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Essence of India

40367 Tantalus Way | Garibaldi Highlands, Squamish, B.C, Squamish, British Columbia V0N 1T0, Canada
+1 604-898-1000
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“samosas” (22 reviews)
“rice” (16 reviews)
“vindaloo” (5 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40367 Tantalus Way | Garibaldi Highlands, Squamish, B.C, Squamish, British Columbia V0N 1T0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant on a Monday evening after facing a wait in the restaurant down the block. The service was a little slow at first, but the server was very good when she got to us. She asked how spicy we wanted the food...More

Thank susandE8960SB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to have a very late lunch so there was just one other table. We ordered the chicken tikka appetizer and it came out and was actually very unconventional Indian. It has onions and peppers grilled on the skillet. It was very good just...More

Thank BelaN74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surprised to find this small Indian restaurant in Squamish. Decided to try it out of curiosity. Cosy as the town. Had the typical Indian snack - Samosa with coffee. The service was sluggish but the food was delicious. I don't know how lunch or dinner...More

Thank Mayur S
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I've travelled a lot through India and Nepal and this was up there with the best food I've had outside of the sub-continent. Most Indian food restaurants that I've eaten at around the world have a 'Western' take on their dishes and they never get...More

Thank Graeme_Mitch
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Having had many Essence takeaways we decided to eat in. Even better. Brilliant staff. Fresh exciting food I had the lamb saag but my partner chose the wild salmon masala - both were great Go sit down chat get s pint and enjoy.

Thank keefreeves
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I have travelled in India and this is the best Indian food outside of India I have ever had. It is real Indian cuisine. I have eaten (take-out) dozens of times and everything is flavourful, spicy and delicious. The spices are balanced and not overwhelming....More

Thank 509billp
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Being new to Squamish, my partner and I discovered this place a month ago and have eaten here 3 times (takeout twice). The food is so delicious and portion sizes usually last us until the next day. Great value and favours with the samosas -...More

Thank starz555
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This was the second time we've visited this restaurant located in Squamish, BC. My whole family enjoyed all the unique, rich flavours that characterized each dish. The butter chicken was so good, our kids ate 2 orders! I highly recommend visiting this place.

Thank Friedricebucket
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here a few times and have tried many dishes. They are always top notch and the wait staff is excellent.

Thank Tanya V
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Living in Squamish we have limited choices for dining out for all types of food including Indian. But lack of choice is not an issue, because both my wife and I love the food here. As a vegetarian who loves Indian food, this restaurant hits...More

Thank Dan59H
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18 December 2014|
Response from shergillkk | Property representative |
yes please call us 604 898 1000 as we offer in various denominations. Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40367 Tantalus Way | Garibaldi Highlands, Squamish, B.C, Squamish, British Columbia V0N 1T0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Squamish
  • Phone Number: +1 604-898-1000
Recently renovated and triple the size, The Essence of India has become the place to be in Squamish. Same fresh authentic food and great service, you will never be disapointed. The menu offers a great variety of vegetarian and vegan options. Make sure to give it a try, you won't be dissapointed!
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