Sizzling Tandoor - Uptown

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Indian

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Sizzling Tandoor features a royal array of authentic North Indian cuisine. We are committed to preserving the culture and tradition of the region with the utmost standards within culinary experiences. Our versatile menu offers a selection of fresh and natural ingredients, wholesome sauces, and flavourful spices. Following the success of our first downtown location in 2012, we have been named the Best Indian Restaurant in Victoria for six years running. Tandoor means “clay oven.” It is traditionally used for the baking of bread, meat, poultry and fish. The clay oven - for oil and fat-free cooking - is practical and energy-efficient. Today’s taste and health conscious consumers will find Tandoor cooking truly compatible and modern. All of our food is natural and freshly-prepared daily on the premises with no additives or preservatives. Our Chef’s endeavor to create a large variety of savory clay oven barbecued dishes and exotic curries for your tasting journey.

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Fred
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My family and I enjoyed the lunch buffet. Tasty food and great value!

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Responded on January 13, 2020

Thanks a lot for your feedback, Fred. We appreciate your support!

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orangeed
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience1

We were seated near the front door that continually opened and closed letting in a draft of cold air. The dahl I ordered was uninspiring, while the pakoras my wife ordered were much better. One order of rice was not enough for both of us. Liked the fact that the water served was with ice to mask the chlorine. Probably will not go back for dinner, maybe the smorgasboard luncheon would have been a better choice.

Sizzling Tandoor - Uptown
Responded on January 13, 2020

I apologize you were unhappy with your experience. Unfortunately due to the weather and size of the restaurant the draft close to certain tables is out of our hands, however, we are always happy to move you to another table if there is something available. As for the glass washer we use, the sanitization levels are set by Ecolab professionals in compliance to health regulations. I can definitely look into this! If you send me an email I would love to assist you further kirn@sizzlingtandoor.ca

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SamanthaW
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Terrible ambience , servers on their phones and laptop, glasses tasted of windex where they were drying the glasses , cold food,
I could go on and on

Sizzling Tandoor - Uptown
Responded on January 13, 2020

I'm really sorry to hear about your experience at our establishment. Our servers often work a split shift therefore will use their laptops in between shifts. Our managers also use laptops occasionally for operational purposes, but we try our best to limit this. Our glass washer is set up by Ecolab professionals in compliance with the Health Authority requirements for sanitization, but I will look into this. If you send me an email I would love to assist you further kirn@sizzlingtandoor.ca

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EvetteA
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although there was a mix up in our reservations, this restaurant was totally worth the wait. Everything we ordered was delirious from the drinks, appetizers, entrees, and deserts. Yummy!

Sizzling Tandoor - Uptown
Responded on January 13, 2020

Hi Evette, We apologize for the mix-up in the reservation. Our multiple locations can often cause confusion for which we sincerely apologize. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed everything! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your positive feedback for us!!

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issy
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went to Sizzling Tandoor as our grandson choose it for his birthday. It was our first time and we really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere and will definitely go back.

Sizzling Tandoor - Uptown
Responded on January 13, 2020

Hi Issy, Thank you so much for the wonderful words - we really appreciate it!

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GeraC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great spot for a quick but delicious lunch. Love the chai and the buffet is consistantly good!

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Responded on January 13, 2020

Hi Gera, Thanks for taking the time to review us. We appreciate the positive words! We would love to know what we can do to better your experience from 3-stars to 5-stars. Any further feedback would is greatly appreciated - please do not hesitate to email the GM at kirn@sizzlingtandoor.ca to share your thoughts.

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DianaF
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food exceptional. Our party of eight even ordered more to take home because we knew we'd want more when our tummies weren't so full.

Sizzling Tandoor - Uptown
Responded on January 13, 2020

Hi Diana, Thank you so much for the kind feedback. We love hearing that you enjoyed the food so much! We look forward to having you back!

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Celina
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had the butter chicken and it was very delicious.

Sizzling Tandoor - Uptown
Responded on January 13, 2020

Hi Celina, We are so glad you stopped by to try our famous Butter Chicken. We look forward to having you back in soon! Thanks for taking the time to review us :)

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Celina
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious.

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Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you so much, Celina!

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Dragonfly
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We appreciate the excellent options to modify vegetarian dishes to vegan. We always really enjoy the okra, eggplant (brinjal) and spinach (saag) dishes. Always fresh, always so delicious. This was the Uptown restaurant. Quite a noisy large table near us, but that's not something the restaurant staff can help... This is our #1 go-to restaurant for Indian cuisine in Victoria.

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Harris
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good menu choices and spice level was as requested. We enjoyed our meal.

