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Wah Ji Wah, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Wah Ji Wah

4.7
4.7
139 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

19:00


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • 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 139 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

139 Reviews
  1. KATIEK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous restaurant. Firstly, the staff are excellent, welcoming and professional with excellent food knowledge. The comfort and decor in the restaurant is great. The food is outstanding, great flavours, loads of choice, looks fabulous.

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  2. Reggie

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good if not spectacular but the service was very poor. We waited 20 minutes before anyone even came and asked us if we wanted a drink and then a further 15 minutes before anyone came to take our food orders and this was only a after one of our party had gone and found the waitress. My 4th visit to this restaurant and by far the most disappointing

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service. Food cooked fresh and can be seen being cooked. Wait staff able to answer questions on spiciness of dishes

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and very friendly staff with quick service, definitely worth it.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous dinner. Lots of choice on the menu and the staff are really responsive and lovely. Thanks for a wonderful meal!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A brilliant restaurant with a fantastic chef for all the Indian classics. We have enjoyed every visit to this place. Will be returning again very soon. Thank you.

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  7. AnnieW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best curry we’ve had ! Food service value all perfect

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  8. CaroleL

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My second visit here and yet again amazing food, did not disappoint.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food & service! Our server Brian was so attentive, pleasant and witty. A lovely greeting and accommodation even though we had no reservation - great way to start the evening off. The food was absolutely delicious. Jalfrezi made how it should be and the rogan josh & tikka masala were equally delicious. Fresh naan bread for dipping was perfect. All topped off by chef Maniche coming to say hello and adding a personal touch. We returned the next evening for more of the same it was that good. Thank you all for a wonderful dining experience!

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  10. CaroleL

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restuarant was clean and well presented. Waiters were attentive, helpful and pleasant. The food was very good indeed, I had the lamb rogan josh and it was perfect, my daughter had chicken tikka masala and she loved it. We shared a rice and a naan bread and it was plenty. I would definately go back and I recommend you try it too.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice environment. Service is good. Lamb shank tasted very decent. Slow cooked Duck is just soso

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Dumfries and Galloway

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. My Lamb Banjara was so tender, I could have cut the meat with a spoon. It was absolutely delicious. My wife had a chicken korma. Not my thing but I tried it and it had lovely flavours. Coconut rice and lemon rice was also beautifully cooked, light, fluffy and full of flavour. Waiters were really friendly and attentive. Honestly can’t fault it. Best curry I’ve had in a very long time.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great little curry venue, perfect for us which was a group of 7 in the end but they managed to fit us in.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food

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  15. JayP

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant was freezing cold

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant experience and very authentic food the chef was complimented for his cooking and the home style taste. Would definitely visit again. If you want fresh hot food you may to wait a bit longer but I was happy to wait. Prices were value for money and with so much choice of restaurants in Manchester I would highly recommend this place. It was a full house on our visit so book in advance. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  17. FAmelia

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Outstanding service. Perfect atmosphere. Could not fault this restaurant.

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  18. JemmaM

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had friends visiting from America and wanted to give them a great Indian Food experience

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  19. IanJ

    Cheshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A pleasant evening spent. Very good menu choice and the courses picked were thoroughly enjoyed. The environment was very busy which was testament to the popularity of this restaurant. It definitely will be on our list of return’s when we are next in Manchester.

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  20. PaulH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience at Wah Ji Wah was faultless, nothing was to much trouble. the food was hot when searved the waiter couldn't do enough for us he helped with our choices without being pushy. We really enjoyed the whole experience and will certainly be returning.

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  21. Johnny

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, attentive and quick service. The artichoke appetizer and chicken tikka were particularly great. Overall, prices were reasonable, with the exception of a £5 bottle of water. Definitely a great choice if you're looking for Indian food in Manchester.

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  22. AnonymousDiner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. Our waitress was great. Birthday dinner somewhat spoiled by being asked to leave the table (booked for 6pm) at 20 past 7 because they needed the table back. . . . . . .

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  23. SueS

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit here because the first was so good. It didn’t disappoint. The food is delicious, the service is good and staff friendly and accommodating. Only a small place with a lovely decor and ambiance. A must if you’re in Manchester and want delicious Indian food.

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  24. AndyD

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and fabulous food. Not the biggest menu in the world but then that helps with the quantity of food you get.

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  25. Castleb

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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

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  26. JasperC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the food is very delicious, with an exquisite and succulent taste to every dish served. Highly recommended!

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  27. AdrianS

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    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

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  28. LindaG

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service and very friendly reception

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  29. TimK

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, good service. Will definitely be going back.

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  30. RussT

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, probably the best Indian food we have eaten served by friendly and efficient staff.

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  31. JamesS

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic… food, service all of it superb

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  32. AmandaH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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

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  33. StockportDiner

    Bath

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  34. christopherc

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food

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  35. Johnny

    Manchester

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not your typical curry restaurant. The chef is creative and the tastes are rich and deep

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  36. CathM

    Liverpool

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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

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  37. WillC

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  38. Fleming21

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  39. PaulO

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very tasty food and amazing service. Would highly recommend!

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  40. RobertH

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    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.

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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 4.7 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • 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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