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263 Willesden High Rd. Send to Phone
020-8459 0340
Underground: Dollis Hill
THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED Sabras remains a simple spot.

Dinner Tues.-Sun.
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Sabras Restaurant Review

: THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED Sabras now looks neater with its framed pictures and newspaper cuttings on plain white walls. Tables have black tops; chairs are more comfortable. But Mrs Desai's cooking is unchanged, or marginally better than before. The menu no longer lists dishes varying according to the day of the week, and because only main vegetable, cheese and lentil “curries” are prepared in advance, time must be allowed for other dishes to arrive at table. They include Mumbai (formerly Bombay) beach snacks: kachori, a crushed pea “rissole”; patra (yam leaves rolled, steamed and sliced before frying); and crackling crisp onion bhajiyas. Bel poori and sev-poori puffs explode on the tongue while dosas appeal equally to eyes and palate. Main dishes offer a wide range of ingredients and textures; all are packed with spicy flavours, but few are chilli-hot. Finish with kulfi ice cream or shrikhand, (sweet yoghurt with saffron, cardamom and pistachios); or a sweet stuffed baked chapati. There are Indian beers and a short wine list, while subtly spiced and salted lassi is well made. Set dinner £6.50-£15.50.


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