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This property has identified as Asian-owned.
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$20 - $33
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Indian, Pakistani
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed February 25, 2023

The host (owner) and wait staff were pleasant, friendly and accommodating. They gave us a complimentary bread with dips (including a spicy one that is the owner's grandmother's recipe) while we waited for our friends. We shared the mixed grill (shrimp, chicken and lamb kebobs...with onions and peppers), paneer in a creamy tomato sauce that was seasoned "medium" to our taste, and a basket of nan--all delicious. The restaurant doesn't have a liquor license so we brought in our own wine. I highly recommend Tandoor Char House if you love Indian food, which we do. Reasonably priced. Small room with a cozy, charming ambiance.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed May 24, 2021 via mobile

This restaurant is one of my favorites. But, the outdoor dining experience wasn't good. I understand the pandemic has made it hard, but other restaurants are doing better with outdoor service. We arrived for our reservation and were told our table was half a block...north and then a tad east, to a shut down street. That was ok, we were not upset. All tables are without cover, so prepare for sun, but still ok. Our little tiny table rocked mercilessly, but they eventually moved us, still ok. The bar code thing didn't work, but we found menus online, still ok. Once we ordered, we only received some of the normal pre-dinner complimentary stuff and it was in take out containers. I wish the waiter had warned us we wouldn't get our salads. We were given little tiny plastic plates and plastic utensils wrapped in a napkin, like regular take-out. Our big disappointment was when our dinner arrived, in a huge take out bag. We had little tiny plastic plates, plastic utensils and no room on our tiny table to unwrap dinner and accommodate lids. We had Naan balanced on tandoori chicken. This was family style and we had to serve with our little plastic utensils. I look forward to returning when we can eat inside and the pandemic is over.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Tandoor Char House, Chef at Tandoor Char House, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2022

Hello and thank you for your review. As the pandemic was tough for all of us, we apologize on our behave for your negative experience. We also apologize for now responding to this review, but we hope you had the chance to dine in with...More

Reviewed February 26, 2020 via mobile

Authentic food and great service! if you are a foodie and love Indian/Pakistani food this a place to visit!!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Tandoor Char House, Chef at Tandoor Char House, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2022

Thank you for your kind review! - Chef Faraz

Reviewed December 22, 2019

I was able to try the food from Tandoor Char House at a popup Fooda in the State of Illinois building, The food was very tasty, and I would now be interested in trying the larger menu at the brick and mortar location on Halsted.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Tandoor Char House, Chef at Tandoor Char House, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2022

Thank you for your kind review! We hope to see you soon. - Chef Faraz

Reviewed July 19, 2019

We had a tasty lamb burger with all the veggies. So satisfying & delicious which we would return for.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Tandoor Char House, Chef at Tandoor Char House, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2022

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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

A group of us were visiting Chicago and this place was recommended to us. Hands down some of the best Indian food we've had. The tandoori chicken was a huge it. Along with the chicken tikka masala, garlic naan and the beef samosa. We will...definitely return!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Tandoor Char House, Chef at Tandoor Char House, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2022

Thank you for your kind review! We hope to see you again soon! - Chef Faraz

Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

We have been to many Indian and Pakistani restaurants; this was surely one of the best. Everything we ordered was delicious and the service was superb. The restaurant is small yet cozy and not noisy. We look forward to many more visits!

Date of visit: April 2018
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Tandoor Char House, Chef at Tandoor Char House, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2022

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Food was tasty, the quiet atmosphere was great for having an extended conversation, and our server was so attentive and helpful. Wonderful place to linger for two hours over a meal!

Date of visit: March 2018
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Tandoor Char House, Chef at Tandoor Char House, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2022

Thank you for your kind review! - Chef Faraz

Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

Best Indian food in Lincoln Park area of Chicago. My mouth bursting with amazing flavors. This is a MUST VISIT

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

went there on a Friday evening, was a group of six. We had mostly vegetarian, but also tired the tandoor chicken bodi, which was cooked perfectly. I personally loved the biryani, and while the okra was not the way I usually prefer it, it was...flavorful. The owner swung by to make sure everything was to our satisfaction and we left full and satisfied.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Delivery was fairly slow, close to an hour and this was saturday afternoon so can't have been too busy. Both the chicken karhai and the beef nehari had way too much sauce, and neither were spicy at all, even though I asked for extra spicy....The portions are pretty big and the garlic naan was very nice but the bottom was a bit burnt in places, overall an average meal, would give it 1 more shot if there was a voucher.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

Great place - very friendly and enthusiastic owner/manager. Huge portions so go hungry! Very reasonably priced. BYOB with you - they'll put it on ice for you. Within walking distance of Kingston Mines, BLUES and aliveone bar.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

We cam here for dinner and the food was very good. But the service was WAY too slow for us to go back. In addition, they did not have the air conditioning turned on, so it was uncomfortably warm - we were literally sweating while...eating dinner.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Tandoor Char House, Chef at Tandoor Char House, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2022

Thank you review, we hope you can come back soon to make up for this experience. - Chef Faraz

Reviewed May 24, 2017

I would have given this a much higher rating if we hadn't had some serious glitches in our experience. We waited a long time for our order to be taken, then a longer time for any food to come. When it did come, there were...green and red peppers on top of both tandoor dishes, in spite of my explicit request when ordering that no peppers of any kind be included. The waiter assured us they would not put peppers in or on anything, specifically the tandoor dishes. But there they were. So I couldn't eat those dishes. Also, what was that terrible odor that pervaded the restaurant?More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

We had already had one bad experience here (we were given raw chicken) but thought we would give them another chance. Mistake. We ordered a take out and were told it would be ready in 20 mins. 45 minutes later we were still waiting. When...we came to eat the food it was tasteless and just not very nice. The only saving grace was the small pot of tikka masala sauce which was tasty. I would give this place a miss.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Tandoor Char House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4