Tandoori Chef

★★★★☆
  • 260 Main St

    Hackensack, NJ 07601

    Cross street: E Salem Street

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  • 201-457-0057

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Excellent food, wonderful service and priced just right. \r
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If you love authentic North Indian food filled with all the proper spices and full of flavor then this is the place for you. My favorites are Dal Makhani, Biryani and hot Tandoori Chicken. I have always catered from Tandoori Chef for all my events ever since I discovered this restaurant. \r
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Excellent food, wonderful service and priced just right. \r
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If you love authentic North Indian food filled with all the proper spices and full of flavor then this is the place for you. My favorites are Dal Makhani, Biryani and hot Tandoori Chicken. I have always catered from Tandoori Chef for all my events ever since I discovered this restaurant. \r
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I started eating Indian food about 10 years ago and Tandoori has, hands down, the best Indian Food in Jersey..I have eaten at over 50 different Jersey Indian eateries and trust me the food is really good here...

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★★★★★

I started eating Indian food about 10 years ago and Tandoori has, hands down, the best Indian Food in Jersey..I have eaten at over 50 different Jersey Indian eateries and trust me the food is really good here...

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Had a great time there last Saturday..Going back next month for my birthday..The food, service, and the atmosphere where great..Just an all around good place to go to..

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★★★★☆

Had a great time there last Saturday..Going back next month for my birthday..The food, service, and the atmosphere where great..Just an all around good place to go to..

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So we usually go to the sister restaurant - Madras Bistro - which is right next door. It's pretty much the same menu as Tandoori Chef, but only the vegetarian part. Everything on the menu in MB is available at TC. My parents dont really like the smell of meat and all, so we try to go all veg restaurants. While MB and TC share a kitchen, it feels like a separate restaurant. I'm told they keep utensils separate for the Veg dishes, but I still have to confirm that.\r
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Madras Bistro is very casual and simple, with great food. Their indo-chinese is fantastic, and the dosas are amazing. They have this red chutney that they give along with the dosa - sooo good. Totally brings out the flavor of the masala dosa. And the ""masala"" in the masala dosa was perfect.\r
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If you want a proper restaurant feel with veg and non veg options, TC is better. MB is not fancy at all, but it's a nice, clean place, and the food is fantastic. To me, that's what counts. I've tried the north indian, south indian, and indo-chinese and everything I've ordered was great. I don't even LIKE sambhar much, but their's was really good. \r
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Madras Bistro/ Tandoori Chef has become my family's # 1 indian restaurant option around. And it's not even expensive!

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★★★★☆

So we usually go to the sister restaurant - Madras Bistro - which is right next door. It's pretty much the same menu as Tandoori Chef, but only the vegetarian part. Everything on the menu in MB is available at TC. My parents dont really like the smell of meat and all, so we try to go all veg restaurants. While MB and TC share a kitchen, it feels like a separate restaurant. I'm told they keep utensils separate for the Veg dishes, but I still have to confirm that.\r
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Madras Bistro is very casual and simple, with great food. Their indo-chinese is fantastic, and the dosas are amazing. They have this red chutney that they give along with the dosa - sooo good. Totally brings out the flavor of the masala dosa. And the ""masala"" in the masala dosa was perfect.\r
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If you want a proper restaurant feel with veg and non veg options, TC is better. MB is not fancy at all, but it's a nice, clean place, and the food is fantastic. To me, that's what counts. I've tried the north indian, south indian, and indo-chinese and everything I've ordered was great. I don't even LIKE sambhar much, but their's was really good. \r
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Madras Bistro/ Tandoori Chef has become my family's # 1 indian restaurant option around. And it's not even expensive!

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Had friends from work take me their for my birthday last month..Food was SO good and I have been 2 more times since then...Nuff Said...

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★★★★☆

Had friends from work take me their for my birthday last month..Food was SO good and I have been 2 more times since then...Nuff Said...

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Moved to Hackensack a few months ago and discovered Tandoori Chef...True Story: I go there so much that the Manager has offered me a job...I respectfully declined because I love it so much and don't want to ruin a good thing...You have to drop in if you are in the hood'..

