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Tandoori Chef

260D Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 457-0057
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Ranked #75 of 141 restaurants in Hackensack
Cuisines: Indian
Most recent review
- Jul 7, 2014
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English first
NYC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Indian lunch buffet for $9.95 seemed like a good idea, since I had eaten lunch there a few yrs ago and it was OK. Things change tho and not always for the better. Began with usual salad--OK. Then there were condiments with nothing to put it on. Where were the samosa and paloras other reviewers raved about? However, it got... More

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I went on a birthday party and i didnt like anything in the buffet. Food quality is still better if you go for lunch or dinner. I do not recommend this place for buffet.

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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I ordered six entrees plus appetizers for delivery. Delivery took over an hour and they got the order wrong and only delivered five entrees. When I called to resolve the matter and get the sixth entree, they told me that they were closed and that there was nothing they could do. Furthermore, the person who took down my order tried... More

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Leonia, New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Very nice typical Indian buffet lunch. Tandoori chicken offering was disappointing - only drumsticks. No sag paneer disappointing. However, other offerings were very tasty though I'm not familiar with all of the names - there were 5-6 hot items which included the tandoori drumsticks, cold salad and condiments and na'an served T the table for $10 per person. We ordered... More

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New York City, New York
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169 reviews 169 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The restaurant is located right of main street. We frequented it many times. The service is ok and the food is fine but a little pricey. The buffet has an average selection.

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Hackensack, New Jersey
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

i hv been here twice but both the times had a bad experience. Firstly we ordered mutton saag and they gave us stale mutton. We had to return it and then the manager apologizes for giving us stale food. The chicken tikka was not even hot. And the rice they served was really hard. The 2nd time we went, we... More

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Ridgewood, NJ
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244 reviews 244 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The Tandoori Chef and Tandoori Dragon share the same premises and probably the same kitchen. The Chef is Northern Indian and the Dragon is Chinese Indian. We opted for the Dragon. After being seated and given a menu when had about a 10+ min wait for the waiter to show up again even though there were only two tables occupied.... More

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We went on the weekend and grabbed the buffet which is about $12 / person. The had about 3 non-veg and 6 veg dishes. Dishes were tasty and staff helpful. Good restaurant for the area.

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Carlstadt, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

My wife actually introduced me to this place because she frequented it in the past with her co-workers. So I gave it a shot and being that I never had Indian before, I thought it was pretty good! The last time we went during lunch, we noticed that they had roach problem! There were only 4 that I seem and... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

First of all let me say that I would've given this restaurant 4 stars but their service problems prevented that. I should've realized when I saw the help wanted sign for waiter and busboy in the window that was a foreboding sign. They were woefully understaffed and that kept everone from ordering in a timely fashion, waiting way to long... More

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