Customer Testimonials

Quality is the most important ingredient in every meal prepared by our dedicated team of highly trained chefs.

The excellent reputation of our cooking has been won by consistently producing dishes to exacting standards that cater for all styles of dining, from our remarkable range of authentic cuisine to the vegetarian and healthy options that our chefs are always pleased to prepare to individual requirements.

It's all part of the award-winning 'Indian Ocean Experience'.

The restaurant's kitchens boast a team of twelve first class specialists with all the experience and skills to produce the traditional tastes of regional home country cooking with the authentic tastes of Indian, Kashmiri and Punjabi dining here in Tameside.

We hope that you will find the Indian Ocean Experience something more than an opportunity to enjoy an excellent meal - we like to think of it as a culinary travelogue, a real journey that provides authentic dining without the need to travel at all.

We are absolutely delighted to have received so many first-class awards and reviews from some of the industry’s top critics for the consistently high quality of the food that we prepare for you.

Here are a few, for a foretaste of the quality that you can expect:

"Nahim Aslam opened his bright, lively restaurant and lounge in 1993 and it has flourished as a centre for good food ever since. Food spans the Indian sub-continent, including such dishes as spiced sea bass served with spinach, and kidney bean bhaji. Customers can enjoy a recently updated menu. “ Signature dish is Raan-e-Khyber – a succulent slow-cooked lamb shank.

Judges' verdict: "The exuberance of this restaurant makes it stand out. The management never seems to stop offering customers added value whether in food or entertainment".
~ From Times Online, October 28, 2008. UK's Top 10 curry houses.

"The sag paneer was one of the best examples we’ve ever had, the aloo bhajia was also a treat and the garlic nan exemplary. The wine list provides further evidence of just how far Indian restaurants have progressed in recent times. Who would expect to find a New Zealand Pinot Grigio or Krug Champagne?".
~ Ray King, Food Critic, Manchester Evening News.

"Nahim Aslam first opened his concept of the style of Indian restaurant that Manchester needed in 1993 and has seen it grow and flourish ever since. The result has been an amazing success in the provision of family dining, catering for over 200 people on Saturdays.

The atmosphere and quality of food are excellent and the staff very friendly. A perfect blend for local market requirements and well worth a visit or three".
~ Peter Grove – Editor "Real Curry Restaurant Guide"

"The Indian Ocean is well known for its high standards".
~ Sue Kenyon, Head of School for Food & Hospitality Management.