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“Not great” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Tandoori Place Indian Restaurant

The Tandoori Place Indian Restaurant
119 Scarborough Street, Queensland 4215, Australia
(07) 5532 6228
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Ranked #1,317 of 1,709 Restaurants in Gold Coast
Cuisines: Indian
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Not great”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

On arrival the restaurant was empty. Ornate at first glance but defiantly tired.
The Television set playing Indian movies may be acceptable in a local Indian takeaway, however it was totally out of place here and my heart sank.
The waiter was friendly, and we were the only diners initially.
having sat us, he immediatly wished to take drink orders. At least wait till the ladies have put their bags down.
One of the diners asked for water, what arrived was Luke warm tap water. No ice, no pouring the water. Poor service.
My husband asked for a premium lite beer. Lite beer premium. What arrived was a xxxx, which is defiantly full. Strength even though its on the lighter side. But when my husband said no he wanted a premium lite the waiter argued saying xxxx was lite and then refused to. Bring anything else. Just walked away. Not good even if it was done with a smile. He obviously didn't want to get into trouble for wasting the beer. I had to go in search of napkins, and call him back to get iced water. He seemed slightly put out about me asking for it but it may have been my imagination.
So on to the food. The cheese and onion naan was to die for. Delicious and piping hot. After that it all went fairly down hill. The rice was cold. All the dishes tasted basically the same, with very small. Pieces of meat floating in fairly mediocre sauce. Chicken Biriani had three pieces of small chicken and the butter chicken contained 5 pieces.
As the owner of two very successful cafes serving fresh, made from scratch food to approximately 6 hundred people a day, I know the taste of premade bottled sauces. I'd stake my life that most of the food I received came straight out of large premade sauce containers.
The highlight of th emerald was the chapati, the naan and that's about it. Cold rice overlooked mains.
When I asked for coffee I was told they only served indian coffee, so I couldn't get even a flat white which is pretty mandatory when eating in any Australian restaurant.
Over all. This is a restaurant that is part of a chain, which is still riding on its reputation from the 90s. It needs a revamped decor, a new chef, and an educated wait staff. Some proper signage wouldn't go amiss either.
We won't be back.

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English first
Miami, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Indian take away at bargain prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Miami Tandoori Place offers a fantastic take away menu (price) for those who don't like eating out. The food is great, the staff are very friendly and although you have to search for vegetarian dishes and you can't beat the price.

If you order and pick up before 6.30pm you don't pay more than $11 per curry. I doubt anyone can find a better indian deal on the Gold Coast.

If you want to eat n, you do pay more, up to about $17,50 but if you are on holidays, have your own place to kick back, enjoy a wine with your meal and don't mind washing up after, why pay restaurant prices.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great taste & great price.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

Been to a lot of Indian restaurants around Australia but the Tandoori Place in Broadbeach stands out.
If you like Indian food this is a highly recomended restaurant, when you order a vindeloo that's what you get not something that resembles it and tastes fantastic.
Full compliments to the chef and staff.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“overpriced and ordinary”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2010

We recently returned to this restaurant but found it very overpriced and dull. Mains were reasonably tasty but very small in size. Sides such as naan and raita were ridiculously expensive. Been here a few times before but never again.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2007

there are better indian restaurants out there... the food isn't that great

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