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Saagar Indian Restaurant

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Saagar Indian Restaurant
16 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 Dublin City
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Tel: +353 1 475 5060

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One of Dublin’s oldest Indian restaurants the quality of cooking, value and warm welcome ensure its enduring appeal
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Indian/Pakistani
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Business Meal
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Formal
  • MSG Free
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Vegetarian Menu

Saagar Indian Restaurant

Meera and Sunil Kumar's highly-respected Dublin restaurants located in a basement just off St Stephen's Green is one of Dublin's longest established Indian restaurants and, although it is an old building with an interesting history (Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, once lived here), it has a contemporary feel, with wooden flooring and restrained decor - and a music system featuring the latest Indian music.


It is an hospitable place and you will be warmly welcomed - and probably offered a drink in the little bar while choosing from the menu.


The cooking is consistently good, with menus (mainly à la carte although set menus are also available) offering a wide range of regional speciality dishes, all prepared from fresh ingredients and considerately coded with a range of one to four stars to indicate the heat level.


Thus Malai Kabab is a safe one-star dish, while traditional Lamb Balti and Lamb Aayish (marinated with exotic spices and cooked in a cognac-flavoured sauce) is a three-star and therefore pretty hot.


Beef and pork are not offered but this is balanced by a good vegetarian selection, and the side dishes such as Naan breads, which are made to order in the tandoori oven, are excellent.


Customer care is a high priority here, and service is always knowledgeable and attentive.


The wine mark up is very moderate so (unusually in Dublin) the wine as well as the food offer good value – and, appropriately for the cuisine, beers are also offered.


The Kumars also have another restaurants, in Mullingar.

Seats 60. L Mon-Fri, 12-2.30; D daily 5.30-11. Set 3 course L €9.55; set 3 course D €19.55; L&D à la carte available. House wine €19. SC 10% on groups 6+. Children welcome, but not suitable for very young babies (under 1), or after 10pm. Closed L Sat, L Sun & Christmas week. Amex, Diners, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 06-07-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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Opposite Children's Hospital on Harcourt Street (off Stephen's Green).

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