The best Indian Food Ever! It was delish. I will be back
Our food came out on time and was prepared just right. I would recommend this place to a hungry person the portions are huge! For the music,,,I would recommend jazz or house and the people were cool.
I've only gone here for brunch and it is the best Indian buffet in Los Angeles. Instead of cold food in a line up, this is elegant and refined cuisine. Highly recommended. Looking forward to trying it for dinner.
my first time in tanzore/gaylord I have to say I was really blown away by the quality of food, ambiance and service. the restaurant is just absolutely gorgeous. the most modern and swanky looking eatery i have come across and I have been to nice restaurants all over the world . for real connoisseurs of indian food this is the place to be. if u think all indian restaurants are created equal think again !!! I grew up in a restaurant family, dad was an incredibly talented chef and mom's food was always to die for ( i know everyone thinks their moms food is amazing, but my moms cooking was particularly amazing) I have visited the place 4-5 times now to get a real feel for the place, thinking i might find something to gripe about but, visit after visit I am amazed at the quality of food. from the the less traditional ""crab tikki"" ( an indian modern twist on the crab cake) to the more traditional chicken tikka makhni ( boneless peices of chicken breast cooked in creamy, ridiculosly awesome tomatoey sauce) so give the pastas and the steaks a rest and give this place a try... you will thank me ; )\r
Pros: great great food, sensual ambiance
Cons: a bit crowded
Decided to try this restaurant last night for our son's 30th birthday. We were a party of six. We had one beer each, Chicken tandoor (2 small pieces),\r
Scallops, (3 to be precise) on top of white rice,\r
Lamb curry ( about 5 small pieces)\r
Chicken Tikka ( see above)\r
Chicken Masala (see above)\r
Vegetable platter, (adequate)\r
It had been our intent to order six main courses and ""share"".\r
As you can see barring another ""Loaves and Fishes""event, sharing was difficult.\r
Total bill $260.00!!!!\r
To add insult to injury, one of the staff, in full view of us ordered a waiter to ""hurry us up"" because he wanted the table. I sought out the manager and pointed out the ""rudeness and unprofessionalism"" of his staff and received NOT ONE WORD OF APOLOGY!\r
At that point we had been at the table for approximately one hour.\r
Admittedly we are not the coiffured, ""nipped and tucked"" and lifted Beverley Hills crowd but on a field-trip from the suburbs (gasp!!!!)------Thousand Oaks.\r
Were we rowdy, loud , obnoxious? No, actually our table consisting of A PhD, two Doctoral Candidates, a Post Grad at UCLA a health professional and a law enforcement officer, We were truly the quietest in the place.\r
I originally come from Birmingham UK, and better Indian food can be had at any corner Indian restaurant for less than the cost of a beer at Tanzore ( $10.00 for Kingfisher)\r
Don't go to this restaurant, I know you can do better!
Cons: Meager portions, inflated prices, rude manager .
I would not recommend this place. Gnat flying around on table sat on lassi. Rude indian waiter.
We had a great time at Tanzore on a Saturday evening. The restaurant is beautiful with very pretty accents and gorgeous colors. The food was delicious... very flavorful! I ordered the Tandoori Tiger Prawns as an appetizer and the Tandoori Chicken as my entree. They were very tasty. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to try something different at a very pretty restaurant! =)
Pros: Great Food! Beautiful Restaurant!
