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Tamarind East Indian Restaurant
Tamarind East Indian Restaurant

Tamarind East Indian Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tamarindcalgary.ca/index.php
  • Phone: (403) 731-0001
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Good variety on the menu. Attractive decorating, ambiance. Plenty of time for a relaxed meal, not rushed."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Really nice place to dine in the burbs! It was great to have a nice meal and evening out without having to go downtown."
    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. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Excellent Food, reasonably priced, good variety on the menu."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Quite simply, the food is as good as the best homemade out there."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "we have been going to this restaurant since it opened and we love it! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Second time here and love this neighbourhood gem. food was otustanding and great value."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014