Tandoor Indian Cuisine
Indian-run restaurant. Pricey, but offers lunch deals and half-clothed women dancing during your dinner.
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August 29, 2012
8 reviews1 star: 1
2 stars: 1
3 stars: 2
4 stars: 1
5 stars: 3
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.
July 18, 2012
3 reviews2 stars: 1
4 stars: 2
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.
February 14, 2012
16 reviews0 stars: 1
2 stars: 2
3 stars: 4
4 stars: 8
5 stars: 1
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.
April 6, 2011
7 reviews1 star: 1
2 stars: 1
3 stars: 3
4 stars: 2
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).
September 14, 2010
1 reviews5 stars: 1
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.
July 8, 2010
4 reviews1 star: 2
3 stars: 1
4 stars: 1
5 stars: 1
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.
January 21, 2010
6 reviews4 stars: 1
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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