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The Imperial Tandoor, Peterborough, ON

The Imperial Tandoor

4.8
4.8
252 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Indian
The Imperial Tandoor is a local family run restaurant with mission to present the true Indian hospitality experience to our community by means of an authentic Indian restaurant.

With a desire to grill and tandoor a multitude of fresh ingredients, marinated and dipped in secret and unusual combinations, the food at ‘The Imperial Tandoor’ is prepared for sharing and for pleasurable moments.

Succulent Kababs, freshly baked Naan bread and eclectic selection of Indian curries introduce guests to the exotic flavors of North India.

The menu at The Imperial Tandoor is a rich culmination of traditional recipes prepared with new techniques and given an innovative presentation. Our food is made with the highest quality ingredients, and we take the utmost care in the food’s preparation.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (705) 874-5111
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Manish Choudhry
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private event availability for inquiries please contact 705-874-51111
  • Neighbourhood
    Peterborough
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 252 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Best Food

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Indian

  • Central Ontario

    Best Overall

  • Central Ontario

    Best Food

  • Central Ontario

    Best Service

  • Central Ontario

    Best Ambience

  • Central Ontario

    Best Value

  • Central Ontario

    Good for groups

  • Central Ontario

    Healthy

  • Central Ontario

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Central Ontario

    Good for special occasions

  • Central Ontario

    Most Booked

252 Reviews
  1. MikeH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everybody enjoyed their meal. There was a charge for 4 x open food. I did not notice this until we left or I would have asked for an explanation.

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  2. LauraJ

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    As per usual flavours are the best ! Food is hot . Dishes are beautiful. Good amount of food . Waitress is professional and friendly .

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  3. DCSam

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambience n food. The service was also amazing.

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  4. SamanthaW

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always. This is the best Indian food around and the service is top notch. Avery was always there when we needed her and explained the dishes well. Our favourite spot in Peterborough. We will be back!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ainsley is an excellent, personable server. This is always an excellent experience!

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  6. MEIRIONJ

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Imperial Tandoor by far is the best Indian food around our area. An excellent assortment of menu items to choose from that area regular changes. So you always have something new to look forward to. We've been going here since the week it opened and have never been disappointed. Koodis to JImmig (Nitney) and his staff.

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  7. LauraJ

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food amazing taste . Service good . A bit pricey but don’t mind paying due to value .

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  8. Laurie

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always very reliable excellent food and service. We love it!

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  9. BrendaB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Imperial Tandooris a great restaurant. The food and service are both fantastic. The decor is lovely. My only complaint is the lighting. It is very bright. Far too bright for a restaurant. Put those pretty lights on dimmer switches!

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  10. CherylO

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were referred to the Imperial Tandoori by friends as “the best Indian food in Peterborough “! We were not disappointed!! Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and assisted in our meal selection and additionally was very attentive. Thank you for a wonderful experience, we’ll definitely be back!!

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  11. AneesaS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pleasant staff, delicious food! Desserts were slight over priced for value but all in all really good dinner

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  12. ChristyH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. Our server was very good Will be back

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  13. MarylouJ

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time having Indian cuisine and I was so impressed with flavours and quantity of food can't wait to go back. Be sure to ask the "heat" level of dishes so you are not hit with food that is too spicy for your palate. Staff are very kind and friendly but not hovering; they come by the table at just the right time to check on your meal. Enjoyed good conversation with my daughter, the background noise was subdued and tables nicely spaced so you are not overhearing others. Highly recommend The Imperial Tandoor, Peterborough for a culinary delight. Might see you there!

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  14. ANNEL

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress was very knowledgeable and gave us good suggestions. I apprecaited her advice as there are MANY wonderful dishes from which to choose!

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  15. MEIRIONJ

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Imperial Tandoor has always been a favourite of ours but we hadn't been for a while. We decided it would be a good place to sirens New Years Eve. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent. Service was effIcient and our hosts Nitin (Jimmy) and his father were their gracious selves. We had enough food to take homecand enjoy a second meal the next night.

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  16. EdwardM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent!! The food was piping hot and perfectly spicy as we requested.

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  17. HeatherP

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, you can tell a lot of care was taken in preparation. Love that the menu clearly shows which dishes contain allergens (such a simple thing to do, but many restaurants don't do that.) Our server was friendly, warm and knowledgeable about the menu. Very large portion sizes, and all dishes had a lovely presentation. Nice relaxed atmosphere for dining. Will definitely come again!

