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Essence of India

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40367 Tantalus Way | Garibaldi Highlands, Squamish, B.C, Squamish, British Columbia V0N 1T0, Canada
+1 604-898-1000
12:00 - 21:30
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Mon 16:30 - 21:30
Wed 16:30 - 21:30
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 21:30
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Squamish, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having had many Essence takeaways we decided to eat in. Even better. Brilliant staff. Fresh exciting food I had the lamb saag but my partner chose the wild salmon masala - both were great Go sit down chat get s pint and enjoy.

Thank keefreeves
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have travelled in India and this is the best Indian food outside of India I have ever had. It is real Indian cuisine. I have eaten (take-out) dozens of times and everything is flavourful, spicy and delicious. The spices are balanced and not overwhelming. A spice level of 4 is perfect for people that enjoy spicy food.

Thank 509billp
Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Being new to Squamish, my partner and I discovered this place a month ago and have eaten here 3 times (takeout twice). The food is so delicious and portion sizes usually last us until the next day. Great value and favours with the samosas - we always get 2 orders. Great to eat at a place with some hearty, warm... More 

Thank starz555
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This was the second time we've visited this restaurant located in Squamish, BC. My whole family enjoyed all the unique, rich flavours that characterized each dish. The butter chicken was so good, our kids ate 2 orders! I highly recommend visiting this place.

Thank Friedricebucket
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here a few times and have tried many dishes. They are always top notch and the wait staff is excellent.

Thank Tanya V
Squamish, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Living in Squamish we have limited choices for dining out for all types of food including Indian. But lack of choice is not an issue, because both my wife and I love the food here. As a vegetarian who loves Indian food, this restaurant hits all my wife's happy buttons. Service is always good as well. Just be mindful of... More 

Thank Dan59H
Cuenca, Ecuador
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is one of the spots in Squamish that we order from the most. Great for large groups of people and family meals. Everything is delicious and the quality is consistent.

Thank Suzette A
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Wow, what a little gem this Indian restaurant is. Just a block of off Hgwy 99 on the north end of Squamish. The food was terrific, great friendly service, good bar selection. When the owner/ chef comes out and asks every dinner whether they are enjoying themselves you know they care. The best dinner I have had in Squamish in... More 

Thank gearmansteve
Squamish, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing authentic Indian cuisine. The owner Don has done a great job with his food and hospitality! Fish pakoras, samosas, Dahl maharanai, chilli chicken, tandoori ribs and chicken and his vindaloo dishes are amazing!!

Thank ladygreysqbc
Garibaldi Highlands, Canada
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Excellent food, great service. Consistent quality, lots of choice make this a winner. Best place to get your fix for Indian food in Squamish.

Thank Madelaine48

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40367 Tantalus Way | Garibaldi Highlands, Squamish, B.C, Squamish, British Columbia V0N 1T0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Squamish
  • Phone Number: +1 604-898-1000
Recently renovated and triple the size, The Essence of India has become the place to be in Squamish. Same fresh authentic food and great service, you will never be disapointed. The menu offers a great variety of vegetarian and vegan options. Make sure to give it a try, you won't be dissapointed!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?