Namaste Village

4.7
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63 reviews
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£25 and under
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Vegetarian / Vegan

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Good Vegetarian Options
Are you looking for a real Indian dining experience ? Are you bored of greasy and heavy Indian food ? Do you even know what a real Indian food taste like ?

We invite you to join us here at our authentic Indian, family-run restaurant and sample some of the finest Indian food Norfolk has to offer. Namaste Village is a traditional Indian restaurant, serving vegetarian and vegan food from different regions of India, which is both healthy and delicious. The dishes on our menu are unique and they are developed from our family recipes. That is why it taste so different and unique. Come, see for yourself and experience the spirit and spice of India in this fine city of Norwich.
The fact of being a vegetarian restaurant should not be disappointing you. Above 50 % of our customers are not vegetarian and still this is rated as number one Indian Restaurants in Norfolk on Trip-advisor.
What 63 People Are Saying
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J
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Featured in The Times “30 Best Curry Houses” begs the question, did they actually go there? Who wrote the review? Sorry.

P
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love eating at this restaurant. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. I have recommended Namaste Village more times than I can remember!

GF
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really loving the new menu.

You don’t have to be a vegetarian or vegan to eat here, there’s nothing bland or boring about the food, the taste, flavours and quality of the food is as good if not better than many 4&5* restaurant.

Can’t recommend highly enough

JL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab, love this place. Go back again and again. So friendly and amazing vegetarian food

N
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Namaste ambience was the perfect setting for our special meal. Beautiful decor and traditional music is perfectly pitched here: please do not change a thing. Booking was very convenient with helpful notifications too. We loved the food, the service & quality of dining and the relaxed buffet event.

Namaste Village
Responded on 21 March 2020

Thank you for such heart warming review. It has always been our pleasure to bring joy through our food and we continue to do so amidst this crisis but through contact-less delivery & take-out only. We wish to welcome you soon at the restaurant once things are better. Stay safe & healthy.

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EL
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, people always lovely. Favourite place to eat in norfolk

Namaste Village
Responded on 21 March 2020

Thank you for the wonderful rating & your recommendation. Stay safe and healthy and we look forward to welcome you soon. Please note that we are still open for contact-less home deliveries in Norwich.

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JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! Staff very pleasant. Look forward to coming back. Usually when I have an Indian, it is a while before I want another one but I could have gone back the next day! Loved it.

Namaste Village
Responded on 21 March 2020

Thank you for the wonderful rating & your recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you soon again once the world is safe again. In the meanwhile, we are still able to bring our food to your doorstep with contactless delivery.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and amazing surroundings.

Namaste Village
Responded on 27 February 2020

Thank you for the wonderful rating & your recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you soon again.

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JH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Namaste Village is the best curry we have ever tasted. Slightly larger portions would be very much appreciated.

Namaste Village
Responded on 4 February 2020

Thank you for your review & recommendation. We are always generous with our portions and are sorry you had a different experience in this instance. Do allow us to bring you more value & a more satisfying experience upon your next visit.

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LB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good atmosphere and great food, a very pleasant evening.

Namaste Village
Responded on 28 January 2020

Thank you for the wonderful rating and your recommendation. We truly appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you soon again.

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NS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing good and Brill staff. 5 star experience . Best in Norwich

Namaste Village
Responded on 23 January 2020

Thank you for the rating, recommendation and your kind words! We truly appreciate it and look forward to see you soon again.

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d
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food , great service and good value for money. Would highly recommend.

Namaste Village
Responded on 11 January 2020

Thank you for the rating and your recommendation! We look forward to see you soon again.

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JF
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely first date, it was a lovely atmosphere food and customer service.
Will return thank you

Namaste Village
Responded on 7 January 2020

We are glad to have contributed towards making your first date, a lovely one! Look forward to welcome you again soon!

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DS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience2

Good food, pity the service was so disorganised and slow. Also having hot air from fan heater blowing at us was odd and rather dessicting.

Namaste Village
Responded on 7 January 2020

Thank you for the review & your recommendation. Thank you for highlighting what you felt about the service on the day. I assure you we are better than this and will look forward to prove it to you upon your next visit. Couldn't have been more grateful on the input with placement of heater (which was rater automatic). We have now re-positioned it to ensure no one is discomforted as we look to provide some warm comfort this winter :)

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JG
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food really different to your average Curry .. lovely setting .. this is our fourth visit and we can’t recommend it enough ..

Namaste Village
Responded on 3 January 2020

Thank you for the rating & your recommendation. It is your patronage & support that keeps us going. At Namaste our focus is on presenting Indian food which is authentic right from ingredients, recipes to it's presentation. This I believe helps us to be different from many or most curry houses.

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T
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we have dined at Namaste Village and the whole experience is fantastic. Since our first visit there has been alcohol added to the menu which should improve the appeal of the restaurant. I cannot recommend this venue highly enough, don't go because it is a vegetarian restaurant go because the food is fantastic and just happens to be vegetarian.