Cons: Can be a little pricey $$$
Just had dinner last night at Tanzore and has a wonderful experience. Though the restaurant was fairly busy the service, the food and the atmosphere were first rate. Seared tuna and avocado - yum! salmon - yum! We love the lounge too.\r
Pros: Delicious food; great service
I went to Sunday brunch with friends and was disappointed. There was no salad buffet with a choice of main courses and one of 6 desserts as shown on their website. Instead, there was a buffet. Strike one. The dishes at the buffet were sometimes empty. Strike two. When we got up to get seconds, our dirty plates weren't removed. Strike three. You're only supposed to get three strikes, right?\r
The food in the buffet was good though the chicken was dry.\r
Then, there's an 18% gratuity for a party of six. For self serve? Strike four. When we tried to round down by 19 cents per person and pay 150$ (25 each) instead of the 151.18 on the bill, the waitress told us we were short. Strike five. After we paid and we sat around talking in a mostly empty restaurant she disappeared. Never asked if we'd like water more water or anything. During the meal she never asked how everything was, whether we'd like anything else. Strike six. \r
As I left I spoke with the manager about the 18% gratuity being excessive and about the waitress not bringing us water after we paid, and about her dinking us for a buck. Although he thanked me for my input, all he could manage to say was that the 18% is policy. Strike seven. \r
Needless to say, if someone suggests to me that we go to this place I'll say that I'd rather go elsewhere.
Pros: Indian food
Cons: Service, price
I wonder if people expect this place to be the typical all you can eat Indian buffet for $12. Well this is not that type of Indian Restaurant. This place is the BEST INDIAN restaurant and most beautiful restaurant I have ever seen. We went with a bunch of friends last weekend to celebrate my boyfriends birthday, ordered drinks at the bar and then sat down for dinner. We all ordered something different is was great- The Calamari was delicious and then I ordered the Lamb Chops, simply the best that I have ever had. Perfectly spiced and flavored. Lets not mention the awesome Chocholate cake...yummmmy! The lounge had these great fashion videos and bollywood songs playing...fun to watch and something different for a change. While the music was eclectic and upbeat but enjoyable. At least we could all have a conversation. They told us about this new ""Holy Cow"" Veg menu which I think is fantastic since my mom is veg..I will definitely come back to Tanzore.
Pros: Valet Service, Great music, awesome ambience, good for groups
Cons: love it and will be a repeat customer
We booked a 40th birthday dinner at this restaurant for a large group of friends - weeks in advance via Open Table - we received a confirmation etc. Two days before our reservation - the restaurant called to cancel - this was really inconvenient for us and our party. So beware if you're using Open Table to book this restaurant - they are not reliable. \r
And just to make matters worse, even after they canceled we got a reminder from Open Table about our upcoming reservation. So this goes to show that this restaurant, doesn't maintain Open Table data effectively, and has no consideration for disrupting customer plans. I was really looking forward to going to to dinner here - but if anyone asks me about the restaurant. I will not be recommending them.\r
Food is very expensive. Not worth the money. Very disappointed. They added coconut and it tasted really bad.
Cons: Very expensive. lacks quality
Food is very expensive. Not worth the price. We ordereed all vegeterian dishes. They added cocunut and the taste is really bad. Couldn't eventake a bite.
Cons: Expensive, No quality
I went to Tanzore during the week for drinks with some friends. We stayed in the lounge area and it had a great vibe. Music was good, drinks really really good, and the appetizers were amazing. I had the Angeleno Tanzorini (something like that, I don't think I'm spelling it quite right) and it was really yummy.
Pros: Great vibe, drinks
Cons: limited street parking; you have to valet
Tanzore was an amazing experiece for us! The food is delicious! I highly recommend the lamb chops and lobster moilee. Our service was great also. The place is absolutely beautiful and has a great atmosphere. One of my new favorites. You have to try tanzore!
Pros: great food, great service, valet, huge wine list
Cons: none i can think of
Perfect place for a date, special occasion, business dinner, or just hanging out with friends!\r
Decor: colorful, classy, stylish - GORGEOUS!!! The designer did a fantastic job (I heard that he won some big award for it so that explains it.)\r
Bar: 2 big screen TVs playing silent fashion shows\r
Background music: lounge music (a la Lebanese Blond by Thievery Corporation)\r
Cocktails at the bar: creative and unexpected. If you are a simple beer or pina-colada or apple martini kind of drinker then you won't like them. But if you are adventurous and open-minded - YUMMY!!! (They do have a nice selection of wines too.)\r
Food: tasty and upscale. I'd call it Cali-Indian Fusion (it's definitely not your take-out Indian)!\r
Service: very professional and courteous\r
Entertainment: the maitre'd breaks out into Bollywood dancing every now and then - and he is actually really good! Nice fun touch!\r
The 4 of us enjoyed every aspect of the experience and I've been telling all my other friends that they must go and give Tanzore a try! I personally can't wait to go back again, even if just for a drink at the bar!