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★★★★★

Moved to Hackensack a few months ago and discovered Tandoori Chef...True Story: I go there so much that the Manager has offered me a job...I respectfully declined because I love it so much and don't want to ruin a good thing...You have to drop in if you are in the hood'..

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Poor service......was very turned off by the service, or lack thereof. We felt invisible, even though the place was swarming with employees. There was no coordination between the employees. A restaurant at this price level should be attentive to detail -- I think one employee is enough to take care of a table....too many employees popping up at the table caused disturbance -and finally the servers could not even remember who ordered what at our table......entrees had the perfect combination of portion, height and taste...used to love tandoori items at tis place......gud but not great taste in tandoori appetizers as it used to be before.... I am guessing the chef left... ..

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★★★☆☆

Poor service......was very turned off by the service, or lack thereof. We felt invisible, even though the place was swarming with employees. There was no coordination between the employees. A restaurant at this price level should be attentive to detail -- I think one employee is enough to take care of a table....too many employees popping up at the table caused disturbance -and finally the servers could not even remember who ordered what at our table......entrees had the perfect combination of portion, height and taste...used to love tandoori items at tis place......gud but not great taste in tandoori appetizers as it used to be before.... I am guessing the chef left... ..

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You have to go here, their food is AMAZING!!! I have had my share of Indian Cuisine, but at Tandoori Chef, the staff are professional and polite, the food is always fresh and nothing is overpriced. I find myself eating something from there atleast once a week, (usually their Na'an and Paneer). I am completely addicted. I have finally found my happy place! Keep up the great work!! :-)

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★★★★★

You have to go here, their food is AMAZING!!! I have had my share of Indian Cuisine, but at Tandoori Chef, the staff are professional and polite, the food is always fresh and nothing is overpriced. I find myself eating something from there atleast once a week, (usually their Na'an and Paneer). I am completely addicted. I have finally found my happy place! Keep up the great work!! :-)

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We love eating out and are always looking for restaurants serving authentic food.

Tandoori Chef on Main Street in Hackensack, NJ is a hidden gem. After a long time, we found ourselves wanting to go to an Indian restaurant almost every week!

If you ever crave for fresh naan and home-made ""maa ki dal"", go to Tandoori Chef. Very friendly staff, good service and the best Indian food I have had in Northern NJ at very reasonable prices.

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★★★★☆

We love eating out and are always looking for restaurants serving authentic food.

Tandoori Chef on Main Street in Hackensack, NJ is a hidden gem. After a long time, we found ourselves wanting to go to an Indian restaurant almost every week!

If you ever crave for fresh naan and home-made ""maa ki dal"", go to Tandoori Chef. Very friendly staff, good service and the best Indian food I have had in Northern NJ at very reasonable prices.

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Hi I am saravan.
we love the food at this place...specially tandoori items.
Almost every week we order food from here.
But Yesterday when we ordered the food , For the first time we had a problem with the spices..... it had very less salt and the food was extremly mild.....which we dont like at all.
We ordered biryani for the first time and it had bellpepers in that which we hate to eat.we went back to return the food.

The worst part has started now........The manager working over there was such a stu........(I dont want to fill it completly) that He was unable to talk or communicate.
Instead of convincing us, he called a gal who was working there and asked her to talk with us.
Oh My God! It was such a funny situation.
The waitress spoke with manners and returned our money back.
Guys food is good here........along with food u can get gud entertainment too..........

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★★★☆☆

Hi I am saravan.
we love the food at this place...specially tandoori items.
Almost every week we order food from here.
But Yesterday when we ordered the food , For the first time we had a problem with the spices..... it had very less salt and the food was extremly mild.....which we dont like at all.
We ordered biryani for the first time and it had bellpepers in that which we hate to eat.we went back to return the food.

The worst part has started now........The manager working over there was such a stu........(I dont want to fill it completly) that He was unable to talk or communicate.
Instead of convincing us, he called a gal who was working there and asked her to talk with us.
Oh My God! It was such a funny situation.
The waitress spoke with manners and returned our money back.
Guys food is good here........along with food u can get gud entertainment too..........

