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Shahi Tandoor

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351 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-470 1597
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Visited with my wife for Dinner and initial entry did not feel very welcoming from the two staff that were on duty FOH. We got 8x pcs of Potato Pakodas as an entre which were very crisp and a few were burnt/over done, but were okay on the whole. With mains we got 2x Garlic Naan and they were fantastic.... More 

Thank Richie C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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77 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Wait staff could have been more attentive and would have sold more drink, food service was a little slow. Not many in the dining room for a Thursday night. Chicken tikka - hard and over cooked, it was sent back to the kitchen. Replacement dish was much better and more generously sized. Fish masala - lacked freshness in the spices.... More 

Thank classicchch
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The butter chicken sauce was delectable, but a couple of things I was disappointed with.... 1. The rice was quite dry. 2.The Garlic Naan bread was tasty but very chewy. 3.Chicken was succulent but needed more tandoor flavours, was too bland. 4. The carpet in the restaurant needs a good steam clean as marks all over the place, will look... More 

Thank Lance J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Great Indian food - we had Lamb Korma, Lamb and Chicken Vindaloo and a Dhal, and everything was very tasty including naan and poppadum. Portions were good. The only down was that the lamb was a little over cooked and hard.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

1. Entree - samosa minimal flavour, sauces not great. Chicken tikka overcooked (dry and chewy) with no flavour. 2. When mains came out waitress said "I don't know what this curry is".... Well, go find out or get to know the menu. 3. Minimal meat in main curry. Again bland flavour. Disappointing.

Thank Robin A
Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Fantastic food, great value, great service, highly recommend! Love the chicken tika and the butter chicken. Great place for a family or group or indeed for a couple. Love it.

Thank gourmetincinc10
Shahi T, Manager at Shahi Tandoor, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for your time and review. Our team at Shahi Tandoor is glad to receive such a nice feed back. We will make sure to deliver the best in future too, glad you like Chiken tikka and our award winning Butter Chicken. Thank you, Team Shahi More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The Rogan Josh was excellent a long with the Chicken Madras. The service was very good. We really enjoyed the all the food.

Thank Peter M
Shahi T, Manager at Shahi Tandoor, responded to this review

Dear Peter, Thank you for your review. Our team is pleased to hear that you like Shahi Tandoor, we will make sure to deleiver the excellent Roganjosh again on your next visit too. Hope you visit again soon. Thanks, Shahi Tandoor More 

new zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant indeed deserves its certificate of excellence 2016 award. The butter chicken is great and the chicken biryani too! Good value for money. Food was served within 15minutes. Great service!

Thank sammie08
Shahi T, Manager at Shahi Tandoor, responded to this review

Hi Sammie, We are glad that you liked Shahi Tandoor, thank you for your time and review. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Shahi Tandoor More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Food never came lazy chefs don't want to work will never recommend to anyone waste of time do not go there ever

Thank Antas S
Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, delicious food, reasonably priced, very friendly and helpful staff. Loved this place, favourite Indian in Dunedin. Can't wait to dine again!!! Thank you 😊

Thank Liz H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$15
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 351 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-470 1597
Home of traditional Indian Kebabs, Snacks and Curries cooked in charcoal fired Tandoor (clay pot oven). Indian restaurant which can accomodate big events too.

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