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Indian, Balti, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 14 December 2022 via mobile

For the first time since 1995 I had a meal tonight that was “just nice”. I have eaten many dishes here and generally always good. These guys do not try to be fine dining, but serve reliable simple Balti style (questionable as to authenticity as...cast iron pot and lots of ingredients) taste. Tonight was bland, the chicken in the one dish tasted pre-boiled with little seasoning. The preparation of pre boiling is critical and one I do all the time although in 4-5kg batches not massive. Mine tastes like fine roast chicken with subtle spice, this tasted plain boiled! The tikka was better, but the sauce was over complicated. Overall not even a 5/10 for taste. Disappointing and makes you resent venturing out to spend money! On a positive note, the staff here are the best, I do want to return but need to feel things are not compromised.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 13 December 2022 via mobile

Rare night off and I just fancied an Indian takeaway and a chill... how disappointed are we. The Mint sauce is a yellow flavourless sauce and both our mains taste just like tinned tomatoes with some herbs along with a BIT of chicken chucked in......not for us, we ordered different dishes so we could have a bit of each others and dip the masala chips in which taste nothing like masala but only difference between our mains is mine had 3 half tomatoes and half an onion in... Good job we have a sence of humour, meal is in the bin and we are sharing the naan insteadMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 8 December 2022 via mobile

great curry as usual but was underwhelmed with the amount of chicken in both of our take away curry’s. Up until recently all curries had decent sized chunks But have noticed the chicken being rationed in the last few take always .it’s that sort of...thing that makes you think about going elsewhere. It is a reasonably expensive takeaway but the quality of the curries make it worth it.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 28 August 2022

Had a take away from here last night ,chicken tikka jaipur. Chips,keema nan. Curry watery and tasteless Chips hard and dry. Nan soggy, MOVED INTO THE TOILET AS SPENT ALL DAY IN THERE. STOMACH CRAMPS TODAY. NEVER AGAIN.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 27 August 2022

Everything you want from a Balti house. Always a great welcome and service. Great atmosphere on a Friday and Saturday night. But every table always goes quiet when the food arrives, because it's that good. So much to recommend, especially the tandoori chicken, Sanam Biryani,...Dansak and family Naan. Take your own booze too. Eat in or take away - I won't go anywhere elseMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 11 July 2022 via mobile

I used to live in Cannock although now live on the south coast. Whenever I’m back I always enjoy visiting the Sanam, delicious food, generously portioned, everything very reasonable. Highly recommended

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 March 2022

Visit here all the while, love the food and if I’m fancying something different they can always recommend and cook to your liking. Friendly staff and always made welcome

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 1 January 2022

Sadly very disappointed , regularly used the San Am and loved it ,but last night it was a shambles from start to finish , table booked months ago and waited 20 mins only for them to say our table was ready 🤷 , food was...awful came out 5 mins apart , did have an apology due to a large party but we went on the last new year Eve before lockdown and same busy but food excellent and service too, don't know what's gone on but won't returnMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 8 October 2021

We have visited the Sanam for twenty five years. Last visit tonight. Decore now very bright. No table cloths now. Food ok but nothing to shout about now. Other customers were very rowdy and eary doors at 8pm, long finished meals and carried on drinking...glasses smashed. One of the party was sick at the table. Manager did not intervene. We paid bill at the desk and left sharpish as we felt very uncomfortable. Shame, but would not visit again and would no longer reccomend this place to anyone.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 6 August 2021

We were really excited to see vegan menu and ordered a few options. So disappointed when they arrived, bland and looked the same despite different dishes. Threw most of it away and will not be using again.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 4 July 2021

Had a takeaway last night. Not good. Too much tomato in every dish. Would not have another takeaway from there

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 July 2021

We ordered for 5 of us as we fancied a change. The Veg Biriani sauce was tomatoey and watery and tasteless. The rice looked amazing but had no taste. Same with the dopiaza and madras. Same tomato flavoured watery sauce. Just awful. Gutted.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 23 June 2021

Have had takeways from here before and they were ok but last nights was awful. We ordered half portions of both our dishes. All were cold and my husbands contained just three small pieces of chicken. Mine was larger but the chicken was tough and...the naan bread was totally insipid. Most of it ended in the bin. Won't be using it again.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 6 June 2021 via mobile

Amazing food, front of house had great knowledge of the menu and recommended a lovely curry for my dad and amazing such service 10/10 haven’t been for ages but definitely coming back!!!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Lally A, General Manager at Sanam Balti House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words. Sorry I didn't get to say goodbye when you left but will see you soon.

Reviewed 16 January 2021 via mobile

I used to be a regular customer of the sanam many years ago and i dont no why but stopped ordering or going there. Well its now our go to place we have ordered our last 4 meals from the sanam and it head &...shoulders above most indian restaurant in the area. Arrives ontime, hot & delicious love the sanam cant wait until we can come and eat inMore

Date of visit: January 2021
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they have lemonade and cola in the fridge.i assume they are for sale.i hope this helps. there is a supermarket about 50 yards away so you can take your own if you prefer.
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Sanam Balti House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5