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Tara Indian Cuisine

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128 Dunlop St E, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
(705) 737-1821
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 36
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  • 8
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good service, good food

I am a fan of Indian food and I was disappointed with the unavailability of Salted Lassy which is usually not a good indicator, but the food was good afterall and I will definitely consider coming back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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English first
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were upset that the food was not as good as we had hoped. The butter chicken was not authentic and it was really expensive. The naan was hard as a rock. Couldn't eat it.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I am a fan of Indian food and I was disappointed with the unavailability of Salted Lassy which is usually not a good indicator, but the food was good afterall and I will definitely consider coming back.

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Burlington, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was probably one of the worst Indian food I have had in Southern Ontario. The curries had some weird mix of spices in them and naan's were dry and chewy. Gulab jamuns were not fried properly and had loose dough at the core. To add to our misery. The owner of the restaurant was completely refusing to even listen... More 

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I'm not very experienced with Indian cuisine, but we really enjoyed our meal at Tara. We chose from the "BarrieLicious" menu and were not disappointed. The food was very tasty and plentiful. The chef was happy to tailor our meals to our food restrictions. While the full menu looked quite inviting, it did look a bit expensive (hence the choice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Nice quality Indian food in a city where it's otherwise hard to find. A bit more upscale than a typical Indian joint, but a great meal.

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Six of us for dinner on a Saturday night during "Barrielicious" and all went well. We were greeted as if we were long lost relatives and quickly seated. A waiter was buy in a flash to take drink orders and he delivered them equally fast. We all decided to order from the special menu in effect which gave appetizer choices,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

After being told how great this was, we were less than impressed. Having lived in India for several years, we expected the place to live up to the testaments on the walls of the place. The butter chicken was good but far too much oil in the finished product. the Bhooma beef was fabulous and the highlight of the meal.... More 

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Lamb Curry , Rice , Samosa , Dahl , Chapati naan and good deserts , Good Indian Buffet for lunch on the go in Barrie . The only dificulty is finding some close parking . You can park on the water front or up the hill of if you are lucky just beside the Tara restaurant on the incline beside... More 

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Barrie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Since this establishment opened we have been frequent visitors for both lunch and dinner. We have travelled world wide and tried many similar establishments and this remains one of if not the best tasting Indian Cuisine. The decor and service is especially attractive for adults. Not sure children will as impressed.

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Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We felt rushed, then ignored. The dishes were flavorful. We have eaten at countless Indian restaurants across Canada, mostly B.C. - and in England. This one did not warrant being so expensive. We were not offered Papadams. Main dishes were more sauce than meat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 128 Dunlop St E, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie>  > City Center
  • Neighborhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: (705) 737-1821

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 30
  • Cuisine: Indian

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