Tandoor Char House

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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.


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Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and Fahim is always a pleasure!

KS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

CB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

t
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

CD
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

HH
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

NA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

3
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

S
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

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
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

CH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

j
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

delicious food and fantastic service. Enjoyed it tremendously

CH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very welcoming, friendly service, excellent food, been here before and will come again

TK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. Friendly, efficient service. Was there early on a Friday, so the place was very quiet.

KL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, food, ambiance and the list could keep going. Would reccomend all day!

AV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tandoor Char House was a great experience! A couple people had never had Indian food and the server was very helpful with suggestions. The food was delicious - definitely get the naan basket!

TT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Tandoor Char House for our 3 year anniversary. The experience was great with a large menu! Would definitely recommend it to others!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service and food for a good price! Definitely going to come back soon!

R
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food coupled with wonderful service. What more could you want?

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

They did not rush us out and everything was relaxed and they really know the menu. The food is delicious and affordable and tastes so rich!

KR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good, i really like this place and they have good kababs

M
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Everything was fantastic.

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really loved the food and the service was fantastic. I’m excited to come back again.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in the city and it’s not even close. Amazing

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. Service was phenomenal. BYOB. Definitely recommend!!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Restaraunt is amazing ! Food is Amazing and service is exceptional !

VP
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The reviews did not lie... best indian food in Chicago and my Indian friends approved!

C
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very small restaurant, so we had a 15 minute wait for our table even with a reservation. Service was the best I’ve had at an Indian restaurant - really friendly (both owners and waiter). Space is a bit cramped for seating. Food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Would definitely go back!

DB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been here a few times and we are never disappointed.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

This is a byo which makes dinner very affordable. Incredibly welcoming and friendly service

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