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Tandoor Indian Cuisine

34 Renmin Nan Lu Sect.4 (behind Sunjoy Inn), Chengdu

Phone: (028) 85551958

Indian-run restaurant. Pricey, but offers lunch deals and half-clothed women dancing during your dinner.

RUNNER UP - "Best Asian Restaurant" - CHENGDOO citylife Magazine Annual Readers' Poll 2012

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RUNNER UP - "Best Asian Restaurant" - CHENGDOO citylife Magazine Annual Readers' Poll 2009

RUNNER UP - "Best Asian Restaurant" - CHENGDOO citylife Magazine Annual Readers' Poll 2008

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  • tianci
    January 6, 2015
    Not very good food, and sleezy staff. I've given this place several tries always hoping it would be good and it never really has been.

    This last time booked one of their set meals on Tuan Gou, upon arriving told it wasn't valid (despite having already been charged onto my credit card and no refund). Upon quite bit or argument was given a sloppy set of half sized portions and left hungry.

    Thank goodness there's great shao kao nearby and Bookworm right across the street.

    If you want really good Indian food in Chengdu the only place is Cafe Z in the Shangri La Hotel. You'll spend about the same money ad you would at Tandoori, and it includes the rest of the buffet as well.

    Avoid Tandoori, where Indian and Chinese chaos merge into one giant ball of crap!
  • hiro00
    February 11, 2014
    Best indian food I've had in Chengdu. But at the same time, what crazy prices and horrible service!

    Seems like a place for Indian businessmen to expense their meals.

    If you are not Indian, do not expect good service (or any service for that matter!).
  • garrison
    January 27, 2014
    Incredibly high prices if you look at the quality of the food and mediocre service. There are better places to spend your money.
  • KeithBoedker
    January 27, 2014
    Prices are too high and service sucks! The dishes are ok, but the place is getting worse.
  • nagsucks
    August 30, 2012
    yeah. This place is the only one with authentic Indian dishes. But prices are high. This service charge is really ridiculous. I used to go there. But now lazy cos of price and very lethargic dining environment.
  • Birdman
    August 29, 2012
    Okay, we love Indian food and need it on a regular basis. We've heard Tandoor was the best in town-Our experience was mixed. The breads were quality, the aloo gobi was delicious and the biryani was really nice. We also orded our favoritie indian dish, navaraton korma, a sweet veggie curry thing, and it was passable. The issue we had was-
    1. ambiance-the indian owner or host was kind of creepy, just hovering over us as we were basically the only people in the restaurant.
    2. smoking-the only other chinese customers was a couple. The man chain smoked throughout the meal filling the large dining room. He appeared to eat and smoke simultaneosly, really gross.
    3. the prices are a bit high, and would've been justified had the portions been a bit bigger. The curry's were really tiny.
    4. You have got to be kidding with the 10% service charge
    Overall, good food in an uncomfortable and awkward environment at unjustifiably high prices.
  • Andyandy
    July 18, 2012
    Like many others have said, the food portions are on the small size but tasty. We managed to book a Groupon deal for 118 RMB so dont feel too hurt about price.

    The food is tasty but the decor really lets it down and very quiet during prime dining hours.

    Overall, not too bad but I wouldn't go back, it really lacks a good dining atmosphere.
  • Funty
    February 14, 2012
    Apparently the most authentic Indian restaurant in town. If authentic means tasteless and overpriced then this has authenticity in abundance.

    We ate a set meal for two. This included the tandoori chicken, fish, chicken curry, pilau rice and a single small nan. Only one nan. A set meal for two with only one nan. That makes little sense to me.

    The service is passable albeit functional. I don't really mind bad service so long as the food is delicious, but I noted that no glass of water or tea was offered upon arrival.

    The entree consisted of a too sweet but potable soup and a plate of diced carrot, cucumber and turnip. The diced vegetables looked like they had been left out on the counter for a week and were covered in black specks of dirt and browning at the corners.

    We instinctively ignored these starters in expectation of a lovely portion of chicken. When it arrived my heart fell. The portion was SO small, about a mouthful of chicken. It was chewy and tasted fairly bland. The single small fish I received was tasty but not enough to feed all but the very smallest of mammals.

    The most embarrassing dish was the chicken curry. 'Mild' is one word to describe the taste, 'Shit' is far more accurate adjective. Again the chicken was uncommonly chewy. The tablespoon of rice pudding at the end was pleasant enough but couldn't salvage a disappointing meal.

    We had bought a set meal off the internet for 100kuai at a discount from 400kuai. I felt that I had been ripped off even with the discount.

    I simply cannot believe they charge 400kuai for a meal as poor as this. I have to assume they served us a cheap approximation of what the 400kuai actual buys. If this is the case then the proprietors are not only inept but also dishonest and idiotic. Surely a discount offer is designed to drum up business not drive it away?

    And they only gave us one nan.
    Don't eat here.
  • sinro
    April 6, 2011
    Great taste, but smallish portions for a high price. Don't expect paying less than about a 100 kuai per person (main dish, side dish and drink).

    The higher price is worth it though, as the quality of the food and the service/decor are by far the best I've experencied so far in Chengdu (as far as Indian restaurants go).
  • Paulie
    September 15, 2010
    Yeah, i agree that this is the nicest Indian food in chengdu. The only problems being the cost of the food, and the small portion sizes.
  • cheesecake
    September 14, 2010
    For 15 years, Tandoor has been a institution for refined Indian cuisine. The restaurant is decorated in a Silk Road theme. The recommended curry chicken (off the menu)tantalized our appetite with a soothing tomato based curry, and satisfied our carnivorous craving with tender chicken.
  • yinnn
    July 29, 2010
    Some of the curry dishes taste pretty close to home. i come from malaysia where the third most populated race is indian. A decent place to eat, though it can get pricey.
    July 15, 2010
  • luboths
    July 8, 2010
    I'm not an expert on Indian cuisine, but the food here is one of my top 10 all time favorites. The butter chicken is to die for. I have yet to eat a single dish at this restaurant that I didn't completely enjoy. I have some friends from India who agree that although it is more expensive, it is the best Indian food in Chengdu.
  • 田莉莉
    January 21, 2010
    According to my Indian friends (and I agree), this is the most authentic/best Indian food in town. And though it is expensive, all Indian restaurants in Chengdoo are and this is the best bang for your buck.

    I suggest you go with the fixed price menu rather than just ordering one dish and nan per person. Do that and you'll leave hungry (and down about 50 kuai--without ordering drinks or rice!).

    I've been here 3 or 4 times, but I've only seen the dancer one. She does basic belly dancing. I found it a tiny bit awkward (it's weird to eat and stare at her half naked body at the same time), but it's not too sexual and, uh, she seemed nice.
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