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Best Tandoori Chicken in Montreal (and not in the suburbs)

I often prepare Indian dishes for the family, and often would wish to complete the meal with some true tandoor-cooked meat, which is impossible to make at home without the almighty tandoor oven. Any recommendations on top-of-the-line tandoori? And is there anything noteworthy close to the Saint-Henri/Pointe Saint Charles/Little Burgundy axis?

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  1. Doesn't Burgandy Lion pub on Notre Dame prepares a few indian dishes ? Maybe they have tandoori chicken.

    1. Gulati sells a home tandoor oven for $395.00 see at www.tandoors.com.It's always better at home.

      1. Gulati Tandoors makes a home version for $395.00 with stainless steel cover. See them at www.tandoors.com

        1. I believe Thali on St-Marc has Tandoori chicken. DAD's bagels on Sherbrooke W. might have it too but I'm not sure if it's cooked in a tandoor.

          I personally get my fix at Dev on Victoria. I haven't tried much tandoori chicken, but it does it for me and its cheap. A little far from where you are though.

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          1. re: Ghostquatre

            every time i've had tandoori at thali it has been very dry

          2. Is India's Oven in Park-Ex (near the Parc m├ętro) any good? I'm asking this more for myself and my friends, as it isn't anywhere near the Southwest either.

            1. Maybe I'm gonna sound like a barbarian, but I've made great tandoori chicken with a regular oven. Marinade the chicken overnight and reapply during cooking and it'll be nice and juicy.

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              1. re: Shattered

                Unfortunately, you'll never get the char and taste that a 480 deg. celcius oven will. You can get great indian taste in your oven, but a great Tandoor is something else!

                1. re: ScoobySnacks20

                  Totes. I've had many disappointments from my futile attempts of making naan at home.

                  1. re: ScoobySnacks20

                    Ovens have broil and self-cleaning modes. But hey, maybe you eat tandoori every week and $400 is really burning a hole in your pocket.

                    p.s. @Ghost4: Chicken and bread. Apples and oranges... except not even both fruit.

                2. Well I took some out from both Punjab Palace and Bombay Mahal and both were terrible, and very dry to boot. The one from Mahli Sweets was better, and I remember that Etoile de l'Inde on Sainte Catherine was also good.

                  1. I absolutely love Bombay Tandoori on Centre st in Pointe st-Charles. The place is a bit of a dive but the food is delicious and very reasonably priced. They are only open at mealtime. I almost always order tandoori chicken when I go but I have tried the other dishes which were equally delicious. The best Mulligatawny soup I have ever eaten. Give it a try!!