Salloos

4.5
123 reviews
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Indian
Only a hop, skip and jump away from Hyde Park, Saloos restaurant boasts a peaceful location on a Knightsbridge side street. It’s easy to miss, but you’d be doing yourself a disservice – the family-run restaurant has been serving up high-end authentic Pakistani cuisine to loyal customers for over three decades. Friendly staff are knowledgeable and happy to guide diners through the menu; specialities like their exquisite tandoori lamb chops and chicken Karahi, especially, are not to be missed. Smoky poppadoms and the large range of freshly made breads also come highly recommended. Decor here is elegant and understated so as not to draw focus from the star of the show – the food – however the first floor dining room is livened up with large windows and bright artwork. Salloos also has an extensive wine list
Please note that children under the age of 6 are not permitted in the restaurant during evening service, and there are no baby chair available.
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EC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Old fashioned restaurant with really not good quality food

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AR
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service as always for our family group of ten

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OT
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Saloos is a reliable quiet place to enjoy excellent Pakistani cusine with a friend or companion. The friendly service is outstanding.

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Washington DC
183 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very authentic. Nice service. Good flavors. Would go back. Thank you.

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London
22 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Poor service. Ok food. Never will be back there

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ER
Greece
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Pakistani food ever!!!!
Strongly recommended if you want to eat good food.

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TW
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Excellent food, but the service was below my expectations. It took a long time to get our drinks ordered, food ordered, coffee/dessert, and the bill. It felt like we were being ignored relative to the other tables, of which there aren't that many. I could understand this if it was a larger or lower priced restaurant, but for this venue the behavior felt almost disrespectful. I would definitely recommend this place for the food itself, but you should go in with the appropriate expectations for attention and timeliness.

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F
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It’s been a few years since I was last here but I needed my London curry fix - This is an old favorite that never disappoints. Great food - and lovely staff. Not a cheap curry but a very good one. The only thing that would make it better is if they had dhansak on the menu!

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z
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious, authentic cuisine. The sauces and curries had complex depth and were wonderful. Strongly recommend.

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RG
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

With friends, good place but felt a little bit pricey!

Nice choice of kebabs and curries, helpful staff!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant Interior, great location, lovely staff.
Food superb... it was painful not to be able to bring away what we didn’t eat! Will definitely go again!

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A
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is brilliant as always and the owners personalised hospitality is exceptional!!

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food

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HJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant, lovely setting, cozy, expensive but tasty food. Very good and attentive service from our waiter, Daniel.

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G
New England
22 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good neighbourhood secret. Hidden away but well worth finding

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DM
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had not been there in about eight years dyer doing there several times before. It was still excellent in every way. Great experience once again. The food and service are fabulous.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Service super slow
Food less than average

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London
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food but expensive. The service was very good but we were the only clients at that time.

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I have been coming to your restaurant for 25 years and it is still as good as ever!

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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food in the world . I live in USA and each time I have a chance to go to London will always eat there.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deliciously authentic Pakistani restaurant in a quaint and pleasant setting with excellent service. My only complaint is that it was a very warm evening and the air conditioning was turned on very low.

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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining rooms and bar needs updating - needs paint and new furniture. It is an old establishment with 30 year old furniture but the food is good, Menu is very pricey for the lack of ambience that is provided. Service is always very good and friendly.

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London
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We came for the food: it was as per recommmendation of friends. Our waiter was personable and knowledgeable but...forgetful - he forgot one dish I had ordered (fortunately did not charge us) and one our table desserts (so the qulfi started melting on the others' plates whilst we waited). Also, I didn't like the 'turnover finished wine bottle style.'

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R
London
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overpriced and bland. Been here a few times now, and continuously disappointed. Prices are way higher than they should be given the quality of the food. Lukewarm nargisi koftas, overcooked chicken boti, were but a few indications that this once excellent spot is in decline.

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H
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

This restaurant is in a lovely townhouse, so the setting is nice enough, but the prices are far too high for the quality of food which was acceptable, but too oily. If I'm going to spend that much money on Indian food, it had better be outstanding. I would not go back again.

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m
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I have not been back to Salloos for years, it was always exclusive and refined. That has not changed very elegant and mature, the quality of the food is outstanding. My only negative about the whole experience is the cost of the side dishes. Cheap but beautifully seasoned vegetables are not expensive or time intensive - takes the edge of a beautiful meal.

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London
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn't been to Saloos for twenty years. I can't imagine why not. It s as delightful, and the food delicious, as I remembered it to be.

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RO
London
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I had heard great things about the food so took a chance, took four Pakistani friends for dinner there. Unfortunately not as good as were hoping for, may be our expectations were too high? Been to better indian/pakistani restaurants (food wise) in London.

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SK
London
37 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The Haleem was the super!
Chicken Karhi was over cooked.
Lamb chops used to be better ,
too dry .

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C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This restaurant is located on a lovely street in Belgravia. The restaurant and hosts are warming and welcoming. Excellent selection of Pakistani foods!

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O
London
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was prefect until a family arrived with a kid using his mobile phone as a TV!!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Pakistani food. Spiced just right. More flavour and lighter than typical cream based Indian curry.

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N
London
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Pakistani (Indian) food in London!
Not to be missed

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s
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We have gone to Salloos throughout the years and had always been satisfied with the experience. It is perhaps some 5 or 6 years since we were last there. Our friend from the US was staying close by and so we suggested Salloos. When we arrived at the reception desk, we were told we must wait, the entrance was empty and the hostess (who seemingly did not speak English) just stood there and starred at us for 5 minutes. We asked what was taking so long, but were offered not explanation, after a few minutes more, the hostess decided to take us upstairs. We could not figure out why the long wait as the restaurant was half full and there were many tables available for our size party. The food is ok, really on level of our local takeaway. The prices were insane for what was on offer - £25 for a prawn curry - 5 or 6 prawns - and they were half the size of a king prawn. A bill for 3 people - one bottle of indifferent wine, a vodka tonic, 3 main dishes, 2 vegetable and some rice and bread was £200. This is definitely not the restaurant we remember and we shall not be recommending it to anyone, nor shall we go again...pity!

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VM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2016
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was authentic and good. Ambience was average, it never tends to be full of people. Service was sub par for a restaurant that was less than half full. Staff was inattentive to our needs and somewhat arrogant.

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SW
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent Food and Prompt service. Use of spice was really good and gave a different dimension to a number of Indian Sub-Continent "Standards". Will surely go again!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

We (myself and children) enjoyed Sallos except my wife, who hated this enterprise. She felt that the space was cramped and tables were small and food was ordinary. Whereas, rest of the family really enjoyed the food. We all agreed that ambience can be improved. We don't suggest this restaurant for desi wives.

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IC
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a pleasant surprise to find this wonderful restaurant in the heart of London!
We loved our meals!

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London
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

My first and last visit to this legendary spot for South Asian food. The kebabs were dry, the tandoori roti like rock, the paratha a fried, rock hard tandoori roti, tasteless aubergine, tasteless kulfi and barely edible carrot halwa, which tasted like carrot salad gone wrong. Only the biryani was ok, and no more than just ok. At £55 per head, we felt completely ripped off. A huge contrast with the superb Amaya nearby, excellent food at similar prices.

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London
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must repeat

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