Tangawizi

4.5
531 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Spicy
  • Good Vegetarian Options

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About

Tangawizi restaurant in London’s East Twickenham, close to Richmond Bridge, earned the well-heeled locals’ devotion right from the off. The chef is ‘trained by and strongly recommended by Vineet Bhatia’ and that’s saying quite a lot. The dining room is very smart, mood-enhancingly lit in saffron and blackberry with details of beautiful sari fabric inlaid in the tables. Dishes are authentic North Indian, but cutting-edge and contemporary, the way we Londoners like them: the freshest of ingredients, little oil, sparkling flavours. Try the mixed platter of starters to share to really browse the possibilities, then choose something like spicy marinated red snapper in tempura batter served with cheddar and Parmesan risotto, with one of the lovely dahls on the side. The traditionally-clad waitstaff are very attentive and the whole experience a winner.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 6pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 6pm - 10pm
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Phone number
020 8891 3737
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Banquet, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 531 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.4
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4.3
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London
5.0
Dined on 30 June 2018

Fresh flavours and friendly service are the mainstay here. Great local Indian for the Twickenham/Richmond area.

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S
London
5.0
Dined on 25 June 2018

Been going for many years and this place never fails to please. Charming staff, friendly, helpful, hard working, great food. The owner usually there and will do anything to help. Waiters really good. Love it

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AG
5.0
Dined on 10 June 2018

We had a great dinner - best lamb rogan josh I've had for some time!

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TM
5.0
Dined on 3 June 2018

An old favourite. Consistently excellent food and great atmosphere.

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NR
London
5.0
Dined on 2 June 2018

A casual Friday night dinner for three.
The food was top quality as always.
Service levels and ambiance excellent.

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DS
5.0
Dined on 26 May 2018

The staff are always attentive and every person I have taken there thinks it’s the best Indian they’ve ever had.

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S
4.0
Dined on 20 May 2018

We have been to dinner at Tangawizi a few times now and enjoyed the food each time we have been. Our favourite Indian restaurant.

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A
5.0
Dined on 6 May 2018

The best very happy with are food we go there every year after army navy rugby a great little Indian restaurant with good service

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OT
3.0
Dined on 5 May 2018

Staff very attentive food was good. The dips that went with popadoms where very small to share with a table of five. The layout of the restaurant feels like your in a corridor with staff moving past the tables with trays of food all the time. The cosy corner they had was only for couples. Overall we enjoyed my sons 30th birthday dinner and would visit again. (If we get a table in the cosy corner)

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JP
London
4.0
Dined on 29 April 2018

Food is consistently interesting and excellent and the staff are always on top form - polite, friendly and efficient.
We can highly recommend it as one of the nicest Indian Restaurants to go to.
JWP

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L
3.0
Dined on 29 April 2018

More style than substance. Excellent service and friendly staff. 5 different dishes for main course and all the same colour and texture.

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CN
5.0
Dined on 14 April 2018

It was my husband's brithday and the resturant made it feel really special. Thanks alot!

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MP
London
5.0
Dined on 11 April 2018

Lovely evening with 12 guests handled with ease and attention. Great food and service as always.

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GG
4.0
Dined on 1 April 2018

We're a regular at Tangawizi. The food is always good, and the welcome is always friendly. I especially recommend the gobi mehboobi starter. On this visit, a friend was celiac. The waiter was very helpful in clearly explaining the gluten-free options.

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OT
5.0
Dined on 30 March 2018

Simply Delicious!

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R
4.0
Dined on 29 March 2018

great evening. Pan puri needed a kick. Rest of the food was v good

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AL
4.0
Dined on 15 March 2018

We had an excellent meal and first class attention. Even got a quiet table near the back.

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KP
5.0
Dined on 12 March 2018

We had a really lovely evening celebrating Mother’s Day at Tangawizi.
We often get takeaways, but haven’t eaten in the restaurant for quite a while and it was great!
We were so well looked after by the staff, and all the food was tasty and delicate.
And we particularly enjoyed the pani puri starter, ice cream parlour pudding and chocolate martini!

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SW
5.0
Dined on 11 March 2018

This was my third visit and as usual the service was amazing and the food even better. New favourite place to eat!

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S
4.0
Dined on 11 March 2018

Food was lovely - lamb and chicken tender - really delicious . Friendly and attentive staff . Will definitely return !

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F
London
5.0
Dined on 25 February 2018

Lovely food , great staff , great ambience . As always , Tangawizi never fails to velvet a great dining experience

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E
5.0
Dined on 24 February 2018

Really fabulous restaurant with an amazing amount of choice (so many different curries!). Bound to put you in a good mood. Friendly and expert service and a great overall atmosphere.

