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Tandoor India Restaurant

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University City
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106 S 40th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3017
+1 215-222-7122
16:15 - 21:45
11:30 - 15:00
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Sun 16:15 - 09:45
Mon - Tue 16:15 - 21:45
Thu - Tue 11:30 - 15:00
Thu 16:15 - 21:45
Fri - Sat 16:15 - 22:45
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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144 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is nice small restaurant near the university of Pennsylvania, less than 10 mins walk from the steinberg conference center. The food was very tasty with full of Indian flavor and freshly made.

Thank TeeJay272015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Have been going here for over 10 years. The business did change hands a couple years ago but the food has remained the same. The buffet is a bargain and the service is above average. Not really sure what else one could ask for given the price.

Thank A G
Trieste, Italy
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540 reviews
429 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Quite limited buffet. Some dishes are ok, other have very little taste. Samosa were spongy and pakora were chewy. They do not serve beer. 12$ for the buffet, 5$ for a mango lassi, more or less the same price as Sitar, but less quality.

1 Thank YouBeeTs
North Carolina
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I wanted to like this place. The front dining room had music that was rather loud so we requested to move. They seemed a bit confused by this. When they figured out what we were asking the did accommodate us. We did the buffet. Good was ok but nothing great. I'm not sure why there are so many 5 star... More 

Thank mvhatteras
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Very friendly staff and a typical urban neighborhood eatery. My chicken tikka masala was good but not great. Felt like it lacked salt or the depth of taste typically assoc. with this dish. The Naan was excellent. The buffet might have been a better choice? Worth a try.

Thank Brian D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

The staff and owners are extremely accommodating. We brought a large group in without warning. They were able to get us set up for a great dinner. Most of our party ordered the buffet which had plenty of vegetarian and non-veg options. A few people ordered off the menu and were thrilled. I highly recommend the Chicken Tikka Masala off... More 

1 Thank Brian N
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2015

Like so many others, I've been going to Tandoor India in University City for nearly 20 years. I stuck with the place through good and bad, so glad I did. Apparently, new owners took over at the end of 2014 and have done great. The food is the same, but so much better. The restaurant looks fantastic and the service... More 

3 Thank Richard K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2015

I am a huge fan of Tandoor India. My "Indian Friends" used to tell me they order from a small place in University City. Finally I asked and went. The place is great. The staff loves their customers, the food is good and the renovations have made a huge improvement. Go you won't be disappointed!

4 Thank Brian N
Baltimore, Maryland
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251 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

I ate the buffet here for lunch yesterday and it was amazing. The staff is extremely friendly and very helpful in getting drinks and coordinating plates. They even went so far as telling me before I asked that there are discounts for students ( on a buffet that was already under 9 dollars). The food was amazing and unlike many... More 

5 Thank Travelergirl998
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2014 via mobile

They have virtually everything you'd want in a buffet. Even the vegetarian selection was great. The non veg had a chicken curry, tandoori chicken and a mutton curry (other than chicken biryani). The food was good for the price.

1 Thank scap3goat

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Restaurant Details

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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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Open Hours
16:15 - 09:45
11:30 - 15:00
16:15 - 21:45
11:30 - 15:00
16:15 - 21:45
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:15 - 21:45
11:30 - 15:00
16:15 - 22:45
11:30 - 15:00
16:15 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 S 40th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3017
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
  • Neighbourhood: University City
  • Phone Number: +1 215-222-7122

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