Freshly prepared food, flavoured with a fusion of herbs and spices - it's no surprise Indian food is so popular, but which are the best restaurants in Southampton? We turned to Tripadvisor to find out.

If you are having trouble choosing where to go from the hundreds of restaurants in the area or you want to be sure of a warm welcome and a meal to remember, review sites such as Tripadvisor can come in handy.

Reading reviews from customers who have already experienced the place is a good way to gauge whether it's somewhere to visit or avoid.

So if you want to spice up your weekend, why not take a look at Southampton’s best Indian restaurants according to the people who have been there.

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Best Indian restaurants in Southampton

1. 5 Rivers Sports Bar
30 Bevois Valley Road, Southampton SO14 0JR
Rating: 5/5

Daily Echo: 5 Rivers Sports Bar, Southampton. Picture: Tripadvisor5 Rivers Sports Bar, Southampton. Picture: Tripadvisor

Worth a trip

“From Newcastle but came with work friends who had suggested it.

“Wasn’t disappointed food was great and would come again”

2. Kohinoor Of Kerala
2 The Broadway, Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2WE
Rating: 5/5

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Always a special night

“My boyfriend L and I come here as often as we can because it truly is the best curry in Southampton and the wider area.

“We used to save it for special occasions but we’ve started going more frequently to “treat ourselves” — because the food is just too good!

“Not only that, we are always greeted warmly by the staff, who have gotten to know us by now.

“Thanks to all at Kohinoor — and see you again soon!”

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3. Dhaba59
59 Lodge Road, Southampton SO14 6RH
Rating: 5/5

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Authentic, delicious, mouth-watering food

“We found this place by accident and are so glad we did. Everything about it was amazing.

“Authentic, delicious, mouthwatering food. The lamb chops just melted in your mouth and the chicken curry was so full of flavour- probably the best curry I’ve tasted and I don’t give that accolade out lightly.

“The staff were exceptionally friendly and attentive and the selection of drinks was outstanding. Great decor too. Highly recommend a visit and we can’t wait to return.”

4. Basmati Nepalese and Indian restaurant
4 Bedford Place, Southampton SO15 2DB
Rating: 5/5
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Excellent service and value

“We had a wonderful meal, the food was delicious, service very good and very good value.

“We had the set vegetarian meal which included starters and three different curry dishes with rice and naan.

“Would recommend and would love to go again.”

5. Tandoori
2A The Bridgeway 48 Portmouth Road, Woolston, Southampton SO19 7PE
Rating: 4.5/5

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Kulchi Special definitely worth it!

“Another great meal at the Tandoori.

“This time we booked the Kulchi Lamb special (whole leg of lamb) which is a full meal for four people. Marinated 20 hours. Cooked 8 hours. Carved at the table. Definitely recommended.”