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Indian Restaurant
« on: June 30, 2017, 09:43:02 PM »
There is a new Indian Restaurant in Corfu town called the Tandoori Bites.  It is in Mandouki, almost opposite the entrance to the port, near the Fish taverna that has been there for many years.  It is very good.  Living here all year, one thing we miss is Indian food - even the area where we came from deepest West Wales had several good Indian takeways!  This place in Mandouki, is good, seriously, the best onion bhajis I have eaten in many years.  Even their Pilau rice was bloody marvellous!  Reasonable prices too, but to be honest, the quality of what they cooked for us, was seriously one of the best meals we have eaten here in a long time, irrespective of nationality.  Seems its owned by a young Nepalese guy.  If you enjoy Indian food, then it merits your support.  Oh yes, and he plans and hopes to be open in the winter.  They have a website www.thetandooribites.gr  and a facebook page The Tandoori Bites. 

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Re: Indian Restaurant
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2017, 08:05:13 AM »
Thanks for that grasshopper.

I also miss Indian food here. In fact, it's the first thing we have when we return to Blighty so a trip to Tandoori Bites is definitely on the agenda.

I've found the current curry houses in Gouvia to be distinctly average so here's hoping for good things. 

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Re: Indian Restaurant
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2017, 10:10:31 AM »
Grasshopper,

Thank you sooooo much for that! If it is as good as you say, I can see us making the effort to try it. Indian is one of our favourites. :D
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Re: Indian Restaurant
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2017, 03:31:00 PM »
May I ask, is it Indian or Bangladesh or another nationality of people that run the place?
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Re: Indian Restaurant
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2017, 05:24:23 PM »
The man who has set up the business told us he was from Nepal - he along with someone else was working in the kitchen, but I do not know their ethnicity.   There is a Greek woman serving tables.  I have never been to India, so only have my British experience to go on in terms of the food so cant say whether its food is more Indian or Bangladeshi.  It is certainly not like the Balti I have had in Birmingham nor like Indian food from takeaways in Wales.  What I would say, is that whilst my chicken dhansak was different to those I have come to expect it was absolutely truly enjoyable and delicious.  I always hesitate to recommend somewhere and especially on a first visit alone, but we were very impressed with the food.  My only complaint is that whilst its location is convenient, its not a pretty spot with a view.  We will travel for good food and this is food worth travelling for.  I hope you visit and enjoy it.

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Re: Indian Restaurant
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2017, 10:24:00 AM »
Many thanks, give it a go. And is it located at the entrance opposite the ticket office or the entrance further where the new roundabout ( must be the only proper one on Corfu?) is?

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Re: Indian Restaurant
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2017, 02:40:08 PM »
other way I think jrk- in the row of tavernas and bars on left after port entrance as you leave town.


By the way you obviously have not been south for years as the big roundabout in Moraitika has been in operation for many years (estimate about 8 years)
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Re: Indian Restaurant
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2017, 05:51:57 PM »
Could jrk be talking about the new roundabout on the way to the airport though Jan. That is fun. Not!!!

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Re: Indian Restaurant
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2017, 07:48:28 PM »
jrk,

I think that it is opposite the main entrance to the port not by the new roundabout. Near 'O Bekios', I think.
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Re: Indian Restaurant
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2017, 10:27:20 AM »
no Annie, he definitely means the big one at the port.

Have got used to the one near the airport, except when coming out of Lidl- it does speed the traffic up

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Re: Indian Restaurant
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2017, 12:23:59 PM »
I tried this restaurant on Tuesday evening and I'm glad to say, you can now get a decent curry on Corfu.....for the first time ever.

There are some interesting dishes and everything we had was tasty and well spiced. The service was excellent although, due to a party of maybe 16 people and some staffing issues, was a little slow. They apologised profusely, at least 3 times, for the slow service, and even gave us a 1/2 litre of white as a compensation gesture. This was greatly appreciated and was not a consequence of any complaint from me. They just realised that they were particularly slow. All credit to them.

As for location, it's not really opposite the port entrance. It's at least 300 metres back towards the disco strip. Parking is tight so it's a good job we had the Smart car, but not much room for anything bigger.

An excellent addition to Corfu eateries and we shall return.

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Re: Indian Restaurant
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2017, 01:18:39 PM »
we were the party of 16 and were told we would have to wait until you were served after which they could concentrate on us!  Service was VERY slow- we were about 1 and a half hours there before getting more than a poppadum (my only criticism was that I like some raita , chutneys etc with my poppadums) but they were very apologetic and so friendly.  Our Indian friends thoroughly enjoyed the food too- but found the tikka a bit sweet (I loved it).  Definitely going again, but they know they have to get more organised.

Re location, it is on the dual carriageway exactly opposite the cruise ship terminal.
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Re: Indian Restaurant
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2017, 06:10:45 PM »
Never complain about waiting for excellent food. At least you know that it is freshly cooked. Did you book Jan so that they were expecting a party of 16. I believe you would have. x
Think this is on my must try list, can't remember the last time I had a decent Indian as haven't been back to Brum for years.

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Re: Indian Restaurant
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2017, 07:58:44 PM »
we were the party of 16 and were told we would have to wait until you were served after which they could concentrate on us! 

Good to see they got their priorities right, then Jan  ;)

I'm guessing, you were 1 of the more "venerable" ladies who arrived first.........before all the bleedin' smokers.

I'm glad you enjoyed your meal and hopefully I'll recognise you when our paths cross again. If so, I'll introduce myself.

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Re: Indian Restaurant
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2017, 08:21:47 PM »
i am hardly venerable- but yes, we did arrive first.  Were there many smokers?  Know my friend's son and partner stopped as soon as she got pregnant, but there could have been two or three- sorry, they were at your end of the table!

We did book in advance, and they kept apologising for the slow service.  But the food is good and cooked to order so a wait is justified- but an hour and a half before you even get the starts is too long!
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