Tandoor Indian Restaurant
Authentic Indian food at the Heart of Ho Chi Minh City
If you’ve been searching for authentic and delicious Indian food in Ho Chi Minh City, look no further, Tandoor Saigon should be right at the top of your list. Having thrived for more than ten years in a city where amazing food is a daily experience, Tandoor Saigon finds itself tucked comfortably on Ngô Đức Kế street, a stone’s throw away from Saigon’s famous Nguyen Hue walking street. With its equally classic and chic Indian interior, Tandoor Saigon is one of the best venues for a business lunch in Ho Chi Minh City.
Unforgettable Food & Drinks
Enjoy Chef Khan’s amazing masala curries that are made with at least nineteen unique spices and herbs, as well as other specialties such a naan flatbreads and pakistani kebabs that are made with a traditional tandoor oven; with temperatures of more than 450°C, expect all the juices and flavours of your beloved chicken kebabs to be sealed in for your carnal pleasure. Other regional specialities such as biryani rice and south Indian classics are to die for. Tandoor Saigon’s chicken butter masala is revered as one of the most celebrated in Saigon. Furthermore, more than 90% of all vegetable-based and meatless dishes here are wholesomely vegan; the south Indian medhu vadai fritters made with black lentil flour and palak paneer - Indian-style cottage cheese and spinach puree stew, are must-tries at Tandoor Saigon. Definitely one of the better places for vegetarian food in Saigon.
The proprietors of Tandoor Saigon respect the dietary requirements of all cultures and religions. Whether you’re a meat-lover, vegetarian, vegan, pescetarian or muslim, you’ll be able to dine at the same table and find something you love at Tandoor Saigon. All of the dishes featured on their menu are Halal, making Tandoor Saigon one of the best places to enjoy halal food in Ho Chi Minh City.
Finish your meal with some soothing Indian masala tea or a cool mango lassi. If you’re craving something sweet, the Gulab Jamun dessert balls are an amazing combination of dairy, flour and rose-scented syrup.
Tandoor Saigon’s team of more than ten multilingual staff consisting of both Vietnamese and Indians, leave a deep impression of kindred Indian hospitality. Fluent in English, Hindi, Vietnamese and many other languages, feel free to relay your personal dietary and culinary needs to the staff who are sure to make your day a splendid one. Head chef Khan from the beautiful Indian shoreline state of Orissa leads a diverse team of five Indian chefs who specialise in different regional styles of Indian gastronomy. Tandoor Saigon offers one of the most comprehensive menus for Indian food in Saigon.
What Netizens and Travellers Say
With 4.3 stars and almost 1000 reviews on Google maps and 4 stars on tripadvisor.com, be prepared to be impressed at Tandoor Saigon. Many foreign diners praise Tandoor Saigon for its affordable prices and great flavours; several reviewers acknowledged the fact that they made return visits and became regular diners. Several Japanese travellers were impressed by the cleanliness and hygiene standards at the restaurant. There is a resounding consensus on the politene and professional nature of the service crew at Tandoor Saigon; definitely a sign of good management in a city where taste often supersedes the importance of quality service. In addition, most local Vietnamese food reviewers on foody.vn agreed that the naan flatbreads and North Indian curries at Tandoor Saigon are among some of the most delicious in Saigon. Several South Indian expats mention how wonderful it is to find so many South Indian dishes on the menu, such as the Tamil Dosai pancake, which are difficult to find elsewhere in Vietnam.
Transportation and Parking
For locals and expats, free parking for motorbikes is available right outside the restaurant; a luxury these days, especially in the city centre of Saigon. Parking space for 2 cars is also available in front of the restaurant. Several hotels in the vicinity such The Reverie also offer hourly parking at reasonable prices.
What City Pass Guide Says
Beyond the amazing kebabs, naans and curries, our team at citypassguide.com are huge fans of Tandoor Saigon’s wide selection of flavoured rice. Tandoor Saigon’s lamb biryani was a big hit with our team members. The delicious dish is made with authentic long grain basmati, chef Khan’s secret masala spice mix and other fragrant additions such as onion and mint leaves. Don’t forget to try Tandoor Saigon’s tasty coconut rice made with both shredded coconut and coconut milk. The restaurant is open from 10:30 am to 11:00 pm daily and a limited menu of snacks such as samosas and desserts is available between 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm.