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Without the addition of preservatives, excessive fats and artificial flavours, the chefs at Melbourne’s Tandoori Times are committed to cooking pure, unadulterated Indian cuisine. Featuring a large menu of dishes from all across the subcontinent, this Indian eatery showcases the wide range of flavours, textures and ingredients unique to the South Asian kitchen. Tandoori Times can be found on Anderson street in Melbourne’s Yarraville, just minutes from the Yarra River and Stony Creek.
Our first visit to Tandoori Times and our reactions are mixed. Friendly welcome and delightful and varied menu promised a lot. We enjoyed our fried fish starter and pappadums; the Kingfisher beer was well kept and house Shiraz flavourful. As for the mains, the goat and chicken curries were tasty but it was a pity there were numerous bones left in the goat meat. Balti vegetable mix was rated good but my mixed tandoori chicken had a thick gelatinous sauce which seemed it was trying to hide a rather low grade cut of chicken. We were disappointed that the food was served to cold plates and no heated trays were provided to keep the food warm so it too went cold before we had finished it. Perhaps this is the custom here but not what we are used to. The bottom line: would we return? Possibly.
The servers were very friendly and helpful. The food was great. Made us sweat but it's definitely worth it. The music was good as well.
Food was tasty, service was OK. We had to ask waiter a lot of questions, he didn't explain the buffet to us at all. Restaurant was too warm and didn't feel very welcoming.
Just steps from Yarraville Station, the folks over at Tandoori Times are taking Indian dining to new heights, offering friendly service, high-quality cuisine and a stylish interior to local foodies and visitors alike. For all the vegans out there, Tandoori Times is a must-visit – the restaurant serves up several dishes without the addition of dairy, egg or meat. And with plenty of transportation connections nearby, the restaurant’s location on Anderson Street in Melbourne’s Yarraville is ideal for residents from across town.
Using recipes passed down from generation to generation, the kitchen crew at Melbourne’s Tandoori Times is proud to serve dishes originating from all over the Indian subcontinent. Try the Punjabi seekh kebab, a specialty hailing from India’s north that roasts skewered minced lamb blended with herbs and spices in a traditional tandoor oven. Or go for the spicy Bombay specialty, Indo-Parsi dhansak, a dish cooked with your choice of chicken, fish, prawns, veggies, paneer, beef or lamb, served with lentils, spinach, vegetables and a whole lot of spice – watch out with this one! Sample the many flavours of India at this Yarraville restaurant, but be sure to reserve a table in advance.