Pros: Ambiance, cocktails, food, service
First of all, the food is a bit pricey but ITS L.A. FOR GOD SAKE!!! They are all pricey. To me, its worth it. I find it really hard to find a good indian restaurant in L.A. The food is amazing, amazing, amazing! So good. I've been here a few times and I've tried something new each time I loved it. One night we were there they had some Bollywood dancers in the dining room- how fun!! The bar is so beautiful with large projecters of Bollywood movies rolling. The pomegranite mojito is YUMMY. Friendly staff too.
Hey dont waste your time. This place could be fabulous . The service is very slow. If you are looking for great drinks you are better off at a 7 eleven. Over priced. If you think you are getting complimentary bread like other resturants, think again. Take a look at your bill and you will know very not so $8.00 a basket. I would suggest keep stepping.
Pros: beautiful place
Cons: slow and overpriced
FIRST! I want to know who these people are, according to LA Magazine's article on Best 75 restaurants, Tanzore being 1 of them, who want 'small plates.' As a petite, athletic foodie, I diet 90% of my life. When I go out to eat, I want to eat. I don't want a small plate of anything, especially when I'm paying the kind of prices this place charges!\r
While it's true the decor is fabulous, and we were welcomed by a friendly Maitre d', and our waitress was sweet, I can't say anything other than how expensive it was for such mediocre food! They charge for EVERYTHING they put on your table (sans the plates & utensils). Our bill was $103 with tax:\r
1 appetizer ($15), a basket of assorted but flavorless naan ($5), assorted chutneys ($5), chicken saag ($18), Chicken Tikka Makhani ($18), assorted sorbets ($8), Tanzortini ($15) and another fancy drink ($11). \r
The ingredients were fresh but everything was bland. The Tiger prawns (3) appetizer (""marinated in roasted chickpea flour, carom seeds, yogurt and oven roasted vegetables"") was spicy yet flavorless which I realize seems contradictory; however, the veggies were very good. The naan, as I said, was flavorless, as was 1 of the 3 chutneys, and my friend, who rarely agrees with me, agreed with me. \r
Since I don't eat dairy or fish, I was told there's nothing on the menu I could have! I asked if they could make me chicken saag with oil instead of butter and they were accommodating except that despite asking for spicy, it was bland. And flavorless. I didn't taste my friend's Chicken Tikka but he seemed to like it. I really wanted to like this place. I wanted to like it because I'm offended by hip LA restaurants that don't deliver and only disappoint. And I wanted to be wrong. Except I wasn't.
my friends and i were looking to this birthday dinner the whole week but soon after we were seated it was apparent we would be dissapointed. we ordered our cocktails as soon as we were seated but it took nearly 25 minutes for them to arrive-well after the appetizers were served!! we decided to order for the table and share different food so we ordered 2 each of the lamb, prawns, sea bass and chicken tikka masala. we were told food is genereally mild unless ordered spicy-we ordered 1 of the fish spicy (at no time did our waiter advise againt that). big mistake! both bass dishes were so spicy all you could taste was bitterness. so we complained to the waiter and asked for a milder order. very soon a frowning managered appeared at our table acting like an inquistor--pointing his finger and demanding ""but did you order it spicy?"" time and time again refusing to accomodate us. needless to say this put a damper on our mood and we didnt stay for tea or desserts. although the food was otherwise ok, it was highly overpriced and the servie and managment were so terrible that i would never go back.
