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About Tamarind East Indian Restaurant

Inspired by the street food Bubly Walia enjoyed while traveling in India, Tamarind excites Calgary's neighborhoods with Mrs Walia's spicy elevations of the Northern India's street cuisine.



Regional sauces, curries and spices are tweaked to tantalizing effect in dishes like chicken samosas with cilantro-infused yoghurt, a vinegar- infused Lamb vindaloo and Kadhai prawn. The tastefully appointed space, along with a modern atmosphere and friendly service make for an enjoyable dining experience.

610 - 1110 Panatella Blvd NW
Calgary, AB T3K 0S6
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:30pm - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Panatella Street NW

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 731-0001

Website:
http://www.tamarindcalgary.ca/

Executive Chef:
Bubly Walia

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout

Tamarind East Indian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Spicy (8)
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Neighborhood Gem (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (7)
Good for a Date (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Special Occasion (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Vegan (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tapas (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food is excellent and the service was wonderful. It is not a convenient location from where I live but I will still make the effort to go there.

Tags: Casual, Spicy
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing service and amazing food!! Will definitely be back!!

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Really enjoyed the restaurant! Our favourite dishes were the appetizers, being the vegetarian samosas and the fish pakora. The mint and tamarind sauces were both very good and the mint sauce was not too hot. The fish pakora was basically fish fillet (half white fish and half salmon pieces) with a nice light breading. Neither was greasy at all! Didn't quite enjoy the butter chicken or chicken tikka masala as much. The butter chicken was slightly too tomato sauce tasting. While the chicken tikka masala didn't have many pieces of chicken and was full of large pieces of onion. The Naan bread was awesome as was the coconut rice. The service was excellent and we will return to try some new main dishes.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful evening made special by Flora, Johnny and the entire Tamarind team. Delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Since this is in our neighbourhood, I come here quite often with the kids or get take out. We were celebrating my uncle's 65th birthday so there was 15 of this time. Everyone was very impressed with the food as it was fresh, tasty and came out piping hot! For the number of dishes we ordered, the service and timing of when the food came out was great!

A couple of dishes my Asian family would not have tried was the papri chaat and they loved it! Other dishes we had was the butter chicken, curry chicken, palak paneer, okra masala and the fresh naan bread were all delicious!

I've tried many different establishments but for Indian, this is the best one! Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Tamarind restaurant was a great experience- especially when it came to the service. Everyone was so accommodating, friendly, and went out of their way to make our experience amazing. The Dahl was incredible, as was the bbq tandoori. The atmosphere is very comfortable and relaxing, and although I cant stand the suburbs- I would make this drive again!

Tags: Spicy, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 22, 2017

So delicious! 3 adults and 2 young kids, filled our bellies and the bill came to $85. Can't wait to go back again.

Tags: Late-night Find, Tapas, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 8, 2017

A really nice find! This will be one of our go-to restaurants for East-Indian food, which was fantastic! Highly recommend trying them out.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Casual, Spicy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Had been to Tamarind a few years ago. Came back as our normal go-to was closed. Was very impressed by the food and service. Our new Indian favorite.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Great food, fantastic service! Will definitely return. Thanks, Flora, for the terrific service!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Went here with 10 people for a bachelorette party and it was one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. So accommodating, made us feel so welcome and the food, THE FOOD was amazing. Also their drinks were fabulous. I highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Vegan, Spicy, Casual
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Tamarind East Indian Restaurant has great food and service. Would definitely return. They have a large menu with plenty of options. Server was very friendly and very knowledgeable. Worth the drive to the N.W. Prices are very reasonable. Decor and ambiance at Tamarind East Indian Restaurant is relaxing. Thank you very much.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

4:30pm dining on a Wednesday evening.

One of the reasons I chose this restaurant was because it was rated as casual ....I don't believe this to be true. We were on our way home from camping and were dressed in sweat pants and sweaters and I felt very under-dressed and foolish.

My family and I had a serving of beef samosas, coconut rice, lamb korma and butter chicken.

The beef samosas were very tasty and I was surprised by the side dipping sauces. The mint chutney was a different texture than I was used to, but it was so yummy. I practically licked it off the plate! lol

The lamb korma was out of this world. Very delightful.

The butter chicken was disappointing to myself. It was a little too sweet and tasted a little too much like campbell's tomato soup. Although, my husband and children loved it.