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Ruby
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious and our server was lovely and accommodating. My only issue was the restaurant wasn't that busy and the table reserved for us was in the worst location ever. We were able to choose another table and that worked out well for us. Overall a good experience and the Naan bread was out of this world!

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gera
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious food but on the salty side. Perfect amout of heat... pleasant room with friendly personable staff... we will be back for sure!

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Roninvic
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall1food2service5ambience2

Little evidence of "woman-run" operation; skimpy outfit on waitress was not appreciated by the women. The filled naan (paneer & spinach) was chewy, flavourless & greasy. In fact, most dishes were not flavourful. We selected 6 small appetizer-size dishes (happy hour priced) which were ample for four. The green yoghurt-based dip was nice. Price was good. Maybe our 5pm time is too early. The beer (Hoyne's Dark Matter) was happy hour priced.

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Responded on January 13, 2020

I'm terribly sorry to hear you were unhappy with your experience. Our establishment has 3-stores which all have female store managers and our Executive chef is also a female. We pride ourselves in offering both a modern and family style setting, so our servers are bound to a dress code that does not permit anything too revealing. Servers are most definitely allowed to wear skirts and dresses within reason. We are glad that you enjoyed the happy hour, nonetheless.

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ArieL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We arrived, and the place was almost empty. That’s never a good sign, but the food was really good. My wife did not like the wine she ordered, and they replaced it with no problem, and the service was excellent. The ambience is marginal , but I’d recommend it for the food and service!

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Pass
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

High prices, mediocre food and watered down drinks.

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LorD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Awesome butter chicken and mixed vegetable tikka masala. Vegetable pakoras lack spice and chicken pakoras have no indian flavour at all. Great happy hour prices. Good service.

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MarleneR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server, a young man, was excellent. The diet coke could have been fizzier but everything else was great.

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Vicki
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was fantastic and definitely tons of it, great value. However, we had to approach the bar and ask for our own drinks as we were ignored for about 20 minutes after being seated, while the table that was sat right behind us, after us, enjoyed their drinks and good service.

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vipTomD
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My dinner and entire experience at the Uptown location was a disaster. I have been to this location before and it was good. We placed our order. When it arrived we pointed out that a garlic nan was missing as the waiter forgot to place that part of the order. We only ordered 4 items and a drink; it was not busy and the order was small so forgetting that one item was odd. The waiter was dismissive and not concerned. He tried to pretend that it as still being prepared. I do not believe this.The food was just ok. When we were done, we asked the waiter to pack up our food. He acted ultra surprised and awkward. His response was "Uh yeahhhh that looks like....like.. 4 boxes." He raced away and came back to table and placed 4 containers with lids on the table; he sprinted away without a word before I had a chance to ask him to package it for us. The dt location ALWAYS packages your leftovers for you. There was a lot of food left. I could see us having to pack up one samosa, but packing 4 containers at the table is unreasonable and poor service. The place was dead. There was a staff member on their break at a table in front of us devouring what looked like fries while glued to their cell phone. Staff were chatting amongst themselves. Brutal.When the waiter returned, I asked him why we had to pack our food at the table as the Sizzling dt always packed our food for us with no vibe. His reply was that two weeks ago a customer complained about not getting all of their food. The phrase "they like got shorted and were mad...yeah..." I cut him off and advised that we have never had to pack our own food at this Sizzling or the one of Johnson the 50+ times we ate there. He offered no reply and shrugged dismissively. He enjoyed seeing us frustrated. He was lying. I would be embarrassed to offer this level of service. I am not sure how a server can keep their job when the behave this way. Won't be back. The Jonhson Street location we normally go to is exceptional.

Sizzling Tandoor - Uptown
Responded on December 31, 2018

Hi Tom, I am sincerely sorry about your experience. All of our locations are family owned & operated with the same standards in place. By no means is this a standard for our establishment. We typically pack food for patrons unless a patron insists on packing their own meal for personal reasons. If you send me an email at kirn@sizzlingtandoor.ca with details of the day & time roughly you were dining with us it will assist in my follow up with our staff. Many thanks, Kirn Bawa General Manager

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ANkil
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food quality and taste was exceptional. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Clean restaurant. Good beer and cocktail selection. Entree portions are generous so shareable. Curried Mussells a very exotic and scrumptious dish. The Cobra beer was a pleasant surprise. Overall extremely impressed!

Sizzling Tandoor - Uptown
Responded on December 31, 2018

Thanks for the 5 stars Ankil! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us!

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Ross
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was Outstanding. Tasty menu with plenty of authentic options. As a foodies we really enjoyed the refreshing find of a great Indian food restaurant.
We will go back. Highly recommend.

Sizzling Tandoor - Uptown
Responded on December 31, 2018

Thanks a ton, Ross! We look forward to serving you again!

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