Cons: bad service, overpriced
I admit that before entering this place, it already had a strike against it. We originally had reservations at 7:30 for 4 people, but when we wanted to add one person, they said we had to move our reservations to 8:30. Ultimately we settled on our original reservations ? but when we arrived for dinner, there was only one other party in the entire restaurant. Actually, throughout our entire dinner (2 hours), there were 2 to 4 other tables dining at the most. It was very frustrating that they couldn?t be more accommodating, especially when they were clearly being deceptive about how ?busy? they were. To be fair, the interior and the service were lovely. In fact, our server even offered to take my valet ticket out to get my car because it was cold, which was really going beyond the call of duty. Unfortunately, those were the only really good things about the place. The food was simply disappointing. Moreover, the servings were tiny. Even in LA we don't want elf-sized food. Anyways, we had the following: 1. goan crab tikki - crab cakes with crab chutney and mustard seeds. This was ok, but the batter overwhelmed the crab a bit. 2. trio of chicken tikka - each piece was marinated in a different flavor. one was marinated in green herbs, another in some pink peppercorn and a third in asparagus. The chicken was a bit dry ?3. garlic naan - this was warm and actually quite good; but each serving had only 2 pieces. I think they noticed our disappointment because they quickly added 2 more pieces to our basket. 4. tandoori chicken - nothing spectacular. 5. masala chicken curry ? this was the one I ordered and was quite yummy (but I do love my curry!) 6. saag paneer (spinach with cheese) ? this was a bit bland, and I?ve had better in divey places. 7. chicken tikka mahkani ? this was ok. 7. trio of indian desserts - none of which were good or barely edible. I wish I had liked this place better and I'm shocked at the great reviews. Did I just go on an off night?
Pros: Great Service; Nice Decor
Cons: Overpriced, Mediocre Food
great, modern take on Indian fare in a cool, hip atmosphere. food was perfectly spiced. will definitely be back.
I had a friend come up from San Diego and she's a huge foodie, so I was very excited to take her to Tanzore, which had won awards for the design and whose food came highly recommended. We arrived to find they had lost our reservation, and Joe, the maitre-D (I suppose?) was extremely rude about it, saying there was nothing available and offered no apology, nothing. Finally, after the only male in the group went up to complain for the third time about how poor their hospitality was, we were finally ""squeezed in"" and sat down by the snooty maitre-D, still no apology for their mistake of loosing our reservation. Finally, the food came and was simply OK. The tandori chicken was dry, the scallops fishy. The only decent dish was the lamb briyani, which was made in traditional Indian style, we might as well have gone to a traditional Indian restaurant for a third of the price. I do not recommend this place at all.
We chose to dine during lunch hour thinking that there would be specials offered.. the prices were high and the portions were... a joke. I left the establishment hungry (I ordered appatizer, lunch and dessert) and it cost me (two of us) $100 on a lunch. Not worth it.
Pros: nice ambience
Cons: price, quantity
The establishment was beautiful, the service was excellent, the food was exquisite. I was very enamored by this Indian restaurant. Top notch quality all around. I will definitely be coming back here in the future.
Cons: Can't find any complaints
Dont say HOT because you will cry.\r
Great service nice and Romantic Place.Beautiful Bar .\r
i brought my birthday party to Tanzore and i felt like a bday princess! the food is terrific, the cocktails are a treat and the entire team took great care of us.
The food is interesting, but just ok. Crab cakes were gummy. Lentil and romaine salad was delicious. Tandoori chicken was good, but there were two tiny pieces. The black cod was good. The decor is pretty fabulous. Overall, $120 without tip for an average meal in a place with cool decor. Oh, and our server belonged in a sports bar rather than a fine restaurant.
Pros: Neat decor and some interesting dishes.
Cons: Overall average food for way too much money.
