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260D Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 457-0057
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Great food, great service, value for money

Visited Tandoori Chef for a lunch buffet on Nov 8th, 2014. I called the restaurant beforehand to see which dishes were in the buffet. A few dishes mentioned interested me so I paid a visit. Whilst the choices are somewhat limited, this didn't bother me. For starters I went for masala fries and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2014
Sunny M
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London, United Kingdom
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Hackensack, New Jersey
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is very good. The service is excellent. My husband loves Indian food and this is now one of his favorite places in town.

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Thank Fenian71
Jersey City, New Jersey
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Excellent Indian food and very attentive, courteous service. I had the Saag Paneer, Papdi Chat, and the Gajr (carrot) Halwah for dessert. All were perfectly prepared and the chef accommodated our requests for different levels of spiciness. Our lunch was super pleasant and we can't wait to go back. Definitely worth trying.

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Thank Mike I
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Visited Tandoori Chef for a lunch buffet on Nov 8th, 2014. I called the restaurant beforehand to see which dishes were in the buffet. A few dishes mentioned interested me so I paid a visit. Whilst the choices are somewhat limited, this didn't bother me. For starters I went for masala fries and poppadums. Being a vegetarian, the mattar paneer... More 

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Thank Sunny M
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic dinner tonight Saturday 9/20/14. We had butter chicken - awesome! And Naan basket - tasty! and chili chicken - was even better than butter chicken, & paneer pakora -kind of plain for me. Awesome food overall & awesome service! Very nice dinner. And this place has been here for years and continues to serve loyal customers. Good job. And... More 

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Thank Haresh A
NYC
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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Thank PerryPatetik
New York City, New York
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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2 Thank GG0420
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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2 Thank LesKay2014
Leonia, New Jersey
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112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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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Thank KatMom419
New York City, New York
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236 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 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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Thank travelwise333
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 260D Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hackensack
  • Phone Number: (201) 457-0057

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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