Tamba Indian Grill and Bar
Tamba Indian Grill and Bar

Tamba Indian Grill and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tambagrillandbar.com/
  • Phone: 2124819100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00pm; Brunch: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: Tamba is available for indoor and outdoor catering for corporate accounts and private parties.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 27th and 28th
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: 6 train at 33rd St.
A word from Tamba Indian Grill and Bar
At Tamba you will have the ultimate experience in Indian cuisine. Our menu features authentic specialties from cities throughout India and Southwest Asia, like the fiery Vindaloo dishes of Goa and almond-flavored delights from the Kashmiri mountain valleys.
Tamba's legendary chef is Daljeet Malik, New Delhi Native, wanted to open an authentic Indian restaurant that encompassed the foods she had from her travels with husband Sikender Lal Malik from Kashmir to the dhabas of Punjab and the northern mughlai cooking she received from culinary school in India.
Kebabs are the specialty of the house and they’re anything but typical. The signature dish is Gulauti Kebab and the Infamous butter chicken.

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Tamba Indian Grill and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
6 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (4)great for lunch (2)romantic (1)fit for foodies (1)Show More
  • cmwarwin
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had Keema Samosas & Lasani Gobi (cauliflower in a terrific slightly spicy sauce). The samosas were some of the best ever -- a beautiful shell, firm but not crispy/greasy. My wife had Lamb Bhuna Hyderabadi entree --very tasty & well-seasoned, but not hot. I asked our waiter (the owner?) for goat & they brought a wonderful goat curry. The chardonnay was OK, not great. Red would have been a better choice with our seasoned food. With naan & rice, this was way too much food for one meal. (Heads up: they gave us one dish of rice -- good, but not really enough for the two mains -- and they charge for additional rice.) Prices are higher than most Indians we go to, but the food is better than most. All-in-all we highly recommend Tamba.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    BetsyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I went on a Groupon voucher for 2 glasses of wine, 2 entrees, rice and naan bread. Our host was very friendly and helpful with his recommendations. I had the chicken tikka masala and my husband ordered a lamb dish in an almond sauce. Both were excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Jem
    Jill
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Dining at Tamba was an amazing experience. The lamb biryani had the right amount of spices and was cooked to perfection. Definately be back!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like eating in a family home
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Went to Tamba for dinner, and it was like eating in a family's home. Staff was very gracious and attentive. Food was great and the staff unexpectedly gave us a complimentary desert at the end of the meal. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 15 reviews are from the Tamba Indian Grill and Bar reviews archive.
  • Burning Hot!
    FoodiegirlVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Although the food was good, I was somewhat unhappy with the bread. We ordered potato kulcha, and it arrived mostly charred. It was discouraging to have it black and burned. Also, the room was extremely hot, so much so that while I was fanning myself the manager came by to ask if he should turn the AC up. I asked him to please do that, but by then I was already soaked in perspiration.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food/ mediocre service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    I bought my partner here for his birthday, as he loves Indian food and overall I was happy. The food was very good, I had the Chicken Tandoori and he had a Lamb Jalfrezi, both of which were exactly the right amount of spice, flavour etc. However, the service was a little slow. We did not get checked on at any point during the meal so if there had been a problem there would have been no way to flag it. A HUGE pet hate of mine is cold plates being brought out so we asked them if they would mind swapping these, which they did. The wait time between ordering and the starters was unbearably long and as the entrees came out so quick afterwards I think they may have just cooked it all a once. Overall, a solid 3/5 and for the food I would return
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite Indian restaurant
    Issy
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Every time I go to this restaurant , I enjoy it immensely. The food and service are excellent and it is reasonable. I am never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent, service
    royfan51VIP
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Food was excellent, service was fair. Plan to spend a lot of time at the restaurant waiting for your server, waiting for your food, waiting for your check. Overall, it was worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food delicious. owners seemed
    janegoldVIP
    Dined on 12/5/2012
    food delicious. owners seemed to have a difficult time dealing with the groupon coupon situation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my experience
    da89
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Tamba Indian Bar and Grill. The food was delicious especially dessert. Their rice pudding was the best rice pudding I had ever tasted! The waiter was very pleasant and made sure we were comfortable the whole time. I will say that if you make a reservation prior to going there, make sure you watch them actually mark your reservation as counted for. They failed to mark me down. I made sure to verify with them ahead of time and they assured me that my party was good, but later it showed that they never marked me down so the system here had me as a 'no show' and I didn't receive my points. It was a tedious process to have them correct it, but I would say that's my only complaint.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went with another couple.
    Lizknits
    Dined on 8/9/2012
    We went with another couple. Everybody loved their food which was tasty, and cooked to the level of spiciness requested. The service was very attentive, even devoted. They even threw in a couple items on the house. We were an older group and never had difficulty hearing our own conversation, a real treat! We sat a long time and were never rushed. I would try anything on the menu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty Curry in Murray Hill
    Happycouple
    Dined on 5/7/2012
    What a great Indian restaurant. Everytime I come to New York, I like to go to an Indian restaurant. The food at Tamba was excellent and reasonably priced, which was quite impressive for New York. The service was very good as well. I'd definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Where did this place come from?!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    We went for dinner on Easter Sunday, and were blown away. I've tried what I thought was every Indian place on Lex, and certainly had my favorite. This place destroys that favorite...and might be the best Indian food I've had. We pretty much had the place to ourselves, and being the center of attention was a little weird, so we'll have to go back on a normal day (happily). We ordered Samosas, Shahi Korma, Tikka Masala, and a naan basket. Everything was cooked perfectly and carried the appropriate and specified level of spiciness. I'm so psyched to attack the leftovers in the fridge! Bottom line: GO. NOW. If this place doesn't survive, I will be devastated! Support good Indian food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The entrees were better than
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    The entrees were better than I expected. I would go back for the chicken kabab marinated in yogurt and mint and the lamb koshimi dish - yummy. The naan we ordered to, meat & cauliflower filled were pretty good too.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meat friendly Indian
    CGNNYCVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2011
    Very good southern Indian. Many of the Indian restaurants are vegetarian and/or have no liquor. Both liquor and meat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Skip it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2011
    the most expensive item, the Tamba Grill was awful. After waiting 45 min it came out lukewarm. The lamb was grisly and chewy. The 'prawns' were small cold and chewy. Oddly, another lower priced lamb stew type of entree had much better quality meat. Or maybe the sauce it was simmered in just made it seem better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but pricey for some ppl
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/16/2011
    The Food was awesome and the plating was terrific. I wish the price of the items were more affordable - luckily i bought a discount coupon
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was very good but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/15/2011
    The food was very good but the service was a bit slow considering ther was only one other table in use when we arrived.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fairly standard Indian fare,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 1/28/2011
    Fairly standard Indian fare, nothing to write home about. While billed as a "grill and bar" the bar was very small and right in the middle of the dining area. Service was so-so. Makes me long for E 6th St.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic