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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti
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214 Ifield Drive, Ifield, Crawley RH11 0DQ, England
+44 1293 525107
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this fine Indian restaurant with my Mum & Sister to celebrate my birthday. I have had the pleasure of eating here on many occasions, we are always treated to very fine Indian food, a cut above your standard curry house offerings. It's a hidden gem of a restaurant in an unexpected location! The pride taken in locally sourced... More 

Thank FiP-W
Crawley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Zari boasts a different dinning experience - well - it certainly delivers just that but not in the way you might think !! Upon arrival we waited behind a queue of people waiting to be seated. When the manager finally got to our group of 4 we were greeted with 'yes?', he sat us.left menus and disappeared - all without... More 

3 Thank Alst63
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So following a really tiring day decided instead of having a takeaway would go out for an Indian and we had been given a gift voucher at Xmas so thought we would give it a try as I had not been for a long time. We had not booked and turned up around 9.30pm to be greeted by a really... More 

2 Thank AnitaKG
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Been here countless times and the food is always fantastic. It is slightly different from normal Indian food with smaller portions but the taste and quality is absolutely terrific. Great for sit in and take away

Thank GingerSteve68
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I booked this place online through the restaurant's own website for a pre Christmas family lunch and travelled two hours to get there. I was even given a booking reference number. When we arrived it was closed Shocking customer service. I've not even received an apology. If you're not open - don't advertise that you are and take bookings.

1 Thank AlanWhickerMan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I adore a curry and I love cooking a curry myself but when you go for a meal you always want it to be better than you can do. Zari doesn't disappoint. Yes it is expensive but you are paying for top quality. I have eaten here a number times, I always get my takeaway from here and I've tried... More 

Thank Hanne S
Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

A very unusual Indian with a VERY wide range of different meals including many fish options. We were attentively served and had first class service throughout. Thoroughly recommended

Thank Paul W
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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Arrived and was met abruptly by a man who was probably the owner/manager. 2 poppadums arrived after we asked for 2 each. Half an hour later the waiter returned to take the order and then produced a children's menu with no curry on it? Small portions of main course arrived 40 mins after the starter. We questioned one of the... More 

1 Thank DarrenSandhurst
Pulborough, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We looked for a early evening dinner in Crawley and having read some reviews decided to give Zari a go. We made a reservation,not really necessary at 6pm, the welcome was warm and friendly. It is a lot bigger on the inside than it looks, there is a number of comfy chairs and small tables as you enter, which apparently... More 

Thank Huggles2013
Chichester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I have eaten here three times, attracted by the reviews on TripAdvisor. It is sensational: wonderful food and such a mixture of the traditional and the adventurous. You can push the boat out and spend a fortune - and it's worth it. Or you can be conservative, and eat very reasonably priced, beautifully cooked food. I think some of the... More 

Thank Andrew M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$37
Indian, Asian, Balti
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Delivery, Buffet
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 Ifield Drive, Ifield, Crawley RH11 0DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Crawley
  • Phone Number: +44 1293 525107
Zari is a modern and constantly evolving Indian dining experience in Crawley serving customers who are passionate about authentic and innovative food.

For 25 years, Zari has been at the cutting edge of real Indian cuisine. Alongside all the classic dishes, the team at Zari brings you authentic regional food from all corners of the Indian subcontinent. We promise that these delicious dishes will make your journey into real Indian food an unforgettable adventure! We celebrate genuine Indian cuisine - real Indian food - combining traditional techniques with locally sourced ingredients. Adapting authentic recipes to wow the modern palate, our dishes push the boundaries and dispel the myths about typical Indian restaurant food.

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