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Dana Pani Indian Cuisine

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116-117, | Sidwell Street, Exeter, England
+44 1392 274787
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only reason I didn't give the lowest rating is because the service was good, food came quickly and the restaurant is nicely decorated. However, the food was terrible. Particularly the keema naan, didn't have any meat it in them, just some strange powdered spicey stuff and parts of the naan were doughy and uncooked. I ordered a Cobra beer... More 

Thank Richard L
Exeter, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited Dana Pani before in the past and have written a previous review praising the lovely meals that my family and I enjoyed. However, my most recent visit was vastly different and rather disappointing. I don't now if they've change hands or if they've changed their menus, but the food was very different this time around. Like last time,... More 

1 Thank CreamTeaFiend
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here 2 times previous, was very good so came back again. We ordered a beer we've had last time which was very good, however this time something much worse and cheap tasting was served, masked as the nice beer. I don't see how someone sees it as acceptable to lie about something like that. The food was also... More 

Thank Kate S
Exeter, United Kingdom
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290 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in on Saturday for dinner. Excellent service as we were only diners. (There were many take away orders.) The menu has been reduced but this is probably a good thing as previously there was just too much choice. We shared the poppadoms with pickles, chicken saag & prawn biryani with peshwari naan and a side of saag aloo -... More 

Thank Kat35
Solihull, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Whilst on business in Exeter we ate at the Dana Pani as within walking distance of the Jury's Inn where we were staying. We should perhaps have foreseen the experience that was to come based on the fact that the restaurant was totally empty at the time we arrived. The service itself was good and the food arrived quickly. Unfortunately... More 

Thank 93Rangie
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Was a little sceptical about visiting here after reading some of the mixed reviews but as it was the nearest to my hotel I thought I would give it a go - BIG mistake! This has to be the worst Indian Restaurant I have ever been in! Sheekh kebab starter wasn't too bad but the main course was on a... More 

Thank Ged M
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Went here with 3 teenagers, food was truly awful, poor standard and hardly edible made of cheap ingredients. The place was empty and cold. The meal was way over priced for such appalling quality this is my first review on trip advisor but the place was so bad I felt I had to write something. Prawn curry was some liquid... More 

Thank 299rcronin
Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Food: There was a little bit of a wait for the main course, considering it wasn't particularly busy, but the food made up for it. Got the chicken makhani, which was really nice with the perfect level of spice. The cheese naan was okay, but sort of tasted like they'd used the mildest cheddar possible. Service: There seemed to be... More 

Thank CreamTeaFiend
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Had a very good Tiger prawn curry My partner had a Tika masala which he got hotter The service was adequate could have been better lovely place for large parties

Thank 2kimbo
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Service is so slow. Drink served one at a time. 16oz glasses single shot of vodka top to the top with flat coke. Pint of cobra beer the head was spooned out so the barman could top it up. Take away orders being taken over the phone in Ended up walking out after waiting a hour & still no food.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Delivery
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116-117, | Sidwell Street, Exeter, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 274787
The only Indian restaurant in the city serving traditional Indian food from different part of country like Paani Poori, Masala Dosa, Dahi Bhalle, Lal Mass, Chennai Tilapia, Punjabi Chhole, Kashmiri Pilaue and so on.. The restaurant is located in the city centre just opposite to Odeon cinema. The premises are child friendly and can cater any type of party and meetings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?