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Poppadoms - Taste India!

948 McCurdy Road, #118, Kelowna, British Columbia V1X 2P7, Canada (Highway 97)
(778) 753-5563
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Ranked #33 of 516 Restaurants in Kelowna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $26
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Highway 97
Description: Poppadoms is a little family-run restaurant in Kelowna. For us, wholesome food starts with great quality raw ingredients. That’s why we make our own paneer and yoghurt using local dairy. Our naan bread is made using local organic eggs. We only use seafood that’s sustainably caught. Plus, all of our meat is free-range. Where possible, we like to change our menu seasonally to make the most of what the Okanagan and BC has to offer. We want to re-introduce you to Indian food and show you how each region in India is different with tastes, spice blends and techniques.
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

we went to this restaurant as we were looking for Indian Vegetarian food the food fine, and service was great. Being from Calgary, we are used to getting a higher quality of Indian food at restaurants Again compared to what we are used to found the prices a bit higher, but it is a tourist town !

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

There was a time when Poppadoms was a hidden gem in Kelowna. Now the food is inconsistent and bland. I used to be a frequent diner at Poppadoms but noticed a drastic change in quality in their food over the past year or so that I no longer visit. Also the daughter that hostess' at the front is very rude... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We love Indian food and told our waitress that we like the food spicy - as they serve it in India and not tempered down version they often serve here. So the waitress noted that we liked our food hot. When the food arrived, it was not spicy at all and we asked her if she could bring us some... More

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Calgary, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I love indian food! I grew up on it and can smell a fake a mile away. This place is unique with their recipes and style (very contemporary). It's in the echelon of fine easy indian dining. The family is british but puts many in London, UK to shame. I am going to focus on dishes as I think it... More

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Surrey, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Poppadoms would benefit from a better location, because were it closer to the Lake I think business would be brisk, perhaps allowing them to offer better value. My wife and I had Chicken Tikka, Paneer, and Lamb, all of which were flavourful and pleasant. We also ordered naan, which was dry and crispy rather than being moist and soft. However,... More

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Kelowna
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

My family and I have been going to poppadoms since it opened. We loved that their restaurant was family owned and they put love into their food and service. When we last visited poppadoms it was quite different from that; it took ten minutes for is to be seated when it was not busy (the server ignored us and cleaned... More

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Victoria, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

When Poppadoms first opened, we were regulars. The food was always incredible, the flavours were assertive and we found it to be good value for our money. The owners and their family were always present and we found ourselves invited into amazing conversations about their passion for Indian cuisine. We have been impressed by and support Poppadom's passion for local... More

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Kelowna, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I was told that the owner didn't want to put the halibut with mustard sauce on the menu until the right spices arrived from India. It was worth the wait! The fish, the sauce, and the side dishes (mango chutney, raita, and seasonal vegetables from the Okanagan Valley), were all delicious.

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Maple Valley, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Located in a small shopping complex with a movie theater and EnergyPlex, we found the service great and the food even better. The chicken tikka was on par with some of our favorite places back home and the chicken butter cream sauce was great too. The only hesitation would be that the Nan bread was just okay - not bad,... More

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Oliver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had wanted to visit this restaurant for some time and finally in May of this year we were able to make it for lunch and it was well worth the effort. We found all that we ordered well presented and very much enjoyed the flavours and spices. The portions were somewhat small for my husband and the prices a... More

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