Harden's survey result
“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”.
“A real diamond-in-the-rough, setting wise – why they picked this location in a most unexpected part of Ewell isn’t obvious, but when you eat here all is forgotten”. “Terrific and authentic Indian flavours are created by two former top chefs from Gymkhana” and even if “the shabby chic could be improved” the interior is “lively (in a good way)” and “the superb quality of food more than compensates”. “Simply put: just go there!”
In the depths of South London ’burbs, this simple newcomer from a duo of ex-Gymkhana chefs leaves early reporters “blown away”: “it’s a small menu, but everything was marvellous; the fish was wonderfully hot, spicy and fresh, and lamb chops are a must!”
Dastaan Restaurant Diner Reviews
"This exceptional local Indian steers a sensible course between foodie refinement and casual dining expectations. From a small menu of (mostly) familiar dishes flavours are vibrant and memorable. If only they could do something to keep the noise levels down!"
"Good cooking just shines through. Why the location I have no idea but who cares its is good"
"This is a real find. Busy café looking Indian restaurant, where the food is very much the main issue - it is great. Don't be put off by the outside or the café style seating inside. It does get busy, even early evening, so booking recommended."
|Wine per bottle||£17.50|
447 Kingston Rd, Ewell, KT19 0DB
|Tuesday||5 pm-10:30 pm|
|Wednesday||5 pm-10:30 pm|
|Thursday||5 pm-10:30 pm|
|Friday||5 pm-10:30 pm|
|Saturday||12:30 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm|
|Sunday||12:30 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-9:30 pm|