Pros: food

Cons: service

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I had been to Tandoori Chef last week with my friends.The combination seems to be working out quite nicely. They got the energy and attention to offer quality food. Together they've created a restaurant that isn't going to set the world on fire creatively but delivers delicious food at an affordable price in a smart setting.

Admittedly, at first glance, the restaurant seemed very pleasant with vibrant colors and with familiar items like Achari Mushroom, Tandoori Chicken, Lamb Biryani, Lamd Vindaloo, Bread Basket and Mango Lassi etc. marching down and hitting all the sweet spots with best-loved dishes. But it's the execution of the dishes that's telling, the way they go together, making the balance and finesse. Lastly waiters and waitress are very friendly.

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★★★★☆

I had been to Tandoori Chef last week with my friends.The combination seems to be working out quite nicely. They got the energy and attention to offer quality food. Together they've created a restaurant that isn't going to set the world on fire creatively but delivers delicious food at an affordable price in a smart setting.

Admittedly, at first glance, the restaurant seemed very pleasant with vibrant colors and with familiar items like Achari Mushroom, Tandoori Chicken, Lamb Biryani, Lamd Vindaloo, Bread Basket and Mango Lassi etc. marching down and hitting all the sweet spots with best-loved dishes. But it's the execution of the dishes that's telling, the way they go together, making the balance and finesse. Lastly waiters and waitress are very friendly.

Pros: Best Indian Cusine in Hackensack and near by Places

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Management has poor and unprofessional service; not responsive. There are many upscale competitive indian restaurants that provide value for your money. and very well aware of high level customer service. It seemed the service at this place does not even come close to some of the average restaurants in the area. Freinds, trust me on this , please take my word and don't visit this restaurant... If you do, you will be disappointed very much.

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★☆☆☆☆

Management has poor and unprofessional service; not responsive. There are many upscale competitive indian restaurants that provide value for your money. and very well aware of high level customer service. It seemed the service at this place does not even come close to some of the average restaurants in the area. Freinds, trust me on this , please take my word and don't visit this restaurant... If you do, you will be disappointed very much.

Cons: Way less quantity, High Price, Service

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This place sucks! Would never visit this restaurant again, very unprofessional and the food is not worth the money. Quantity was way less then you would have expected... We were hungry after spending such a big amount. we complain the the manager, but didn't seem to care....

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★☆☆☆☆

This place sucks! Would never visit this restaurant again, very unprofessional and the food is not worth the money. Quantity was way less then you would have expected... We were hungry after spending such a big amount. we complain the the manager, but didn't seem to care....

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Last month we went for dinner with my friends.\r
Less staff .....poor service.....host (with glasses) was very unfriendly.....poor communication...dont even understand english.\r
Quality of the food was good but quantity is less.\r
Tandoori dish and Goat Curry were good.

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★★★☆☆

Last month we went for dinner with my friends.\r
Less staff .....poor service.....host (with glasses) was very unfriendly.....poor communication...dont even understand english.\r
Quality of the food was good but quantity is less.\r
Tandoori dish and Goat Curry were good.

Pros: Food was good

Cons: Unfriendly host

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Good Service , Friendly Waiters/Waitress , Pleasantly surprised to get almost perfect service. 7.99$ Buffet with good food, clean and charming ambience.The Gulab Jamuns could have got a bit better.

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★★★★☆

Good Service , Friendly Waiters/Waitress , Pleasantly surprised to get almost perfect service. 7.99$ Buffet with good food, clean and charming ambience.The Gulab Jamuns could have got a bit better.

Pros: Friendly Service and a Nice Buffet

Cons: Less Choice of Non Vegetarian Dishes

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Great Indian food. Perfect for vegetarians. Just let them know your spice level (Low, Medium, High etc). Good customer service. Guy in french cut is very friendly and gentle. They serve buffet in lunch that's also very good. It's a nice resturent. I would recommend Kashmiri Damaloo, Kadhai Paneer, Stuffed Naan etc.

