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“Memories of Southall” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tandoor Special Indian Restaurant

Tandoor Special Indian Restaurant
Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 56, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020 6246 966
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Ranked #656 of 2,445 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Memories of Southall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Although there are quite a few Indian restaurants in the Netherlands nowadays, I have yet to impressed. Most of them in Amsterdam are pure and simple tourist traps, while the ones in the periphery usually serve bland, Europeanised dishes.

Tandoor looks clean, spacious and neat for an Indian restaurant. It has a semi-open kitchen, that is: you can see the tandoori oven behind a glass wall.

The appetizer that we had, onion bhajee, was quite edible but not the crunchy ones that we'd expected. The main dishes, chicken masala and palak paneer, were both very tasty. Especially the chicken masala was lip-smackingly good, reminding me of the best Indian dishes I'd had in nearly authentic Indian eateries in Southall, London.

The staff was remotely friendly, but tolerable. More to our liking was the bill: 50 Euro including beer and tea.

Acchaa!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised!!! Finger-licking good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

By far the best Indian restaurant I visited in the Netherlands. Great food, perfect location and excellent choice of menu for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.

Get a refreshingly 'Authentic" Dhaba (Indian's most famous food joints along highways) style salad :-).

An easy choice to recommend to people who love Indian food, Indian style.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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“Great food great staff great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

We stumbled on this restaurant after walking round a very busy Amsterdam, we wanted somewhere off the main tourist stretch where you pay high prices for not so good food,
So glad we found this place,food is the best Indian food we've had since visiting India and there was so much of it we couldn't eat it all,the staff were very polite and helpful.When in Amsterdam next we will defiantly visit this restaurant again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Indian food we ever had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Good value (for Amsterdam), great location (Leidesplein), and DELICIOUS food! We ordered a few entrees and shared them. Especially enjoyed the Cobra beer, Madras Chicken, Samosas, and Lamb Biryani (sp?)

Visited June 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 restaurant reviews
“Great food and attentive Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I have eaten here twice, once with a 3 course Groupon and since then because I had a positive experience the first time. They had delicious food, a nice atmosphere and friendly and attentive service. I would recommend Tandoor for Indian. Also very easy to get to.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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