Where do I start...
Poppadums: My plain ones were ok but my friend had two spicy ones and they hadn't been cooked properly; slightly translucent but burnt in other placed like they'd be microwaved rather than fried in oil.
Pickle tray: Raita/Onion salad/Lime+Chilli Pickle/Mango Chutney - these were OK, but the mango chutney was a little on the cheap side. Sharwoods or another brand would've been nicer.
Chicken Pakora - not a nice piece of chicken breast but moulded meat into a flat pancake sort of thing - odd
Chilli Paneer (Ponir?) - dry and slightly burnt, looked to be simply fried in chilli powder - not cooked in a sauce as usual so spicy from the powder but not very flavourful
Onion Bhaji - flat rather than a round ball (probably to speed up prep) - on the OK side but nothing fantastic.
Afrani Chicken Korma (Butter) - absolutely awful - very thick and overly sweet with way too much coconut milk and added cream. Tasted more like chicken in melted coconut ice cream. Curry had no 'curry' flavour and couldn't taste any cardamom pod or saffron flavour as is usual with a Korma.
Methi Chicken - sauce bland and tasted very similar to my friend's sauce for her Biriyani. No obvious 'methi/fenugreek' taste which I was expecting. Chicken was very dry as if the curry had been prepared a while back and then re-heated in a microwave for convenience.
Vegetable Biryani - came as a moulded shape of rice with random bits of cucumber and tomato on it, very odd. No real effort made in making the biryani, looked and tasted more like Pilau rice with vegetables stired through it rather than a slow cooked rice dish. Accompanying curry sauce was bland like the methi chicken.
Spicy Daalaubergine Special - again a bland curry sauce with a few slices of aubergine - nothing authentic or spicy.
Cobra - slightly flat but otherwise OK.
Coke - OK
We came here thinking I would get a proper curry but left very dissapointed - AVOID!!!
Food was fantastic- service was ok to good. Sauces were authentic. Price was excellent for the quality.
Good food, decent service ... would recommend
Excellent food one of the best Indians I have ever had
Great service and good food
All dishes cooked really well. Service attentive.
Enjoyable meal. Friendly staff and efficient service. Food was of a good quality.
First time I have dined here and it will not be the last. Great variety of dishes on the menu and and I opted for something new (Calcutta Chicken curry) rather than stick to my usual and i was not dissaponted. Great curry house with a good variety of options for all including a multitude of vegetarian options sand all the food was superb. Drinks reasonably priced to and situated on lively Brick Lane......what more could you ask for.
Excellent as usual.
Only point would be that we booked by the window but Shebe seemed to have no knowledge of that.
This was our second visit this year and the experience exceeded the first - not that we thought possible. The food quality for price point is delicious with lots of variety to choose from and the staff have been so pleasant and welcoming each time.