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Tabla Flavors

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1088 Shell Blvd, Suite C, Foster City, CA 94404
6506381555
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout

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    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Indian food

This restaurant is fairly large so never seems that busy in the evening though I am told lunch times it is packed. Lots of people getting take out in the evening.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Jennie B
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Foster City, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
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11 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had ordered Goat Dum Biryani, Chicken Tabla Special Biryani with Garlic Naan and Chicken 65 for the evening. Everybody in our party were so happy and satisfied with the quality of the cooking. Hope - Tabla will continue to serve their delicious goodies for us, the Indian Cuisine, lover here in the Bay Area.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I am been visiting this place for past three years in search of Indian food - it changed a few hands but the present management is good. Their food have improved a lot, attitude is more serious & finally, new items are getting added up in the menu. I so look forward to at least 1-2 visits to this place... More 

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Foster City, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant is fairly large so never seems that busy in the evening though I am told lunch times it is packed. Lots of people getting take out in the evening.

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San Mateo, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

This local spot has undergone several iterations and if you read the previous reviews they were correct. However, I recently went to the highly rated Amber India in Mt. View and ordered their Butter Chicken which is pretty expensive and I must say that the Butter Chicken here is as good if not better than Amber India. I cannot comment... More 

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San Francisco, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Service: Average; Food: Average. The food served was not exactly what we expected (as an Indian, I have pretty good idea about the indian cuisine). It looked like they somehow put all the available things together and made a dish out of it. Food does not taste good either. Staffs are not cordial. I won't recommend going to this place.

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Foster City, California, United States
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

don't bother even if you live nearby. The service is always crap, they change owners and names every two minutes and the food is just so so. Don't you dare ask for anything extra (forks, sauces, pickles) they'll tell you to your face that Indian's want everything free and won't give you a damn thing. The prices are changed daily... More 

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Foster City, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

This place is so close to home that I check every few months if it has improved. Previous review made me visit this place again, It is a misleading review, even owner of the restaurant won't give it more than two stars. Every time I visit this place, I feel they have hit the rock bottom. Now nowhere else to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We tried this place 2 times. First time, the food ordered was not specifically what we ordered. When we complained, the waiter refused to agree about what we ordred. Luckily the owner was there and he came to our rescue and helped us. Most of the time the owner seems to be absent and the same waiter is the there... More 

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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

If you like Biryani's, you would love this place because they have Chicken Bum Biryani, Goat Biryani and newly introduced "Boneless" Vijayawada Spl Chicken Biryani. I love this Boneless Biryani. they are giving 25% Discount on it.

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Foster City, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Poor service. Waited for 1.5 hours for the order which never came though the bill was presented to me. No apologies for the delay. No one would make eye contact even. Their food is also inconsistent. In between the lamb biriyani was good. Now its just rice with load of spices and bones. Food sucks too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1088 Shell Blvd, Suite C, Foster City, CA 94404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Foster City
  • Phone Number: 6506381555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?