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$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti
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17 St. Nicholas Street, Ipswich IP1 1TW, England
+44 1473 210110
17:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 23:30
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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515 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zaika is one of a few 'good' indian restaurants in Ipswich. the hyderebad biryani was very good and the chicken tikka chilli masala was tasty and suitably spicy. whilst im still waiting for an outstanding indian restaurant in Ipswich, I don't mind coming to zaika in the meantime one bit.

Thank foodfootballbeer
Level Contributor
22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant on many occasions and have always found the food to be very good. The service is excellent and the owner always has time to chat to us.

Thank Katrina J
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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283 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited Zaika on a regular basis over the years and have always had a very good time. This latest visit was good, but the service has slipped slightly. Only slightly, but the waiters need to remember to smile and be genuinely interested in ensuring that the customer feels important. Food was as good as ever. Toilets are very well... More 

Thank richard s
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided on something a little less traditional for our works Christmas meal and WOW we are so glad we did. There were 19 of us and so we decided to ore-order food before we arrived to make things easier. We sat down at 7 and poppadoms and dips were already on the table, drinks orders were taken and delivered... More 

Thank kerrielait
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We visited as part of our Christmas night out and booked a table for 15. This was. I challenge to the staff who were very attentive and always made sure we were happy with drinks, I had the mixed kebab for starter, the chicken was the most succulent chicken I've ever had in my life, I was planning to have... More 

1 Thank Michael E
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373 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We tried our luck and got a table on Tuesday, great service we tried dish on advice of waiter chicken mahkrani will definitely choose this dish next time. I was desperate for a good and large cup of coffee and they delivered. No pressure to leave, we had hot towels and mints after, we had poppadoms 3 with spices, white... More 

1 Thank Jacqueline C
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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375 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Visit with family as opposed to a mates night out but yet again a triumph. Great food and friendly service in a cosy environment. Always busy and for good reason as the food is always top notch. wide selection of old favourites as well as Chef's specials means you will always be able to sample something new/different.

1 Thank Ray P
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Popped in here on a recommendation of a friend and was not disappointed. Excellent menu choice and very good quality food. Small but comfortable restaurant so probably worth booking in advance during busy times. All in all a very good meal and if back in Ipswich would certainly go again.

Thank Portchester-Tourist
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Three of us picked very different dishes and loved them all. Minor quibble: the Marsala poppadoms were a bit too wet; the rounds softened under the wet vegetables. The menu is long and varied. Service was courteous and attentive. The atmosphere of the stylish upstairs room was convivial.

Thank TheoClarke
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Can not fault this place. Unlike so many Indian restaurants the food tasty fresh and interesting. Service was excellent. They even produced a dish that one of us had had on a previous visit but was no longer on the menu

Thank tony&marilyn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 St. Nicholas Street, Ipswich IP1 1TW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 210110

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