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★★★★★

Great Indian food. Perfect for vegetarians. Just let them know your spice level (Low, Medium, High etc). Good customer service. Guy in french cut is very friendly and gentle. They serve buffet in lunch that's also very good. It's a nice resturent. I would recommend Kashmiri Damaloo, Kadhai Paneer, Stuffed Naan etc.

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I had food here couple of times. Being an indian I am very picky about Indian food and goes nuts when they serve bad food. You can try this place only during the weekends, just the Biryani stuff. All non-veg curreis trying here is worthless.Infact the recepie itself is very bad. Don't even dare to try the non-veg curries.

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★★☆☆☆

I had food here couple of times. Being an indian I am very picky about Indian food and goes nuts when they serve bad food. You can try this place only during the weekends, just the Biryani stuff. All non-veg curreis trying here is worthless.Infact the recepie itself is very bad. Don't even dare to try the non-veg curries.

Pros: Parking

Cons: Limited seats

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Great Indian food. Perfect for vegetarians. Just let them know your spice level (Low, Medium, High etc). Good customer service. Guy in french cut is very friendly and gentle. They serve buffet in lunch that's also very good. It's a nice resturent. I would recommend Kashmiri Damaloo, Kadhai Paneer, Stuffed Naan etc.

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★★★★★

Great Indian food. Perfect for vegetarians. Just let them know your spice level (Low, Medium, High etc). Good customer service. Guy in french cut is very friendly and gentle. They serve buffet in lunch that's also very good. It's a nice resturent. I would recommend Kashmiri Damaloo, Kadhai Paneer, Stuffed Naan etc.

Pros: Service, Food, Quality

Cons: Nothing

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This place has the best mango lassi. The vegetable samosas are excellent. \r
Portions are so generous. My husband went nuts for the Poori bread, which is not on the menu but is available upon request. The service is so wonderful. The manager Pavesh is so accommodating. I can?t wait to try their Chicken Kashmiri. The decor is vibrant and clean. They also have a Veggie express right next store. OMG if your a vegetarian it?s a must try!!! \r

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★★★★★

This place has the best mango lassi. The vegetable samosas are excellent. \r
Portions are so generous. My husband went nuts for the Poori bread, which is not on the menu but is available upon request. The service is so wonderful. The manager Pavesh is so accommodating. I can?t wait to try their Chicken Kashmiri. The decor is vibrant and clean. They also have a Veggie express right next store. OMG if your a vegetarian it?s a must try!!! \r

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If you like indian food, this resturant gets only ONE star. Food is expensive, unfriendly staff. can't handle too many customers. serves cold, the person comes and ask howz everything.. after i told him food was cold and undercooked.. he says thank you .. amazing :-)

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★☆☆☆☆

If you like indian food, this resturant gets only ONE star. Food is expensive, unfriendly staff. can't handle too many customers. serves cold, the person comes and ask howz everything.. after i told him food was cold and undercooked.. he says thank you .. amazing :-)

Cons: unfriendly staff, unhealthy food

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I had Achari Mushroom, it was the best, not too many places serves this. it is the best, i though tandoor dishes were better than curry. prices very reasonable, good friendly service

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★★★★★

I had Achari Mushroom, it was the best, not too many places serves this. it is the best, i though tandoor dishes were better than curry. prices very reasonable, good friendly service

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AMAZING food! They also have deals where you can get, per person, one appetizer, entree, dessert, coffee/tea for one fixed price. Service was amazing.

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★★★★★

AMAZING food! They also have deals where you can get, per person, one appetizer, entree, dessert, coffee/tea for one fixed price. Service was amazing.

Pros: Very tasty food and great service.

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The food here is great! With lots of choices on the menu, it's a wonderful, low-key restaurant to bring your family or a date. \r
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★★★★★

The food here is great! With lots of choices on the menu, it's a wonderful, low-key restaurant to bring your family or a date. \r
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Pros: Tasty food, extensive menu, prices, friendly waiters

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Good food and affordable. Waiters were very friendly and owners came to greet us. They even deliver in Hackensack which is a plus.

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★★★★★

Good food and affordable. Waiters were very friendly and owners came to greet us. They even deliver in Hackensack which is a plus.

Pros: gerat service

Cons: not a as spicey as most Indian food found in NYC

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