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Indian Empire

64 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
(03) 6331 2500
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Ranked #124 of 224 Restaurants in Launceston
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Very disappointed. Had seen the good reviews and was looking forward to a really good meal. The food was average at best. The butter chicken tasted like chicken swimming in tinned tomato soup. Saffron rice was not very saffron. The staff were very friendly and it was a lovely atmosphere but we left without finishing our meal. Won't be eating... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Pleasantly surprised with this menu. It is quite extensive featuring more than what l have seen in Melbourne. I had take away which I should have phoned through but the wait was not too long. Close the Quest Apartments and their guests. The servings are generous and the chefs speciality dishes personalized his special dishes.

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Launceston, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I had take-out tikka masala, garlic naan and raita. It was ready quickly and delicious! They were also really nice and the restaurant was packed, so it is definitely popular. Very decent price too.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Unpretentious restaurant, with good food, and adequate wine list. Good value for money; spicy if you want spice, but not OTT. We have enjoyed a lot of the dishes, especially dishes like the Vindaloo and Madras curries. Not usually booked out, as Launceston tends to struggle with hot food. Staff pleasant, and service fine.

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Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Ate here because a lot of other restaurants were to busy with football crowds. Glad we did. I had the chilli chicken which was the best one I've had in Australia. My wife had the butter chicken which was ok, but the sauce had a bit much of a tomato base. Garlic naan was good. No frills Indian that was... More

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Sydney, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Have eaten here and had take away several times. We always find the staff friendly and that the menu has a good selection, and food is flavoursome.

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Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

never seen a chicken vindaloo that looked like this before, see pic. six pieces of chicken the size of a 20c piece and no thickness to the sauce, it was a runny water like a soup (see pic). It was unpalatable and had no substance. If I wanted a soup I would have ordered one. also the naan was too... More

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Launceston, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

No matter the day, time or even the year you visit, the food is consistently good and the service excellent. The staff remember customers and their usual orders and are always friendly. Thus restaurant is great value.

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Los Barrios, Spain
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96 reviews 96 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This restaurant was one of the very few open on Labour Day-the whole of Tasmania seemed to be closed. We ordered pompaddoms with dips to start. the raita was sweetened and when I asked the (indian?) waitress about it she said 'oh did you want yoghurt, tasmanians like things sweet" and brought me a dollop of yoghurt. next, Lamb Jalfeizi,... More

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Tamar Valley
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76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Kick off with a premium Kingfisher. The Veg samosa with the mint dipping sauce. Crack the BYO wine .. Peppery Shiraz. Butter chicken Delhi style, Goan fish curry, tandoori, Naan, rice... Yum! Your hostess will even serve and illuminate your cake. Top value, as always.

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