The decor of this place is beautiful. The color schemes and the modern design are a really nice touch to the place especially remembering how it was when it was as Gaylord's. However, the food is really not that great. The naan basket is interesting. The food choices are limited for vegetarians. The appetizer portions are miserly, at best and the food is really overpriced. The wait staff were really friendly and made great suggestions for wine. However, the ""hostesses"" were a bit on the rude side and not super friendly - they appeared bored. Despite all of this, this restaurant should really play around more with more traditional flavors in their fusion menu. I'll go back one more time but, really wouldn't consider recommending this place for anyone really trying to experience interesting, good food.
Pros: Friendly wait staff, beautiful decor
Cons: Average tasting food
I didn't think I was a huge fan of Indian food...but this place was amazing! My friend and I shared the ahi and avocado app as well as the scallop salad, the prawn tempura entree and chocolate cake dessert. All were absolutely phenomenal! The staff was very friendly and attentive and were more than happy to provide their recommendations on the best dishes. It has a cool atmosphere and beautifully designed interior. The music was great and there's a very comfortable and entertaining lounge area as there are sofa's and large tv screens, playing music videos and fashion shows. Of course, the cute and charming bartender was definitely an added bonus~
Pros: food, ambience, service
Cons: valet only parking
I went last week with my girlfriends that had read about it on Zagat and was pretty much blown away. I'm from London and grew up on Indian food, but this was unlike anything I've had. Our waiter (a quite fit one with fierce blue eyes and smile to melt, lol) told us that it was different from many Indian restaurants but still I was not prepared. He recommended an ahi and avocado appetizer that turned out to be the highlight of the night. We all shared and had lamb chops, Chicken curry and something else like a chicken masala. I don't remember the name of it now. There were a lot wines available and teh waiter made recommendations for all our food that were perfect. I won't be back in LA till december but when I do I'll definitley be going back. can't wait.
Pros: the design in beautiful, service was great and food delicious
Cons: nothing really. The food did take kind of long though.
Tanzore has MASTERED the art and science of fine Indian cuisine. It starts the minute you step in. The sights, sounds, and smells delight your senses. The lounge area featured massive video projectors (which on our night showcased Indian couture), and plush, comfortable sectional chairs. A joy to meet and greet here. As a fan of the fine spirits, the bar was also wonderfully stocked. I can't recall an instance when an Indian-based restaurant offered Chimay. After a couple of pre-dinner cocktails (and the best damn Calamari), we strolled into the dining area. I was, of course, unabashedly coveting the floor-to-ceiling, all-glass wine cellar during my little stroll. And it only got better from there. The dining area was infused with vibrant colors, impressive wood work, and a subtle, but ever so sublime, water feature. Finally, the food was, simply put, unmatched in its culinary excellence. It's what fusion was meant to be. The traditional flavors of ancieint and rich India bursting through 21st century, modern dishes. My dinner was the Masala lamb chops -- which were cooked ""old school style"" in a Tandoor (clay oven) -- and they were, no holds barred, [expletive] damn succulent and flavorful. And yes, if you're wondering, the wine list actually matched the beauty of the cellar. Dessert was a true treat -- a Cardamom-infused chocolate cake. It had the most amazing taste that just exploded in your mouth. On top of it all, the service was exceptional. The staff was both knowledgeable and personable. And, my water glass stayed full. Bottom line, if India = Taj Mahal, then the finest Indian cusine = Tanzore. Period.
Pros: Damn exceptional dishes and vibe in a personable environment
went to tanzore on my birthday and had an amazing meal. this is the kind of place you are more likely to find in london. very cool atmosphere, excellent food, great wait staff. \r
the chef is an artist taking the usual indian menu and elevating it by creating completely unique dishes. this is the place to eat if you are tired of the same old chicken tikka masala at your corner indian restaurant. \r
there's also a great lounge area playing bollywood movies. very hip.
