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The Imperial Tandoor, Peterborough, ON

The Imperial Tandoor

4.9
4.9
148 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Indian
The Imperial Tandoor is a local family run restaurant with mission to present the true Indian hospitality experience to our community by means of an authentic Indian restaurant.

With a desire to grill and tandoor a multitude of fresh ingredients, marinated and dipped in secret and unusual combinations, the food at ‘The Imperial Tandoor’ is prepared for sharing and for pleasurable moments.

Succulent Kababs, freshly baked Naan bread and eclectic selection of Indian curries introduce guests to the exotic flavors of North India.

The menu at The Imperial Tandoor is a rich culmination of traditional recipes prepared with new techniques and given an innovative presentation. Our food is made with the highest quality ingredients, and we take the utmost care in the food’s preparation.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (705) 874-5111

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Manish Choudhry

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private event availability for inquiries please contact 705-874-51111

  • Neighborhood

    Peterborough

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 148 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Toronto / Ontario

    Best Overall

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Best Food

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Best Service

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Best Value

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Indian

  • Central Ontario

    Best Overall

  • Central Ontario

    Best Food

  • Central Ontario

    Best Service

  • Central Ontario

    Best Ambiance

  • Central Ontario

    Best Value

  • Central Ontario

    Fit for Foodies

  • Central Ontario

    Great for Lunch

  • Central Ontario

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Central Ontario

    Romantic

  • Central Ontario

    Special Occasion

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  1. PH

    PattiH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent experience, be back soon for sure!
  2. LJ

    LauraJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are pretty new to the area. We are originally from East Africa so growing up on Curry is the norm for us so needless to say we are pretty picky ! We had heard that this restaurant was the best in Peterborough for an eat in experience so after trying take out at all the other Indian restaurants and being pretty dissatisfied we were excited to try . Well , the flavours , the temperature , the spice level , the presentation , the service , the friendliness of all staff exceeded our expectations . Thank you for presenting to us an authentic eating experience !! We will certainly Recommend you to everyone we know and the next visit back I will bring my elderly Mum who I know will also love You!!!
  3. CH

    CarlH

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always. Best Indian food in Peterborough
  4. MB

    MichelB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. A must when in Peterborough.
  5. JS

    JackieS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent, tasty dishes. Informed staff who make great recommendations. Prompt, friendly service. Best Indian restaurant we've been to in ages. Highly recommend!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Excellent service! Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
  7. BB

    BarbaraB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Indian food and great service. It’s always a good experience!
  8. HD

    HarrietD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious and unique dishes. Vance, our waiter, was super knowledgeable and attentive.
  9. JD

    JanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was exceptional. Highly recommended and will go back again.
  10. HR

    HarleyR

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Imperial Tandoor is worth the drive from the greater Toronto area to Peterborough. We've experienced many East Indian Restaurants. This establishment is the real deal. Shout out with a special thanks Lance. He made our experience amazing. We didn't even need a menu. We put our trust in Lance and out came the most amazing cuisine. Can't wait to come back. We give this restaurant the highest rating. Thank you.
  11. MN

    MichaelN

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Quiet ambiance. Perfect for a special occasion.
  12. N

    Nancy

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time so unfamiliar with Indian food and it was amazing. Server clearly explained the entire menu so all in all was a great experience.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've ordered from this restaurant for a few years as it is absolutely the best and most authentic in Peterborough. Finally had a chance to take my wife there and the experience lived up to the expectation.! We can't wait to go back!
  14. t

    tuckeredmama

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food! Will be frequenting this establishment as often as possible!
  15. K

    Kyle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I are never disappointed with Imperial Tandoor. Always a pleasurable dining experience. Service and food is excellent.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had friends visiting that love Indian food as do we. The experience was great from beginning to end! Highly recommend.
  17. DA

    DanoclesArt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and service. I highly recommend this restaurant for a unique dining experience.
  18. CL

    CassieL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty food and plentiful. Enough take home for 2 lunches. Server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the varied menu
  19. AM

