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Tandoori - The art of BBQ - Restaurant ZH ?

Anyone been to the new place on Bliecherweg? If yes, how was it?

Might try and check this out one lunchtime.

http://www.tandoori-bbq.ch/

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Re: Tandoori - The art of BBQ - Restaurant ZH ?

If you do ... please let us know. Thanks for posting this up
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well i was there they offer a Buffet for Lunch every other day, good price 24.50 and for vegetarians 18.50, friendly people but is jam packed at lunch!
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Re: Tandoori - The art of BBQ - Restaurant ZH ?

I tried the buffet last night. Starters consisted of Pakora, Samosas poppadoms and different salads and pickles which made a tasty plate.

The main courses

chicken and spinach curry
fish curry
lamb curry
dhal
some kind of vegetable dumpling (very nice) in curry sauce.
rice

To be fair we didn't start to eat until 21.30 so the food (apart form the rice) wasn't very hot and the starters less crisp as they must have been in the beginning.

Apart from the lamb dish, the sauces were all very thick, creamy and heavy. I would have liked to have some different textures and taste more spices. Not much heat to appeal to all tastes. The dhal was tasty. Sadly there wasn't a tandoori dish.

I would definitely go again to eat A La Carte especially to try the tandoori dishes but unless the buffet offered more balanced main courses I'd personally give it a miss.

The service was good and friendly but the overall atmosphere of the restaurant could do with a little more warmth.

Obviously this is just my personal opinion and as Indian food is so diverse, I think this restaurant could appeal to quite a lot of tastes.

Give it a go and make up your own mind.
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Re: Tandoori - The art of BBQ - Restaurant ZH ?

We went for lunch (ca. 10 of us) last Tuesday.

The manager was very friendly (speaks good english too).

Food was OK, but taylored to Swiss pallet, even asking for the Vindaloo to be hot, it was not except for the fresh green chillies stuck on top.

It's not bad, but not good either if you are looking for an 'english curry', you probably won't find it here.

Hope to check out the buffet later this week.
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Re: Tandoori - The art of BBQ - Restaurant ZH ?

Hi

This is Chatrath from the Tandoori-BBQ personally, thanks for the feedback on your site. From tomorrow we will start a new Menu for the Englishforum Guys who love the extra spicy Curries and this will be called menu extra spicy and also on lunch buffets we will add an additional extra spicy dish. We would be thankful for any advices per Private Message Well we just opened three weeks ago and have to make our experiences and are thankful for the feedback and suggestions!

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Sandeep Chatrath and the Tandoori-BBQ Team

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Re: Tandoori - The art of BBQ - Restaurant ZH ?

Hi Chatrath

It would be good if you could also cater for those who are used to eating great Indian food in all it's spicy and different textured glory. There is definitely a market for it in Zürich and once word gets out it will spread like wild fire.

Look forward to coming back and trying some of your new dishes.
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Re: Tandoori - The art of BBQ - Restaurant ZH ?

If theres going to be spicy food on offer I'll definetly be trying it out now
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Re: Tandoori - The art of BBQ - Restaurant ZH ?

Anyone fancy setting up an EF night?
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Re: Tandoori - The art of BBQ - Restaurant ZH ?

Paging Nanda! Paging Nanda!

My tastebuds tingle at the thought of a spicy EF dinner.
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Re: Tandoori - The art of BBQ - Restaurant ZH ?

Looking forward to make your Taste Buds Tingel as I love spicy food myself!

Cheers
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Re: Tandoori - The art of BBQ - Restaurant ZH ?

I'm going to waddle thataway for lunch tomorrer I think :> Mm. Indian food I don't have to cook myself. :>
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Re: Tandoori - The art of BBQ - Restaurant ZH ?

Was there last Tuesday with a large party.

Was hoping to go tomorrow for the buffet, but may have to postpone till Friday.

Anyone fancy joining? Would like some extra spicy.

I used to cook a lot of curry at home, but since we having a kid, it's difficult to have it how I like it. Flavour is there, but can't add the kick I like.
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Re: Tandoori - The art of BBQ - Restaurant ZH ?

I'd love to join on Friday- turns out I can't go tomorrow after all. Interview!

As for the kid sitch- my sister and mum have always kept some aside for the little uns, with a minimal amount of salt/spice. They've then salted/spiced it at a level that's enjoyable for them.
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Re: Tandoori - The art of BBQ - Restaurant ZH ?

I used to do big Indian meals, with lots of dishes, i.e. a couple of meat dishes, and 3 or more vegi dishes. Then I can make one meat dish and a vegi dish spicy. Guess it's time to have some friends over again for dinner as we've not done this for some time.
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Re: Tandoori - The art of BBQ - Restaurant ZH ?

Ok, ladies and gentleman... I have just got back from the very restaurant described in this thread, so lets not waste any time and get on with a frank and honest review from someone who LOVES their curries...

