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355 Charlton Esplanade, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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5:30 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Quaint, cheap and cheerful Indian

Simple restaurant, poor service (from staff, but great service from the owners) but brilliant Indian cooking. The low-brow surroundings don't do this food justice and you absolutely MUST eat here if you appreciate great Indian cuisine. $60 will pay for a great 2-course meal for two people with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
arty37
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Simple restaurant, poor service (from staff, but great service from the owners) but brilliant Indian cooking. The low-brow surroundings don't do this food justice and you absolutely MUST eat here if you appreciate great Indian cuisine. $60 will pay for a great 2-course meal for two people with a few extras, BYO a bottle of wine and you have a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We did a take away while our stay at Hervey Bay. Few things that disappointed me: 1. It took them few minutes to understand the order over the phone. I could say that maybe because of my Indian Australian accent but comm'on if you can't understand my proper indian accent when ordering Indian food, then you shouldn't be on the... More 

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Vancouver British Columbia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We were very pleased to have such a delicious dinner. This is a simple restaurant with excellent food.

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Hervey Bay, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The food at Tondari Taj is the best I have ever Tasted. I have traveled to many countries and always crave Indian when I am away as no one can master the flavours. I eat in and take away often and found the service, quality of food Fantastic. Guess what I'm having for tea tonight??? Yum Leanne Gillespie Number #1... More 

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Yorkshire, UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I was very disappointed with the restaurant and should have taken more time to read others' reviews on here first and especially before I ordered the onion bhajias (deep fried onion rings from the freezer!). We also waited a long time for the food to arrive and people who arrived after us had their food served first, not a big... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I felt compelled to write this as the food was exceptional. We had the Bombay beef with rice a cheese naan. The best we have ever had. The waitress by the name of Chloe was excellent and efficient. A fantastic good value night out.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Never wrote a review before but felt I had too. Worst Indian food I've had. Chicken meat all covered in skin & fat. Total waste of $80. Not recommended.

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Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We have been regular home delivery customers of Tandoori Taj and every time we get amazing food. I remember one night whe my Wife asked me to order her the Vindaloo curry. I asked her "Are you sure?" as they are known to be really hot. Even the lady taking my order over the phone asked "Are you sure?". Long... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Being from the UK, perhaps I'm spoilt for good Indian Restaurants - Australia typically doesn't fare so well. But I have to say this is probably the worst Indian meal I've ever experienced. My "onion bhaji" was a plate of deep fried onion rings. My Tandoori Chicken was exceptionally bland. I can't recommend it, sadly.

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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Went with Dad to try out the lunchtime curries. Really good Naan, very soft and flavoursome. We shared a Beef Akbami (I think that was what the second word was), its on the chef's specialties list. Really good. Very filling, very satisfying.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 355 Charlton Esplanade, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Hervey Bay

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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