Tamarind East Indian Restaurant
Tamarind East Indian Restaurant

Tamarind East Indian Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tamarindcalgary.ca/index.php
  • Phone: 4037310001x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:30pm - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Bubly Walia
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Panatella Street NW
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Tamarind East Indian Restaurant
Inspired by the street food Bubly Walia enjoyed while traveling in India, Tamarind excites Calgary's neighborhoods with Mrs Walia's spicy elevations of the Northern India's street cuisine.



Regional sauces, curries and spices are tweaked to tantalizing effect in dishes like chicken samosas with cilantro-infused yoghurt, a vinegar- infused Lamb vindaloo and Kadhai prawn. The tastefully appointed space, along with a modern atmosphere and friendly service make for an enjoyable dining experience.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Tamarind East Indian Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (19)neighborhood gem (19)special occasion (13)good for groups (10)great for lunch (6)hot spot (6)romantic (5)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was incredible, service and ambiance were great as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Experience
    Braindiandoc
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Very pleased with the food, the ambiance, and the service. Reasonably priced as well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Variety of original & classic fare
    Max862
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great flavours with a wide range of spices & heat. Reasonable prices with prompt and friendly service. Would go back in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Friend
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Best Indian food in the city. Always a great taste experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    hosick
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Or server was friendly, helpful and attentive. Or dinner portions were a good size, very tasty and flavorful. We would definitely go there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, authentic Indian food
    mustchrVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    A friend and I tried Tamarind as it was rated well on Urban Spoon and Open Table. The selections were varied and the food was very flavorful. The Naan came in many varieties and it was obviously cooked in a proper oven. The coconut rice had bits of coconut in it, and the goat was very flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dave
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Excellent food and service. Good variety on the menu. Attractive decorating, ambiance. Plenty of time for a relaxed meal, not rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Now our favorite Indian restaurant
    AvisitingCalgarian
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We drove right past this restaurant a number of times without realizing it was there until we were looking for an Indian restaurant open on a Sunday and Tamarind was recommended by a friend. As soon as we entered, it distanced itself from your usual strip mall restaurant. The décor set it apart. A must try is the appetizer sampler - we shared it for 3 and it was more than enough. The lamb, chicken and cauliflower dishes were all equally very good. Service was excellent - they even went out of their way to accommodate one of our party that asked what she should order that was gluten free - the chef made all of the dishes we ordered gluten free! We definitely will be returning.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Tamarind Regular
    Foodlover
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Tamarind is a great restaurant for a number of reasons. The place is clean and nicely decorated. Importantly, the food is GREAT!! I make a point of trying something new every time and I have never been disappointed! The meats are soft and the sauces are flavourful and the rice, naan and roti are terrific. To top it off, the service is always great. The waiters/waitresses are nice and very attentive and just simply good at what they do. I'd also like to add that even though its not really a family restaurant, I've brought my infant every time I've been and I have never felt like she shouldn't be there. Overall, great place to eat and very welcoming staff. A must-try!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stewy
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Our favorite East Indian restaurant.Food is consistently excellent as is the service. We recommend this restaurant to friends. This is a family restaurant and the family always makes guests feel special.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • could be better
    dioraddict
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Food was not that good. Ordered Samosa for an appetizer and they were overcooked. The main dishes had too much tomato making them taste terrible. Service was slow would not return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Evening Experience
    Luvcurry
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We decided to treat our parents for an Indian Supper and were very impressed with the amazing service, ambiance, presentation and taste of the appetizers and meal served. We will highly recommend your restaurant to our friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hello
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    I was disappointed I couldn't order what I ordered last time I was there, as the menu was changed. Love the match cotta dessert! Please keep it on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food, awesome service
    FlowerdrumsongVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We live a stone's throw away from this restaurant and it's our go-to place for East Indian food. The host was always very accommodating and made sure everything was well taken care of. The food portion is also quite generous and fresh and delicious. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 14 reviews are from the Tamarind East Indian Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Date Night
    Canirish
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Really nice place to dine in the burbs! It was great to have a nice meal and evening out without having to go downtown.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food, a gem
    Honestreviewer
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food is vibrant and tastey. Service is fantastic. I love the variety on the menu. The only downside is that it is pretty expensive. I would visit far more often if the price was more affordable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    DavGer
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Had a Mother's Day meal at Tamarind... It was busy, but the service and the food were really good. This was our fourth or fifth visit, and we've always been very happy with the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Excellent Food, reasonably priced, good variety on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Cuisine
    Palatemeister
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Quite simply, the food is as good as the best homemade out there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    we have been going to this restaurant since it opened and we love it!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • East Indian Excellence
    Deano
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    The Tamarind is simply the one of the best East Indian dining experiences in Calgary. The menu provides a great variety of excellent dishes. Our server was knowledgeable and helpful in us making our choices. For those who have not experienced great East Indian food beofe but want to give it a try a visit to the Tamarind will not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Rochelle
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We always enjoy ourselves here and have never had a complaint. This last visit, on a Sunday night, all our food was top notch and somehow more delicious than usual. We always get samosa, beef vindaloo, butter chicken and garlic naan. I love the coconut rice - it is actually crunchy with coconut - and the pakora is packed with flavour. Can't wait to go back without my meatarian to sample more vegetable dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • opptimistVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Second time here and love this neighbourhood gem. food was otustanding and great value.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Service, Great Taste
    VandJ
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Friendly, well-timed service from the moment we walk in the door. We have eaten here twice and have recommended it to friends. Love the butter chicken and curry beef, we look forward to moving out of our comfort zone and trying a new dish next time. Fair prices with higher end service and atmosphere. Well done!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food!
    Nadiabella
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This place was recommended by a friend and it was wonderful! The food was fresh, the presentation great and the prices made for a very affordable date night. Our waitress Coleen was very friendly and recommended items on the menu that I wouldn't normally try but was glad I did.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really great food! Prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Really great food! Prices ranged on main courses between $10-$12 which I thought was extremely reasonable. Plus, they gave us free movie tickets after the meal, just complimenting the excellent service provided all night. Would dfeintely recommend to a friend!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST Indian Cuisine in Calgary!
    Season
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We LOVE Tamarind!!! If you are looking for great Indian cuisine you can't go wrong here. They have everything from the normal Indian dishes done better to new Indian cuisine that is AMAZING! The staff are unbelievable. They work hard to make sure your dining experience is exactly what it should be. You can't go wrong at Tamarind. Food and service ALWAYS consistent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Above and Beyond
    CdnfishVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We went to Tamarind for my birthday dinner. It is on the other side of the city from where we live, but decided to go based on a recommendation from a friend. What a great experience! The food was phenomenal! They went out of their way to celebrate my birthday - complementary dessert, coffee, and sent me home with a bottle of wine! We will definitely be making the trip up there again - it is well worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.