Great place. It will be quiet though but good food. Ordered bryanni (rice with spices), meat combo platter and of course mango lassi (sweet yogurt drink) and it was great.
Don’t expect a ra ra loud happening place. If you like food, try above and you’ll be set.
You can probably find a groupon as well.
I have been to many Indian restaurants and this place can hold its own with any of them. The food had authentic Indian spices and was not given the “bland American” treatment so many faux ethnic restaurants resort to. We were asked if we wanted only vegetarian dishes. Even though I am omnivorous I thought it was a nice touch which showed how eager the owners are to satisfy their customers’ needs. There was no mango ice cream, which I have seen in other such places; while it tastes good it is formulaic and I suspect all of it sold in the area comes from the same source. Instead, there was a new dessert I had never seen before. It neither looked nor tasted as if it came out of a box. The food was good. Everything was fresh. The staff was friendly. Five stars.
I wish you continued success in your venture and hope that you get additional business based on our party, as well.
The decor of Urban Tandoor is super nice and the perfect destination for a date. White tablecloths and cloth napkins included! I had trouble trying to decipher which boxes I should check to describe the ambience of Urban Tandoor. It is casual, but classy. It is also trendy, intimate and romantic. It fits the bill for all occasions! I came here on a Friday about 5 pm and it was quiet and fairly empty. However, with the predominence of 5 star reviews on Yelp, I am expecting this place to be an up and coming hot spot!
The service was extremely friendsly. The owner even came out to talk to us about what we though of the food. This really means a lot to me when restaurants take the time to do this.
The food was fantastic. As we were seated, the server brought out a dish of three dips and a thin crispy naan. They were spicy and amazing. For our meal, we ordered the Paneer and Butter Chicken with medium spice. We also had naan on the side to hep soak up the delicious sauce. To finish my meal, I ordered the mango lassi. It was rich, creamy and fabulous!
Hellllloooo this is not in Lake Zurich, but in Long Grove. Northwest corner of Rt. 22 and Old McHenry Roads.
Now for the good stuff can I saw awesome and welcome to the hood. The service was excellent, the decor was beautiful and the food speaks for itself. I had the Butter Chicken and the Paneer with spinach with garlic naan. As soon as you are seated they bring out crispy flat naan with pickled onions and two dips–one is soo spicy (the green) and the other dark reddish is sweet with a hint of heat. The servers ask if you are familiar with Indian food and what level of spice you would like. I think they were a little surprised that we liked it SPICEY. This did not disappoint.
Their prices were in keeping with every other Indian restaurant. Their menu was extensive and they have a patio which would be a beautiful place to dine because it overlooks a beautiful wetland nature area. They mentioned that they have an extensive lunch buffet. The buffet is the way to go if you have not had Indian before so you can try a variety of their menu. They have another location (Spicey Bites) that I think is a smaller place in Vernon Hills–think I know where I will be going for lunch this week!!
I was at Urban Tandoor for dinner. My girlfriend ordered Veg Thali and I ordered paneer chili as appetizer and vegetable biryani. We had mango creme brulee for dessert. All the things we ordered were delicious.
Service was good and the owners were very hospitable. Restaurant decor is pleasant too. This place is owned by the owner of Spice Bazaar (grocery store in Vernon Hills) and Spicy Bites (Snack place in Vernon Hills).
They have buffet lunches for $ 12. Next time I will like to try it.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
P.S. We were trying to find this place using GPS and GPS took us to around 1 mile away from the place in the middle of nowhere, so we called up the restaurant and they directed us to the place. If you are coming from Buffalo Grove, this restaurant is on Rt 22 just after you cross Old McHenry Rd, just beside Red Cottage Salon and Spa. The address on the google or even on yelp says Lake Zurich, but actually putting the address as “” on the GPS may lead you to the right destination.