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The Imperial Tandoor

4.8
72 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
The Imperial Tandoor is a local family run restaurant with mission to present the true Indian hospitality experience to our community by means of an authentic Indian restaurant.

With a desire to grill and tandoor a multitude of fresh ingredients, marinated and dipped in secret and unusual combinations, the food at ‘The Imperial Tandoor’ is prepared for sharing and for pleasurable moments.

Succulent Kababs, freshly baked Naan bread and eclectic selection of Indian curries introduce guests to the exotic flavors of North India.

The menu at The Imperial Tandoor is a rich culmination of traditional recipes prepared with new techniques and given an innovative presentation. Our food is made with the highest quality ingredients, and we take the utmost care in the food’s preparation.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 72 People Are Saying
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NicoleT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Food was fresh and delicious. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tandoor has been one of my favourite restaurants since they’ve opened! All of their dishes are absolutely amazing! They always have great staff. The owners are very sweet people and are always so happy to greet you. The ambience is very nice. Love the decor! Highly recommend.

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BobK
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive service and remarkable food
There is something here for everyone whether you are familiar with Northern Indian cuisine or not
Fresh, flavourful and well presented

MM
vipMarkyMark
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing authentic Indian food. Try a few different plates - the flavours are layered - so good.

AL
AndyL
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was well spiced. Wonderful flavours. Great chicken curry Wth just the right amount of heat. The Lamb Sheek kabbab was a perfect accompaniment. The Saffron rce was cooked perfectly and the raita Cooled the palette. The coriander naan was delicious too. Our favourite restaurant of all time.

THe dining room lends a special ambiance. However, during Covid, we chose to eat on the patio.

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Michael
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Staff very friendly and accommodating.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent and highly recommended

SS
SydneyS
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best food in Peterborough! My favourite place to take friends and family. Staff are always welcoming and remember you.

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TrudyQ
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We look forward to dining at Tandoor, always great food and a wonderful experience.
Looking forward to the next occasion so we can go back.

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Grizz
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I've been to the Tandoor several times and never had a bad meal. It's sets the new bar by which all other Peterborough, Ontario restaurants are to be judged ! The ethnicity of the cuisine is never compromised ! Those who attend this establishment must know in advance that ethnic quality is never compromised here!

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Rocky
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We enjoy The Imperial Tandoor a lot and will certainly be coming back, but on this particular occasion, the food was particularly long in arriving.

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BMAC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice people, great food, what more needs to be said.

KD
KathrynD
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As much as the food was delicious I don't think I would go with a set menu again.

We don't always need appetizers or dessert.

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BonnieB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply some of the best food we have had. We live about 45 minutes away, but try to get here as often as we can.
I recommend the Dal Makhani.... so good I dream of it!
Their Samosa and butter chicken is also the best I have eaten.
My husband and I are usually weary about recommending restaurants to others as they seem to always have the bad experience, but this is one of the ones we NEVER hesitate to recommend. The only other ones are out of this province!
Keep doing what you are doing!

JB
JanetB
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The restaurant is pleasant and the customer service was very good. The food was tasty but overall the menu is VERY expensive for what you get. For example, we ordered the shrimp curry for $21.95. There were only 7 small shrimp in the entire dish. I am a red seal chef and these shrimp were probably size 31-40; the dish consisted of mostly sauce. I understand that restaurant prices had to go up because of the increase to minimum wage (which I fully support) but I felt that many items were very overpriced; especially the vegetarian ones You also had to purchase rice separately, when at other Indian restaurants it is included.

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BillS
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spicing.
Nice decor and friendly staff
Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner

JM
JimM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent menu and wine list . Intelligent servers .small problem with cold air at our window table . We wore coats . Will be back .

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Anne
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s great that vegan dishes are clearly marked and there is lots of choice. The server was very helpful recommending a vegan bread. We had a lovely meal!

HP
HeatherP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant, clean, and cozy atmosphere. Excellent staff, friendly and very knowledgeable on the menu. Clearly marked Gluten Free and Vegan or Vegetarian dishes. Delicious food, generous portions. Would recommend!

MS
vipMSpahn
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner. Great food and service. The tandoor lamb chops are soo good!

AB
AnneB
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Lovely dining, but I would have liked more Indian ambiance, music, decor.

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Stan
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friendly helpful staff. We enjoyed a quiet atmosphere where we could visit and celebrate a special wedding anniversary with our daughter and son-in-law.

MS
vipMSpahn
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food, good selection of drinks. Our sever was friendly and helpful. Overall good experience.

JA
JAMM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Warm and welcoming atmosphere. Professional, knowledgeable and helpful service. Portions are on the large side. Plenty of vegetarian options. I would definitely come back as I would like to try some of the other items on the menu!

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harveym
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our 3rd visit and on previous ones we found the lamb biryani too hot (spicy), so we asked for a mild spice for the biryani on this visit. Everything ordered was very good but the biryani was still spiced on the high end of medium, despite our request.

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David
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food! My only recommendation would be for them to offer the ability to order a combo platter, so you can try more than one dish per visit.

EE
EmmaE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was excellent. Restaurant was clean and comfortable.

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Hardy
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A very nice atmosphere for dinner with family or friends. Our meal was delicious. It is a little pricey for Indian food but everyone seemed to be leaving with leftovers. Totally recommend it!

DK
DavidK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time for dinner, it was as good as the first, the food was very good, there was lots of food, we ended taking some home in the containers they supplied, and our server Lance was off the charts good, very friendly & knowledgeable, he explained all the dishes to us & made some great suggestions, highly recommended.

JF
JackieF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best indian food i ever ate in my life! I love this restaurant. Staff is attentive. Food is scrumptious. Super yummy indian food.

CT
vipCindyT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always amazing here and they are always great at helping you select a variety of dishes that complement each other.

GD
GreatDinner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing food! We went to celebrate an anniversary and were so well taken care of from beginning to end. We will return for special events in future! The staff there make you feel like family.

DM
DuncanM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday party at the IT as a group of 19 adults and teenagers. From start to finish it was a delight -- excellent service, fabulous food and a lovely area for our party. Everyone from old to young enjoyed the evening. I highly recommend IT for your party!

KT
KT074
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food service always a warm welcoming environment
I tell everyone best food in town

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jojofoodie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food! We had a great meal and wonderful experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was amazing as was the food. We will be back for sure!!

JM
JacquieM
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The owners were very gracious and the food was very good. They were eager to please their clientele and even relocated us after we said it was cold in the restaurant. We definitely go there again.

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Ithero
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always.

VR
VindraR
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr Brij, the owner, took care of us. Very nice man. Staff were very attentive to our dietary needs(Vegetarian, nut allergies). Food was amazing. Definitely recommend the cauliflower appetizer. Everything tasted great, be sure to tell wait staff how spicy you want the food. Very upscale and comfortable. Very clean especially the washrooms. Although we're from Toronto, we will be returning next time we're in town.

PE
PaulE
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy everything about this restaurant, the food is amazing.

FAQs

The Imperial Tandoor offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (705) 874-5111.

The Imperial Tandoor is rated 4.8 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.