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Essence of India

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40367 Tantalus Way | Garibaldi Highlands, Squamish, B.C, Squamish, British Columbia V0N 1T0, Canada
+1 604-898-1000
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16:30 - 21:30
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Mon 16:30 - 21:30
Wed 16:30 - 21:30
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 21:30
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BC
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is so yummy and their staff is great. Great value too. Definitely one of the best restaurants in BC

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Thank rippinchick
Squamish
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is truly an amazing Indian restaurant with some of the best flavours anywhere. The service is excellent and the chef owner often comes out to say hi. It's very clean but does lack ambiance white table cloths white walls.... none the less a Squamish favourite of many I'm sure!

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Thank DoodleArt
Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

They really do have the best quality food for the price. The tandoori ribs are excellent. They have really good garlic naan too.

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Thank Mike0987654
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Newly renovated restaurant with outstanding authentic food. The dining room is beautiful but this time we ordered delivery. The food arrived at the requested time, was piping hot and deliciously fresh. Request the level of "hot" that you want, and it will be just as you ordered. The butter chicken and fish pakoras are a must try! Delicious.

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Thank princessvizzy
WA
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

On our recent visit to Squamish BC we had the good luck to dine at Essence of India. Cooked and seasoned to perfection! We told the waiter we liked it spicy and he tried to protect us by giving us a 4 but he also brought lots of extra peppers! Too funny! The result was shear heaven. The service superb.... More 

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Thank slidell_79
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favourite Indian Restaurants in Canada. Be sure to try it if you are in the area. Excellent service. Extraordinary food.

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Thank Jane B
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food, sensational flavours and textures. Great service. Put simply it is a MUST dine location. Do not let it slip past you without a visit

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Thank Julie S
Whistler, Canada
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217 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

My friend Mike who is an excellent cook said I had to try this East Indian joint in squamish. Simple looking place just off the sea to sky. I walk in the the fragrance of India is in the air a few locals and a few Indian nationals chowing down. No one looks disappointed. I hat the beer special honey... More 

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Thank Preston S
Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I havent had Indian food for years - frankly a little gun shy after that experience. Well stating in Squamish decided to give this place a try. Wow!!!!!! Amazing food. The service was excellent. The chef came to the table to present the main.. obviously very proud of his business. Really good to see. If you have any doubts.. order... More 

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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We were not expecting such a spicy curry having visited Indian restaurants while in the US. The food was really good. I had a tandoori Salmon which tasted delicious.

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Thank Julie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:30
Monday
16:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?