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“great deal and great taste!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of al watan tandoori

al watan tandoori
fraser street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #817 of 2,801 restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $5 - $14
Cuisines: Pakistani, Halal
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Campbell River, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“great deal and great taste!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

I've been going to Al Watan now for a few years - probably 4 to 5 times per year. The food never ceases to satisfy me. Time after time, Khalid (the owner) will come out and check in with the diners to make sure everything is ok. The restaurant is small, probably not somewhere you want to go for formal dining, but the food is second-to-none! May I recommend the Lamb Saag with some Rice and perhaps some Haleem? The mango Lassi is great, as is the Kheer. Enjoy!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Canada
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“Great Pakistani Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

OK, it has zero ambience - it's a hole in the wall. But sometimes it's worth being adventurous. The staff are welcoming and the food is surprisingly good and inexpensive by Vancouver standards. Tandoori chicken and naan are delicious even if the spice level is kicked up a notch. Feel free to eschew the cutlery as you go native.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Good, cheap Pakistani food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2010

There are lots of Indian restaurants in Vancouver, but not too many Pakistani places. This is one of them. The food is good and full of flavor. The naan's are tandoori made and frankly are among the best in the city. Get the chicken tikka karahi which is a curry dish made with pieces of chicken tikka instead of just regular chicken. The kabab platter is also very good, but rather on the spicy side. Avoid the lunch platter, as its pretty generic. The lamb saag is also very good. White table cloths its not, but the service is friendly, and the owner will come out and say hi. His name is Khalid. Food is halal so no alcohol, but no worries, get the mango lassi.

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