Queen's Tandoor (Indian Restaurant)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars)
Queen's Tandoor is an upscale Indian restaurant on Jalan Thamrin (DBS Tower, next to Hotel Nikko). Often praised for its authentic food, it has received numerous awards, including the "best Indian restaurant in Jakarta" award by NOW magazine. It is part of a chain with branches in Bali, Singapore, Manila and Saudi Arabia.

We visited Queen's Tandoor on a Monday evening at 6pm. There weren't so many customers, except for a table of Indians and another one with an expat couple.

The prices are quite high, double that of another Indian restaurant previously reviewed here: Bombay Tandoori. A full meal should cost you at least Rp120,000, excluding drinks.

We had the Chicken Tikka (Rp64,900++), Mutton Vindaloo (Rp80,900++), Chane (Rp29,900++) and Basmati Rice (Rp51,900++). Here are some pictures:
Mutton Vindaloo
Chicken Tikka
Compared to Bombay Tandoori, the food in Queen's Tandoor is clearly better, and in particular, the ingredients used are of much better quality. The meat was tender and cooked perfectly, and the seasoning excellent. I will need to try a few other Indian restaurants in Jakarta, but in my opinion it would not surprising if this one was among the best. They also serve Chinese dishes but I did not really look at this part of the menu.

Overall: Recommended restaurant: The food is perfect, and while it is pricey, it remains affordable. I must also say that the waiters were very friendly and professional. Considering the interior, it feels a bit old-fashioned and it lacks creativity in the design. It is also too bad it is located in the basement of a tower because there are no windows.
Opening Hours:
Everyday. Lunch from 10.30am to 3pm and Dinner from 6pm to 11.30pm

Queen's Tandoor
Indian and Chinese Cuisine
Permata Plaza
Jl. M. H. Thamrin Kav. 57
Jakarta 10350
Phone number: +62-21 390 3287
Fax: +62-21 390 3286
Mail: info@queenstandoor.com
Website: http://www.queenstandoor.com

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  1. I had been to Queen's Tandoor for Lunch yesterday. The Vegetable Jalfrazie was indeed very tasty. Reminded me of some of the best curry preparation I have had in India and other places.

    However, the Dal Makhani was not the best, and would not recommend. I started feeling sick from the same evening, and I guess I am going to blame the Dal for it.

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  2. There are also Queen's Tandoor in Bali, at seminyak and at akrtika plaza near Bali Dynasty, both were great! nice staff and cozy. FIngerlickin awesome

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  3. amazing food the best in jkt i would say

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