Restaurants, Indian Kenton
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What was an unassuming community café, renowned for its southern Surti Gujarati food, has spread its wings and now includes a catering hall and sweetmeat shop next door. Today, the menu promotes Punjabi, South Indian and even Indo-Chinese choices alongside Gujarati specialties. Even the interior has been revamped, with a mash-up of twinkly blue and red lights, mirror work and flatscreen TVs.

For the best results, we suggest choosing dishes from Surat for their sweet, tangy flavours. The pani puri served here is terrific; we messily polished off crisp globes of hollow pastry, filled with diced potatoes and topped up with pungent black salt and minted tamarind water. Mains weren’t quite as memorable: the bindi kadhai, a tart, whipped yoghurt curry, thickened with roasted gram flour and simmered with okra, was alright, but would have benefited from a more stringent seasoning of popped mustard seeds and hits of red chilli.

Small dumplings of deep-fried green banana and fenugreek pakoras had pleasantly sweet notes, cut through with peppery fenugreek – but were dense in texture. Service was well meaning but erratic.



Venue name: Ram's
Address: 203 Kenton Road
Opening hours: Meals served noon-11pm Mon-Sun
Transport: Tube: Kenton tube/rail
Price: Main courses £4-£5. Set buffet noon-3pm Mon-Fri £4.99, 6-10pm Mon-Fri £9.99
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Excellent food, very knowledgeable staff. Very freindly efficient service. Highly recommend.

Amazing atmosphere, the paintings are authentic and cultural. The meal was served quickly and presentation was second to none. I ordered the pistachio kulfi for dessert, it was the best I've ever eaten outside India! I will be sure to return, thank you to the staff for being so welcoming

Abosolute rubbish, not one single dish was good. Their was 15 of us, we all share the same view. Advise to stay well clear of this place.

Excellent gujarati, kathiawadi, surti food !! used fresh ingredents, served hot and spicy. Very good quality dishes served in generous portions. I hope they keep up and i will visit again and recommand friends to visit Ram's

As far as restaurants go – this is an amazing place for all the family. It provides fantastic service and the food is the best in the area. Everything is always cooked fresh which is very important as is the comfortable atmosphere there. More than anything – most restaurants want to get you in and out as soon as possible so they can fill the table with more people but in this case the staff allows you to stay and enjoy the entertainment. The prices are very reasonable. Though the space available is not as big as some of the others in the area, it does offer fantastic value for money experiences. I can honestly say that this is one of the best Indian restaurant and takeaway shops in the country. Brilliant!