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BS
London
5.0
Dined on 24 February 2018

Stunning food as always just as I remember! Lovely service to match. Pleasure to dine there always

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KM
London
5.0
Dined on 15 February 2018

Great food and excellent service! We will be back.

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JD
London
3.0
Dined on 14 February 2018

A few dishes were very tasty like the Goan Prawns and the cauliflower but others were disappointing, like the aubergine (lost in a sauce) and the soft shell crab (no crab flavour).
Good service and reasonably priced wines.
Awful ice cream. It was impossible to distinguish vanilla from coconut. The kulfi was unavailable.

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SH
London
4.0
Dined on 2 February 2018

Excellent food once again and great service. An Indian restaurant where you feel that your taste buds have been well served.

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 27 January 2018

Great Food, Great ambience & great service. I would highly recommend this restuarant

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RJ
London
4.0
Dined on 19 January 2018

Pricy, and a little timid with their spicing. Overall a good experience with very attentive staff and interesting dishes. Portions on the large size; could have almost cancelled our mains after the starters.

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RD
London
4.0
Dined on 13 January 2018

We've eaten at Tangawizi previously, but, before booking this time, read recent online reviews which were 'mixed', particularly those from around December 2017.
My guess is that either others expectations are were different and/or actual improvements have been made to address concerns.
We arrived on time, were promptly shown to a table and attended to for selection of 'starters', although I asked to order drinks first.
Having requested 4 Poppadums as an appetizer, only 2 were delivered (with a good and very tasty selection of accompanying 'dips') which, although not clearly stated anywhere must have been 'complimentary' with the extra 2 being charged at £1 each, ouch!
We (the two of us) shared a starter, my wife having ordered the Onion Bhajis, which weren't really needed after the Poppadums and dips. Bhajis appeared to have been pre-cooked and then re-done immediately before serving, which meant they were slightly overdone and not quite 'fresh'.
For my main I chose a 'medium/hot' chicken dish and was very pleased at just how 'mouth watering' it was. The bottle of water (in addition to beer) was a relief.
Plenty of meat and sauce to go with the separately ordered rice.
My wife had the Vegetable Biryani, which, unusually for us, was served with a bowl of Yoghurt.
Possibly a good idea because apparently the vegetables and rice were hotter (spicier) than average.
For: Service, Portion sizes, Service, Value for money.
Against: A little noisy (loud guests at other tables), but not a big deal, Onion Bhajis could be improved by being freshly made to order, kept waiting too long to pay when having received bill.

Yes, we probably will visit again....at the next Birthday! :-)

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OT
London
4.0
Dined on 31 December 2017

Very attentive staff made to feel very welcome and food and service was very good and would definitely revisit.

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S
London
4.0
Dined on 31 December 2017

New Year’s Eve meal. Been going since it opened 14 years ago and standards still as high. The owner manager is great,friendly, discreet charming. All the waiters are excellent. Our waiter was from Gambia and worked there 12 years,even with a long commute. We are both vegetarian and there are a lot of options. The place looked full but it is designed so well that it feels intimate and cosy.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 24 December 2017

Always tasty. So lucky to have this place on the doorstep. Amazing, flavourful food with some lovely personal touches.

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 13 December 2017

The staff are very friendly but respectful and the food is fantastic and always served at the perfect pace. I can thoroughly recommend to anyone that likes an update on Indian cuisine.

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t
London
5.0
Dined on 8 December 2017

From the moment we arrived we were greeted with a friendly face and were attentively served. The food was delicious with some nice changes such as duck samosas. Creamy rich sauces and beautifully cooked. Excellent experience.

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I
London
5.0
Dined on 8 December 2017

For "a local Indian" it's as good as one could hope for. Friendly & efficient service. Clients of all ages down to the youngest. A whiff of charcoal in the cooking and earnest cooking all round. Not quite in Richmond, but wish it was.

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WN
London
4.0
Dined on 2 December 2017

Lively and bustling on a Saturday night. Nice decor and very attentive service. But the food.... nothing terrible, but of the five dishes we ordered four (one chicken, three veggie) were the same bright orange colour and, to be frank, tasted the same. Only the green spinach dish, which was runny, broke the pattern.
So nothing to stop me recommending a nice place to have a meal but don’t expect good Indian cuisine

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P
London
5.0
Dined on 2 December 2017

Fabulous always!

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s
London
5.0
Dined on 25 November 2017

Really delicious food. Friendly, attentive service. Excellent value for money.

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OT
Hertfordshire
5.0
Dined on 25 November 2017

We have been here on a number of occasions and it gets better and better each time.
Food is amazing and the service is beyond excellent - so thamnkfuto have this local gem in our neighbourhood.

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S
New York Area
3.0
Dined on 21 November 2017

This place was a little too expensive for how small the portions were. The food was good, but not exceptional and again did not justify the price.

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