Sunday, June 3, 2012

Queen's Tandoor, Jakarta

Last night, I had a very pleasant dinner experience with my expatriate colleagues at Queen's Tandoor. We really enjoyed the taste of the food and the service was so excellent.
I believe every Indian food lover would know about Queen's Tandoor which serves traditional and fusion Indian food. It was first established in Seminyak Bali in 1986 then over the years, it has been establishing a string of franchise in Jakarta, Bali, Singapore and Saudi Arabia.The restaurant has garnered numerous awards including "Best Indian Restaurant".

Appetizer (complimentary)
3 condiments: mango chutney, mint chutney and pickle shallots

Leavened bread made with refine flour cooked in the tandoor.
Garlic - Rp. 24.900
Mixed Herbs - Rp. 24.900
I really like the warm and moist mixed herb Naan.

Masala Tea - Rp. 25.900
Tea with Indian rare spices.
updated 5 May 2012: according to Laveena - my Indian friend, Masala Tea doesn't have rare spices (as it's written in the menu book), it's usually a powdered mixture of cardamom seeds, cinnamon, dried ginger, black pepper pods (optional), a clove and nutmeg

A delicate thin crispy bread made from pulse flour.
Masala - Rp. 37.900

Pakora - Rp. 54.900
Batter fried vegetables

Chicken Tandoori - Rp. 73.900
Chicken steeped in a marinade of aromatic spices, grilled on glowing embers imparting smoky flavor. A specialty from Amritsar, a city in the north-western part of India.

Vegetable Curry Navratan Jalfrezi  - Rp. 54.900
A variety of nine garden vegetables cooked in fresh herbs and spices.

Lamb Curry  Mutton Sashi Korma - Rp. 80.900
Tender pieces of boneless mutton cooked in mild spices, ground cashew nut and cream.

 Butter Chicken Curry - Rp. 73.900
Grilled boneless chicken smeared in butter, tomato and cream.

Matka Briyani
Basmati rice cooked with masala and filling with carrot, beans, potatoes and peas

Not so sure the name of this dish but it's a very hot spicy vegetable curry.

Sizzling Brownie - Rp. 44.900
Hot brownie topped with vanilla ice cream, nuts and chocolate sauce.

This is how it is served on the table.

All prices subjected to 10% government tax and 7.5% service charge
Current currency: 1 USD = Rp. 9.600

Queen's Tandoor
Indian & Fusion Cuisine
Permata Plaza
Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 57
Jakarta 10350
Tel: 3903287

Disclaimer: The review and opinion expressed here are purely according to my personal taste. There's a possibility that the taste of the food might change later on, which could affect the review and opinion here. I also affirm that no monetary or non-monetary compensation has been received from this restaurant for writing this review.


  1. Mmm, I'm craving some good Indian food now. I'm amused by the brownie though. It seems kind of...out of place?

  2. mica: Hahaha.. it's definitely a different way of serving. The waiter put the brownies with the ice cream first on the hot sizzling plate then when they served on the table, they pour the chocolate sauce which caused smokes and bubble of the chocolate sauce. It's delicious!

  3. Sizzling brownies is a very popular and common dessert here. Indians love it, that's why the inclusion. The spicy vegetable curry could be either Vegetable Makhanwala or Veg Kadai. Hmm me not sure though. Batter fried vegetables is called Pakodas here. Masala tea doesn't have rare spices, it's usually a powdered mixture of cardomom seeds, cinnamon, dried ginger, black pepper pods (optional), a clove and nutmeg. When I make masala chai, I add a mixture of grated fresh ginger, cardomom seeds, cinnamon and one clove if I have a bad throat.

    Which was your favourite dish Selby?

  4. laveena: Good to know that we were able to try the sizzling brownies. It tasted very good!
    Oh.. so the masala tea doesn't have rare spices? it's written in the menu though, hahaha.. For me, it has a very unique taste. I even said to my colleague that if the masala tea is served with salt, I think it will taste like a herb soup ;)

    My favorites during that night were the mixed herb naan, mutton sashi korma, matka briyani and of course, the sizzling brownies :)

  5. Sizzling Brownie! Too bad I didn't try this at my visit last time =(

  6. Oh how I adore Indian food, Selba. Everything looks so delicious. I'm especially intrigued with that Sizzling Brownie although, I'm sure the Vegetable Curry is much healthier, lol...

    Thank you so much for sharing...Your reviews are always so mouth watering:)

  7. ellyna: Make sure to order it next time when you are back to Queen's Tandoor! ;)

    louise: Hahaha.. you might be right that Vegetable Curry is much healthier. Thanks for your compliments, it means a lot, Louise! :)

  8. Whatta nice review. I'm not a fan of Indian food, but Queen's Tandoor really impressed me.

  9. vina: Hi Vina! Thanks for dropping by here, it's so nice to see you in here! :) It's a fun and great night, wasn't it? The "little incident" with the traffic policeman still amused me, hahaha....

  10. yudha: Hey Njoman... tumben2an bisa muncul di sini :P Ga mesan lassi soalnya udah biasa, kalo masala tea khan jarang2 ;)


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