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Tandoor India Restaurant

University City
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106 S 40th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3017
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:15 pm - 10:45 pm
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Sun 4:15 pm - 9:45 am
Mon - Tue 4:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Thu - Tue 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thu 4:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sat 4:15 pm - 10:45 pm
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been going here for over 10 years. The business did change hands a couple years ago but the food has remained the same. The buffet is a bargain and the service is above average. Not really sure what else one could ask for given the price.

Thank A G
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500 reviews
397 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Quite limited buffet. Some dishes are ok, other have very little taste. Samosa were spongy and pakora were chewy. They do not serve beer. 12$ for the buffet, 5$ for a mango lassi, more or less the same price as Sitar, but less quality.

Thank YouBeeTs
North Carolina
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

I wanted to like this place. The front dining room had music that was rather loud so we requested to move. They seemed a bit confused by this. When they figured out what we were asking the did accommodate us. We did the buffet. Good was ok but nothing great. I'm not sure why there are so many 5 star... More 

Thank mvhatteras
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Very friendly staff and a typical urban neighborhood eatery. My chicken tikka masala was good but not great. Felt like it lacked salt or the depth of taste typically assoc. with this dish. The Naan was excellent. The buffet might have been a better choice? Worth a try.

Thank Brian D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

The staff and owners are extremely accommodating. We brought a large group in without warning. They were able to get us set up for a great dinner. Most of our party ordered the buffet which had plenty of vegetarian and non-veg options. A few people ordered off the menu and were thrilled. I highly recommend the Chicken Tikka Masala off... More 

1 Thank Brian N
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Like so many others, I've been going to Tandoor India in University City for nearly 20 years. I stuck with the place through good and bad, so glad I did. Apparently, new owners took over at the end of 2014 and have done great. The food is the same, but so much better. The restaurant looks fantastic and the service... More 

3 Thank Richard K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I am a huge fan of Tandoor India. My "Indian Friends" used to tell me they order from a small place in University City. Finally I asked and went. The place is great. The staff loves their customers, the food is good and the renovations have made a huge improvement. Go you won't be disappointed!

4 Thank Brian N
Baltimore, Maryland
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237 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I ate the buffet here for lunch yesterday and it was amazing. The staff is extremely friendly and very helpful in getting drinks and coordinating plates. They even went so far as telling me before I asked that there are discounts for students ( on a buffet that was already under 9 dollars). The food was amazing and unlike many... More 

5 Thank Travelergirl998
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

They have virtually everything you'd want in a buffet. Even the vegetarian selection was great. The non veg had a chicken curry, tandoori chicken and a mutton curry (other than chicken biryani). The food was good for the price.

1 Thank scap3goat
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

They have great buffet nice and fresh for a great price and ordering off the menu is great too. Staff are very friendly and make you feel at home

2 Thank Cranster

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
4:15 pm - 9:45 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:15 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:15 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:15 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:15 pm - 10:45 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:15 pm - 10:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 S 40th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3017
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
  • Neighborhood: University City
  • Phone Number: 215-222-7122

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