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US$21 - US$28
Indian, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Two friends who worked in London’s Gymkhana own this simple restaurant in a parade of shops. Its name means ‘story’ – their story – and they even made ...
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Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered a takeaway from there last night (£5 delivery charge). The curries themselves were generous portions and tasted exceptional. However, the whole order was cold and I had to reheat everything in the microwave, which I am sure affected the taste of some of the...food. The mustard seed potatoes were disappointing and the spinach side dish had separated and was a watery mess. The nan bread was also cold. I am sure had I eaten in the restaurant it would have been so much better and it is a shame I clearly caught them on an off day.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 27 August 2021

While pleased with the food, although all dishes were a little overly spicy, the online ordering was awful. Firstly, you cannot alter your order once you get to payment without rewriting; secondly after payment you are then advised the order will be 2 hours! and...thirdly we were not advised of a £9 delivery charge.More

Date of visit: August 2021
sanjay g, General Manager at Dastaan Indian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2021

Hi Caroline Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Glad to hear you enjoyed the food even though you found it a little spicy. With regards to our Online system; we will take on board your feed back and work with the...More

Reviewed 13 August 2021 via mobile

I have to say this is the best Indian take sway I've experienced in a long time. There are mediocre take aways and pretty good ones, but this place is a serious level up. The restaurant was already full at 630 in the evening, and...I can see why. We ordered a tandoori chicken tikka and lamb rogan josh, and these were simply delicious. Clearly effort and skill has gone into these dishes, as they are a cut above what I've had elsewhere. The rice was fluffy and tasty and the Peshawari Nan was top notch. Even though the food had been travelling for 30 mins, it still retained its depth of flavour. Looking forward to eating in the restaurant at some point as the dishes look great and you call tell are made with some finesse. Well worth checking outMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 6 August 2021

Authentic tasting food from unlike many ‘Indian’ food restaurants. Service was great as well. Would definitely visit again.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 1 August 2021 via mobile

My wife found this place for my birthday meal, and I'm glad she did, as it's probably the best Indian restaurant I've been to. Avi was great at explaining the menu and the service was excellent - very friendly and attentive. Food-wise, there was a...really good selection, particularly if you're not a meat eater. Lots of great seafood, veggie and vegan options. The tiger prawns and seafood sheekh kebabs (so light) were both amazing as starters, and I loved the aubergine masala for my main course - it has a delicious sweet and sour thing going on. Look out for green coriander dip that comes out with the poppadoms too - amazing. We loved it all and will be back again soon!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 30 June 2021

Everything from the dahi sev puri to the aloo tikka chaat even butter chicken was all so very spicy. I was wondering who makes chaat and butter chicken so spicy ? No wonder every one in London just thinks indian food is supposed to be...full of spices and chillies. This was recommended by my friends and It was like Money completely wasted on this takeaway.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 12 June 2021

Ordered from Dastaan a few times now, usually on special occasions as its a treat! We have always had fantastic food delivered fresh and hot. It's not the cheapest so we don't eat from there every week, but the quality compared to other 'Indian' curry...restaurants is lesgues above the rest....some palates have gotten used to the taste of raw spice and all sauces whichever curry you order scenario from restaurants but Dastaan is spot on, even dish is different AND you can taste it. The best lamb rogan josh in the uk! I have been hoping to eat at the restaurant but its usually tough to get a table. Thanks to Dastaan again for making or anniversary takeaway as special as a trip to a top notch restaurant in a london.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 29 May 2021

Food was good but don't think was worth the prices. We ordered a takeaway. The dahi puri was nice, but something that needs to be had in the restaurant. Was soggy by the time we had it. The aubergine curry was also nice. Paneer butter...masala was a bit more runny that normal. Vegetable biryani @11.95 wasn't something that you would write home about. All in all, it was good but don't think is worth the price. Central London prices in Epsom!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 29 May 2021 via mobile

Visited here on Thursday evening with my boyfriend. We received a really warm welcome. We were sat at the very back in a not very desirable place (right by the kitchen) which was quite busy. However this was improved upon by being able to watch...the kitchen cooking and receiving free food! We ordered multiple starters to try, all of which were lovely and the presentation was excellent. I had the butter chicken and my boyfriend had the lamb and spinach curry. Again both were lovely and great sized portions. The service was great and we were made to feel really welcome. Would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 24 April 2021 via mobile

I love this place. I’ve changed from Le Raj to here and what a great decision that was. The food is excellent and the service is professional and organised.

Date of visit: April 2021
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25 December 2019|
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Response from T7577DPchrish | Reviewed this property |
It does have level access straight from the street.
22 November 2019|
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Response from Dastaan_447 | Property representative |
Dear Nikesh All of our curries are without bone. Kind regards Dastaan 447
3 June 2019|
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Response from molly21 | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it very much, but you could enquire.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dastaan Indian Restaurant

Yes, Dastaan Indian Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Dastaan Indian Restaurant offers delivery services.

Dastaan Indian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5