    AandM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the service was prompt and courteous.
  20. CJ

    CJMeaford

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very pleased with the restaurant and will definitely be going back! The food was great and plentiful and the staff was really friendly and attentive.
  21. K

    Kyle

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is not our first time either dinning in or takeout. The food is consistently delicious. I have tried many Indian restaurants in town and although some have great food I still vote this one as the very best. Thank you
  22. TM

    ThomasM

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    First time here, went off of previous recommendations and this did not live up to that reputation, not sure if Covid affected the quality of food. Shrimp was overcooked and extremely dry.
  23. ME

    MaxEverhard

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fresh, hot, delicious and plentiful. We had the lamb roganjosh, chicken biryani and garlic naan. All were excellent as was our server!!
  24. TM

    ThomasM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food in a clean and well maintained setting. Owners and staff are welcoming and attentive.
  25. LE

    LaurieE

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Always a wonderful dining experience
  26. a

    allanal

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday dinner for our son with his girlfriend. The food was excellent. And our waitress was attentive, knowledgable and 'there' just the right amount. I would definitely come back.
  27. RH

    RoyH

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has turned out to be our favourite restaurant. The food is always well prepared and portions are generous. Spicing is just right and there is no skimping on the meat. Service is prompt and polite.
  28. C

    Cobourg

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Indian foods. Excellent staff and food that is simply the best and worth a visit to Peterborough to dine here. They are now open for lunch.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love their food and their service!
  30. LE

    LoganE

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The emasculate food & staff made our experience superb! You can watch the chef prepare your food through a window to the kitchen, and what an amazing show it was to watch - just watching his patients and precision with the food he was preparing made me 10x hungrier but the food was worth the wait (which wasn’t even a wait, we had our food within 10 minutes of ordering). Everything we tasted surpassed our expectations! The server was elegant & joyful, and took lots of time to explain to us how the menu was laid out, as well as give us recommendations and answer our questions. The best food & service I’ve ever experienced in Peterborough! I would recommend it to everyone.
  31. J

    Julie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Absolutely delicious! Now I have a new favourite spot!
  32. LM

    LeslieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service, lovely evening out.
  33. PS

    PhilipS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Visited for the first time on Valentine's Day for dinner for two. Waitress was very friendly, courteous, and professional. Menu options and suggestions were explained very well. Food was tasty, particularly the lamb roganjosh and the butter naan. Prices were ok and portions were adequate.
  34. RD

    RegD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous, as always! Great service. Splendid menu selections. Appetizers and mains delivered in a timely manner.
  35. F

    Foroogh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was absolutely delicious food. My husband and I love Indian food so much and we tried many Indian restaurants but this was another level among all the others that we have been to so far. I absolutely recommend this place.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot…. I enjoyed the whole experience. Staff were great! Food was spot on. Don’t pass up on this place!
  37. KW

    KeithW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been there several times. Great food. Excellent service.
  38. KS

    KeeganS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was nice and quite wait staff was very helpful with explaining the menu. The food was very good, atmosphere was very good
  39. MM

    MeredithM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing..the staff were great..the restraunt was very clean..having not been out to eat for a very long time it was nice to feel so comfortable and to be able to enjoy such a wonderful flavorful dinner ! We will definitely be back!
  40. AB

    AndreaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favourite place to eat when visiting Peterborough. The food is exceptional and the service is fantastic. The dishes all have distinctive flavours that blend nicely and contribute to a great culinary experience. The portions are generous and reflect quality ingredients. This is by far the best Indian food we have had. We have eaten in many restaurants in different parts of Ontario and we continuously talk about the Imperial Tandoor. The servers are all knowledgeable and very attentive and personable.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Imperial Tandoor offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (705) 874-5111.

The Imperial Tandoor is rated 4.9 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for The Imperial Tandoor

554 Lansdowne St W, Peterborough, ON K9J 8J7

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Peterborough

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Manish Choudhry

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (705) 874-5111

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private event availability for inquiries please contact 705-874-51111

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