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The Curry Emporium

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597 Cranbrook Road, Ilford IG2 6JZ, England
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We use this place regularly. It used to be great but the quality of the food has dipped recently. Service depends on the waiter. Often they have to go across to Tesco to buy some wine. Bit disappointing really.

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We (me and my better half) visited this restaurant today for light dinner. Two reasons because of which I would suggest to avoid this place a) The restaurant has a minimum bill policy i.e they want you to buy items worth of 10 GBP per person. The terms and conditions say that if the bill is less than 10 GBP... More 

Thank sinha3426
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We were a party of five tonight and were the only people in the restaurant for the first hour of our visit, so found it strange that the service was so slow. The worst of it however was that I was served a mixed biryani containing chicken and lamb instead of the mixed vegetable biryani that was ordered. The meat... More 

Thank Strider453
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We have been going to this restaurant for many years now and find it is the best one for food and value around. The food is always freshly cooked and extremely tasty. It's great for families and the Sunday order from the menu buffet is just the best value.

Thank Anishka P
Ilford, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We have been using this restaurant for over twenty years. Last week we ordered a home delivery and were not disappointed. Good portions with plenty of flavour. Delivery takes approximately 45 minutes which is good considering your meal is freshly cooked. Recommended.

Thank gordyk626Essex
Lagos, Portugal
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I ignored the negative reviews because I'm in the hotel just across the street and the Curry Emporium was recommended by a colleague. I'm very glad I did! I went to another Indian restaurant in Ilford yesterday and it was nowhere near as good as this. The waiter was excellent, very friendly, and brought me a plate of fresh green... More 

1 Thank JamesEco
London, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for a birthday meal with family. The booking was made for 6pm on a Sunday & we arrived in good time. For the duration of the time that we were there only 2 other customers turned up. Even though we were seated at 6pm the starters weren't delivered until 7:45pm & the mains 1/2 an hour... More 

Thank LouBellz
Woodford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Ive been going to this restaurant since it opened in1965. The food authentic indian cuisine.It has a great family athmosphere and attentive staff. Reasonable prices and a good menue.

1 Thank Michael E
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2016

I absolutely love this restaurant and the staff , the food is great and the staff are all so helpful and friendly. We have been eating here for around 15 years and never had a bad meal or bad service. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

1 Thank kay5541
Stockport, United Kingdom
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294 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2015

We always enjoy the food at the Curry Emporium because the service is good and the variety oh the menu is excellent - drinks to start with to get the taste buds primed and ready for action. The food starter filled our taste buds with a pleasant tasting spice to enjoy all the flavours. My son had a Korma Curry... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 597 Cranbrook Road, Ilford IG2 6JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Ilford

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