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“great deal and great taste!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Al-Watan Tandoori

Al-Watan Tandoori
Ranked #2,202 of 3,678 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $5 - $14
Dining options: Dinner, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Seating
Campbell River, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“great deal and great taste!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

I've been going to Al Watan now for a few years - probably 4 to 5 times per year. The food never ceases to satisfy me. Time after time, Khalid (the owner) will come out and check in with the diners to make sure everything is ok. The restaurant is small, probably not somewhere you want to go for formal dining, but the food is second-to-none! May I recommend the Lamb Saag with some Rice and perhaps some Haleem? The mango Lassi is great, as is the Kheer. Enjoy!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Elvis_Leanne2008
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great Pakistani Meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2011

OK, it has zero ambience - it's a hole in the wall. But sometimes it's worth being adventurous. The staff are welcoming and the food is surprisingly good and inexpensive by Vancouver standards. Tandoori chicken and naan are delicious even if the spice level is kicked up a notch. Feel free to eschew the cutlery as you go native.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Woodchuckwally
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Vancouver
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good, cheap Pakistani food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2010

There are lots of Indian restaurants in Vancouver, but not too many Pakistani places. This is one of them. The food is good and full of flavor. The naan's are tandoori made and frankly are among the best in the city. Get the chicken tikka karahi which is a curry dish made with pieces of chicken tikka instead of just regular chicken. The kabab platter is also very good, but rather on the spicy side. Avoid the lunch platter, as its pretty generic. The lamb saag is also very good. White table cloths its not, but the service is friendly, and the owner will come out and say hi. His name is Khalid. Food is halal so no alcohol, but no worries, get the mango lassi.

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