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Tandoor Char House

4.9
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369 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
Fine eating establishments know the essence of the restaurant business, it isn't merely enough to provide good food. The truly memorable dining experience depends upon several other ingredients from the top food selections to the most dedicated people serving you. We would like to lift your dining experience to a whole new level, a level of harmony which not only shows in our atmosphere, but in our philosophy to bring you an experience that is simply unparalleled in the restaurant industry...



We serve 100 % zabiha halal meat, Fresh Guaranteed.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 369 people are saying
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EliseS
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a long time Tandoor fan I was excited that they were able to set up outdoor seating on weekends. I booked a reso online. The outdoor seating is just north across the street. The staff is so friendly and nice. I can truly say every experience I’ve ever had here has been warm and absolutely delightful in every way. Highly recommend making a patio reso during these strange Covid times. I also deeply commend tandoor for not offering indoor seating. Safety first because they care. I love it. And I love this spot.

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vipshelman88
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic neighborhood restaurant. The ambiance here, the folks running it, the food, they all add up to a perfect night out in Lakeview! Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and ambiance

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vipJantar
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have never had a bad meal at Tandoor Char House and neither have my friends. The food is always good, authentic and can be adjusted to your spice/heat level. We try to order new dishes each time we go there. The owners are so friendly and helpful. You have to try Grandma's hot and spicy chutney, it is so good!

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vipRIKD
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Only one way to describe this place...outstanding. Best Indian and fusion Indian food we have ever had. The actual restaurant environment is not fancy (pretty basic, but no issue). However, the food and service were truly terrific. One important note that we did not know...this is a BYOB place. Highly recommended. 5 stars all around.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome every single time . Gotta get the mango cheese cake

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of Chicago’s best Restaraunt’s ! Food , staff and overall experience was great. Also very family friendly !!!❤️❤️❤️

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vipBryanB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of my favorite Indian food in the city. I go here at least once a month.

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TracyK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We were so glad we went there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food continues to excel!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is just awesome.

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Khadija
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service! We actually had reservations at 5pm, but went at 4pm and they still accommodated our party of 6! Wanted to try the steaks, but they were out of rib eye, but their chaat fries and tamarind wings are delicious!

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Shawn
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tandoor Char House is our favorite Indian/Pakistani restaurant in Chicago. The food is always great, and the staff are very friendly and attentive. I also love that it's BYOB. We've introduced several friends to this place, and they've all been impressed.

Some of my favorite dishes are: beef samosas, beef nihari, lamb karahi and gulab jamun.

I'd definitely recommend making reservations on weekends.

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MaryS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this restaurant. Food is outstanding and service is wonderful. That always make you feel so welcome.

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johnnyboy
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining here and it will be the first of many. The owner took the time to walk us through different menu options and made recommendations that were all amazing. Some of our favorites = samosas, garlic naan, chicken biryani!!!

Great service, comfortable space, great experience; thank you!!!!

JB
JuliaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good but I especially have to commend the servers for being so friendly and accommodating to us and our large party including children. Can’t forget the nice background playlist they had going. Loved this place.

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MaryC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was phenomenal, especially for the price, the staff was great and so friendly, and I will definitely be coming here again!

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HectorC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I'm not Indian or Pakistan; I'm also not a connoisseur of south Asian cuisine, however, everything was delicious. I don't know if the food is truly authentic but we were waited on by what seemed to be the chef. He was very passionate about their cooking; he explained everything that was in the dishes and made good recommendations. He said that a lot if those dishes were family recipes.
I'm going back and recommending it to friends.

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vipElainek535
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the service was wonderful. So helpful making recommendations!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far best Indian in the city. Great family owned place

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Wish there were notes on OpenTable about it being BYOB though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Fahim is always a pleasure!

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KenS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The owners always make you feel like you are at home....food is great, always fun to try new items.
Tandoor is BYOB, so makes for a great date spot, and keeps the check very reasonable.

MT
vipMariaT
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dinner. The food amazing and the service amazing. My sister and I were in town and wanted some good Indian food. This turned out to be fantastic!! The staff was pleasant and very good. Thank you. Made our evening.

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vipNicholeM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really nice. It’s very apparent that the owners/chefs care about the quality of their food and customers. Spice level is really manageable, with an option to order extra hot. I recommend the Tandoor Mixed Grill and Chicken Biryani!

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vipChrisitineB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Fahim took great care of us. Thanks so much

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viptomhoward
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have been here off and on since its opening as we are regulars at Victory Gardens. The boys are much more attentive than their Dad who was very much the patriarch. Good vibes here. Great family restaurant, not often seen these days. Always cooperative and helpful.

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vipChicagoDiner07
Chicago
89 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed hearing about the owner's great grandmother's recipes. I could sense the pride he took in his family values and sharing his favorite dishes. They were very good to eat as well. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed Tandoor Char House on Halsted Street. The food and service were very good. We ordered both meat and vegetarian dishes. Everything tasted great! We will definitely return for the delicious food. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner is the best. Genuinely cares about every customer and making sure the food is unique and exquisite. Will continue to keep coming back

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HasanH
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian restaurant in Chicago for ambience and service, the food is excellent at many places but this place takes the cake for the best Indian restaurant experience overall in Chicago.

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NickA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian Food in Chicago, by far. Can't wait to go back.

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vip3rdgradeteacher
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff is so friendly and welcoming (even to babies and little kids), and the food is incredible! Highly recommend!

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vipSaim
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I feel the only reason this place is still in business is that they are frequented almost exclusively by non-Pakistani/Indians, or people who have no clue what the authentic dishes taste like. At least that's what it appeared like to me on a Saturday night.

I started off with the beef samosa, which I had to send back after a small bite. The minced beef inside was dry and cold. The samosa had clearly been frozen and brought out after heating it in the microwave.

Next, I ordered the lamb karahi, which was an even bigger disappointment. It looked and tasted NOTHING like a karahi, or even the description it had on the menu card. Frankly, I have never seen a dish like that, no clue WHAT it was. But, I could have lived with that, had the dish tasted good, which it did not. The paratha I had with it was dry, thick and tasteless.

Improve your standards and service. Do not be a disgrace to the Pakistani cuisine. Thanks

AD
AaronD
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice neighborhood place, with great service and tasty food. Portions were large, we got the two mixed grills but could have split one order they were so big. They also give you a nice variety of sources for dipping bread.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We wanted to try a new restaurant apart from the usual chains and this place was very good. It’s owned by two brothers and they worked very hard to ensure you had a great and personable experience. I also loved that it was BYOB.

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vipChrisH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent and the staff clearly described the different menu items and what set each apart from one another. The food was delicious, decent sized portions, and delivered exactly as described. Highly recommended.

SM
SusanM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and good service at great value. Noise level can get high at times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server who I think was a manager or owner was fantastic! He recommended amazing dishes and some of his favorite chutneys to mix in. Best Indian Food in Chicago!

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vipjeff
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

delicious food and fantastic service. Enjoyed it tremendously

FAQs

Tandoor Char House does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Tandoor Char House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 327-2652.

Tandoor Char House is rated 4.9 stars by 369 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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