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Tandoori King

8017 Fraser Street
Vancouver, BC V5K1A1
Tel: (604) 327-3355
Neighbourhood: Seymour Creek

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Indian food delivery, it's very good.
By Singh of 689 east 65th Ave, Vancouver , Bc , V5X 2P7 (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, January 29, 2016 - 10:23pm [Delivery]

We had all Indian dish mild and they were.
We had delivery. Indian food came was still hot and fresh .
Butter chicken, naan, garlic,spinach
Boneless chicken was nice and juices. Tandoori chicken was ok. Vegetarian dishes were fresh special shahee paneer. The paneer taste was not rubber and you can taste the quality.

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Great food, no service
By foodiephil of Richmond (65 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 9, 2007 - 10:59am [Dine in]

Another reviewer had a bad food experience. That's sad to hear... because as far as my personal experience goes, this place has GOOD food.

I have wandered the city looking for the kind of butter chicken I could get when I lived in Asia. It's always a watery disappointment... but not at Tandoori King! It was really butter chicken - and I'd drive from my place in Steveston to Tandoori Kind for this item alone.

The goat, vegetables, naan and rice pilao are outstanding, at least when we went, anyway.

The service is wonderful, if you would like to feel that you are imposing on the restaurant's space. (Maybe they don't like you breathing their oxygen or something???)

So take out it is for me!

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My favourite place for butter chicken!
By cee-licious of Vancouver (37 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, December 21, 2007 - 1:26pm [Dine in]

This is probably the only East Indian restaurant that I ever eat at since they have the best butter chicken in the world. The garlic naan is always yummy and I always leave stuffed. It never seems to be that busy inside but alot of people seem to take out. You can't go wrong with the butter chicken. Service is pretty good, food was quick and waitress checked with us often. Always a pleasant meal at Tandoori King =)

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Beware: they will trick you!
By food4thought of Burnaby (20 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 12:57am [Dine in]

I've had their takeout before and didn't feel negative about the food so I decided to eat in the restaurant. Perhaps I haven't been to an Indian restaurant for a long time, but I was surprised at how small the plates were for $10.90 (all curry dishes came in about 4" pots). The butter chicken was not as yogurty as I like and had only 4 or 5 pieces of chicken. But I guess it's feasible as other places' dishes are not that much bigger (if I remember correctly). However, the meats were quite juicy & tender. The tandoori was not burnt, which was great. They kept our water filled though the food was not that spicy.

However, the negative thing was that when the bill came, we got charged extra for the veggie dish & rice because they had given us fancy rice but i ordered steamed rice. Of course I didn't return when I saw it. I thought that was the way it was supposed to be (i don't remember what it said on the menu). But I know what I asked for. The lady didn't write it down or repeat it back to me. And then she said "you enjoy the food but you don't pay!" and only took off $1. For the veggie dish, the lady was like "these 2 dishes are the same!" but 1 costs a dollar more. I specifically asked for the cheaper one, but she said "i heard you say vegetable korma". i didn't say it. Like, we expect you not to make mistakes. And if you do, you gotta own up to it.

Just because of that, I won't be returning. Who knows if I'll get tricked again. When I ask for something, they'll give me something else & expect me to pay for it yet also know that it's the wrong dish! I'm gonna go back to the places I know are trustworthy.

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Wow I luv Tandoori King!
By BottomlessStomach of Richmond B.C (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, May 30, 2011 - 10:57pm [Take-out]

TK is sooooooooo yummy!! I ordered it with my sister and we polished off everything we ordered: butterchicken, garlic naan, pakoras and steamed rice... the rice was so fluffy!!! We usually order when we have guests over but we were cravering it and like always, it was amazing!! Mmmmm... The Butterchicken is the best I've ever had. I first had Tandoori King when they catered my cousin's wedding a few years ago; since than the whole family has been hooked!

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Im hungry... TK gets the job done
By epicmealtimez of Richmond, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 9:25pm [Dine in]

There is a lot of Indian places out there but If you are looking for good food and service, Tandoori King is the place. The set up is real simple, no big lights or anything but the service is great and the food is delicious.
I ended up here on a Tuesday afternoon as good old Translink's buses were running late- I was hungry ,had time and the Tandoori King was the first restaurant i saw.

I tried the butter chicken wrap and it was awesome- Zesty and mouthwatering. Just the right amount of spice and cream and It was not so heavy that it sat on my stomach. The place seems quite popular among the locals as several customers popped into pick up orders while i ate.

