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“If North Indian cuisine is your thing”
Review of Tandoori Oven Palm Cove - CLOSED

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Tandoori Oven Palm Cove
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Reviewed December 26, 2011

Be aware, this style of Indian food is quite oily, quite... how do you say.. goopy? Not our favourite type of Indian food but on the flip side it came highly recommended from an Indian family. So who knows!

Thank BrisbaneTrez
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Reviewed December 22, 2011

We went to this venue twice and on both occasions we were in the company of our vegan friends who are partial to Indian food due to dietary requirements.

This venue, its service and its meals are, unfortunately, not among the best.

The venue itself is located in a long and rather narrow thoroughfare. Cemented in by concrete, the high walls effectively obstruct any view one may or may not have had.

Upon arrival at said venue we were unable to locate any waiters, and we wondered if the restaurant was actually open (Particularly since no one else appeared to be dining). Then we observed a door ajar and heard some background noises usually associated with kitchen appliances and we knew a waiter would soon appear. Not so. We had to spent a disproportionally amount of time locating waiters. One of us went inside and called out numerous times before a rather confused waiter finally submerged from the bowels of the building. This waiter made concerted efforts to write down our orders, but failed to comprehend some of our dietary concerns. Nodding happily he simply disappeared back into the bowels of the restaurant. After another 10 minutes or so of further waiting, another waiter appeared seemingly out of nowhere with a jug of water. He too scurried off after nodding his head several times (rather enthusiastically we thought) and with a flash of his pearly whites he disappeared without taking our orders.

Finally, a third waiter armed with more water and some bread appeared at our table. We tried to discuss some of the options on the menu with him, but it was all a bit too hard; between his vigorous head nodding, flashing smiles and bemused looks, we decided to just order. No questions asked.

The relatively simple meals took quite some time to arrive, and at least one dish was so salty it was rendered inedible. The rest of the meals were okish, but certainly nothing special or overly delicious.

Efforts to settle the account involved extensive search parties for the waiters.

The entire dining experience was actually quite funny in its perplexity and peculiarity…!

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Thank Atlanticmermaid
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Reviewed December 8, 2011

Very good authentic Indian food in quiet location. So nice to be near the resort pool at night with lanterns alight. This southern end of Palm Cove is just beautiful with the expanse of Palm Trees. Highly recommended, Jessica

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Thank jjessie_e
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Reviewed November 17, 2011

Good service, great curries and breads BYO no corkage. Ambience not that great

Thank barlow61
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Reviewed October 24, 2011

We just returned here after 2 years and were as delighted with the meal tonight as we were back then. The service was friendly and reliable. The meal fantastic. It was such a treat and I highly recommend it. Value for money is great too... Especially here in Palm Cove.

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Thank melindamelou
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