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Upstairs 30 Donald St | 30 Donald Street, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 5521
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So yummy, a really friendly waitress and the owners are like lovely and always pop out for a chat. Butter chicken was yummy and naan was so soft and fluffy. Highly recommend good value for money!

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Thank Maddy D
Gosford, Australia
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43 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having read previous reviews was keen to give this restaurant a go. Battled up 20 stairs with my husband and 5 week old baby in a pram. Restaurant was moderately busy, asked for a table for 2 to be told 'yes we do, but not really because you have a pram' still keen to eat I provided a solution for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was tasty, fresh and the service good. They also stock Kingfisher beer which was an added bonus.

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Thank UncleMG001
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really great Indian food, this place matches food from India so well. Great river great curries. Good service.

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Thank Clark C
Nelson Bay, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Food was lovely and service was absolutely brilliant. Best Indian in the Bay, never disappoints would highly recommend to anyone.

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Thank Kim Q
Tamworth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

I booked a table for two at 7.45 wanting a lovely night out and wanted to go out dancing after. Because of late booking was not that busy, but .... got menus after awhile, then had to go to counter to ask to take our order at the table please. (This may have been why we were ignored for the... More 

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Thank Bernie T
Harvinder S, Owner at Taj Tandoori Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

hello bernie, Really sorry for the bad service you received at the restaurant. We were not expecting a busy night on that day but we got busy around 7pm. We got 20-25 people in 15 minutes and we had one waitstaff short on that night. As such there was a little delay in serving the food on time. As for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

The food was average quality, nothing to rave about. The garlic naan was great, rogan josh and beef korma both nice. Tandoori chicken a bit dry, ask for extra sauce. They are happy for you to BYO and the service was efficient and friendly. Warning that it is upstairs, so maybe difficult to access for those with mobility problems. Aircon... More 

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Thank Robyn P
Harvinder S, Owner at Taj Tandoori Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

thanks for the review. We will take extra care to ensure Tandoori chicken is not dry as you mentioned. Hope to see u soon again. bye More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Good food service excellent waiting time is bit takes time but not there problem its just opened they r getting well now one adive for u guys plse put some flags near the road so people can know tat u are in tahunauai best wishes george from nelson.just one advice plse give some compliments as pappodoms wen waiting for order... More 

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Thank n0mad1234
Harvinder S, Owner at Taj Tandoori Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much. We will certainly consider your opinion. Sorry for the little wait you experienced. See u soon. More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

When we went on to Taj Tandoori we reserved a table which I recommend you do if you plan to eat there. It started to become busy and it didn't help that they had a few waiters. There must have been only one chef because we waited for our dinner for an hour and a half. The dinner was good... More 

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Thank PoppitBunny
Harvinder S, Owner at Taj Tandoori Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi we appreciate your feedback. We try our best to serve as fast as possible during busy times. But we have our limits. We have two chefs but they are not enough when there is a mad rush at the peak time. Also getting good waitstaff is really hard and getting good service out of them is more harder. You... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

They serve authentic Indian food.. which very less Indian restaurants do in AU. Not only food, the service was awesome, very kind people. It was late afternoon 3.15pm, they were supposed to close but were waiting one table. We popped in, the lady said we can do takeaway. We ordered take away but the lady was kind enough to say,... More 

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Harvinder S, Owner at Taj Tandoori Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

thanks for the review. see u soon bye More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 17
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upstairs 30 Donald St | 30 Donald Street, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Port Stephens  >  Nelson Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4981 5521

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