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Reviewed 24 July 2022 via mobile

This location of this is good. Nice ambiance. Friendly staff and good service. We have been here many times before. Good Indian dishes. We even ordered this site and cane for 15 pax to be delivered to Annai Velangkamni Shrine. We will come again.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 26 December 2021

Especially went to this restaurant after reading great reviews about this restaurant. We ordered Masala Dosa, Chola Bathura, Chicken Thali and Chicken Tikka. The Masala dosa was quite average. With Masala dosa we receive Potato curry instead of Sambar. Being a Tamilian restaurant I was...expecting a high quality sambar but was utterly disappointed. The Chola Bathura gravy was like water. The puri was made of pure maida which is not good from health perspective. The chicken thali also was not quite different and found it average. I liked only the chicken gravy. The Chicken tikka was anything but chicken tikka. It was cooked on Tawa instead of Tandoor and was like flat slices of chicken. However, the taste was good but not as of chicken tikka. For the service the less you say the better. The staff over there think they are doing a favour by serving you and dont have the courtesy of greeting you. I felt like I wasted my time and money on this restaurant leading the misleading reviews as this restaurant is pitched as the best Indian origin restaurant. Truth is they dont know how to make sambar also. Better you give this restaurant a miss and save your time and money.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 5 July 2020 via mobile

I had previously left a so-so review and wanted to update with my most recently positive experience. My wife and I went for her birthday a couple nights ago and ordered a prawn curry, palak paneer and a bindi (okra) dish, along with a garlic...naan and tandoor roti. We washed it down with a mango lassi each. We both really enjoyed all three dishes. Just enough heat to complement the other flavors and the portions were just right. Only one other table was occupied so we could sit far from others and we and the server wrote masks when in interacting. The only thing keeping me from giving it a five is that the bread was just okay.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 2 February 2020 via mobile

It had been three months since spending four months in India so we felt ready for some Indian food again. Three of us went for lunch with two opting for the veg thali and one for the goat thali. The food was okay (not great...in my opinion. Lacking spiciness is one reason) and the amount was just right. Next time I'll try some other items on the menu, such as the dosa or maybe some N. Indian dishes and see if they can spice it up for me (hoping to give four or five stars). Pleasant enough place to eat. We each had a juice and the bill came to about 200,000 Rp. You can have it delivered (Grab I believe). An example price is the 32k veg thali in house costs 40k delivered.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 7 January 2020

Cahaya Baru is a really good choice for Indian food in Medan. The portions are pretty generous and not overly expensive and the food is excellent and varied.. There are plenty of vegetarian choices, if you have a group with different dietary requirements. In all,...it is a great place to go with a small group and share the portions.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 12 May 2019

Located in the Tamil Nadu Indian neighborhood of Kampung Keling is an excellent, pretty authentic Indian restaurant. My wife and daughter went there in early April and tried about 12 different things off the menu. They've spent plenty of time in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and...Chennai and can attest to the quality. Not bad prices, they ordered a dozen things including different types of bread and pakhora and came out at about 350K but could have easily had a satisfying lunch for half that. No Englsh menu (pretty common in Medan), so it can be a bit confusing, I was actually online with them trying to do translations while they ordered.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

the foods are yummy and tasty. the portion is generous.. seriously, if you really into indian food do come here. one of the must visit place if i come to medan again

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

The only indian hotel. Very good food. They have almost all indian food items here. The hotels owner and the staff are very cordial. Many Indians visit this hotel in Medan

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Have no concept in cooking Indian food. Absolutly NO..NO.. for indian food. The cook does not understand the fine blend of spices used in Indian food. Absolutly not recommended.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Tried Indian dinner here and it was a great experience indeed. The place is nice, air conditioned, has good service and good food. Mango lassi was fresh and yum! The naan bread, curry etc was great, Chutney was nice too.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great food, we went twice. Once for the tea time special - teh tarik and a snack for R15000, I had banana roti and husband had samoas, both were very tasty and freshly made. The next time we had a chicken tikka dish and a...vegetable thali with Bintang beer. Food very tasty and not very expensive. Nice, clean AC restaurant with good service from friendly staff.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Tried plain naan and masala tea during recent visit...plain naan was OK but it was served with watery and bitter sambhar...could barely finished the naan with that sambhar...and the masala tea, something was too much in it...not sure either the black pepper or ginger...the moment...i took a sip of it, my throat was burning..worst masala tea i have ever tasted....the food used to be tasty 7 years ago😐More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I order mutton briyani they served briyani like a briyani fried rice, the naan so terrible like chewing a gum. The chicken butter so bad feel so sweet not like indian food. The tea quite okay. They dont serve the real indian food

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

Best food we had in Medan. Walking distance from Grand Swiss Belhotel. Authentic Indian cuisine. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

We ended up going to here 2 nights in a row because we enjoyed the food so much. Lovely nans and curries. Love the meat samosas with curry leaves in. Makes you realize how sweet they make the curries in UK - this was a...welcome contrast.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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  • Food: 4.5
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