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Review of Tantra

Ranked #32 of 659 Restaurants in Patong
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: We are located at beachfront and the only Indian restaurant with Indian cultural seatings on the floor. Best foods in town and we do serve original Indian vegetarian. Our Indian Chef is also very good in preparing Indian-Chinese foods. You will love our foods. We do serve both Lunch and Dinner Time starting from 11.00 Am to mid night. We do the most catering for local, group and wedding party. Please contact us if you are interested in our services.
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Good quality indian restaurant. I love indian food, and i loved this place. Worth a visit if you are in patong.

15  Thank JayNorth1980
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Little to say....great food...great service...good atmosphere. ...well worth a visit. I love indian food and eat it all the time. Price is on the high side but not exorbitant.

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15  Thank Raich-11
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

A hidden gem right in the middle of Beach Road, we stumbled across this by accident and really fancied something different to Thai food, and this certainly did the job!

The food is absolutely stunning, featuring traditional Indian and Bangladeshi dishes such as Kadai, Madras, Masala and Rogan Josh - all cooked to your requirements.

If you like spicy food I strongly recommend the Goan Prawns (which are making my mouth water at the thought of them!) - the juiciest and tastiest prawn curry I have ever had.

The starters are varied and just as delicious - can highly recommend the Paneer and Tandoori Mushrooms. Prices are good given the location and the ambience is great too. We ate here last year and were welcomed back this year with open arms; the owner from Calcutta is very hospitable.

If you love Indian food then this restaurant is a must!

17  Thank SouthEnglandGazania
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Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

love the food the service and atmostphere is ok. would go back again. Comparing to other indian restaurants the food here taste good with suggestions of new dishes.

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17  Thank RaneeSethi
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

We are a hardcore vegetarian Indian couple and dont like to experiment too much with food. Even if we are outside India, we have to eat Indian food. Before leaving for Phuket, I did some research on Indian restaurants and found Tantra as one of the options. The reviews it had on Tripadvisors made it the first restaurant I chose to try in Phuket - and boy ! am I glad I did that?? We got so hooked to Tantra, that we did not even try any other restaurant for the duration we were in Phuket.

Tantra was just fantastic. The food was simply superb and the location, ambiance and staff was 10 on 10. The manager (Dharmendra) was very friendly and made sure our plates were full. It was good to have an Indian managing the show as he was aware of all the nuances of Indian food habits (e.g. complimentary sliced raw onions, various levels of "spicy" etc) and courteous enough to accept when a dish was not so good (our second serving of daal tadka was very thin. When we complained, he got another bucket made for us in quick time)

The restaurant is right on the Patong beach - cross the small junction after 3 spices restaurant and look to the right - there is a Subway after John's Tailors Shop (big yellow signboard). Tantra is the second shop after Subway.

Things you definitely need to try:
1. Breads : Masala Kulcha
2. Daal: Yellow daal tadka
3. Veggies: Chana Masaala
4. Rice: Veg Biryaani (it is just out of this world - you will not get such mouth watering biryani even in Hyderabad)
5. Desserts: Go for triple flavored ice cream with raw mango (Dharmendra's awesome recommendation)
6. Beverages: Mango Lassi
7. Seating: Go for the floor seating - feels awesome specially will cylindrical cushions to support your back

What you should avoid:
1. Aloo Dum : It has a very dominant taste and fragrance of tomato. Not like one is accustomed to
2. Water: Get your own bottles. Water is not free and charged way above the 7/11 rates

We dont drink or eat chicken / meat so can not comment.

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21  Thank viveks455
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