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“Great Indian fusion food”
Review of Tamba Restaurant

Tamba Restaurant
Ranked #45 of 2,270 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$82
Description: Tamba, the revolutionary, multi award-winning restaurant bar and lounge concept, is located within the World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi. Serving Indian inspired cuisine with influences from all over the world, the menu is designed to encourage social dining and allows guests to explore a diverse and eclectic range of dishes. Passion and culinary creativity are evident throughout, where every dish is a Tamba signature.
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Description: Tamba, the revolutionary, multi award-winning restaurant bar and lounge concept, is located within the World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi. Serving Indian inspired cuisine with influences from all over the world, the menu is designed to encourage social dining and allows guests to explore a diverse and eclectic range of dishes. Passion and culinary creativity are evident throughout, where every dish is a Tamba signature.
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

It actually works. Indian fusion, more fusion than Indian. You can’t find any of the traditional Indian meals on the menu but rather international dishes with an Indian twist which manifests itself through the spices, sauces and rubs, adding the most unusual yet tasty flavors to your plate and pallet. Try it, let yourself be surprised by the unusual yet very welcome combinations created.

Thank Janji C
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Purple Honey G, Guest Relations Manager at Tamba Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Dear Janji,

Thank you for visiting Tamba and the 5 star rating!

You are absolutely right- we are an indian inspired cuisine and not traditional, we make use of different international techniques.

We are pleased to know that you have enjoyed the whole Tamba experience. Our chefs and mixologists will be pleased to know your views on their signature creations.

We are definitely looking forward to welcoming you back again.

Best wishes,
Team Tamba

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Reviewed March 21, 2018

Beautiful decor, loved the dimmed lights that spur on a mysterious asian vibe.
If you are hungry be prepared to order more than usual as the portions are small and forget about sharing lol
Service was impeccable.

Final verdict: great for drinks and snacks.

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1  Thank Sheikhah F
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Purple Honey G, Guest Relations Manager at Tamba Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Dear Sheikhah,

Thank you for visiting Tamba!

We pride ourselves in providing excellent service and will be sure to pass on your kind comments to the rest of the Team.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best wishes,
Team Tamba

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Reviewed March 21, 2018

We came in for dinner. Very trendy place and the staff are super helpful and willing to assist you with any questions you may have about the menu.
Very pricey for the 3 apps we shared, but the food and service were great!

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Thank Jamie B
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Purple Honey G, Guest Relations Manager at Tamba Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Dear Jamie,

Thank you for visiting Tamba!

We are delighted to have had a chance to serve you. We pride ourselves to giving excellent food and service.

We will be sure to pass on your kind comments to the rest of the Team.

Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best wishes,
Team Tamba

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

As the title of my review reveals.....i tried the biz lunch coz as in most cases you get to try a variety without breaking the bank. However i wish i had asked around a bit before making my choices because i saw almost every one in the restaurant eat the lamb shanks (popularly called the Nalli nihari). it looked divine and i cant tell you how i wanted to join the couple next to me to just get a bite off it. Then there was this group that had a birthday celebration and out came a tray with smoke and fire around different cake slices on a large tray. i should have just gone and wished the guy celebrating his birthday to get to the cake ....but alas i was stuck with my biz lunch.....which was not bad really.it started with a root veg chips followed by braised lamb and some accompaniments. the highlight was the caramalized banana toffee cake with pecan nut praline and some cardomom ice-cream (DO NOT SHARE). I look forward to going again with a group of friends and ordering lots of lamb and celebrating my birthday just as an excuse to order the multi-cake tray.
Tamba means brass . The ambiance is impressive and true to its name with all brass decorative . The pots and pans took me back to my gran-ma's home where we had all these large brass cook wear . The manager also explained why the chairs were green (that's the colour when brass tarnishes). the waitress also explained a few things around the decor. Loved the story telling bit. The best part of my entire experience was the lively and chirpy lady who took my booking. Her name is Monique She made sure i was taken care of and asked for my feedback . A great experience but for the choices..........for that i will visit again.

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Thank Christina K
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Purple Honey G, Guest Relations Manager at Tamba Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Dear Christina,

Thank you for visiting Tamba!

We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed our Business Lunch.

Our dessert platter is very popular and goes extremely well with celebrations.

We will be sure to pass on your kind comments to Monique and the rest of the team.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the restaurant and making your birthday extraordinary.

Best wishes,
Team Tamba

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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Myself and a couple of friends recently visited Tamba restaurant for a special occasion. From the moment we walked in we were greeted with a warm welcome. We had a table outside. There was a great ambience to the restaurant. Our waiter was Jarred and he went above and beyond for us. He guided us through the menu. He knew all of the dishes and recommended dishes to suit our taste. It was an impeccable service. We were not rushed or felt hurried. Jarred went higher than expectations and had a cocktail made for myself which wasn’t on the menu as I was looking for a particular drink. As I have been to many restaurants in my lifetime this restaurant has exceeded on all levels. I have recommended this place to others. I will mostly certainly be returning on a regular basis. We’d like to thank Tamba and all the staff for a fantastic night

Thank Laura M
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Purple Honey G, Guest Relations Manager at Tamba Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Dear Laura,

Thank you very much for visiting Tamba and the 5 star rating!

We are very humbled and delighted to know that you enjoyed the food and our hospitality. We will be sure to pass on your kind comments to Jarred and the rest of the team. Our chefs and mixologists will be pleased to know your views on their signature creations.

We are looking forward in welcoming you back soon.

Best wishes,
Team Tamba

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