De Ja Vu

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£25 and under
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Situated on Cheshunt’s busy high street, De Ja Vu brings the best of exotic Indian cuisine to the depths of Hertfordshire. The bright, modern interior is accented in shades of blue and features arty prints on the walls and funky electric blue lights that look great after dark. The flawless service and laid-back vibe have made it a firm favourite with the locals, who flock here for midweek meals, weekend blow-outs and early evening dinners when the set menu offers excellent value for money. The a la carte menu features sizzling tandoori dishes; classic curries; and Chef’s Specials including South Indian garlic chicken with fiery green chillies and De Ja Vu’s signature Gosht Tawali – marinated lamb cooked with peppers and fenugreek
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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was shut because of a water leak & you didn’t tell us. It’s not the restaurants fault but you should have notified us. We got a cab there which cost £15 & we didn’t realise the restaurant wasn’t open until he had driven away. So we had to call another cab to get home. So annoying, won’t use your service again

OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

De Ja Vu were really accepting of our young companion, and made us feel welcome, offering a high chair and something else to eat for her. Food was really good and well priced, although there could have been more meat with the curry. Would definitely go again, especially to the Friday banquet.

SV
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Third time at De Ja Vu and once again great food, good service and friendly staff!

HC
London
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the service here, always friendly and the staff go above and beyond each time we visit. The food is delicious a true 10/10, I’m not from the area, however, I’ve become a regular. I would recommend the keema rice, with the vindaloo curry.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service on Friday night was slow, no offer of drink refills, had to ask the waiter for more drinks, clear plates etc.

Took ages to take out food order.

J
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Requested a circular table for 8 and got exactly that. Service was much faster this time. Food was as good as always. Highly recommend this restaurant :)

F
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2015
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The restaurant itself is decorated quite nicely and was busy, which makes you think you're going to have a good meal. My food was not very hot and lacked meat. When our order was being taken the waiter was disinterested, miserable and never came back to ask if the meal was ok or whether we wanted more drinks. At the end of the evening I handed the waiter my gourmet card, he had no idea what it was and questioned it. I don't think I'd visit again soon due to poor service, miserable staff and cold food.

C
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are excellent Would recommend to everyone

C
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, great prices, they have an early bird menus ideal for family visits, they are very child friendly,
After your meal you can relax in their wine bar, for a drink or coffee.
Would highly recommended

N
London
18 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very consistant quality of food and service. We have become regulars

C
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2014
Overall1food3service2ambience1

A very disappointing evening. We were looking forward to meeting up with friends but found there was very loud music from the night club next door and the restaurant was also playing very loud music. We were therefore listing to two lots of clashing loud music, which meant that we could not hear each other talk. Other diners were also having to talk very loudly to be heard over the music.
It is hardly surprising that there were very few diners as this wasn't the relaxing meal we had planned.
food was good -although a little on the pricey side.
We won't be frequenting this establishment any more!!

l
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a really enjoyable meal with my family including two kids under 10 enjoying their first curry. We were well looked after throughout and will go back soon.

b
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2014
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I booked a table for 8pm but when I arrived at 8.05pm the waiters told me I had to wait for my table. We sat in the very cramped waiting area for 30 minutes surrounded by many others waiting. When we were seated the tables were extremely close together, so much so that I could hear every word said at the neighbouring table. The waiters were rushed off their feet and service was hurried. The ladies at the next table complained their food was taking too long to arrive and the only explanation was that it was very busy. It seemed as though the staff were trying to pack too many bookings in that they could not cope with. The food when it arrived was average. The noise from the wine bar which adjoins this restaurant was too loud by far.

PD
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant was very busy but the service was great, despite an early piece of confusion over the fixed menu (which we didn't want), mostly caused by me. The mixed platter starters was lovely, prawns, fiscakes and a huge pile of mussels in a tasty sauce, followed by the special, very nice, with a chicken shashlik with great big chunks of meat and veg. Nice people, great food and a good ambience.

N
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited this restaurant several times and each visit is a pleasure. The staff are very friendly and not overly attentive. There is a good range of drinks and wine and it is well priced. The menu is extensive with both the standard Indian fair and a large range of speciality dishes. The food is full of flavour. Even the hot dishes provide plenty of flavour and are not overpowered by the spices. The service is at a relaxed pace, allowing plenty of time to chat and rest between courses. A great place to eat.

EC
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2013
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Only negative point was that the restaurant didn't have the booking......................!

