The Imperial Tandoor
Nice people, great food, what more needs to be said.
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.
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!
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.
Nice decor and friendly staff
Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner
Excellent menu and wine list . Intelligent servers .small problem with cold air at our window table . We wore coats . Will be back .
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!
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!
Birthday dinner. Great food and service. The tandoor lamb chops are soo good!
Lovely dining, but I would have liked more Indian ambiance, music, decor.
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.
Good food, good selection of drinks. Our sever was friendly and helpful. Overall good experience.
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!
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.
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.
Great food, service was excellent. Restaurant was clean and comfortable.
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!
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.
Best indian food i ever ate in my life! I love this restaurant. Staff is attentive. Food is scrumptious. Super yummy indian food.
Food is always amazing here and they are always great at helping you select a variety of dishes that complement each other.
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.
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!
Amazing food service always a warm welcoming environment
I tell everyone best food in town
Fantastic food! We had a great meal and wonderful experience!
Service was amazing as was the food. We will be back for sure!!
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.
Excellent food and service as always.
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.
I enjoy everything about this restaurant, the food is amazing.
Server and Ambiance were excellent. Tandoori and Naan were not grilled correctly. Both were charred and the burned portions made the rest of the dish taste very bitter and unpleasant. Butter Chicken was more of a chicken tomato stew without flavour or appropriate spice balance. Mild yes, but not flavourful. The appetizer plate was well presented and the delicious tamarind sauce made the appetizers edible, most textures were chewy and pasty. We were all hungry, however we did not finish our dinner as the taste was not pleasant or enjoyable. We finished what we could and did not take the time to mention our opinions at the time to the server as he was very busy and it was not an appropriate time for a food review. The beer recommendations were stellar and the mango drinks including the lassi’s were very delicious.
We ‘discovered’ The Imperial Tandoor about 2 months ago and just love the experience!
Best Indian Food in Ontario. Great service- have never been disappointed here. Never.
So accommodating in dealing with different tolerances for spiciness. Service is wonderful - helpful without being intrusive. Food is divine - each of us thoroughly enjoyed our choice of entree. We are fortunate to have a restaurant of this caliber in Peterborough.
Generous portion...exquisite food...best garlic naan....great friendly service...loved the warm greeting as we entered the restaurant..it made us feel special. Will definitely return ... Thank you for offering succulent Indian food.
Excellent service and the best Indian food we have have had!
Great meal and excellent service. The chicken tandoori is very moist and flavourful.
Food tasted great but my husband had a goat dish that full of bones. Some were dangerously small shards of bone. The rest of had no complaints about our dishes.
Our whole experience of dining at the Imperial Tandoor was outstanding. Perhaps the most impressive feature was our server, Kristen. I was hosting two nieces and one niece's husband. All three of these folks have varying food allergies, including peanuts, dairy and gluten. Kristen had an intimate knowledge of the ingredients of all the menu items and was able to recommend those dishes which would satisfy all of their requirements. In a couple of cases she was able to have the chef make necessary variations in his recipe.
The food was beyond delicious. One of my nieces and I each had the lamb roganjosh. It was marvelous! Sortly after serving our main course, she returned to ask how everything was, and without asking she sensed that the roganjosh was a bit spicier than my niece was used to. She immediately left and returned with a little drink of something (yogourt based, I believe) which quickly cooled my nieces palate, and a bowl of another yogourt side dish to eat along with the roganjosh. Neither of these items appeared on the bill.
As for the bill, I was very pleasantly surprised at how reasonable it was. We had appetizers as well as main courses and a very good bottle of wine and the bill was under $170. I was very happy to include a tip to make it $200. Before leaving, the owner, Lance, came to ask us how we had enjoyed our meal. Of course we praised his fine cuisine and especially the wonderful, attentive and informed service provided by Kristen.
Very knowledgeable staff and welcoming owners. Our meals were delicious. Wide range of menu options. We had a wonderful time. I highly recommend.
The last time I had authentic East Indian was in India itself. I drove over an hour to get there...it was more than worth it. I can't wait to eat there again and try other menu selections!!