Indian Zing

236 King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 0RF - View on a map
Telephone: 020 8748 5959

Indian Zing Restaurant In London
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Overall 1.5
Food 2.0
Service 2.0
Atmosphere 1.0
Value 1.0
Based on 1 reviews

what the critics say



Monday, October 25, 2010 - Nilgiri lamb is full of flavour and a darkly spiced contrast to the cashew nut sweetness of saffron chicken korma. I hope it isn't long before I can try the lobster balchao, a goan dish that promises to be at my favourite level of spiciness. Side dishes are unusual and exotic - dudhee bhopia and chana (bottle gourd and pumpkin cooked with lentils, tempered with mustard seeds and a lemon and ginger rice - as well as reassuringly familiar though never prosaic. A choice of dals, bread of the day and an inventive raita confirm that this is much more than a neighbourhood Indian.

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Mean, uncomfortable and unwelcoming. Two chuppatis cost £6. The same price for the smallest samosa you have ever seen. The fish curry was made from an un-named but clearly cheap fish, which tasted slimy. A lamb curry from Maharastra was certainly different from what you might be served in the typical Bengali restaurant that are so prolific. But the only spice used seemed to be chilli and it lost all flavour other than a burning sensation.

There was nobody to take your coats and a table was just indicated, by the wave of a hand. The tables are so close together that the waiters inevitably barge into you when serving the next-door table. This is made worse by the fact that the many take-away clients are sat at tables next to you, even though the restaurant was half empty. The seats are not comfortable and the service is mediocre by Indian standards.

Atmosphere is cold and clinical, with only a huge photo of the Taj Mahal and a statue of a Hindu god to give an Indian feel.

In short, poor value for money. It has pretensions to rise above the typical fare offerred by the Bangladeshi restaurants. It does so but only really in price terms..
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james ensor
Overall rating 2 stars
Food 2 | Service 2 | Atmosphere 1 | Value for money 1
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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Tamarind and Thyme

Tamarind and Thyme

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - A tan-coloured Karwari Fish Curry was a lusciously coconutty curry with chunks of white fish. The gravy was lovely enough to drink. But I was mostly in awe at the Pork Vindaloo that was sweet and yet a little tangy too. The vegetarian main course was Zing's Saag Paneer, which was a one chili dish but I found it hotter than the vindaloo! A good version of it with the spinach not too pureed. Who needs plain rice when there's a big mound of Chicken Biryani at the table?! The meat was literally falling off the bone. The copious use of a delicious spice paste throughout made this one of the best biryanis I'd ever had.

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