Pros: food and ambience
After hearing so many positive things about Tanzore we had to go check it out. My girlfriend and I both entered the restaurant and were pleasantly surprised. Words cannot express how wonderful great this restaurant looks from the inside. It was like a Trendy NY restaurant mixed with the Las Vegas Style and of course with the LA posh we all love. \r
We've eaten at hundreds of restaurant across the US and this place definitely ranks well. Especially for an Indian restaurant. Seating was prompt and the waitress did a wonderful job explaining the dishes. I highly recommend the basket of breads...perfect combo of naans. The lamb and chicken dishes tasted great. My girlfriend likes her food on the mild side.. it was perfectly seasoned for her. They did a good job with my spicy dishes as well. \r
Every dish was mouth watering and delicious. I'm planning to go back and take my parents and friends really soon. Ambience/Style points - off the charts, service - Excellent, Food- Great. The owners defiantly didn't forget about the little things that make a restaurant experience memorable. (The men's restrooms even had little TV screens) Finally a great Indian restaurant with delicious food and style. \r
This place is really overpriced. The staff is extremely unfriendly. We made a reservation, but of course they could not find it. We then had to wait 30 mins until they found us a seat. This was very unusual since the restaurant was not very crowed. The food iteself-not so great. Overly spiced, greasy dishes. Small portions. We went away not wanting any more.
So I went to Tanzore for the first time last night with my parents. We had a wonderful time. Our waitress was amazing, the food was incredible, and the environment was unbelievable. Everything was just great. We ordered the crabcakes, tiger prawn tandoori, wild mushroom and spinach curry, black cod, bhindi masala, chutney trio, garlic naan, eggplant curry and raita. And the delicious yogurt pannacotta for dessert. Everything was tip top, but I have to mention that the wild mushroom and spinach curry with basil naan was my absolute favorite! This is such an awesome place to go to celebrate a special occasion. The restaurant is very trendy and stylish. I just love everything about it. Our whole night went so smoothly and wonderfully. I definitely will be back soon.
Pros: Delicious Food, Great Service, Incredible Environment
Classy, clean, elegant, mellow, romantic and most of all, DEEEELICIOUS! My friend Birkleigh had her 24th b-day party there last night and we were treated like royalty by every single person in that place! From the mixologist at the bar who made our cocktails special to order to the chef, Mikail, coming to our table twice to check on us and to see how we liked the food, this place is the end all, be all, in fashionable, high-end dining in Los Angeles. They have a loaded wine cellar, (actually a temperature controlled wine closet encased in glass for all to see, tucked neatly beside the dining room) with wines to go with every dish and then some, that they have on their menu. In the lounge area, I could not take my eyes off the TV screens displaying Bollywood dance scenes from movies and fashion shows direct from India with fashions that I would love to have! \r
The delicacies this gorgeous place has to offer are not your traditional findings on a simple Indian food menu. They are artisanal entrees served with love and care. Bombay-L.A. Melange on the apps. side was the creme de la creme for sampling a little bit of everything and the tamarind chutney was simply to die for! \r
We were given extra entrees to sample, the chicken specialties are so mouthwatering, you want to dance and sing about it! Tandoori chicken is done so elegantly and the velvet lamb melts in your mouth! \r
Hot and steaming garlic naan is the way to sample the delectable Wild mushroom and Spinach Curry, that was my fave entree. And for desert, oh, the cake that they brought for my friend! Gorgeous! And we sampled the plum tart, killer delicious, and the best thing I've ever tasted in my life (being a chocoholic) CARDAMOM CHOCOLATE CAKE! I almost peed my pants! I absolutely LOVE this place and will be returning again and again for celebrations, dates, with guests from out of town who want a fine-dining experience and for this cake!!! ohmigod...I'm still dreaming about its yumminess on my tongue.
Pros: elegant, service suberb, food excellent
Tanzore is a really beautiful restaurant. Usually not a fan of Indian food but their food is excellent - not too spicy but really unique. Service is also excellent. The staff really knows what they're doing. I had the crab tikki, seabass and chocolate cake. Delish!
Pros: Food, Service, Atomosphere