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“Certificate of excellence is losing its value ?!?!”
Review of Taj Tandoori

Taj Tandoori
Ranked #17 of 700 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$32
Cuisines: Indian, Balti
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Since its inception in 1986, Taj Tandoori has been providing locals, students and visitors of the Cherry Hinton road area of Cambridge, with the exotic culinary delights that can only be found from the rich heritage of the Indian sub continent. Our goal is to put our customer first whether it is dining in at the restaurant, ordering a takeout meal or catering for that ever special event. Our menu offers a wide range of both traditional and contemporary dishes influenced by the many different regions of South Asia in striking yet informal surroundings. The intense flavours and pungent aromas that come from our dishes are created from the use of only the freshest of ingredients. With an abundant choice of foods ranging from street food favourites, tandoori grills and many regional curries, the only problem you will encounter is what to choose! We are one of the very few if not only restaurant in Cambridge that has a BYO alcohol policy. This gives you the freedom to choose which wine or beer to bring to your meal and also saves you from paying high restaurant prices for your alcohol! We also provide for in-house parties, banquets, buffets, weddings and various other outdoor catering events in the UK.
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Certificate of excellence is losing its value ?!?!”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Ordered a large no of dishes for delivery. When I order a chicken biryani, I expect chicken and rice not loooooooots of rice and some very tiny amounts of chicken. I feel trip advisor is not as useful as used to be and will try and put more reviews myself to help make more informed choices in the future.

  • Visited April 2014
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5 Thank aranveda
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TajTandoori, Manager at Taj Tandoori, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
We are sorry to hear of your bad experience. The Taj Tandoori has been established in the Cherry Hinton Road area for over 25 years and it is the focus on our quality of food that has helped us survive this long with many loyal customers coming back time and time again. We are not perfect and are prone to human error and it is disappointing that you didn't think to contact us in the first instance to rectify any problem you may experienced. We think it was wrong to put this negative comment giving an unfair reflection of what we truly are. It is very easy to give bad reviews online but nobody sees the time, dedication and hard work restaurants have to put in to constantly delivery good meals to the general public. It is important to realise how these bad reviews can actually ruin people's livelihoods and the reputations that has taken decades to build. We would request that in future you give any restaurant an opportunity to resolve issues you may have before writing comments that may not necessarily give a true picture of what the restaurant is really about.
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tasty food good quality ingredients. Decor and surroundings poor”
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

Wish the decor and furnishing matched the quality of the food.
But sad to say this restaurant is neglected in the decor and furnishings that look dirty and very old and worn.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank louisedillon
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Indian in Cambridge”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

I have known Taj for 22 years and his food is as beautiful today as it was when I was 14yrs old. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants great food, friendly service. Well done Taj for giving your customers many years of a true taste of India. Love Gemma McDonald.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Prettygemgem
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Beddington
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An enjoyable meal”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

Have been on a couple of occasions, and have been impressed both times. Excellent food and service, friendly staff, good location and a comfortable atmosphere. Anyone who likes an alcoholic drink with their meal, they can bring their own to enjoy. I fully recommend the Chicken Curry, as well as the Sheek Kebab, both are nicely flavoured and well cooked. A very nice meal overall!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank tom_bowell01
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Great food with friendly service”
Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

We were in the mood for a mid week "classic" Indian, and that is exactly what we got. To perfection. Chicken Jalfrezi; tick, meat Madras; tick. Great service. Decor could do with freshen up. Would like to try some of the specials some time...

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Andrew N
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