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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
$52 based on 16 submissions
Dinner (5 votes), Lunch (5 votes), Quiet (4 votes)
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

The HGW community like this place for...

  • butter naan4 votes
  • Executive Set Lunch3 votes
  • tandoori fish3 votes
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15 Sep 2014 • 51 reviews • 0 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
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 !
25 Feb 2014 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

Awesome

The food here was awesome, the spices were so aromatic and the fish tikka was spetacular. We also loved the butter chicken and the naans.
Punjabi Samosa
11 Nov 2013 • 1911 reviews • 258 followers

fine dining North Indian

Tandoor has been around for many years, but recently up the ante with its offering of finer dining cuisine.

At a recent visit, I started with the Punjabi Samosa ($12), which fresh out of the oven had a nice tasty crust with warm mash potato within.

From the soup menu I tried the Pudina Murg Shorba ($10), which was a wonderful light chicken infused broth with a slight salt finish.

I also had the Butter Chicken ($28), and the version served here was quite spicy, more than the usual plan or sour butter finish.

I also had the Mushroom Mattar ($19), which I found to be really spicy.

Finally, the Mutton Briyani ($30) was quite good, with tender, spiced marinated bite size pieces of lamb cooked within the fragrant slightly wet rice.

Overall, the food was acceptable, although one has to be prepared for a little spice. On a crowded evening, expect service to be a little on the slower end.
09 Oct 2013 • 242 reviews • 46 followers

New Indian Fine Dining Concept

For full reviews, visit my website at www.ms-skinnyfat.com   If you are looking for a place for Indian fine dining, rejoice in the fact that Tandoor Restaurant is back in the game following its recent face-lift (read about my previous review here). Not only has the decor been given a modern and classy revamp, the menu at Tandoor Restaurant, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, has also been made more refined and delicate while retaining its traditional roots. I was even more impressed with their story telling concept as the waiters took us through the interesting history of each dish.    S and I were invited to sample the Dinner Gourmet Set ($68). If you're not up for the full course, there is a smaller course at $48. Vegetarian options are also available.    We started with the Samosa Chaat, a light puff pastry shell stuffed with potatoes and chickpeas and topped with sweet yogurt and tamarind chutney. I love the creaminess and contrasting flavors of the dressing and was amazed at how light the puff was.    Next, a platter of kebabs. My favorite was the Paneer Chupa Rustom, a potato croquette stuffed with spinach and cottage cheese. It's like a kinder surprise! The minced lean mutton kebab was very flavorful and soft, perfect if you were a toothless Indian king (no kidding, that's how the dish came about).    On to the mains which were served with saffron rice or Naans. The Mango Curry was too addictive, a unique ripe mango curry from the Mangalore region of India. The other dish that i could not stop eating was the Murg Dum A Dum, chicken curry. Best mopped up with the garlic naan.    We ended dinner with a trio of desserts. From the left, the sweetened carrot dessert Gajar Halwa which had the quality of a nutty rice pudding; a Bailey's Kulfi ice cream, and a Rose and Elaichi Panna Cotta.   I have to say that Tandoor Restaurant really impressed us with its new direction. I enjoyed the food a lot better than i did the first time. Even S, who would frown on my Indian meal suggestions, enjoyed his meal and even indicated his willingness to have this again.    Tandoor would be having its Diwali promotion from 15 October to 30 November 2013. Diners will hear intriguing 4-part story of Ramanyana from the wait staff as they feast on the dishes. Specially designed illustrated coasters will also be given to diners who purchase the Gourmet Trail Menus.