OPINION: Khai Khai is the best Indian restaurant in and around Newcastle

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NewcastleWorld readers have had their on what is the best Indian restaurant in and around Newcastle.

The NewcastleWorld team recently put together a list of the best Indian restaurants in and around Newcastle city centre, according to Tripadvisor.

However, we wanted to find out what our readers actually though was the best Indian restaurant.

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So we asked the question via the NewcastleWorld Facebook page and it turned out that Khai Khai, on Queen Street, was the overwhelming favourite.

Ben Cowen commented: “Khai Khai, hands down” - a sentiment that was echoed by Sassa Frost.

Khai Khai has been shortlisted for the Asian Restaurant Awards 2023. Photo: Google Maps.Khai Khai has been shortlisted for the Asian Restaurant Awards 2023. Photo: Google Maps.
Khai Khai has been shortlisted for the Asian Restaurant Awards 2023. Photo: Google Maps. | Google Maps

Even our own editor, Liam Kennedy, weighed in on the debate by saying: “Khai Khai is the best.”

However, Liam was diplomatic with his answer as he did also show love to Sachins, on Forth Banks, and Simla, on Side, as well.

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Lizzie Rickelton highlighted why she thinks Khai Khai is the best, stating: “The best lamb Rogan I’ve ever tasted was in Khai Khai on Newcaslte quayside.”

There was some mentions for other Indian restaurants in Newcastle, such as Lee Chow giving praise to My Delhi, on Clayton Street.

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Jannette Troman didn’t say her favourite, she was just happy going to any establishment that has a good hygiene rating.

She said: “The ones with a good hygiene rating.”

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NewcastleWorld readers did also show some love to restaurants outside of Newcastle city centre.

Margaret Gaynor Cook recommended Jashn in Swalwell whereas Mandy Mills praised Soho Tavern in Gateshead.

As well as being highly praised by NewcastleWorld readers, Khai Khai was also shortlisted for the Asian Food Awards 2023 last week.

The shortlist has been determined after 100,000 online votes from members of the public across the country nominated their favourite Asian restaurants.

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Another Indian restaurant in the area has also been highly praised, as Dosa Kitchen, in Jesmond, was reviewed by The Good Food Bible.

The guide has praised Dosa Kitchen, which specialises in southern Indian cuisine, for everything from its “super fair” pricing to its “vibrant inclusive” atmosphere.

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