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Cowes Tandoori

$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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40 High Street, Cowes PO31 7RS, England
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We use Cowes Tandoori on a regular basis, and always find the staff polite, efficient and accommodating. The food is always excellent, and the staff are happy to "tailor" any of the meals to meet specific requirements

Thank Graylinc
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

3 of us went to this restaurant after a colleague recommended it but very disappointed, food was ok but didn't feel welcome despite it being empty. Being a meal on expenses we each required an itemised bill and VAT receipt which we didn't get and only reluctantly got the VAT number, never had a problem like this despite eating out... More 

Thank Marcus G
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Whilst staying in nearby Gurnard we fancied a curry supper so ventured into Cowes. Not disappointed with the food but the chap who served us was a bit surly. Best onion bhajis I 've ever had with a great chicken tikka marsalla to follow. Also we were allowed to take our own wine which was nice even though they had... More 

Thank Ballcock
Leicester, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Late Friday evening, so perhaps not too surprising that other customers offered some entertainment. One had to be escorted out of the door before finishing her meal, by her friends as clearly unable to walk by herself. Single diner on next table fell asleep with his half finished poppadoms. We however had a great meal, and my mild chicken coconut... More 

Thank Norbert2013
Greater London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The food was ok but the the service was lacking in warmth. A passable experience but not a particularly memorable one, the two chicken curries we had were fine but the cold manner of the waiter put a little bit of a dampener on the experience.

1 Thank Will W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Went into Saffron and observed many people complaining because they had waited 30 minutes. We decided to leave and went down the road to Cowes Tandoori. Fantastic food. Very fresh. Portions so large we had to take them away. Highly recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cowes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Excellent selection of curry and well describe with how hot they are for the inexperienced. Inside decor bit basic but the food and service makes up for that.

Thank tcpjennings
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

14 out for a meal - we pre-ordered in advance and actually the food wasn't too bad apart from the wait which was lengthy resulting in rice's and sides being cold by the time the main arrived...! These were grudgingly replaced (microwaved) and returned. With 14 people and pre-ordered in advance each of us knew exactly what we would pay... More 

1 Thank YachtSkipper
Dorset, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

We turned up late during Cowes week and didn't have time to check this place out on TA which was just as well as, had I read some if these reviews we wouldn't have risked it! Really glad we did as our meal was one of the best curries we've had in a while! The staff were also friendly and... More 

Thank Termer13
London, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

We had the very good value Tuesday special - almost any starter, main, rice or bread plus coffee for just £10.95. Coupled with BYO drinks with no corkage it makes for unbeatable value for money. Everything was fine but we both found the food bland, plenty of food colouring but not much in the way of spice. And we are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 High Street, Cowes PO31 7RS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: 01983296710

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?