Aww, the memories. Indian Tandoori is a staple for me. Every now and then I get the odd Indian food craving and this is where I turn to.
A friend introduced me to this precious little gem a couple of years ago. The first bite into the incredible cheese naan, dipped in the beautifully spicy sauces, got me hooked for good. Since then I’ve introduced the restaurant to quite a few people and everyone seems to fall in love.
Indian Tandoori actually seems to be a well-kept secret, even among locals, which means it’s never crowded. Also, it’s quite low-cost for its kind, and trust me, it’s not because the food is lacking.
It’s not fancy, it’s not garish, it doesn’t look oh-so-Indian. The service isn’t particularly welcoming, but it’s still thoughtful. Indian Tandoori is all about the delicious, authentic Indian flavors. It’s the real deal.
It looks like they’ve taken an old Portuguese restaurant, randomly put up some decorations that represent Indian iconography and turned the TV on to some channel that’s often airing bollywood-esque music videos or soap operas. It’s all kinds of quirky and fun, if you get in the mood.
Again, the food is the main attraction. For the main, there’s plenty to choose from – all the classic Indian dishes, ranging from chicken, lamb, pork, shrimp, and even some vegetarian options. And cheese naan, lots of cheese naan on the side!
Indian Tandoori – the understated, yet amazing, Indian in Porto. The secret is out. You’re welcome.