Clean, simple, good food, prompt service and moderately priced!- I ll be coming back

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Tasted like MORE!!!
By Gr8date of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, March 30, 2009 - 10:13am [Dine in]

As a first timer to Tandoori King, I was beyond impressed! Arrived about 5:30 last Saturday night....had a delightful (to-die-for!)cauliflower appy, tender lamb curry, melt-in-your-mouth butter chicken, and Naan. Although was empty when we arrived, there was standing room only when we left and the service was consistantly generous/quick/friendly. We had wine brfore arriving so opted for water with meal, which was topped up frequenly.
The bill was $27.00 including tax, and we look forward to returning soon.

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I Dream Of This Place
By littlerosette of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 5:19pm [Dine in]

well i've never actually dreamed of Tandoori King but it was recommended to me by Indian food nuts and i have been converted. Note also-- they DELIVER! I live fairly far away (30 minutes drive) from their location so i was very excited to learn i could order online with credit card and 1 hour later, hot Indian food! on last visit we ordered garlic nan, the spicy and tangy prawn vindaloo, aloo gobi (cauliflower,potatoes,onion, tomato and spices), mutter paneer (green peas, and homemade cheese squares) and the malai kofta (mixed vegetables and grated cheese balls in cream sauce) with the pulao rice. very delicious and we will be back again as soon as we allow ourselves!

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Very good curry dishes, but which Tandoori King is this one?
By spiraunited of Mount Pleasant, Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 29, 2006 - 12:25am [Dine in]

I really like the vindaloos and currys from this place, but it's not much to look at. The service isn't bad, but nothing special. It's definitely a staple for me, but as I moved a while ago, I don't find it worth it to make the trek down there anymore. If you live within a few miles, it's definitely worth it for the food alone.

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Tandoori
By dcrockit of YaleTown (3 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, November 14, 2005 - 3:23pm [Dine in]

Not an easy item to find in this city, a good one anyway. The foor here is comfort and tasty. Butter chicken is wonderful as is the naan. Have returned again to enjoy the spciy on a cold wet night.

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no thanks
By mackenzie_jen of South Van (21 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - 11:02am [Dine in]

I got delivery from this place about a week ago. First off they said they had a minimun order of $25.00. Fair enough. So I get $25.00 worth and it shows up with a $5.00 delivery charge on top of that! What the hell? I live maybe 10 blocks from Tandoori king, I could've picked it up but didn't want cold food. I really should have though, because the food did arrive cold, and bland. I asked for medium hot and got blah. The bhartha was like eating mashed potatoes.

I've actuially tried to eat in at this palce before, but it was empty on a saturday night (around 7pm) so I decided to go somewhere else. I was really put off when the waitress chased us into the parking lot and said "we're open we're open!!" I lied about wanting a buffet and she said "we'll make it really fast, I promise!" I felt bad but her despiration would've just made for an uncomfortable dining experience.

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They Called Back!
By JeNoodle of downtown Vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 6:35pm [Dine in]

I had to write this after reading the review from the person who'd written that she'd been chased into the parking lot by the waitress saying, "we're open, we're open!"

We looked for Tandoori King's website online; it wasn't working, so I called the restaurant to ask what they had in the way of vegetarian options. We couldn't decide what to order, so told the person on the phone we'd call back soon. We started watching a movie and forgot about food. About 45 minutes later, our phone rang; the call display said 'Tandoori King'. We didn't answer it, but couldn't stop laughing. Since we didn't answer, and they didn't leave a message, we assumed that they were calling back to ask us what we wanted to order (either that, or 'why the hell haven't you called back!).

Anyway, we've gotten food from there since then; it's standard Northern Indian cuisine (no surprise menu options; the usual suspects, like paneer makhani, chana masala, eggplant bharta, mutter paneer and palak paneer - just listing the veggie options here). The food's delicious; I order from them from time to time, and will continue to do so.

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Good for dine-in, THE WORST for delivery
By all74 of East Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, November 14, 2009 - 9:43pm [Dine in]

Title says it all. Food is very good, but be prepared to wait a LONG time for delivery. 1.5 to 2 hours. Seriously. And it may be cold by the time it gets there. If you're hungry now, order from somewhere else. If you're willing to wait (and maybe reheat it) the food is very good. They have wonderful garlic naan - the best I've had. I also recommend the veg. korma and aloo gobi. And order two garlic naan per person - not because they're small (they're a fine size) but because they're really good. You won't want to share.

Only other negative is that it is pricey. We end up spending $50 for two people - but we do end up with leftovers.

