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Wah Ji Wah, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Wah Ji Wah

4.6
4.6
115 Reviews
£25 and under
Indian
In India, if someone ends a meal with the words “Wah Ji Wah” – there can be no bigger compliment. To give a loose translation, it means “Wow”, and this sense of satisfaction was the inspiration behind Wah Ji Wah – Manchester’s most authentic Indian restaurant.

There are many reasons to visit Wah Ji Wah. For those working locally or doing a bit of shopping in Manchester, we are ideally located for a quick and tasty street lunch – see our express lunch menu for more details. And for those looking to savour some of our signature and classic dishes, our unique ambience and relaxing setting makes Wah Ji Wah a perfect choice for an evening out – see our a la carte menu and get ready for a feast.

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2 people

22:00


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 15:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 15:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    0161 819 5460

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Manish Mahipal

What 115 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. C

    Castleb

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was delicious staff were lovely and the restaurant is very nice inside it’s so reasonable aswell on price a hidden little gem of Manchester we will definitely be going back
  2. JC

    JasperC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food is very delicious, with an exquisite and succulent taste to every dish served. Highly recommended!
  3. AS

    AdrianS

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food was good but worst service I've ever experienced. Asked us to pay cash which isn't a good start as we had no cash. Then ran out of fish, then took ages to get drinks and prosecco was warm. Then to add to the experience they tried to charge us for 2 curries we hadn't ordered
  4. LG

    LindaG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service and very friendly reception
  5. TK

    TimK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, good service. Will definitely be going back.
  6. RT

    RussT

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, probably the best Indian food we have eaten served by friendly and efficient staff.
  7. JS

    JamesS

    Cheshire

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic… food, service all of it superb
  8. AH

    AmandaH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food I have eaten in a very long time. Portion size was perfect A perfect balance of flavour and spice. We would travel to Manchester just to eat at this restaurant. An amazing dining experience
  9. SD

    StockportDiner

    Bath

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was good but not outstanding but the service was poor. It took them half an hour to seat us then moved us to a different table half way through.
  10. c

    christopherc

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food
  11. J

    Johnny

    Manchester

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not your typical curry restaurant. The chef is creative and the tastes are rich and deep
  12. CM

    CathM

    Liverpool

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really lovely restaurant, it was very clean and well decorated. The staff were very friendly. There was a good selection of food and drinks to choose from. The food was served promptly and was very fresh and tasted amazing, you can see the kitchen from the restaurant as it’s all open which was nice. Prices were very reasonable also. Would recommend and will return
  13. WC

    WillC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked this restaurant earlier in the week as it was the only place I could find that still had availability for New Years Eve. After reading the reviews I wasn’t expecting too much but oh my god, the food is unbelievable. The restaurant is only small (maybe 40 covers or so (sorry Wah Ji Wah if this is incorrect)) but the service and food is excellent. I read one review where someone waited 50 mins to be served and while we were there we had quite a wait between our starter and main course as the kitchen was putting out a lot of takeaway meals but that worked ok for us as it gave time for the exceptional starter (sharing platter for 2) to settle a bit. The service by the staff and the quality of the food couldn’t be faulted. Will certainly recommend the place to friends and will definitely be back. Top class food where the flavours of the herbs and spices really come through without the throat ripping heat.
  14. F

    Fleming21

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was really good & tasty, service attentive, however we thought a little overpriced for what we had and drinks expensive. Still, we enjoyed our meal there and would go back.
  15. PO

    PaulO

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty food and amazing service. Would highly recommend!
  16. RH

    RobertH

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Possibly the worst service I have ever experienced. 50 minutes after being seated we were able to get someone to take our order. Half our drinks never arrived despite ordering them multiple times, same with a lot of the food. We didn't even get cutlery until 10 minutes after our food arrived. They even had the audacity to argue with us about paying the service charge! Food was ok but unfortunately the service left everyone in a bad mood. Would never return.
  17. AS

    AdamS

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, full vegan menu along side their al a carte. Cobra beer on tap. Plenty heat in their dishes, would go again.
  18. MR

    MeganR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing! Prawn Malabar was absolutely unreal.
  19. KD

    KirstineD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was superb. Would highly recommend.
  20. J

    Julie

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been to this restaurant several times and always had a wonderful meal. The food is beautifully presented and offers delicious Indian food that is different to the mainstream Indian restaurants. So tasty!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely evening, it was lovely to see the kitchen while dining and the waiter/manager was training 2 people and was doing an amazing job of coaching
  22. DJ

    DamienJ

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must do for any Indian food lover , place is thriving , food is exceptional
  23. DK

    DKhan

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Decent food but poor service. Saturday nights could be busy and noisy though. Overall experience was not as good as what we have had in the past.
  24. JO

    JOBMANC

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food always good ,nice relaxing restaurant ,and the test of a good restaurant is would you go back there ,and the answer is we have and we will.
  25. ST

    SteveT

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding meal from poppadoms to the mix platter and we shared a chicken butter curry and a spinich curry 2 nann breads bottle of red wine and a cobra £75
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good, different menu to a standard Indian restaurant.Definitely go again
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Really amazing food, the appetisers were very full of flavour and the staff brought them out incredibly quickly. The only downside to the evening was that the wait from appetiser to main was just under two hours, but that being said as soon as we asked the staff if they knew how long it would be, within twenty minutes it was brought out and once again full of flavour. I'm sure the delay was just an anomaly as the restaurant itself and takeaway orders seemed very busy so we will be coming back another time time try and again. Definitely worth a visit!
  28. JB

    JohnB

    Manchester

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Food took too long to arrive, staff seemed more interested in take way than in house dinners.
  29. C

    Chester

    Cheshire

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great to find this place, lovely food & we’ll be back
  30. N

    Natalie

    County Durham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic meal. The food was very tasty - the best Indian food we’ve eaten in a very long time. Service was excellent and the menu extremely reasonably priced. If we return to Manchester, we would definitely eat here again.
  31. LF

    LisaF

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We found this little place on open table, even though e hadnt heard of it the reviews looked good so we gave it a try. OMG i am so glad we did the food i amazing, we have told anyone that will listen how good it is and i cant wait to go back. We had the lamb shank and that special sauce was delicious.
  32. t

    tastebud100

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, great tabla music, open kitchen serving fantastic food. I have eaten in many Indian restaurants in the Uk and in India and can say this was the best I have ever tasted! I would be a regular customer if it wasn’t 3.5 hours from my home.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service, would recommend. 100% going Again!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our meal, staff were super friendly and the food was lovely
  35. JB

    JohnB

    Manchester

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food as always
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    The food was delicious freshly made, you can see the chef cooking in the open kitchen, the restaurant had nice decor but quit small, the service was quit slow due to the first day opening for people to sit inside and the restaurant being full, I would definitely go again.
  37. EN

    EllenN

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2020

    overall2food4service3ambience2
    Was really busy but they still booked out tables. We booked a 20:15 table and got seated at 21:00. Also the table we were sat at had a previous customers drink on it. I would recommend if they managed better as food was nice.
  38. DG

    DGomeG

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good and happy with the price/quality
  39. BM

    BrianM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was lovely, service was good, we would definitely go back and eat there again.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing staff very helpful would recommend crnt wait to go back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Wah Ji Wah does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Wah Ji Wah also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 819 5460.

Wah Ji Wah is rated 4.6 stars by 115 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

22:00


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Wah Ji Wah

37 King Street Manchester, Greater Manchester M3 2PW

Additional information

  • Area

    Manchester

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 15:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 15:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Manish Mahipal

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wine

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