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We’ve lived in Walthamstow for 25 years, and we’ve been regulars at the Dhaka for 26 or so. It hasn’t disappointed us once. The ‘new’ décor (about 5 years ago?) is a big improvement on the old one, but the quality of the food is constant. I love the chicken Dhansak (usually with a fluffy plain nan instead of the pilau rice which comes with it) while the missus likes the chicken Ceylon – which they enhance with spinach at her request. Always good ingredients, carefully cooked just how you ask for it, and the service is gentle and thoughtful. Good value too – and if you send for a takeaway they’re quicker than most.
Phil Posted 17 September 2013
Dhaka Tandoori is a fine example of how exquisite the Indian cuisine is. I was recently persuaded by my brother to visit his "favourite Indian restaurant", therefore I visited Dhaka. Not often do I agree with my brother, but I must say on this occasion he was correct. The food was delicious, the decoration provided a feeling of home and the service was brilliant! For starter I had Kolij (chicken liver), which was inspired by my loving for the chicken liver in Nando's. I was very impressed. The main-course I had was Lamb Bhuna - rich in flavour and tender in the mouth. I enjoyed the meal so much I could have kissed my brother. I must recommend this restaurant to everyone, as dining at Dhaka Tandoori was truly a memorable experience. I say this because the pricing was reasonable for such divine food and the service was tremendous.
Having seen the most recent on your website, I feel I have to come to the defence of the Dhaka.I'm a big fan of the Dhaka. The food's great and doesn't shortcut on meat portions like some places. Mixed hors d'oeuvresis a must - a tasty selection of meat and vegetable dishes that sets you up well for the mains. Some interesting specials (inc tava murgh). Biriyanis are well- cooked and generous although I'm a sucker for lamb rogan with side orders of pilau rice, keema naan and chana massala.The owners recently catered for my 40th birthday and did me proud. Drove round with heated buffet trays, got everything set up, delivered freshly-cooked starters, mains, and side dishes, not to mention chutneys and salads. My guests were very impressed and leftovers were thin on the ground. I'd highly recommend the Dhaka. Atmospheric, friendly, great food, and very professional. Paul Powell Posted 25th May 2010
Just ate at Dhaka Tandoori. It was so disappointing. The tarka dal was inedible, and the vegetable curry somehow managed to taste neither of vegetables nor spices. Bland beyond belief. And, with no starters or desserts, and just two beers, our bill came to £43.
Posted 7th December 2009
in Walthamstow to go on a Monday night? Our current favourite restaurant
was closed, so somehow I managed to persuade my Birmingham-born partner
to try a London-Indian. And we're so glad we did! From our mini-cab
driver's positive reaction en-route (apparently, he's a regular), to the
fact it wasn't completely empty, we felt we'd made a good choice. The
service was relaxed and friendly, (although they were thrown by my
request for a cocktail, despite it being on their drinks menu), the food
was fresh and flavoursome and the bill was very reasonable. I can
In the interests of e17foodanddrink our team
visited Dhaka for the first time in a few years. This is another of
those 'contemporary' Indian
restaurants with minimalist decor. On entering the Dhaka was all but
full (it was a Friday, about 9pm). We were shown to the only available
(and very slim) table and squeezed in between other diners with a warm
welcome. The Dhaka looks bigger on the outside than the inside which
makes it a SIDRAT restaurant - that's TARDIS backwards.
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