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Why so popular?
By sandeep of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 3:07am [Dine in]

This was one of the worst Indian restaurant visits ever since i came to vancouver. First of all even though I had the reservation, I had to wait for table for atleast 15 mins. From the look and feel of building, it sounded you are eating in a home not at a restaurant. It was probably a family affair. I fail to understand why Indian songs were beling played when 90% customers were non-indian. We ordered Lamb Korma and Butter Chicken with Naan. It was served after 30 minutes although there were only 3-4 more customers sitting around. Butter chicken was too sweet to be categorized as a salty dish. Chicken nuggets were too hard and big to be chewed easily. Lamb was probably a week old. The Naan was too thick and not fully cooked. Curries were tasty though. Another good thing was immediate replacement of tablecloth after customers were done. Ridiculously the rose stick was artificial. The most conspicuous act of unprofessional service was serving wine glasses with hands instead using tray. Not a place to visit again there.

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Next time we won't get whitey food
By polska of Vancouver (16 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 6, 2008 - 2:57pm [Dine in]

Was recommended this restaurant by an indian friend. He claims its the best in town.

We ordered the butter chicken and lamb curry with 2 types of naan breads. Both were tasty. There was nothing amazing about the food but there was nothing wrong with it either. I just wasn't "wowed".

Service was decent. There was only one other table in there because we went for a late (9pm) dinner so there was no way the service could have sucked unless they really wanted to ignore us.

Ambiance...not so much. Very pinkish early 90's decor. Didn't really bother me as I wasn't out for a romantic or a hip experience. It was clean and the bathrooms were clean so I was satisfied with that.

It was a little over 40 bucks for our two dishes, two types of bread, and one beer so a good value for a dinner out.

When we mentioned to our indian friend what we ordered he laughed and said that we got the whitey dishes. Apparently next time we should try the chicken tikka and the vindaloos and we will be more impressed.

I liked the food for the price and will be back.

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To become my staple for delivery!
By hellien of Marpole, Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 11:18pm [Dine in]

I have both eaten at the restaurant and have ordered delivery. The restaurant is very small and is more popular for take out. The service in the restaurant was good, but they were sometimes distracted with the rush of take-out orders. This was fine with me, because I knew that the wait would be worth it. The delivery is excellent too - but you have to wait until 4:15pm to place an order. The food arrived in about 40min - so not too long of a wait and the delivery person was very polite.

The food is very good here - I have had the chance to try both of the thali plates (veg and non-veg), the butter chicken, mutter paneer and malai kofta. The veg thali plate was good - but it's probably better to order dishes you really like. The non-veg plate was excellent - a good variety of dishes. The malai kofta and butter were fantastic, but the mutter paneer was not as good as I have had elsewhere. Still, the quality of the food here is outstanding, for the price. Also, if you have a chance - try the king tandoori or garlic naan - they are excellent too! The desserts at the restaurant are pretty standard for indian restaurants, but good.

Overall, if you are looking for an indian place with good food at a reasonable price - from good people - try this place - it's going to be my staple when I am in the mood for Indian delivery.

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Primary experience
By dirley of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 5, 2008 - 9:32pm [Dine in]

I have not been to a lot of Indian restaurant, so I am rather new to this type of cuisine. The first impression on the restaurant was big in size and upper class. The environment was cozy. They used nice table cloth and napkins. And the service was exceptional. I really appreciated the lady who kept coming back to fill up our water. For each table, they gave out 2 pieces of papadum for free. For the main course, I have ordered mutter paneer(green peas with square cube cheese), and my bf has ordered palak chicken(boneless chicken with spinach). The hot food were both served in a small pot with mild spicy sauce with nan. We both cannot handle spicy food but we found the sauce of the mutter paneer was tolerable. The palak chicken was not that great. It was covered with lots of spinach but only few pieces of chicken were there. We were stuffed by the sauce and nan but rather than the actual food. If they can put more ingredient in the dish than the food will score a grade of 90%. Overall, I really enjoy the experience.

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Bah! Ignore them! I LOVE IT.
By scribecalledsteff of South Van (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, June 16, 2006 - 11:48am [Dine in]

All right, so the service is pretty average, if not sometimes a disappointment. Delivery can take too long. But the FOOD is AWESOME.

I haven't had a better chicken korma yet. The Vindaloo's great. The Biryani is great. The garlic naan is the best in town.

So, it's not the best dine-in experience, but the food is really worth delving into. Two words, man: Take-out.

"The lamb was a week old..." WHAT? Not in my experiences! Even the goat's good!

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