Zama Punjabi Restaurant

4.4
178 reviews
£26 to £40
Indian
Zama Punjabi Kitchen offers tandoori feasts, Indian spices and marinades with select prime cuts of meat, and a buzzing atmosphere ~ a place to socialize over drinks and sharing food.
What 178 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LisaH
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A different Indian dining experience - not your average Indian restaurant. Food was delicious! Enjoyed trying all the different starters.

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DavidF
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No other Indian restaurant like it my friend came to visit me and he said it was the best curry he had ever eaten

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NinaK
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second visit to Zama and the food and service was as excellent as the first, can not fault.

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JennyS
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Freezing cold restaurant, bright lights, no music, food very average

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LucianaS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, cocktails and nice music to. My husband and I went to celebrate his birthday and it was amazing!

KB
KelvinB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Food Very average and wine list did not represent value for money but service was good and the staff were very attentive.

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CKMo
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little pricey considering I’ve had better for half the price. This is in regards to the food cost not the wine.

DH
DavidH
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New waiting staff but very friendly and helpful service. Lamb shank and chicken tikka both excellent.

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stuartT
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Overall a poor experience.

It started well with a mix grill tandoori starter. The mains courses, King Prawn dish (over cook or twice cooked) Dal Makhani (lack flavour and color) and not like any I have eaten before (been trying to find a good Dhal Makhani in UK after living in Delhi for a number of years. The Spicy lamb dish had so much salt we couldn’t eat it. Bread basket was old and didn’t contain the Laccha Paratha. We left most the food as just poor quality. I paid in full and also tipped but the food was a massive disappointment

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MikeB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, great food with a good choice of dishes. Highly recommended this restaurant

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IanT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super food and very well organised in current circumstances.

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GraceT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, lovely service, polite staff and a welcoming environment!!

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CindyE
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent Tandoori Halloumi, vegetarian thalis and a lovely bottle of Rose served with panache. If you like Indian food this is the place for you. Modern, focused and a delight

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HayleyVictoria
Bath
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gorgeous modern Indian food and lovely restaurant.

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NinaK
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best curry I’ve had, could not fault. Great service and great food .

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Natalie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend

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LucyA
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal, everything was delicious and the staff were lovely

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great catchup with friends, the attentive service and smiley waiting staff made our evening even more special. The food was so tasty and we all left full and satisfied. The Blueberry Mocktail was delicious too 😋😋😋😋😋

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PeterB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous evening at Zama where they are managing to continue to provide the same fabulous food and service within a Covid-19 compliant protocol.

It really is the best Indian food in Brighton and Hove - and if you cannot get there then they also deliver. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

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Christine
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I had eaten at this restaurant just 10 days before and was really impressed. So much so I told friends and a couple of real 'foodie friends' decided to try it with me last Monday.
What a let down.!
Most of the food was luke warm but the most disappointing dish was the Tandoori King Prawns. My friend was unable to eat them, they were stone cold and rubbery.
What an embarrassment!
I will no longer be recommending this restaurant.

JH
JaneH
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Not much atmosphere. Unfortunately they had water leak from upstairs.
Starters were ok and different. But could have been hotter.
Mains both lamb one medium one hot(spices) well to be honest not a lot of difference between them. Cheese nan not very cheesy.
I was expecting street food a bit like India summer or curry leaf. But sadly run of the mill curry house and a bit below par ☹️

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Josephine
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant. Food was outstanding and staff very friendly. Will be back for sure.

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TracyS
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The staff were really friendly and helpful, although the service was a little disjointed.

The starters were excellent, but I was disappointed with my main course, my lamb kebab arrived cold, but this was replaced straight away and the waitress was very apologetic. The second kebab had a lot more chilli so I couldn't tolerate eating much of it, even coated in riata.

I ordered masala fries, expecting them to be thin, but they were basically chunky chips which, if I'd have known, I wouldn't have ordered. I also asked if I could have a garlic and cheese naan, but only got garlic.

My two companions weren't over enamoured with their starters but enjoyed the mains of curry.

The décor is nice, but the acoustics of the restaurant makes everyones chitter chatter incredibly loud and it spoiled the atmosphere for us.

Overall a great place if you like your food chilli hot and don't mind it being noisy. I would recommend Zama to someone with these provisos.

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Arris
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant highly recommended. Excellent produce & exceptional flavours

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KimW
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What flavours and choice! Loved the food and was happy to see a good amount of veggie and a few vegan options. Staff were very friendly. We had a nice surprise at the end with £20 off our bill, as they had extended the Eat our to help our scheme in their restaurant. Will definitely be back.

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Christine
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely new experience, I will be back with friends and family. Thanks

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StephenD
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food (our 3rd visit in a month) in as decent atmosphere possible nowadays. Never disappoints.

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SamN
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fresh non greasy food 😍
Highly recommended

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Syeda1
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing atmosphere, delicious food and staff were very friendly, would definitely dine there again 👌🏽

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AndreaG
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, good ambiance, friendly staff, nice drinks

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vipHanaM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's no where else in Brighton or Hove that we would recommend more. Zama's food is always outstanding, worth the money and the staff are knowledgeable and friendly.

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HollyH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful service. Can’t wait to return again soon!

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Annabelle
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It’s a very nice restaurant, the food is amazing, definitely recommend, however it is a bit expensive without the eat out to help out

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ShahSheikh
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food as always was excellent, however this time around the service was much better than the last time I visited. Friendly, helpful and polite - ambiance felt more robust, professional and effortless. Would now recommend to friends. I do think it’s time to take that passive aggressive sign above the door down - that’s not professional at all. Still, the best Punjabi food in the area!

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Pearlpoppy
Kent
13 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always tasty food here with friendly service. Curries tend towards the hot end which is fine by me. Tried their Peshwari naan this time and will certainly order again. My favourite is the chicken Zama but it’s all good. My favourite place for an Indian experience.

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Morgyfluffyhead
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Easy to book. Food good & plentiful. Too many tables to be distanced. Sat near store cupboard which was really distracting & left open ( for ventilation?), but at least less tables at the back. Drinks came in stages, had to ask for poppadoms as they took so long. Waiting staff lovely, decs good. Quite pricey despite 50% reduction.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food as always. Excellent service. Very slightly overpriced but always enjoy eating there regardless

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so lovely, we had never been there before so didn’t really know what to order. The popadoms were so little and therefore we got so many they were so nice and cute! I got the spicy chicken curry and dad got a prawn curry. With a side of pea rice and garlic naan. All so lovely but we sat there admiring the people next to us with a mixed grill! We have already booked for next week! Highly recommend!!!

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bee1
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great night,
An air of everyone working hard to creat a great, safe experience. Friendly helpful staff. Only marked the food down a star because there were quite a few things unavailable due to their popularity during the “ eat out to help out offer”. All the food we did have was fab,( grill got 2 was great).

DH
DamonH
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and lovely staff - a few shortages on the food and drinks menu which was a shame as my favourite dish was one of them. Perhaps gives me all the more reason to return!

FAQs

Zama Punjabi Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01273 204607.

Zama Punjabi Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 178 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.