I’ve been to Taj Tandoor several times over the years and I’ve never had a bad experience. After reading some negative reviews of this place, you’d think I had been dining at a different restaurant. The place itself is in a prime location on Rundle Street. The decor is slightly traditional with a few modern touches. The restaurant, spacious with seating for about 100 people. All your traditional Indian fare is on offer so there are no surprises here.
Tonight, we ordered several dishes to share. The meals came out 15 minutes after ordering, and all dishes pretty much came out at the same time.
The Cheese Naan was delicious. The naan was freshly cooked with a nice firm texture. You could taste the cheese inside the bread which in some ways reminded me of eating a cheese toastie.
The lamb in the Rogan Josh was well marinated and tender. You could taste the subtle hints of ginger in this tomato based curry.
The chicken in the Butter Chicken was tender and well flavoured. The meat used was chicken thigh fillet, however, the sinew was properly removed. The curry sauce was nice and buttery.
The beef in the Beef Malabar was lean and tender. The meat was so well cooked it fell apart when you touched it. The flavours of cumin certainly rose through, and this dish had a nice kick to it.
The chicken in the Chicken Madras was tender and succulent. Chicken thigh fillets were once again used, but the meat was prepared properly. The subtle flavours of ginger were present in this dish.
The staff were really friendly and the service was above average. They fixed the wobbling dining table we were sitting at and the drinks came as soon as we ordered them. If I could make any criticism about the service, at times they were too keen to clear the tables, even before we had finished eating. The atmosphere was relaxed and the pricing is on par with other Indian restaurants. The dishes were well executed and everyone had an enjoyable and satisfying evening.
WHERE: 290 Rundle St, Adelaide