Namaste Village
Responded on 3 January 2020

Such a beautiful review and your writing has such an impact! We'd definitely be using your words in some of our social posts :) Thank you for choosing us yet again and we are indeed happy & proud to have held up your choice in us. We would look forward to welcome you soon again, maybe to try our "Veganuary" special menu.

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LD
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening, good service, delicious food and lovely building. Would recommend and will revisit

Namaste Village
Responded on 3 January 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us & your recommendation. We really appreciate it & look forward to see you soon again.

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FP
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best Indian food we've all eaten, the Puri was divine. Prior to visiting, the meat eaters in the group were sceptical. They also said it was the best they had eaten and said they would definitely return! Thanks so much for having us and giving us a lovely treat. Namaste.

Namaste Village
Responded on 3 January 2020

We are humbled & greatly satisfied to know that everyone in the group loved the food, irrespective of it being meat-free. As one of our guests recently said in a review, we serve fantastic food & it just happens to be vegetarian. We would indeed be looking forward to welcome everyone soon. Thank you for being such a lovely group to host & bringing in all that energy and fun to our place.

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BN
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant, unlike most Indian restaurants in Norwich

Namaste Village
Responded on 20 December 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us and the recommendation. We truly appreciate it & look forward to see you soon again!

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DW
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wasnt sure what to expect as our first visit - was a great experience all round and would thoroughly recommend to anyone as a wonderful night out

Namaste Village
Responded on 17 December 2019

We are glad to have made a great first impression and are already awaiting your next visit :) Am sure your next visit will be soon and we promise to keep it wonderful as always. Thank you for taking the time to review & your recommendation. It's greatly appreciated.

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DM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regular customers after having visited India 8 times, we know true Hindu food!

Namaste Village
Responded on 17 December 2019

Not 'regular' but special I'd say :) With each visit our bond truly transcends for being just a business-customer to more family-like. And when you appreciate our food with your wide experience of travels in India, it means a lot and speaks a great deal about our ability to serve authentic Indian vegetarian food and our values. Thank you for being special as always and see you soon!

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BC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food and a fantastic staff made sure that we had a great evening.

Namaste Village
Responded on 17 December 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us and the recommendation. We truly appreciate it.

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N
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place, food excellent. I had mushroom tikka masala and can recommend. Staff very helpful and loos spotlessly clean!

Namaste Village
Responded on 17 December 2019

Firstly, thank you for taking notice of & complimenting our innate sense for health safety & hygiene! And am proud to say that you would find the same standard through out our premises, because it is something that concerns the well being of our customers and we never compromise on it! Thank you once again & we look forward to see you soon again.

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TM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always fabulous. Our favourite Indian dining in Norwich. Despite being carnivores, we love the flavours, textures and variety.

Namaste Village
Responded on 17 December 2019

Thank you for the kind words and the recommendation! It's always a great encouragement to have positive reviews from our guests. More so from one's who have visited us often, because we than know that we are doing well consistently :) Thank you once again & look forward to see you soon!

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OT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another splendid meal at Namaste Village. I can’t deny that I love the food here. We brought a sister in law for her birthday- her first visit. She too loved it and will return. And why not 😀. I am a confirmed meat eater but I never feel I’ve missed out here. Great food, well presented. Thanks again.

Namaste Village
Responded on 10 December 2019

There's so much to be thankful to you. For your continued love, patronage, support and spreading the love of our food. It is indeed endearing to know that you brought along your sister in law and we were able to impress her too, uphold your choice in us! Look forward to welcome you again. P.S. We have a Christmas meal on 22nd Dec and would love to see you and family with us.

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c
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A little apprehensive when I realised no meat but I have to say I came out thinking I would have to come back very soon .. excellent food and service.. the chilli chicken not chicken is on par with anything you’ll find in a top London Asian restaurant. Definitely the best Asian dining experience in Norwich and I’ve tried them all many times

Namaste Village
Responded on 10 December 2019

We love when the taste of our offerings in food and service makes our guests emotions switch from "No Meat & Worried" to "No Meat & Don't Care". Our You'd be surprised to know that the Chilli dishes (Indo-Chinese cuisine) originated from the Indian state of Kolkata (Calcutta) and our recipe follows the original one for an authentic, amazing taste! We'd love to see you soon again.

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SF
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent varied and flavoursome vegetarian food served by engaging staff in a great venue. An ideal venue for a group of friends to share dishes and catch up on each other’s news.

Namaste Village
Responded on 10 December 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us and the awesome rating. We truly appreciate it and look forward to welcome you soon again.

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AS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Vegetarian Indian food. Great ambience. A bit expensive though.

Namaste Village
Responded on 10 December 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us and the awesome rating. We truly appreciate it and look forward to welcome you soon again.

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CH
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined here this week. We had eaten at the cafe a couple of times and have always been impressed with the quality of food so were excited to try Namaste Village. The quality of food did not disappoint however the prices of the main dishes were far too expensive. Had they contained meat you wouldnt say so much! Also you would expect a half pint of the same beer to be half the price of a pint, sadly this was not the case! Due to this we unfortunately will not return to this restaurant.

