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“Superb!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tantra

Tantra
186/5-6, Thaweewong Road | 186/5-6, Thaweewong Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
+66-076-296-016
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Ranked #13 of 341 restaurants in Patong
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
South England
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

A hidden gem right in the middle of Beach Road, we stumbled across this by accident and really fancied something different to Thai food, and this certainly did the job!

The food is absolutely stunning, featuring traditional Indian and Bangladeshi dishes such as Kadai, Madras, Masala and Rogan Josh - all cooked to your requirements.

If you like spicy food I strongly recommend the Goan Prawns (which are making my mouth water at the thought of them!) - the juiciest and tastiest prawn curry I have ever had.

The starters are varied and just as delicious - can highly recommend the Paneer and Tandoori Mushrooms. Prices are good given the location and the ambience is great too. We ate here last year and were welcomed back this year with open arms; the owner from Calcutta is very hospitable.

If you love Indian food then this restaurant is a must!

Visited March 2013
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Phuket, Thailand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Fabulous food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

love the food the service and atmostphere is ok. would go back again. Comparing to other indian restaurants the food here taste good with suggestions of new dishes.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gurgaon, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Better than restaurants in India”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We are a hardcore vegetarian Indian couple and dont like to experiment too much with food. Even if we are outside India, we have to eat Indian food. Before leaving for Phuket, I did some research on Indian restaurants and found Tantra as one of the options. The reviews it had on Tripadvisors made it the first restaurant I chose to try in Phuket - and boy ! am I glad I did that?? We got so hooked to Tantra, that we did not even try any other restaurant for the duration we were in Phuket.

Tantra was just fantastic. The food was simply superb and the location, ambiance and staff was 10 on 10. The manager (Dharmendra) was very friendly and made sure our plates were full. It was good to have an Indian managing the show as he was aware of all the nuances of Indian food habits (e.g. complimentary sliced raw onions, various levels of "spicy" etc) and courteous enough to accept when a dish was not so good (our second serving of daal tadka was very thin. When we complained, he got another bucket made for us in quick time)

The restaurant is right on the Patong beach - cross the small junction after 3 spices restaurant and look to the right - there is a Subway after John's Tailors Shop (big yellow signboard). Tantra is the second shop after Subway.

Things you definitely need to try:
1. Breads : Masala Kulcha
2. Daal: Yellow daal tadka
3. Veggies: Chana Masaala
4. Rice: Veg Biryaani (it is just out of this world - you will not get such mouth watering biryani even in Hyderabad)
5. Desserts: Go for triple flavored ice cream with raw mango (Dharmendra's awesome recommendation)
6. Beverages: Mango Lassi
7. Seating: Go for the floor seating - feels awesome specially will cylindrical cushions to support your back

What you should avoid:
1. Aloo Dum : It has a very dominant taste and fragrance of tomato. Not like one is accustomed to
2. Water: Get your own bottles. Water is not free and charged way above the 7/11 rates

We dont drink or eat chicken / meat so can not comment.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Great Indian food, excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

We went here for dinner last night and really enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and the friendly and attentive service. Prices are around 300-350 THB for a curry, which isn't cheap, but it's relatively reasonable when you consider its location on the main Patong Beach Road. We plan to visit again before we leave Phuket and would definitely recommend it to any Indian food fan staying in Patong.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A great find with amazing food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner here last night & we loved it. The staff were very attentive. The food was fantastic. We ordered too much so we had a lovely lunch with it the following day.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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