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Tamba Indian Grill and Bar

3.7
24 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

At Tamba you will have the ultimate experience in Indian cuisine. Our menu features authentic specialties from cities throughout India and Southwest Asia, like the fiery Vindaloo dishes of Goa and almond-flavored delights from the Kashmiri mountain valleys.
Tamba's legendary chef is Daljeet Malik, New Delhi Native, wanted to open an authentic Indian restaurant that encompassed the foods she had from her travels with husband Sikender Lal Malik from Kashmir to the dhabas of Punjab and the northern mughlai cooking she received from culinary school in India.
Kebabs are the specialty of the house and they’re anything but typical. The signature dish is Gulauti Kebab and the Infamous butter chicken.

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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: 11:30am-3pm Daily
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5pm-10:30pm
Friday-Saturday 5pm-11pm
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Phone number
(212) 481-9100
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Tamba is available for indoor and outdoor catering for corporate accounts and private parties.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
27th and 28th
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Public transit
6 train at 33rd St.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
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3.7  based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.5
service
3.2
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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trinity76 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 5, 2015

Typical Indian food place with good food and clean restaurant.

If waiter can give faster service would be nice and portions were bit smaller than other Indian restaurant that I have been in NYC.

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teej129 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 14, 2015

A group of friends from out of town asked me to pick an Indian restaurant for a Friday (and last) night of NYC Restaurant Week. The reviews of Tamba were enticing, and the menu online looked great. It was also within walking distance of their hotel, just up Lexington Avenue. From the moment of our arrival, we were treated very kindly, and the food was spectacular. Among the top Indian dining experiences of my life. Thank you, Tamba!

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Lauren (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2014

I've lived in the Curry Hill area for a few years now and have never tried Tamba! I'm so mad that I didn't find this place earlier! Staff was friendly and totally accommodated our large table of 8. Food was so yummy! Best Indian in the neighborhood! Can't wait to go back!

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vipcmwarwin (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 17, 2014

We had Keema Samosas & Lasani Gobi (cauliflower in a terrific slightly spicy sauce). The samosas were some of the best ever -- a beautiful shell, firm but not crispy/greasy. My wife had Lamb Bhuna Hyderabadi entree --very tasty & well-seasoned, but not hot. I asked our waiter (the owner?) for goat & they brought a wonderful goat curry. The chardonnay was OK, not great. Red would have been a better choice with our seasoned food. With naan & rice, this was way too much food for one meal. (Heads up: they gave us one dish of rice -- good, but not really enough for the two mains -- and they charge for additional rice.) Prices are higher than most Indians we go to, but the food is better than most. All-in-all we highly recommend Tamba.

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vipBetsy (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 30, 2014

My husband and I went on a Groupon voucher for 2 glasses of wine, 2 entrees, rice and naan bread. Our host was very friendly and helpful with his recommendations. I had the chicken tikka masala and my husband ordered a lamb dish in an almond sauce. Both were excellent.

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Jill (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 18, 2014

Dining at Tamba was an amazing experience. The lamb biryani had the right amount of spices and was cooked to perfection. Definately be back!!!

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vippokey1 (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on July 7, 2014

Went to Tamba for dinner, and it was like eating in a family's home. Staff was very gracious and attentive. Food was great and the staff unexpectedly gave us a complimentary desert at the end of the meal. Will definitely go back.

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vipFoodiegirl (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 8, 2014

Although the food was good, I was somewhat unhappy with the bread. We ordered potato kulcha, and it arrived mostly charred. It was discouraging to have it black and burned. Also, the room was extremely hot, so much so that while I was fanning myself the manager came by to ask if he should turn the AC up. I asked him to please do that, but by then I was already soaked in perspiration.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on March 24, 2014

I bought my partner here for his birthday, as he loves Indian food and overall I was happy. The food was very good, I had the Chicken Tandoori and he had a Lamb Jalfrezi, both of which were exactly the right amount of spice, flavour etc.
However, the service was a little slow. We did not get checked on at any point during the meal so if there had been a problem there would have been no way to flag it. A HUGE pet hate of mine is cold plates being brought out so we asked them if they would mind swapping these, which they did.
The wait time between ordering and the starters was unbearably long and as the entrees came out so quick afterwards I think they may have just cooked it all a once.
Overall, a solid 3/5 and for the food I would return

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Issy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2014

Every time I go to this restaurant , I enjoy it immensely. The food and service are excellent and it is reasonable. I am never disappointed.

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viproyfan51 (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2012

Food was excellent, service was fair. Plan to spend a lot of time at the restaurant waiting for your server, waiting for your food, waiting for your check. Overall, it was worth the wait.

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vipjanegold (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 5, 2012

food delicious. owners seemed to have a difficult time dealing with the groupon coupon situation.

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da89 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 7, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Tamba Indian Bar and Grill. The food was delicious especially dessert. Their rice pudding was the best rice pudding I had ever tasted! The waiter was very pleasant and made sure we were comfortable the whole time. I will say that if you make a reservation prior to going there, make sure you watch them actually mark your reservation as counted for. They failed to mark me down. I made sure to verify with them ahead of time and they assured me that my party was good, but later it showed that they never marked me down so the system here had me as a 'no show' and I didn't receive my points. It was a tedious process to have them correct it, but I would say that's my only complaint.

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vipSKNY (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2012

Solid indian food.

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Lizknits (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 9, 2012

We went with another couple. Everybody loved their food which was tasty, and cooked to the level of spiciness requested. The service was very attentive, even devoted. They even threw in a couple items on the house. We were an older group and never had difficulty hearing our own conversation, a real treat! We sat a long time and were never rushed. I would try anything on the menu.

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