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201 University Oaks, #580, Round Rock, TX 78665
512-246-1922
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Description: Tarka serves fresh, fast & flavorful Indian cuisine, freshly whipped...
Tarka serves fresh, fast & flavorful Indian cuisine, freshly whipped lasssis & select wine & beer. Dine in, take out or have it delivered via Dine on Demand. We offer online & mobile ordering and have our very own iPhone ordering app. City of Austin recognized Green Restaurant.
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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tasty and consistent!

Probably not the best Indian food in Austin, but Tarka is always consistent, and their multiple locations make them a stand-by for us. We like that you can choose the "spice" level of their dishes... we love spicy food, but sometimes you want to take it back a notch or two. Overall, Tarka is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
Lloyd W
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Austin, Texas, United States
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Austin, Texas, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Probably not the best Indian food in Austin, but Tarka is always consistent, and their multiple locations make them a stand-by for us. We like that you can choose the "spice" level of their dishes... we love spicy food, but sometimes you want to take it back a notch or two. Overall, Tarka is a place we trust for decent... More 

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Austin, tx
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Their chicken korma is heavenly!!! I used to always get the tikka masala but I tried something new and that's my new favorite thing!!! Their chicken kabob is also extremely tasty if you want something a little lighter.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is a great little Indian restaurant. The food was fresh, flavorful and quick! I loved how Tarka showed which items were vegan, that helps out a lot when you have multiple food allergies like dairy, eggs etc. They even had a gluten free menu which had more than just a few items on it. So refreshing to see that,... More 

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Round Rock, TX
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We used to be able to count on Tarka for a good, quick Indian food fix. The past few times we have been, the quality of the food has seriously gone down hill. After waiting 30 minutes for my food and watching everyone that came in after us get their food, mine had better be close to perfect. That's what... More 

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Austin, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I was hungry after shopping at Ikea. Tarka was quick and reasonably priced. I found the spice levels quite low my medium could have been mild in some other restaurants but it tasted great. If I wanted to spend a couple of hours eating in an authentic indian style restaurant there are better places but for what I wanted this... More 

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Round Rock, Texas, United States
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175 reviews 175 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I hadn’t had Indian food in a bit, and didn’t feel like doing much waiting, so that’s one reason why I came back here. Another reason was the food here is always good. Situated in the far corner of the shopping plaza (opposite from where IKEA is), there’s plenty of parking, and a limited patio area for some outdoor seating.... More 

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Round Rock, Texas, United States
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175 reviews 175 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a place which I’ve been to many times, whether as a lunch destination, or going with friends for dinner. As this is a local chain, I feel good about spending my money here, as it stays within my community. Essentially this is “fast food Indian.” If you’re someone who’s never had Indian cuisine before, this is a great... More 

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Austin, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went to Tarka in Round Rock and found the food to be very good, had the Chicken Marsala which was extremely good as as their Naans. Enjoyed eating there and have gone back a couple of times since. Even though it is set up as fast food, it will be delivered to your table,food tastes fresh and friendly service. Looking... More 

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Austin, Texas
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203 reviews 203 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Tarka Indian Kitchen, located in the same shopping center as Ikea (off i-35 and 1431 in Round Rock) is a fast-service Indian restaurant. Considering that it's just a restaurant where you order at the counter, I found the prices to be too high. Regardless of price, the food was merely average. I chose a medium-level for spice, which still had... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

After reading these reviews I guess I am an Indian food elitist or maybe most have not had the real thing. I ordered Chicken Korma which I always enjoy, but I had no idea what they served me but I only took two tastes and that was enough. Tasted like it was a watered down powder or something. My wife... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 University Oaks, #580, Round Rock, TX 78665
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Round Rock
  • Phone Number: 512-246-1922

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

Tarka serves fresh, fast & flavorful Indian cuisine, freshly whipped lasssis & select wine & beer. Dine in, take out or have it delivered via Dine on Demand. We offer online & mobile ordering and have our very own iPhone ordering app. City of Austin recognized Green Restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?