Fortunately they found us a table but for a bigger party we might have been disappointed

C
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a really nice Indian restaurant in Cheshunt along the high street. Good value for money with the tastecard, nice tasty food and very friendly staff. Would recommend

N
London
18 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2013
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Been there many times and usually great, but Friday night is not good. When they are busy the food and service is not as good. Avoid Friday - go Wednesday or Thursdays much better.

f
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2013
Overall3food3service4ambience3

An enjoyable evening spoilt slightly by the too loud background music. Diners had to raise their voices to be heard over the noise which only added to the problem. The service was fine and the food was good but not exceptional.

h
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is lovely and a huge choice. This is the second time I have been here the first was on a Friday with friends and there is an excellent deal of a 5 course menu for only £9.95. I came back with my husband for our wedding anniversary and again the food was excellent quality and the restaurant has a really nice atmosphere.

S
Spain
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this restaurant. The staff are friendly, the venue is clean and nicely decorated. I've had family meals here as well as dinners with friends and they all thoroughly enjoyed it. The food is reasonably priced and everything is very tasty with delicious flavours and the wine is reasonably priced and accompanies the meal well.

Overall a fantastic dining experience.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We go to De Ja Vu when we are wanting an Indian meal - its service is excellent, always greeted with a friendly acknowledgement of who we are and constant attention at the right distance. Food is always excellent. We often go to their Elvis night which is great!

J
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2012
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have been going here for a long while and are never disappointed. Service is friendly but professional and food is great.

S
London
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2012
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Busy but not too packed. Good atmosphere and attentive service without being intrusive. Food very good and an imaginative menu. Will definitley return.

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2012
Overall4food4service3ambience4

DeJaVu Chesunt has a great feel about it. Went here 2 weeks in a row and tried different dishes. Not as hot as other places, which would say to me that more passion goes into the cooking. Flavoursome to say the least.

Prices seemed to leap in the week, but the food is very good. It was a very busy Saturday night, the first week they were lovely and gave us complimentary starter, the second week it took a while to take order and get drinks but the quality of the food was still perfect. Meat was clearly of a good standard and they certainly didn't take shortcuts to provide the meals.

Recommended to anyone that likes a good curry.

KF
London
22 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2012
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice food lovely ambience. Price is quite reasonable.

EP
London
64 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

De Ja Vu Cheshunt - once again a lovely meal here. Tried the De Ja Vu Dewaniam which was very delicately spiced but not as hot as I was expecting. Staff very pleasant and a good atmosphere. Will go back.

F
London
11 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We all had a lovely meal with a nice variety of spice in all dishes. Even though it was a busy saturday night the service was very good and the staff very friendly and accommodating. Will definitely go again.

OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went on a Friday night, very busy and good atmosphere, service was efficient and friendly. Food was very good and the complimentary starter was very tasty, something I wouldn't normally try. Would have liked more meat in the curry but the taste was as good as I've had.

CA
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Although the restaurant wasn't busy at the time of our booking (early Sunday evening), the food and service were excellent and would definitely book again with or without the special offer.

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

da javu cheshunt high street , the food was excellent and the service was very good , it had a very friendly atmosphire, and was very well presented, i would recomend this resturant to a friend

EP
London
64 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

De Ja Vu, Cheshunt - lovely, beautifully spiced meal with just the right amount of food. Being given a complimentary starter was an added bonus. The service was good with a nice pause between the starter and main course. Garlic chicken was great as were the spiced stir-fry veg. We will definitely go back.

F
London
11 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food beautifully presented and served very promptly.

Friendly and attentive staff who looked after us all night.

Will definitely go back and recommend to all our friends

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience4

De Ja Vu cheshunt visited last week - the food and service were both
great. would certainly visit again

J
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hi

As usual our meal was excellent, the restaurant spotlessly clean and the staff friendly and helpful! Great place to meet up with friends.

OT
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice food,
Unfortunately on the evening of our visit the restaurant was rather busy so our table at the back of the restaurant, next to the kitchen and opposite the toilet was not ideal. Tables closer to the front of the reaturant are nicer.
Food was good though, and the 25% discount was altomatically deducted from the bill without us having to remind them.

C
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2011
Overall3food4service4ambience1

I went to De Ja Vu in Cheshunt last night. The food was nice but the portions were smaller than at your average high street Indian restaurant. The service was ok but as there were not many people in the restaurant there was not much atmosphere

OT
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed our anniversary meal at De Ja Vu in Cheshunt. I wasn't sure that the strange lighting added to the ambience (like little glow bugs flying on ceiling!) and unfortunate eerily quiet for Saturday night. Despite only two other occupied tables, we had to ask 3 times if we could order (apparent that only one of 4 staff takes orders). The food was all good and we particularly enjoyed the complimentary breaded spiced potato dish starter. Good size portions and friendly.

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience4

very nice food . we were sitting in a draft though which was a bit unpleasant but on the whole nothing to complain about. the food is always good at the De Ja Vue

OT
Hertfordshire
27 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2010
Overall3food4service4ambience1

de ja vu had excellent food once again as always!would def reccomend!