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The Tandoor

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50 Commercial Street, Melbourne, Victoria VIC 3122, Australia
(03) 9521 4535
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Lot-et-Garonne
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383 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

We tried this place because of the good TA reviews below and our group of four was sorry that we did so. We waited for any sign of food from 6.30 till 8.30 pm, with only one other table occupied, then sent back the lamb cutlet entree (I forget the Indian name) because it was so tough you couldn't get... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

The Tandoor is close to our house and we 'disovered' it as we were searching for good, authentic Indian food. The atmosphere in the restaurant is not great, but the food more than make up for it. And the service is fantastic. We now buy take-aways and eat at home. It is consistently nice (even our Indian friends agree!).

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1 Thank Mrs_Maltman
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

My Wife & I visited on Saturday. We happened to come across it whilst looking for another restaurant. OMG! This restaurant is amazing! Don't be fooled by the dated interior. This meal was by far, the best Indian I have eaten anywhere in the world. Portions were generous, food was freshly prepared and staff very polite. I spoke to the... More 

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1 Thank Scott L
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This restaurant has existed since 1981, under the affable ownership of Banny Banerjee. My husband and I were regulars when The Tandoor was in Chapel Street, and we followed when it moved to less expensive premises in Commercial Road (between the railway line and Punt Road). We continued to be semi-regulars and to buy takeaways for the freezer. We also... More 

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1 Thank Alys-Schatzi
Melbourne, Australia
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Really great food! Went in a group on Saturday night and the food was awesome. Wasn't all that busy, surprisingly since it was great. Only annoying thing was bread coming out much later than our mains so we were almost full before the garlic naan made it out, but the food was so good I am willing to ignore this.... More 

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Thank leannemleannem
Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The Tandoor Indian restaurant is one of those restaurants you want to keep a secret, but you can't because it's that good. Banny, the host always looks after us and surprises us with new inventive dishes. We have tried almost every dish,

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1 Thank LadyBaldovino
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Having cooked indian food a lot back home in the UK I always feel finding a good curry is a little hit and miss. We went to the restaurant on a monday evening which was pretty much empty. The menu selection was good and the prices were good value. When the food came it was absolutely fantastic. Even the rice... More 

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3 Thank VinceFenlon
Dunstabke
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

Me and my husband visited the Tandoor early on a Monday evening so we were the only ones there. We ordered the lamb madras, bengal fish curry, rice and naan. The food was fabulous. It literally was the nicest we have had since being in Australia I imagine on a weekend there would be more atmosphere but I would definitely... More 

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Thank Aishah F
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

Many years ago I used to often eat at The Tandoor in Chapel Street opposite the Jam Factory and then it disappeared. Driving down Commercial Road in August and stopped in traffic saw that it was now in Commercial Road not far from the Alfred Hospital. Phoned to confirm that it was the same Tandoor from years ago and assured... More 

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2 Thank Bacchusntiffany
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

I am including the story of our whole evening so you can understand how lucky we were to find The Tandoor and have the fantastic meal that we did. I am writing this review so that more visitors to St Kilda can find The Tandoor on purpose. It was getting pretty late and we really needed dinner so Ron checked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Indian
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Commercial Street, Melbourne, Victoria VIC 3122, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9521 4535

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?