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Tandoor Restaurant

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Since opening its doors in 1985, Tandoor Restaurant has become synonymous with authentically prepared, traditional Indian cuisine. Contemporary yet laced with tradition, waiters offer recounts of the stories behind each dish in the restaurant.

Daily: 12:00 - 14:30

Daily: 19:00 - 22:30

+65 67300153
$51 based on 17 submissions
Dinner (6 votes), Lunch (5 votes), Business Dining (4 votes)
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Morsels of Delice

Bursting with the Goodness of Spices

First thing first, ditch that stereotyped concept of Indian food being oily and spicy, consisting only of roti prata and curry chicken/mutton. At this restaurant in which North Indian food is served, the food is neither oily nor very spicy, despite having countless of spices added into the food. I can even say that the food here is quite healthy, and yummy.

The main source of carbo here is soft naan, not the oily roti prata. The food here consists of soup, grilled meat and vegetables (No fried food! Which is all good with me), and curry filled with chunks of meat and vegetables, all are so flavourful, bursting with the goodness of spices, yet being hardly spicy at all. Highly recommended is the butter chicken that is insanely flavourful and juicy due to the fragrant and creamy curry. The desserts are a tad too sweet, though strangely, I could finish it.
  As for the buffet which is available on Sundays and special occasions, my opinion is that it is better for non-Indians to go for the set lunch instead, since a lot of dishes available in the spread are curries of different kind, which is kind of overwhelming for me (and the only ones that left good, strong impressions on me are butter chicken, rice, soup, salad with Raita sauce and the grilled items).   With regards to set lunch, I only have thumbs up for the spread since both the soups of corn and spinach, and tomato are gathering of splendid, soothing flavours, and the four types of kebabs are pretty tasty and provide variety to the whole meal. The main course of fresh sea perch/butter chicken are absolutely flavourful in which the accompanying curry serves to enhance the taste of the meat instead overshadowing it. The rice with saffron is so beautiful in taste where the light fragrance of saffron highlights the natural goodness of the fluffy basmati rice. I'm not kidding when I say the rice can really be eaten on its own, without the need for sauces, meats and vegetables.
The service is good, a vast improvement from the past. The staffs are outstanding in providing friendly and prompt service. Especially Nitin and Arif, who remember the regular patrons and always make a point to come up to ask how we are. Also helps that they are willing to accommodate to our dietary preferences if possible. We also appreciate the quiet sincerity of the staff, Boon Leong.   The ambience of this newly renovated place is of lush golden splendour theme.

This is definitely the place I'll go to, for high end Indian food.

For photos, visit my blog at http://morsels-of-delice.blogspot.sg/2014/09/tandoor-north-indian-restaurant.html

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01 Jan 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

Great ambience but a little overpriced

The food was actually good but not up to the standard.
Went to Tandoor with a group of friends (8 of us) on Monday (29th Dec). The ambience is really good and the waiter was very polite. He even came back to check if everything was alright and to our liking. Our bill came up to $300.
Beer at this restaurant isn't cheap at all, so Beer drinkers beware - 3 glasses came up to $64.
I wouldn't complain about the food if it was much cheaper.
When a person pays this price, it's common to expect the food to be of some standard, especially at a fine dining restaurant.
We ordered 2 bread baskets and to our disappointment, some of it were burnt (yes, almost completely black on one side).

Their Gulkand Rasmalai ($12) is a MUST-TRY. Portion was little but the flavour is just too good! The best I've tried so far.


The Murgh Tikka was good too! The chicken was soft and tender.

Overall, a pleasant experience but I didn't find anything extraordinary for the price paid (apart from the Gulkand Rasmalai). 

   
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15 Sep 2014 • 51 reviews • 1 follower

Bursting with the Goodness of Spices

First thing first, ditch that stereotyped concept of Indian food being oily and spicy, consisting only of roti prata and curry chicken/mutton. At this restaurant in which North Indian food is served, the food is neither oily nor very spicy, despite having countless of spices added into the food. I can even say that the food here is quite healthy, and yummy.

The main source of carbo here is soft naan, not the oily roti prata. The food here consists of soup, grilled meat and vegetables (No fried food! Which is all good with me), and curry filled with chunks of meat and vegetables, all are so flavourful, bursting with the goodness of spices, yet being hardly spicy at all. Highly recommended is the butter chicken that is insanely flavourful and juicy due to the fragrant and creamy curry. The desserts are a tad too sweet, though strangely, I could finish it.
  As for the buffet which is available on Sundays and special occasions, my opinion is that it is better for non-Indians to go for the set lunch instead, since a lot of dishes available in the spread are curries of different kind, which is kind of overwhelming for me (and the only ones that left good, strong impressions on me are butter chicken, rice, soup, salad with Raita sauce and the grilled items).   With regards to set lunch, I only have thumbs up for the spread since both the soups of corn and spinach, and tomato are gathering of splendid, soothing flavours, and the four types of kebabs are pretty tasty and provide variety to the whole meal. The main course of fresh sea perch/butter chicken are absolutely flavourful in which the accompanying curry serves to enhance the taste of the meat instead overshadowing it. The rice with saffron is so beautiful in taste where the light fragrance of saffron highlights the natural goodness of the fluffy basmati rice. I'm not kidding when I say the rice can really be eaten on its own, without the need for sauces, meats and vegetables.
The service is good, a vast improvement from the past. The staffs are outstanding in providing friendly and prompt service. Especially Nitin and Arif, who remember the regular patrons and always make a point to come up to ask how we are. Also helps that they are willing to accommodate to our dietary preferences if possible. We also appreciate the quiet sincerity of the staff, Boon Leong.   The ambience of this newly renovated place is of lush golden splendour theme.

This is definitely the place I'll go to, for high end Indian food.

For photos, visit my blog at http://morsels-of-delice.blogspot.sg/2014/09/tandoor-north-indian-restaurant.html
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12 May 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Beer drinkers beware....

Food was good by local Tandori food standard but must add that it was expensive.
Beware the prices if you are a beer drinker, 6 small bottles of local beer cost $100+... shocking !
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