Namaste Village
Responded on 10 December 2019

It is endearing to have you at restaurant after experience at cafe & am glad the food was impressive as ever! Fair/ethical pricing is important for us. Our menu offer starter+mains(curry & rice) starting £15.85 with our promise of freshness, quality & cost of holding a listed venue. Contrary to belief, vegetarian ingredients are not cheap. Premium vegetarian ingredients such as paneer, tofu & vegan chicken are in fact costlier than meat. Do trust us on the price & be back for the food you love.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IT IS INCREDIBLE I CANNOT OVERSTATE THIS. The best meal I’ve had in forever.

Namaste Village
Responded on 4 December 2019

We really liked the categories 'Romance' & 'Good for a Date' that comes with your incredible review! For most time this has been our personal view too. Our ambience with a table lit on the table, light music and aroma of food going around, does make for a kind of exotic space for being with special ones :) Thank you for a love laced review & we look forward to see you again soon. If it interests you we have a grand Christmas buffet on 22nd Dec which is unmissable!

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FH
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly and helpful staff -we had a great evening

Namaste Village
Responded on 4 December 2019

Lovely to hear that we were able to contribute towards making your evening a great one :) It was absolute pleasure, hosting you and we look forward to see you again soon. Thank you for your kind review & recommendation.

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CM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful authentic Indian food in a lovely atmosphere

Namaste Village
Responded on 4 December 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review/ rate us & your recommendation. We really appreciate it and look forward to welcome you again.

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MI
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Indian Vegetarian food. Amazing flavours.
Great atmosphere too.

Namaste Village
Responded on 4 December 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review & your recommendation. We really appreciate it and look forward to welcome you again.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

We were disappointed by the lack of good customer service. Made to feel like we weren't welcome, having menus snatched away when we hadn't finished ordering and empty plates when we were still chewing. We've loved Namaste India with its intimate, caring service and so won't go back to Village but will stick with the smaller restaurant. Thought the kids running around throughout our meal a little tiresome. Food good, but too much chilli and not enough of other spices to give a varied taste. Sorry, but we can't recommend. Maybe it was an off day for the staff? They seemed very unhappy, apart from the young man who saw us out.

Namaste Village
Responded on 4 December 2019

Thank you, we appreciate honest reviews from guests who know us, as they help us reflect upon what we are doing that is right & also helps us pick early signs of what may be in need of attention. While both Namaste India & Village share the same moral, business & gastronomic values, it is disappointing our service on the day couldn't speak for it. However, I'd strongly urge to visit us again and allow us to redeem ourselves on the intimate, caring & taste-rich service that we are known for.

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BP
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We've been before and loved it. This time we invited friends to come along too. They loved and will be back again too. It's such a lovely building and the food is amazing. Namaste x

Namaste Village
Responded on 19 November 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words and spreading the love of our vegetarian offerings. As for us, serving our food with love it is always more the merrier. We look forward to welcome you and more of your friends yet again. It it helps, we do have these amazing unlimited buffet meals that are really a great experience for larger group of friends.

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious authentic food in a lovely setting with friendly helpful staff. I would highly recommend eating here!

Namaste Village
Responded on 19 November 2019

Thank you for the awesome rating & review. We really appreciate it and look forward to welcome you again.

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ST
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and value for money. I would prefer not to have a television screen in any restaurant.

Namaste Village
Responded on 28 November 2019

Thank you for taking the time to rate us and your recommendation. We really appreciate it.

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WS
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

First time at a vegetarian restaurant. Very spacious and family feel inside.
Initially a long wait between starter and main but the taste of the food was worth it, as I did not expect such tasty food.
I was not impressed by the chutney dips with the popadoms; just not too my taste buds but overall very impressed with my first vegetarian curry experience
Will definitely go back soon.

Namaste Village
Responded on 19 November 2019

Thank you for the review & your recommendation. It is indeed a compliment that this was your first time at a vegetarian restaurant & yet our taste impressed you. Indian food preparations & especially ours are all from scratch, for every order which take a bit long but are always on time. However, it gets just a bit close on Fridays, but we do not compromise on freshness or taste :) Look forward to welcome you again soon to further improve your vegetarian experience!

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OT
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening, superb food as always. Not our first visit and won’t be the last!

Namaste Village
Responded on 28 November 2019

Thank you for the awesome rating. We really appreciate your patronage. It is what keeps us going. Look forward to welcome you again soon. P.S. It would be great if you could also join us for the Christmas buffet on 22nd December. We plan to make it grand than ever :)

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LT
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic visit- this time celebrating Diwali with a beautifully balanced buffet menu. The staff could not be more helpful. Every meal better than the last

Namaste Village
Responded on 4 November 2019

We are so glad you were here for Diwali buffet. It's was a special festive day to be with family & friends and you are an extension to this Namaste family, always a pleasure to host you. We make dedicated efforts to improve ourselves, so our guests never have a mediocre experience. Your review helps us see that we are making progress! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and the recommendation. We look forward to see you soon again and be better than your last version of us.

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