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De Ja Vu

4.2
4.2
46 Reviews
£25 and under
Indian

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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri–Sun 5:30 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01992 636325

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Menu

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What 46 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    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

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  3. SV

    SueV

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4

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

  4. HC

    HappyCustomer

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    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.

  6. J

    Jentim

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    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 :)

  7. F

    Foodie

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    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.

  8. C

    Carolmm27

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff are excellent Would recommend to everyone

  9. C

    Carolmm27

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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

  10. N

    Naren

    London

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

  11. C

    Chalkie

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    1.0

    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!!

  12. l

    likefoodtoomuch

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    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.

  13. b

    bertja

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    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.

  14. EC

    EC1er

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    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

  15. N

    Naren

    London

    18 reviews

    3.0

    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.

  16. f

    fishlover

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    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.

  17. S

    Sab1

    Spain

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  18. S

    Sweetcorn

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    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.

  19. S

    Spicey

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    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.

  20. KF

    KFoodlover

    London

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2012

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Nice food lovely ambience. Price is quite reasonable.

  21. EP

    EPTS

    London

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    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.

  22. F

    Foodie

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    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.

  23. CA

    CaroleA

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  24. EP

    EPTS

    London

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    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.

  25. F

    Foodie

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    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

  26. SW

    SusanW

    Hertfordshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 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.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2010

    overall3food4service4ambience1

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

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2010

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    food was excellent as always in deja vu. Could not fault it.Only thing is that the restaurant is freezing cold and we could not enjoy our food as much as it was cold in there.

  29. MB

    MB34

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2010

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    You can guarantee the food will be as good as always and there's plenty of it! The staff are second to none, attentive, helpful and discreet.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2010

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    food very tasty, friendly staff although service a bit slow. Wide choice of options on the menu, well worth a visit.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2010

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was very nice as always apart from one dish we had (spinach) which tasted like it just came out of a tin and straight into microwave, but generally would always reccomend this place.

  32. N

    Naren

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2010

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great little Indian in Cheshunt. Great food, service and environment. Highly recommended.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2010

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    That was the second time we came to this restaurant.The food once again was very nice and really authentic Indian!would deffinitely reccomend!Service once again was very attentive only a tiny bit slow!Would go there again.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2010

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    food was nice at de ja vu. service was quite attentive.too many chillies in one of the dishes.apart from that, big portions and tasty ones too.

  35. l

    lou1

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2009

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We went to De Ja Vu on a Friday evening and it was very busy with a number of families and a large group booking so the noise levels were quite high anyway but the music, which would not be to many people's taste, was turned up so high we had to shout to heard. It was turned down a tad when we asked but not enough to make much difference. It was a shame as the food was fine and the service otherwise very good.

  36. N

    Naren

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2009

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    De Ja Vu, Cheshunt Food, service and whole evening went really well. Highly Recommended

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2009

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    De Ja Vu, Cheshunt. Very good service and pleasant atmosphere. The food was very good. Unlike a lot of Indian restaurants it was fresh and quite light. Will definitely visit again.

  38. n

    nonnymouse

    Hertfordshire

    48 reviews

    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2009

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    De Ja Vu, Cheshunt. Pleasant restaurant with friendly, helpful staff. Starters were disappointing, but the mains were much better. A nice meal, but probably would not make the journey to go there again.

  39. TC

    TheCritic

    London

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2009

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very nice evening - impressed with the food, service and ambience - a little bit expensive even with toptable offer - but would go there again.

  40. KF

    KFoodlover

    London

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2009

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    De Ja Vu - Cheshunt. Order lamb curry, special biriyani and aubergine dish. The dishes were nice and service pleasant. Would go back again especially with the discount.

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De Ja Vu offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01992 636325.

De Ja Vu is rated 4.2 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Cheshunt

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri–Sun 5:30 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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