant despite some items being called "prawn" or "lamb". They have recently started selling Thalis at certain times and they offered a 10% discount for booking. We all had the thalis which were excellent The prices are a bit higher than the standard Indian restaurant but the premises are modern and worth it for special occasions. We have been before.

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  18. Sophiekatharine

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food, student discount available.

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  19. EmBa

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went with friends, it was a lovely meal from starter to mains…. The food will not disappoint. Thoroughly enjoyed by all. Would recommend this place for a meal out, staff were very helpful and lovely. I would only say, it was a little noisy, but apart from that great evening all round….

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  20. PaneVino

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The staff were excellent, even though we put them through their paces. We were tucked into a little niche on the ground floor, which might have helped to moderate the noise level, but the place was noisy and we sometimes strained to hear the waiting staff and even each other. It was disheartening to see so many dishes based on "vegan chicken" or "vegan lamb". What's wrong with vegetable dishes? I'd like to see more dishes based on veg and fruit, with emphasis on India's regional cuisines. My partner had a mushroom main, which was very good, while I had a vegetable dish, the name of which I don't recall but it started with an L and was based on tomato and coriander. Both dishes were supposed to be medium hot, but mine was blazing. The pilau rice was not the best I've ever had, by some length, but the plain naan was excellent. Given the economic circumstances of the day, the prices and portions represented good — but not great — value for money. The 12.5% gratuity automatically tacked on was a little off-putting but the server quickly pointed out that it was entirely optional. The servers earned it, too, so I didn't complain. The main take-away should be that the vegan substitutes for meat dishes were disappointing to see. They may be wonderful, but shouldn't good vegan and vegetarian dished be based on vegetables and fruit that are recognisable as such?

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  21. CharlesMeep

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Some of the foods were very salty. The toilets were very unclean.

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  22. JohnC

    Cambridge

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Eat here regularly. Food always excellent fresh vegetables and spices used the food taste great. Very attentive service, thank you Nemar

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  23. Anonymous

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It is not authentic Indian food and they are misleading non-indian people into wrong food item pairings, the waitering staff was not well-trained to serve properly. The washroom was not clean and the female and male washroom main doors were left wide open. Very disappointing experience.

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  24. AlisonF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Great food, service and value for money. Highly recommended.

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  25. RoyP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and fast service, excellent food with exquisite flavours. Will definitely return.

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  26. RhianT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and a fabulous restaurant ~ quick and efficient service, delicious food and lovely buzz-filled ambience. Lots of families eating too. Would love to go again next time we’re in Cambridge.

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  27. DeborahM

    Nottingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Can 100% recommend Namaste Village, absolutely amazing lunch, can’t wait to go back for dinner!!

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  28. JamieA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    Service very slow took 20 mins for drinks order to be taken. Had great expectations for the food but rather underwhelming.

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  29. JohnC

    Cambridge

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    It was a really busy evening, yet the staff as always were most helpful and attentive. The food was excellent, fresh spices all dishes really tasty.

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  30. Carol

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, second visit. We sat upstairs but found our first visit at a downstairs table more atmospheric. Great service and a delicious extensive menu.

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  31. London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We ordered paprichat and a platter for 2 for starters. Paprichat was spicy and quite flavourful. For the price,quantity was quite poor. Staff taking orders don't pay attention. One of the dish that was meant for next round was served with starters. They took the dish away and served it with mains . It was probably left in the kitchen to serve it later,absolutely cold.We were here in Cambridge only for a day. Came here for dinner as it was close to our accommodation. Overall view- quite overpriced.

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  32. LinaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Very nice environment, clear and bright, very good service and variety of foods. We will definitely go again.

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  33. MikeB

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 August 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Left without even a drink after being ignored for 20 minutes. Complicated menu using "high protein meat substitute". If I'd read their reviews first wouldn't have even wasted the 20 minutes. A shambles.

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  34. JohnC

    Cambridge

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another tasty meal. Fresh herbs and aromatic spices creating a wonderful assault on the taste buds. Our waitress Nema was most helpful and provided advice concerning the Dahl side dish and desert . Thankyou

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Portions are very small and over priced. Food service was slow.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible, all staff smiley and couldn’t do anymore to help it was a lovely experience

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  37. Nigel

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Although the menu is completely vegetarian, most of the items have meat in the description. I struggle with the concept of a plant based prawn or a plant based lamb biryani

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  38. ShukriM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and ambience. Highly recommend!

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  39. PWin

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food, authentically Indian, and never had so many vegan options one a menu, all of which were tasty!

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  40. Athena

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, so many great food options, couldn't fault one thing about the food, they where very accommodating, will definitely be our new regular. We also loved the buy half a meal initiative.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Namaste Village Cambridge using the Order Online button. Namaste Village Cambridge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01223 363336.

Namaste Village Cambridge is rated 4.3 stars by 174 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:30


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Namaste Village Cambridge

45 Castle St, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AH

Additional information

  • Area
    Cambridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00–14:00 Dinner Tue–Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri–Sun 17:00–22:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, South Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Dalsukh Jetani
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    01223 363336
  • Catering
    We provide catering services within a 20 miles radius and work with all order size. Our food promises to be fresh & tasty is delivered using means & technology that ensures it remains so. We can help you make selections that go best with your event, taste & also the budget (if any). Do not hesitate to reach us & speak to us.
  • Private party facilities
    We are experienced memory makers having hosted weddings, receptions, corporate lunch meetings and many such events of all sizes. Our venue can accommodate upto 130 people. Coupled with our customizable menu, your event with us bound to be a great one!! We can work with every budget & bring the best out of it. All you need to do is, talk to us.
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