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9235 Activity Rd, Ste 111, San Diego, CA 92126-4440
+1 858-695-0956
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17:00 - 09:30
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Sun 17:00 - 09:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Zurich, Switzerland
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Located in the food court near College Blvd, as part of a small food court. There are 4 menu options ( 1 veg) and some ala carte options. I went for the ala carte. Others with me went for veg menu option. Nan was made fresh and served straight from fire. It was awesome. It was perfect. I asked for... More 

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1 Thank Srinath V
La Jolla, California
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I am a very hard and snobby critic of Indian restaurants. But this tiny little place surprised me. It is a family run place and the chefs here stick to authenticity. I love this place. The food is very cheap, good quality and excellent taste. Their mild is medium and medium is hot.....hot is serious 'nose-runner'. Don't miss their baingan... More 

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Thank SouravBanerjee
West Palm Beach
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

If you like Indian food, this place has a ton of flavor. The food can be pretty spicy, but it's very delicious.

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Thank March M
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

I've lived abroad and had Indian food all over the US, in the Middle East, in the UK, and even in Asia. This is some of the best there is. If you happen to be in the area, stop in for a great meal. Good to hit before or after the Leatherneck Museum.

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Thank TheAnvil
San Diego, California
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142 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

I came here for lunch one sunny day. The service is fairly quick, though there is often a line at lunchtime. Tables outside have umbrellas for shade, which is important since there is no indoor seating. This is about one step above a food truck.

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Thank Nancyuen
San Diego, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This place used to be good a couple years ago, the staff and chef have become very negligent these days and no longer care for the authentic taste, or at least good taste. The quality and taste have gone down substantially, I tried a couple of times in the recent past and ended up throwing away the food because it... More 

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Thank SunShine381
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

As soon as I walked in I knew the food was going to be delicious. You could smell all of the delicious spices. It reminded me right away of my childhood. Delightfully spicy and rich. Lots of food for a reasonable price. If I lived here - I would be a regular. I had the chicken tikka Marsala combo and... More 

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1 Thank Calicocat30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

I went with a Co worker for dinner and ordered the dinner specials. Portions were very generous and food was delicious. The mango Lassi is great too. The tandoori chichen was good but not great as the rest of the meal, that's why i am giving it four stars.

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1 Thank William B
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

I love their food. The flavors are amazing. I like that the food is ready to serve; therefore no wait, but I hate that I can't always get the dishes I want (i.e. mushroom curry) because I go on the wrong day and they don't have a set rotation.

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Thank danielleb-10
San Diego, California
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Really enjoyed the chicken and beef tandoori. Even the kids, who had little experience with Indian cuisine, gobbled it up. The chicken, shrimp and meat were perfectly cooked, tender and flavorful. The curry sauces were also nice, not as rich and full of spice as more authentic food, but more acceptable to western tastes. I found the dhal a bit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 09:30
Monday
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9235 Activity Rd, Ste 111, San Diego, CA 92126-4440
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-695-0956

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