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Medina Restaurant

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530 Heping Street, Hualien, Taiwan
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Atsugi, Japan
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107 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We had stayed one day at Hualien and went to this restaurant for dinner. It is basically an Indian/Pakistani food restaurant. Environment was good. We ordered Nan, Rice, Paneer masala and Daal tadka. But after receiving daal we tasted it and informed hotel staff that taste seems very bad, looks like daal is very old. But later staff informed us... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Indian food is my husband's Favourite cuisine so we picked to celebrate at this restaurant. I was totally disappointed with the service of the waitress serving. She must be in a bad mood as even when serving she was rude. There was limited choice of food. No samosa or snack items. Food need to be ordered as set which come... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

First of all , islamic Pakistani restaurant and not Indian Restaurant , i was there two time on last november ,first time was service and staff good , but the second time was not good where come to us the owner of restaurant ,he was 45 old from Pakistan ,with Beard , he side that he hate taiwan and he... More 

Thank Hadi R
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

If you want authentic Indian food in Hualien this is your destination. Enjoyed a tasty meal at a very reasonable price. I'm a lightweight when it comes to spicy food so even with a request for mild I found it a bit spicy. The owner/chef is quite friendly and came by our table to check in our meal and chat.

Thank Randomlymoving
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

It is a small joint on the road side. Being vegetarians and not Chinese speaking, there were few options for us and this was one of them. Didn't mind. Food was ok.

Thank takeanyuserid
Taichung, Taiwan
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

Correct address is 482 Heping road in down town Hualien. Current address 40 km south of city is wrong. Posted photo with blue street number proving this. Another restaurant stole their name and is perhaps confusing things. Small place with seats for 30 but very affordable and good quality food.

Thank Woods231
Taipei, Taiwan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014 via mobile

The curry chicken is well-spiced and softly cooked, chicken has juice and taste. Fish curry the same with a little bit too much pepper. A lot of complementary offerings make the meal really affordable. My recommendation for oriental food, so famous that it is copied with same name in same town.

1 Thank Am-Strand-Sanzhi
Ottawa, Canada
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Had the chicken curry with naan bread many times and it was always great. The staff is always friendly.

Thank Ken M
Keelung, Taiwan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

This is a really nice restaurant in Hualien. We ate thrice (lunch-dinner-lunch). Naan, chicken tikka and lamb briyani were really nice. Frankly telling, the foods are very good with reasonable price compared to other Indian restaurants in Taiwan. Friendly staffs and located in the city, just 7 to 10 minutes from the Hualien railway station. If anyone wants to eat... More 

1 Thank Nagarajan_81
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

The restaurant is open for dinner from 16 30, but owner let us in at 16 00. He was really hospitable and treated us with complimentary Indian tea. Delicious curry was ready in 10 minutes. This restaurant has a wonderful Indian atmosphere and I would recommend it for travelers who would like to take a break from Chinese cuisine.

2 Thank Alex S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Pakistani, Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 Heping Street, Hualien, Taiwan
  • Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Hualien

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?