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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 #30 of 517 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
Kelowna, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Poppadoms, in my opinion, is without a doubt the best serving authentic Indian food in Kelowna, BC. This restaurant is run by an Indian family who are passionate about quality Indian food and who aren't afraid to switch up their menu to keep things interesting. I have not, to this day, tasted better Indian food so fresh, flavourful, fragrant and... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place has the most amazing cuisine if you tell them you want real East Indian. It is in an obscure location but is worth the visit. Do not anything fancy except the food and the service.

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Kelowna, Canada
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76 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Truly one of the best restaurants in Kelowna, we were really surprised by the high quality of the food at Poppadoms. I'm not sure that Kelownians appreciate how good the Indian cuisine here is - after living near the Punjabi district of Vancouver for 20 years and frequenting Vikram Vij's fine restaurants, I can attest that Poppadoms is doing something... More

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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

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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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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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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26 restaurant reviews
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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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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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18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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