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“Finest East Indian food in the Western hemisphere.”
Review of Tamarind

Tamarind
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Ranked #72 of 3,537 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Northwest Calgary
Description: 403-731-0001
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Finest East Indian food in the Western hemisphere.”
Reviewed 19 March 2012

I found the service to be of excellent timing, also the food was fresh of good quality and authentic food west of India. The place was perfect not too crowded and the ambience was amazing a definte must see in Calgary

  • Visited March 2012
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English first
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Vanilla”
Reviewed 16 March 2012

Marginal. The whole experience was vanilla. The decor is nice. The music was totally inappropriate, like a nite club in downtown. The service was adequate but strange. The food is good. I think these types of restaurants forget that what patrons want is more than Indian food but an Indian experience. This is a Canadian restaurant that serves Indian food. For my wife and I it was a little disappointing.

Visited March 2012
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3 Thank Williz
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Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great food, very acommodating”
Reviewed 8 January 2012

We were 5 adults and 3 small children (the youngest 1 year) and the friendly staff went the extra mile, no two miles to help make it work. All because I, as the father and grandfather of the rest Loves Indian food and we had already had a take out there. They made good suggestions of "calm" food for the kids and definitely knew how to ratchet up the heat for the spice loving ones of our group. When the babe began tossing bits and pieces here and there they had a staff member positioned nearby to catch the orts and never once said anything to make us feel they wanted us out. It was actually quite relaxing and very good meals and excellent value.

  • Visited December 2011
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1 Thank Richard P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Delicious Indian cuisine, fun energy and decor.”
Reviewed 29 October 2011

We ate here as a relatively large group (9 people plus a baby). We arrived on the early side of the evening so there was no issue in seating us. The kitchen did well at getting the food out in a timely manner. Everything we tried was delicious and fresh. We were somewhat disappointed with the portions of rice and naan that were served and the meat dishes could have used a bit more meat. The servers were friendly, however toward the end of our meal we could feel the pressure to get us out of the restaurant in order to clear up the tables for the next customers.
An interesting twist on the night, part way through our meal some entertainment arrived. They were a local fire-eating and dancing act. They did some shows inside the restaurant and then continued with the more dangerous stuff out in the parking lot in front of the big windows.
All in all, it was a good experience, with some minor downsides. We will likely return for the delicious food and it's handy location, off the beaten path.

  • Visited August 2011
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1 Thank JeremyAndLeanne
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Calgary, Canada
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“Tamarind is Awesome - Johnny and family rock !”
Reviewed 6 October 2011

Great Food, appetizingly served, good portions. very very tasty. Cool hip decor and music, a Calgary favourite of ours. Best Indian grub, bar none. Give it a try you won't be dissappointed.

  • Visited September 2011
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