Overall, I really liked my experience at Tamarind.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Very pleasant experience all around. Great staff, very tasty food and nice ambiance. Very clean, comfortable and tastefully-decorated. Will be back to try more menu options.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Good food, slow service, no record of Open Table reservation, and friendly staff.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 4, 2017

The entire experience was fantastic!! Given that they new it was our anniversary (put that in the special instructions in our Open Table reservation), they prepared a prime table for us. The service was exceptional. The food was tasty, vibrant, succulent, exciting, and plentiful. The service was second to none. We will definitely, definitely be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Great service! Awesome tasting food! Fantastic ambience!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Good food, and good people.
Easy to make reservation via Open Table.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on April 5, 2017

First time we've been there. It was wonderful! We look forward to returning many times.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Great food, great service, great selection and prices!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation
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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Excellent food and service, our waitress was particularly good at explaining how much we should order for a group of 6 and made suggestions. We all felt she was one of the best waitresses we have met in a long time. The overall experience was excellent and we will be sure to return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Awsome, awesome, awesome.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Never disappoints. Food and service was wonderful. This trip we tried the Sweet and Sour Eggplant and it was so flavorful and will definitely be a staple item we order next time.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Excellent food!
Very nice ambiance was out with someone that had never tried Indian before and they were delighted with all the flavors.
Always going back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Spicy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Great Service ! Excellent food!! The BBQed platter was yummy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 30, 2016

We've been to Tamarind several times, whenever we crave Indian food. Never been disappointed. Food and service has been great. Nice décor and relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 29, 2016

We have been to this restaurant a few times and always enjoy the food. My only complaint about our visit this time was our arrival. We booked more then a week in advance and arrived on time. They acknowledged our reservation, so they knew we were coming. The restaurant was half empty, yet they still hadn't gotten a table ready for us. So we stand in the doorway as they scramble to wipe down a table and get cutlery etc. What does it take in this city to get restaurants to reserve their best tables for customers who book in advance and be ready for us when we arrive? This is not the only place where it happens, but I just don't get how restaurant staff can't figure this out.
Anyway, with that behind us, seated we focused on the food, which we know is good! On a recommendation we tried the fish pakora this time, a bit pricy but delicious! Hard to share the sauce (between four people) that comes with this dish as it is spread on the plate, maybe ask for it in small bowls. All our other dishes were excellent too, lamb, prawns and veg curries with hot, fresh garlic nan and two kinds of rice. Delicious! The restaurant is nicely decorated, for a little while feel like you have escaped the snow and cold! Service, once seated, was excellent! Great neighborhood restaurant!

Tags: Spicy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 29, 2016

We LOVE the Tamarind! The food is ALWAYS delicious, the staff are AMAZING and we highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes Indian cuisine.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Great food, and great service. An overall dinin pleasure for a very reasonable price. Will definitely be returning again!!!

Tags: Vegan, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 5, 2016

Very good. If you don't like allot of "hot " food they are very receptive. Try their special Dal w/ garlic nann

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 16, 2016

Good food, good atmosphere, good prices, good service. What more do you want?

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 12, 2016

We go here about four times a year. It's the best East Indian food in all of Calgary. Love the service and the amount of food you get for the price

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2016

The food, staff, and room are great! Always a pleasure to see Bubbly and his staff.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 25, 2016

First time there, good food, really good service. Ambience is nice. We'll be back I'm sure!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 4, 2016

Delicious food & great service. I would go back again.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Great ambiance. Attentive and friendly service. Indian cuisine is top notch. Portion sizes are good. Food and experience is wonderful. definitely a neighborhood gem!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Loved the appie riser potter and the GF lamb in cumin sauce. Hubby loves going here for the butter chicken. Thanks for always providing good service!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 27, 2016

Tamarind has absolutely delicious food and great service.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2016

The food was acceptable though far from the best Indian food I've had. We had four chicken dishes. The butter chicken and coconut dishes were the best ones. The tikka masala was a little too spicy for me.

The server brought out an erroneous dish but he was cordial in fixing the mistake and bringing out the right dish.

Mostly though, it was just mediocre.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 7, 2016

Johnny and the staff at Tamarind continue to impress. Dishes are consistent, service is excellent in a quiet welcoming atmosphere. Love this place!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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