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Tamarind Flavor of India

257 N Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-1584
+1 412-605-0500
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“dosa” (4 reviews)
“vindaloo” (3 reviews)
“rice” (6 reviews)
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Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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257 N Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-1584
Neighbourhood: North Oakland
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Reviews (52)
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

We're regular patrons to this charming Indian restaurant in Oakland. The Mysore masala dosa is a can't miss as is the variety of north and South Indian entrees. Definitely try the gobi manchurian appetizer, the lamb biryani and their chicken makhani. Sunday night specials are...More

Thank SunilDeshpande
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Ordered several dishes for takeout while visiting family in Pittsburgh. Both the dal and the sag paneer were too liquidy and lacking texture. The seasoning was good. Also the curries and nan were fine. On balance I was a bit disappointed in what was suggested...More

Thank 1146Steve614
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner with two five year olds and limited selection for them for anything with no heat. They had plain rice and a plain dosa and had to buy them a turkey sandwich back at the hotel. They eat Indian food all the...More

1  Thank michellemM3971OX
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We ordered a takeaway and requested spicy food. After reaching home when we opened we got the terrible chicken biryani. Chilli powder was just mixed with Rice and chicken. The veg food was ok.

Thank Prasad G
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Tamarind makes, hands down, some of the best food I've ever had. My SO and I go every Saturday for lunch, and occasionally for dinner with friends--it's just THAT good. First off, their lunch buffet is probably one of the best bangs for your buck...More

1  Thank ilikeoctopus
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Absolutely fantastic. We stopped in here on a Saturday because we were in town for another event - since it's the Holiday Season, the pay lot up the street even had free parking. Bonus! Unfortunately, they didn't open until 5 PM, so we had to...More

1  Thank The_Olde_Boy
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Terrific staff, great food, reasonable price, no wait. The only reason I give it 4 stars is no parking was a hassle, especially during a rainstorm. You know it's a good Indian restaurant when multiple Indian families are streaming in and out too.

2  Thank Sherry G
Reviewed 3 September 2015

All good. Nothing bad; will return! Very friendly staff. Mixed grill was very tasty. Get the Naan assortment!

1  Thank Monk57
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Very good experience. Smiling persons welcoming and serving. Superb food, excellently presented and well served. Overall, a very good experience.

2  Thank K L N
Reviewed 24 August 2015

We had a small window of time for dinner, so we dropped in at Tamarind. the menu looks small, it is actually quite extensive; instead of being divided by protein type (chicken, tofu, lamb), the styles of dishes (tamarind, palak) are listed with the available...More

1  Thank BakerNomi
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Will J
Is there a Saturday buffet, and if so, what are the hours?
4 July 2016|
Response from ilikeoctopus | Reviewed this property |
Yep, they do have a Saturday buffet (it's Tuesday-Sunday), from 11:30am through 2:30pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:45
17:30 - 21:15
17:30 - 21:15
17:30 - 21:15
17:30 - 21:15
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 257 N Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-1584
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > North Oakland
  • Neighbourhood: North Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 412-605-0500
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