Archana

4.3
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17 Reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian

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About

A family-run restaurant, Archana continues to serve Authentic Indian cuisine since its inception in 1985. Being one of the first eateries to bring the tastes and recipes of the Indian subcontinent to the Northern Irish palate, and also being the first to also introduce Balti Style cooking we at Archana are proud to be recognised not only as a restaurant but also an institution to Indian food in our ” wee country”. Our restaurants' chefs go to great lengths to ensure that every meal is perfect. This begins with subtle, complex marinades, the best quality spices and the freshest locally sourced produce. Archana’s menu also includes a wonderful and extensive choice of modern and traditional curries and biryanis.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
028 9032 3713
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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What 17 People Are Saying
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C
London
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Booked online but booking wasn’t recognised when we arrived. Luckily there was an appropriate sized table and no problem. Ordered popadoms and chutney. Some seriously spicy chutneys... almost blew my head off. Then starters which were hot( temperatures) and tasty. Everyone happy. The main meals were huge.. so we really shouldn’t have had starters. Good courteous service and noticed that although downstairs was filling up, new arrivals were politely redirected to upstairs area. Overall a good experience .. would definitely go back and avoid the starters.

PE
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Tasty dishes, with a slight variation from the norm.
Really friendly service.

b
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was great! Excellent authentic Indian food. We had the onion bajee, lamb rogan josh and butter chicken. All were really good, huge portions that we couldn't finish. The service was good and friendly. Highly recommend Archana

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Booked through open table only to arrive and be told that they were closed. Was very disappointed

B
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wonderful service as always. Would recommend it to anyone looking for quality authentic Indian food

PH
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

The food was great and had good flavour but the dining experience was not great. We were right against the wall at the back near the till. A small fan heater above the door going in was the constant noise that underscored the evening. Waiting staff were attentive but as we were right beside the till and access to rear of the building it felt like people were standing over us. Price was more than I expected for what we had and the overall experience.

CG
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

When we ordered our meal we specifically requested that the food should not contain peppers and we were told that would not be a problem. The food had peppers in it. We brought it to the attention of staff and they offered to redo the meal. Unfortunately we were not in a position to wait for our meal to be cooked from scratch and so we ate around the peppers. It was very disappointing that we were not offered any compensation either by a reduction in price or a free drink. For that reason we will not be returning to the Archana restaurant.

WK
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Archana for Vegetarian options. My friends enjoyed the Vegetarian Thali.

B
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was gorgeous, service was great and reasonably quick considering they were quite busy and the atmosphere was lovely

M
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and great service! I cannot wait to go again.

SS
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Food and service were very good.

MH
N. Ireland
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Having visited Archana in many occasions prior to Saturday and counting it the best Indian restaurant in Belfast it is with great disappointment that I have to say that the visit was poor from start to finish- I will visit again but if I have a similar experience will not be going back

RC
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delicious evening meal was had by both of us; definitely my favourite Indian restaurant in Belfast!

SM
London
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely wonderful meal, authentic Punjabi dishes, cooked beautifully and very he service was excellent. The breads were also perfectly cooked, I couldn't recommend this restaurant more, if you love Indian food you will not be disappointed!

SM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous food yet again! True authentic Indian food! Amazing

OT
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That was our second Time to Arcana , we returned for my fiancées birthday because the food is outstanding (good authentic Indian) and the owner & people who work there are all such fun, they’re kind, friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend this experience. It’s our absolute favourite Indian restaurant now.

They cater for everyone & Vegan options are so tasty.

HJ
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there with 3 friends based on other reviews. Best decision of the day.
Polite and serviceminded staff and the food exceeded our expectations.
And to top if all, the price was lower compared to service and food.