This is my favourite place for curry in Wolverhampton for a few reasons;
Very reasonable prices - I recently went with a pal, we had rice and curry each, a nan between us and a pint of indian lager each - it was under a tenner each! Great tasting curry and a good portion served in a balti dish. Their chicken tikka sizzler starter dish is great too (£8.00 but can serve 3/4). Take-away also available.
Look on the W/ton council website for the environmental health scores on the doors and Jivans scores one of the highest (4 stars) in the town for excellent food standards and kitchen hygiene. Better score than places that charge twice as much!
Its only a small place with formica tables, so its not the sort of place for a special meal, there are far more swankier places to visit - but for a quick curry in a hurry after a real ale session, or a curry before the theatre this place can't be beaten. Great food, good portions, great prices - my favourite place.
An excellent little curry house that gives phenomenal value for money.
Generous main course portions and sharing platters are the cheapest and amongst the best in town.
The fact you can take your own alcohol makes Jivans a very affordable option for the more cash conscious.
Small tables are squeezed into a small area which may sound a little too cosy for some people but actually makes the place even more charming.
Food is nice and reasonably priced. Service is very slow and one staff member can only take drinks orders as his English is limited. Decor needs updating. Cheap and simple. Ok if you just want a little meal before night on the town. But allow plenty of time.
When you get a family business right, it goes on an on and at Jivans this is the rule and not the exception. Having being going here for the past four or so years, on and off, I feel compelled to write about it after a recent visit.
Tucked away down broad street a place known for its seedy pornography shops and open all hours casino this small balti house has been here for many many years and its not a surprise as to why.
The service is bar none- staff are warm and welcoming, and within five minutes of sitting down starters have arrived. The main course is traditional no nonsense indian food tasty, filling and extremely affordable with no compromise on quality. I have eaten at many curry houses Bilash, purbani, indigo, all of which charge more and yet jivans still ranks up there above the rest.
A balti will set you back about a fiver, and with popadoms a nan and rice around 7.50 in total. Like most indian restaurants cobra beer is available on tap but you can bring in your own alcohol as well.
We always go back here for birthdays and parties because they give us a large table in the room upstairs and the family who run it are always friendly and hospitable almost as if you were guests eating at their house!
All in all, Jivans is a friendly, family-run curry house with lovely service, quality food and very reasonable prices. We will be back in the future
Confused? Jivan's isn't fine dining but it is something different, dare I say unique but it won't be to everyone's taste. It is rough around the edges and has cramped adhoc table & seating arrangement with out of place Chinese restaurant plates, basic cutlery and dodgy toilets all contained within oppressive questionable decor but contrary to many reviews I actually liked its individuality and our meal although basic but enjoyable. Friendly staff and they will even dice the chicken tikka for you whether you wanted it diced or not. Main course aren't cheap but starters and sundries are reasonable and unusually in a city centre you can take your own alcohol which softens the bill a lot. Give it a go, no dress code required and it won't kill you. Not sure its a 4 stars but you can't say it is average either.
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