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What I Ate: October 23th, 2011 (Tandoori Bistro)

Posted 27 October, 2011 at 2:59am by Tina Jiang
(Filed under: Dining, What I Ate)

We felt like Indian food a couple of nights ago, so we went to Tandoori Bistro (1605 E. Oltorf, Austin, TX 512-383-8210) for dinner. We had been there for lunch and dinner once. This time we ordered a bunch of dishes that we hadn't tried before.

Lamb Samosas $4.50
The lamb filling wasn't very flavorful… we liked the vegetable version better.
Lamb samosas

Garlic Naan $2.25
Garlic Naan

Aloo Gobi Masala $9
It tasted more acidic than what we've had elsewhere for this dish.
Aloo Gobi Masala

Baingan Bhartha $9
We like eggplant so we ordered this dish, but I thought the consistency was a bit watery.
Baingan Bhartha

Combination grill $16
The best out of the three (tandoori chicken, chicken tikka, and lamb kebabs) was the tandoori chicken, which was tender and flavorful. The chicken tikka was less so, and the lamb kebabs were rather salty.
Combination Grill

Lamb Vindaloo 12Lamb Vindaloo

Overall we were disappointed with the food - it seemed to lack the rich, spicy flavors that we love about Indian food. We thought several dishes were kind of bland tasting and could've used more salt and spices. Not sure if we would go back for dinner again… maybe just for lunch (buffet) which we did like.

1 comment to What I Ate: October 23th, 2011 (Tandoori Bistro)

band-t-shirts, January 3rd, 2012 at 1:48 pm:

  • Too bad that the food wasn't good, because the photos make it look fantastic. On a similar subject, I've noticed that Whole Foods has started carrying "Naanwiches" in Tandoor chicken and Tikka Chicken. The Tandoor chicken is tasty enough to satisfy my cravings for Indian food.