Tandoori Zurich

Image by Miltiadis Sarakinos

Tandoori – The art of BBQ

My journey of discovery of ethnic food started during my student years in the U.S. Up to that point, my only alternative to Greek food had been pizza. In Boston I first discovered Chinese and Thai. Mexican also felt good. Enlightenment came with sushi; confirmation later when I discovered Indian and Arabic here in Switzerland.

Indian food meant primarily tandoori in all its variations: chicken, shrimp, fish and lamb. For those unaware: a tandoori meal is cooked in the tandoor, a clay oven where the food is placed at a safe distance from the fire for slow cooking.

So it would be no surprise that a new restaurant named Tandoori would attract my attention; especially if the restaurant is located in my favorite area. After this first visual arousal, other senses had to be involved: the food had to be tried. And the venue passed the test with a very high note. Apparently, they know how to serve tandoori dishes with quite intense flavors. If there are two of you (my lucky number when it comes to dinner) get the shrimp and a chicken to share them. If there is a third person involved, get the fish to practice the ultimate sharing.

For the extremists: dinner buffet Saturday for a very reasonable price of 39.50 CHF/person. There is a vegetarian version of the buffet for 29 CHF/person. For the working class: lunch buffet during weekdays.

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Details about this spot



Seefeldstrasse 96, Zurich

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Sat 10:30 - 23:00, Sun 17:30 - 23:00


Fish Tandoori: CHF 25


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)