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  18. HelmaO

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    For us first time eating Indian. Food is different, not so much our cup of tea. I liked the cumin and saffraan in the rice. Chewed a few times on a whole glove and black pepper. Maybe I picked the wrong dish?

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  19. BrendaW

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Imperial Tandoor has excellent food and also service. It is a delightful experience. My only request is for them to update the wine list and have the wines in stock. That has not been the case the last two times we have dined there. Otherwise, no complaints!

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  20. apesbutterfly

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every thing we ordered was delicious. The person who served us was also the chef and was very helpful explaining the options on the menu, which had a lot of options. We will definitely go back.

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  21. ChristineP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! Server was efficient and attentive. We will be back for sure!

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  22. Tomkat

    Toronto

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is likely the best restaurant in Peterborough

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  23. LauraJ

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our favourite Indian styled food in Peterborough ( most authentic) ) love the flavours everytime ! Disappointed though with spice levels. Every 2nd time we go I order medium and it’s too hot to enjoy ! Mentioned it to waitress but again it happened for us . We have all eaten spicy homemade Indian foods all our lives as we have this love due to culture . So we don’t want to give up on this place so we will try to order mild next time and hope it still has enough spice for us . I’m not sure what the average person will do that is not used to spice ! But they now also serve Hakka foods so we may try these at some point . Hakka is a mix of sweet and spice ( Chinese Indian ) so may be more suitable for some .

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  24. Louis

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good, tasty, well presented dishes, generous servings, friendly and attentive service

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  25. 4Pats

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the Imperial Tandoor provides an outstanding dining experience. The food is delicious! Conversation was easy with no interference from other tables. The waitress provided attention without interrupting.

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  26. SteveM

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was exemplary! Food was spot on. Good value. Dishes were served at the exact time they should be.

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  27. Bryster

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a Nepalese friend join us for dinner and they ordered for us, as we were unfamiliar with the cuisine. Wow! Absolutely fabulous meal! We had a variety of dishes, all mildly spicy and delicious. The staff was very friendly and attentive without being intrusive. We will be doing tbat again, certainly!

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  28. ClynnK

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a favourite and it is always a great experience.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was slightly disappointed this time. The naan are now a bit chewy for some reason and the prices are quite high. Service needed a reminder or two though the servers are all very friendly. Will still go back but not as often.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was amazing as always. Service was great… we love every time we have dinner here

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  31. GloriaB

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing as always, service was a little slower but it was also a little busier

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  32. KirstyD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food!! Service was great too. Be sure to order the Pakoras!!

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  33. PatO

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful meal we had. Texture and taste for both dishes was perfection. We asked for Canadian medium heat. What arrived was flavorful with just a nice hint of heat, which was perfect for the dishes we ordered. I have already recommended the restaurant to others and will visit every time I pass through town in the future.

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  34. MarkG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great experience and the food was incredibly tasteful and plenty of it! The atmosphere was nice and the service was accommodating and friendly ! Can’t wait to go back ! Great menu choices!

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  35. LauraJ

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good is excellent . Very tasty and extremely authentic . My only compliant is they can’t always get your spice level request perfect . Very third visit when I ask for medium spice I get “hot” but most times it’s exactly “medium” . I eat it anyway as it’s so yummy! The shrimp dish is my absolute favourite!

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  36. DomH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Once I arrived I was greeted and sat relatively quickly. The table was clean, and water was brought to the table. When making a decision on the meal I would consume my helpful waiter made great recommendations. The food was prepared rather quickly, and tasted excellent. Food to price ratio was more than fair.

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  37. Tomkat

    Toronto

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant is outstanding in respect of quality, service and ambiance. It is always reliably excellent.

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  38. BonBon

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Selection good, many choices. Food flavorful, not too spicy. Portions adequate with a little extra to take home.

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  39. DebraB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is an excellent restaurant. It is very good food and excellent value for the money. Service is very good.

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  40. AnneL

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent - very generous portions and so freshly prepared. You can tell for sure. Our server was outstanding and anticipated our needs so well. We will be back for sure!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Imperial Tandoor offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (705) 874-5111.

The Imperial Tandoor is rated 4.8 stars by 252 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Imperial Tandoor

554 Lansdowne St W, Peterborough, ON K9J 8J7

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Peterborough
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Manish Choudhry
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (705) 874-5111
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private event availability for inquiries please contact 705-874-51111
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