Well anyway, the last curry I had in Zurich was from the Vulkan Indian restaurant next to the HB. I ordered a take-away from the place and took it home... only to find that what I had thought was a Lamb Rogan Josh, was actually a Lamb Stew, which tasted like it could have been cooked in any one of a gazillion English cafes. It was tasteless, lifeless, and has no hint that it was meant to be anything approaching Indian. It was for this reason that I desperately wanted to find somewhere tonight that could change my opinion that Zurich curry houses were not all this bad. So, I searched the English forum and found the Tandoori BBQ House... and then proceeded to give the manager Sandeep a call to check if we could have a table... but also I mentioned that we were from the English Forum, and I was very encouraged to hear him not only recognise it (as he would, since he has posted in this thread, duh), but that he was open to giving us whatever we wanted curry-wise in order to make it as "UK-like" as possible. Game on!

Well, on to the Tandoori BBQ. The place is located literally around 5 minutes from my house on Bleicherweg... the funny thing is that i've walked past it so many times and never give it a second glance... it kind of just looks like a generic cafe form the outside... there's nothing "Indian" about the external decor that would make you think: "Ahh a curry house". Inside, it was very clean and well presented.. still no "Indian identity" in the way that many UK indian restaurants have, but then again who gives a crap, it's the food that matters... right?

The food.... ah... the food. To start with me and the lovely lady I was with had the usual popadoms and dips, standard fare at any curry place, right? Well as much as I never usually even take notice of such trivial things as popadoms... these were noteworthy. We got a good portion of them too, around 10, all perfectly crispy and well-shaped... but the dips? Well, the dips were simply the best I have ever had at any Indian restaurant, UK included. One was a thick and rich mint yoghurt, the other a sauce of unknown name and origin (delicious, but can't remember what it was, all I know is i've never tasted it before), and the other was the managers own special "blow your socks off" home-made jobby that literally left me gasping for more... as well as air... **** me it was hot!

Anyway since this is dragging on a bit (sorry, but i'm just so happy i've found a good curry house) i'll go on to say that after ogling the menu we ordered a Chicken Tikka Massala (Tandoori style) and a Lambsomething Gosh and were given a choice of "semi-deadly or "deadly" (heh)... we chose "semi-deadly"... best be on the cautious side to start with eh? After an acceptable wait (not too quick, not too long) it arrived... and the first thing I noticed was how rich it looked, chunky and well garnished, thick and rich. After getting it served we tucked in and I swear that after three mouthfuls I almost had my first multiple foodgasm. After 8 months of nary a sniff of a good curry, I was treated to one of the most delicious i'd had in a long time... UK included, which for me is saying a LOT. The meat was tender and succulent, and the sauce just had that real home-cooked freshness that only a good chef with an army of fresh ingredients can supply... it was absolutely superb! In fact I ate well past the point where I felt comfortable, even if only because I felt guilty for leaving it.

After the meal we were offered two glasses of "Grappa" to aid digestion, which after two beers (which were also delicious, from southern switzerland, never tried that type of beer before, was VERY tasty and smooth) and a mountain of curry actually left me feeling like I was going to collapse... I don't think i've ever been so full in a long time, it was almost situation critical.

The service from Sandeep was faultless (though to be fair it was a quiet night, being a Sunday, so he had time to spare), and it really helps that he speaks very good English, because the entire meal was fantastic from start to finish in terms of taste and ambience... and even my lady friend, who is possibly one of the worlds anally fussiest people, had nothing but good things to say about it.

Sorry it's turned into a mini-essay but I really wanted to make a point of writing how happy I am about this place... the currys really ARE truly fantastic, full of richness and flavour, and I was almost full to bursting when I left, which is what I look for in any Indian restaurant.

9/10 from me... the Tandoori BBQ really is a great restaurant and I will be a regular customer from now on!

EDIT - Bolded bits for skim readers who want a quick overview of the place without reading the first chapter of Gone With The Wind.

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Re: Tandoori - The art of BBQ - Restaurant ZH ?

Hi,

I couldn't find the opening hours on the homepage - does anyone know if Tandoori BBQ is open on Sundays?

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I couldn't find the opening hours on the homepage - does anyone know if Tandoori BBQ is open on Sundays?

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Yes, if you look at the homepage in German (on the page where you can choose English or German), you'll see that it's open on Sundays from 17:30 to 22:00.

It's a great place! Bon appetit!
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Yes, if you look at the homepage in German (on the page where you can choose English or German), you'll see that it's open on Sundays from 17:30 to 22:00.

It's a great place! Bon appetit!
Another good Indian place in Zürich is the Masala at Stauffacher. But I recently was in the Tandoor in Zch-Seebach and had Lamb Vindaloo, a rather "non-spicy" and boring matter, really weak
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Re: Tandoori - The art of BBQ - Restaurant ZH ?

just had lunch take away from tandoori and really liked it. they were really friendly and explained all the foods to us, we could say how many naan breads we wanted to take (and they were not stingy with them!) at no extra charge, and the take away box you get to fill is plenty sufficient for a large meal (i think us two girls could have done with a shared one and still have left overs...). food was good and plenty
so on the whole i will be going back, also for the good price value
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