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June 2022; opening a sibling in Leeds this year, as well as Black Salt in Sheen (see also).

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Summary

£47
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The best-value for money inside the M25” is not a ridiculous claim for Sanjay Gour and Nand Kishor’s “crowded” (and some would say “boring”) suburban curry house “set in an anonymous row of shops, just off an anonymous main road between Epsom and Kingston”. The cooking (with some dishes “based on Mumbai street food”) is nothing short of “terrific”: “the flavours are so big that you may feel knocked out the next day!”. (“I’ve eaten in most of the renowned Indian restaurants in London, and Dastaan’s cooking matches or surpasses all of them…”, “This was our second visit only because it is a 200 mile round trip! And as previously, we were absolutely delighted with the food and service. You would have to travel far and wide to match the quality of the cuisine here!”). Top Menu Tip – “quail and duck kebabs are exceptional” and the lamb chops are “a must”.

Summary

£43
    £
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Ewell is now a foodie destination; everyone should come to be enlightened here once!” – Sanjay Gour and Nand Kishor’s “truly outstanding Indian in the ’burbs” has “a frontage and decor that don’t reflect its quality” but is “worth a long detour, be it to eat in or take away”. Few restaurants elicit such enthusiasm, which is inspired by the “always welcoming front of house team” and “wholly original dishes, which are far away from the usual predictable Indian fare”. “The level of flavour and the divine balance of spices in every dish puts Dastaan on a pedestal above just about every other Indian restaurant in the country, even those charging twice the price for finer dining!” Top Tip – “Their lamb chops are unbeaten!”.

Summary

£39
    £
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Perfectly executed north Indian food” from a pair of former Gymkhana chefs has made this apparently-modest, outer-suburban curry house a site of pilgrimage, despite its “bizarre setting just off the Ewell bypass”. “The food is in pretty much perfect inverse correlation to the location”, and “sets a new benchmark for Indian food and service” – no wonder it’s “booked solid”. Top Tip – “the lamb chops alone are worth the Uber”.

Summary

£39
    £
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Perfectly executed north Indian food” from a pair of former Gymkhana chefs has made this apparently-modest, outer-suburban curry house a site of pilgrimage, despite its “bizarre setting just off the Ewell bypass”. “The food is in pretty much perfect inverse correlation to the location”, and “sets a new benchmark for Indian food and service” – no wonder it’s “booked solid”. Top Tip – “the lamb chops alone are worth the Uber”.

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Dastaan Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Dastaan Restaurant in KT19, Ewell by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Dastaan restaurant.
Tim Y
Small, noisy, on a dual carriageway - it mi...
Reviewed 1 months, 30 days ago

"Small, noisy, on a dual carriageway - it might be your typical curry house, except that it is fully booked every night and the kitchen produces food with sublime flavours. Would that the Gymkhana effect could reach every local Indian restaurant: a destination place "

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Prices

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£4.00 £12.00 £6.00 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.95
Filter Coffee £3.95
Extras  
Service 12.50%
447 Kingston Rd, Ewell, KT19 0DB
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm

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