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“Beautiful Layers of Flavour”
Review of Tamarind

Tamarind
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Ranked #34 of 3,725 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Northwest Calgary
Description: 403-731-0001
Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was our second visit to Tamarind. We enjoyed our first, but enjoyed this visit even more. Everything we had from the pakora to the chetinad chicken and chana masala was wonderful. The flavours of the chicken curry, chetinad, and kadhai jhinga shrimp were clear and bright - each one unique. We were there early on a Friday night; thankfully early and with reservations because there was quite a line up when we were leaving. One of the best Indian meals we've had.

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Thank GraceKellyAB
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Johnny W, General Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2014

Hi Grace Kelly97

What an AMAZING 5 STAR REVIEW!! The Dishes you Mentioned are absolute classics; I’m pleased you enjoyed them.
We look forward to welcoming you back on your next Visit.
Thank you for the Review.

Johnny Walia
General Manager
Tamarind Restaurant

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Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was a very good restaurant in a very ideal location. The decor was astonishing and the atmosphere was excellent and a fun place to bring your children. The service was good and you did not need to wait that long for your food to come. The food was marvelous and not to spicy. This is a place where you will come more than once.

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Johnny W, General Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2014

Hi Manvir G

What an AWESOME 5 STAR REVIEW!! The Go to Restaurant ! I like the sound of that! With a helpful Team, great Ideal Location, The Astonishing Décor, Marvelous Food. definitely all you could want! And thank you for being the first reviewer to talk about The Restaurant being a fun place to bring Children, We recently Got the Diners Choice Winner Kid Friendly Award. We look forward to serving you and your Family again soon.
Thank for the 5 star Review.

Johnny Walia
General Manager

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Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

I have been here a few times now and typically get the Pho soup, mango salad and bubble teas. Have never been disappointed :) It is small at what must be their new location on 10th St SW.. I'm new to town, so not familiar with the other address I have seen. Friendly atmostphere and recommended!

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Reviewed June 27, 2014

Tamarind in Calgary AB was recommended by a friend. Our 1st experience at Tamarind was prompted by a last minute decision for a quiet night out, and left an everlasting magnificent impression. Colleen, our waitress exceeds expectations by making every event special with prompt courteous service, informative menu suggestions. The restaurant facilitates a clean functional layout with traditional decor. As menu selections arrive at your table, each are presented in visibly unique pots, with the experience quickly shifting focus to the exquisite tantalizing smells of curry. From appetizers to main course, Thank You to the entire Tamarind team as your restaurant rates 11 out of 10, … not a typo … yes 11 out of 10 on my Simply the Best rating scale. John, Colleen and the Tamarind team, we will be back!

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Thank NAP60
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Johnny W, General Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2014

Hi Nap 60

What and EXCELLENT 5 STAR REVIEW!! This is what I want every Guest to feel when they eat here, Thank you for mentioning our Fabulous Server Colleen ! She is definitely a real Pro like all of her team,
It was rewarding to read that you gave Tamarind a 11 out of 10 .
Thank you for your recommendation! We can’t wait to have you back!

Johnny W
General Manager
Tamarind Restaurant

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Reviewed June 24, 2014

My wife and I usually only come to this area for the Save On Foods but it was raining hard and we wanted a nice place to dine to escape the sad weather. We were greeted immediately and sat at a table for two with great natural lighting (a personal preference). The place is beautiful, new looking, and has an overall relaxing vibe to it. I enjoy a good looking place but the food is what matters. We are pescetarian and do not eat dairy. We ordered the Prawn Malai Curry, the Vegetable Manchurian, Tandori Roti (bread, since made with no dairy), and amazing coconut rice that could be eaten on its own. The Prawn dish was simply the best curry dish I have ever had. They were so accommodating by replacing the dairy (milk to make it creamy) with coconut milk. I then went to the Vegetable Manchurian... are you kidding me... it is titled as a Chinese/Indian blend dish and rightfully so. I have a hard time even describing the flavor... sweet, spicy, subtle yet powerful... a MUST HAVE dish. I have a strong feeling that it is difficult, if not impossible, to order a bad dish here. We cleared our plates, requested a server show them to the Chef and let them know it was the best Indian (and Indian/Chinese blend) we have ever had. The Chef, along with Nico our waiter, thanked us sincerely by offering Chai Tea (with coconut milk!) on the house. So... a great meal, INCREDIBLE service (water was literally empty for maybe 10 seconds and BOOM... not even our waiter but was still filled. (They are a very efficient team here) and best of all... the rain was gone and the sun was smiling once again! Great day. Will bring everyone I know to eat here.

Note: Most dishes range from 10-18 dollars and the service/environment easily exceeds this price. Serving sizes are large (prawn dish was just as large as the veggi dish and had lots of huge prawns). ORDER THE COCONUT RICE!!! Amazing

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Johnny W, General Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2014

Hi Tucksta


What a FANTASTIC PERFECT SCORING REVIEW!!! Thank you for making your first review about us! And such a GREAT one at that!! It’s just your style of Restaurant? Good – we made it like that especially for you!! Our food is absolutely yummy. And we are all ecstatic that you enjoyed all the little touches. Niko is Indeed one of our stars ! As are the rest of our team ! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next Visit!


Johnny W
General Manager
Tamarind East Indian Restaurant

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