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Tandoori Chef

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260D Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-5729
+1 201-457-0057
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

It was an okay place. We initially thought they had buffet.. but they didn't. Quite expensive of what we ate. Per head we paid around 30$ !!! Not worth at all.. chicken was not cooked well. Naan was ok. Biriyani was also curry'ish. Not my style.. waiter could smile. He was always serious .. Might not go back again

Thank Rajagopal S
Princeton, New Jersey
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534 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We ordered Tandoori Naan (no eggs!) that came slightly buttered, Dal Makhani (came with basmati rice, if I knew that, I would not ordered Jeera rice). Then I ordered Sweet Nimbu Pani and Masala Tea at the end. Dal, naan, chai – all was good. A Nimbu Pani was a small disappointment. I love how it was made for me... More 

Thank EarlyRetirementAbroa
Hackensack, New Jersey
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195 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

the chicken dishes are very spicy and tasty, The naan with garlic AND sesame seeds is just heavenly.

Thank RLF724
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Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

On visit from England to NY I ordered food from Tandoori Chef in hilton Ridgefield Park Authentic indian taste and best Indian food you can have outside india Don't even think of ordering from anywhere else otherwise you will miss the great Taste and Great service .

Thank arjan j
Hasbrouck Heights
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

I love Indian food and so far this place has not disappointed us. I typically order the Lamb Vindaloo (very spicy) and my wife and kids love the Butter Chicken. The service is always excellent and the food is always steaming hot and taste very fresh. The service size is good but typically you will need to ask for a... More 

Thank Jose S
Hackensack, New Jersey
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The food is very good. The service is excellent. My husband loves Indian food and this is now one of his favorite places in town.

Thank Fenian71
Jersey City, New Jersey
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Excellent Indian food and very attentive, courteous service. I had the Saag Paneer, Papdi Chat, and the Gajr (carrot) Halwah for dessert. All were perfectly prepared and the chef accommodated our requests for different levels of spiciness. Our lunch was super pleasant and we can't wait to go back. Definitely worth trying.

Thank Mike M
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Visited Tandoori Chef for a lunch buffet on Nov 8th, 2014. I called the restaurant beforehand to see which dishes were in the buffet. A few dishes mentioned interested me so I paid a visit. Whilst the choices are somewhat limited, this didn't bother me. For starters I went for masala fries and poppadums. Being a vegetarian, the mattar paneer... More 

Thank Sunny M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2014 via mobile

Fantastic dinner tonight Saturday 9/20/14. We had butter chicken - awesome! And Naan basket - tasty! and chili chicken - was even better than butter chicken, & paneer pakora -kind of plain for me. Awesome food overall & awesome service! Very nice dinner. And this place has been here for years and continues to serve loyal customers. Good job. And... More 

Thank Haresh A
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58 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Indian lunch buffet for $9.95 seemed like a good idea, since I had eaten lunch there a few yrs ago and it was OK. Things change tho and not always for the better. Began with usual salad--OK. Then there were condiments with nothing to put it on. Where were the samosa and paloras other reviewers raved about? However, it got... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260D Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-5729
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hackensack
  • Phone Number: +1 201-457-0057

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?