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Tarka Indian Kitchen

Tarka Indian Kitchen

Indian Restaurant$$$$
Allandale, Austin
  • Eric S.
    "Great tikka masala!"(4 Tips)
    Steven C.
    "The chicken vindaloo and garlic naan was great!"(3 Tips)
    Ashli M.
    "Samosa Chaat = a flavorful lunch for $3.50!"(4 Tips)
    Annie S.
    "vegan chutney samosas are bomb"(2 Tips)
45 Tips and reviews
  • Indian food
  • naan
  • tikka masala
  • family-friendly
  • good for a quick meal
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  • Bruce H.
    Bruce HumphreyMarch 28, 2014
    Not what I expected, its kind of an up market fast food Indian restaurant. That aside the vegetable somosas were excellent, loved the mint sauce they came with. Chicken vinderloo was good too
  • Billy Joe C.
    Billy Joe CainMay 28, 2013
    Great, spicy vegan options, plus lots of tech heads. I think I have ran into at least one person I know every time I go.
  • Juan R.
    Juan RubioAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best chicken korma I've tried. The sauce is thick and creamy. Maybe a bit sweet for some.
  • Brook S.
    Brook ShelleyAugust 10, 2014
    Some of the best Indian cuisine in Austin. Very tasty. Try the lamb and the saag paneer.
  • Katya D.
    Katya DavidsonJanuary 5, 2015
    So much great Indian food in Austin and this place remains a standout. Can't go wrong with lamb.
  • Jon E.
    Jon EtkinsMay 8, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Good food, but not a cheap option - shared samosas, shared garlic naan, and two curries, is almost a $35 lunch for two people.
  • Robert H.
    Robert HolakMarch 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The korma is yummy, but ask for medium - it's really equivalent to mild spice on any other dish.
  • Laura B.
    Laura BrenskelleJanuary 20, 2016
    Try to malai kofta even if you're not a vegetarian! The dumplings & sauce are really good.
  • Pakalapati P.
    Really loved the food we have ordered. Fluffy Gulab jamun very delicious it made me go aww
  • Vishal K.
    Vishal KhanapureJune 16, 2013
    Paneer biryani is awesome. Super delicious!
  • Hassanean
    HassaneanJuly 31, 2013
    Their SHEESH kabob here is probably one of the best I've had in Austin so far.
  • Kamna T.
    Kamna TripathiJune 20, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't forget to ask for Raita and Aachar-they totally have it behind the counter!
  • Mukund R.
    Mukund RaoSeptember 22, 2015
    Indian food americanized. Try the samosa chaat. Surprisingly well made.
  • Valeria G.
    Valeria GomezNovember 7, 2012
    This place is fantastic! 2 for 1 buffet with purchase of two soft drinks. Come on folks!
  • Raquel R.
    Raquel ReiMay 29, 2014
    It is like an upscale fast food Indian restaurant surprisingly delicious!
  • Rebecca H.
    Rebecca HueyJanuary 18, 2014
    Excellent prices and decent food. The naan is great. Free wifi too!
  • Samantha P.
    Samantha PerryDecember 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best take out and quick Indian in town! No buffet here though
  • Rhonda M.
    Rhonda MarpleMay 23, 2013
    Great vegan choices! Everything is hot, fresh, delicious.
  • Muhammad B.
    Muhammad BasheerMarch 16, 2016
    Very good indian food and. Try shrimp biryani
  • Kevin L.
    Kevin LewisOctober 12, 2014
    Good cheap curry. Sister restaurant too the clay pit.
  • John B.
    John BerlangaJune 29, 2016
    The vegan channa masala a must try!
  • Steven C.
    Steven CroftMarch 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The chicken vindaloo and garlic naan was great!
  • Kat M.
    Kat MandelsteinSeptember 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Coconut vegetable curry is amazing and vegan.
  • Kenny K.
    Kenny KartasasmitaJune 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Lamb tikka masala and lamb biryani ftw. Dont order chicken tikka masala. Taste like shit.
  • Eric C.
    Eric ClymerDecember 31, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Eat anything here. Try malai kofta if you're vegetarian.
  • Annie S.
    Annie ScheltensAugust 7, 2014
    vegan chutney samosas are bomb
  • Billy Joe C.
    Billy Joe CainAugust 10, 2013
    I love the 2 cozy chairs.
  • Carla Y.
    Carla YoungAugust 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Very fast service, hot and tasty!
  • minnie
    minnieMarch 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Kids meals are plenty for an adult!
  • Ashli M.
    Ashli McKeeSeptember 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Samosa Chaat = a flavorful lunch for $3.50!
  • Molly F.
    Molly FrisingerOctober 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for the vegan chutney.
  • Janessa T.
    Janessa TomberlinAugust 25, 2013
    I'm a huge tarka and clay pit fan...but this location is substandard :( food tastes completely different...very disappointing. The service also left plenty to be desired.
  • Robert R.
    Robert ReedJuly 3, 2015
    I enjoyed the coconut curry.
  • DJ V.
    DJ VMay 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Veg. Pakoras!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Mat Clouser, chef of Swift's Attic, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Lamb saag. Read more
  • Carla Y.
    Carla YoungAugust 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Kids menu chicken tikka masala!
  • Eric S.
    Eric SchlegelMarch 28, 2013
    Great tikka masala!
  • Roger W.
    Roger WillisFebruary 21, 2015
    Good, fast Indian food.
  • Megan D.
    Megan DMay 3, 2013
    Get some garlic naan it's delic
  • Robert G.
    Robert GilbreathMarch 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Order online for smooth pick-up / take-out
  • Elea26
    Elea26June 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Gluten-free menu available
  • Dylan M.
    Dylan MartinezDecember 14, 2014
    What's good here?
  • A !.
    A !!!May 19, 2016
    Coconut curry
  • rajib j.
    rajib joshiDecember 6, 2014
    Poor customer service
  • Marcia H.
    Marcia HusbyDecember 2, 2016
    Delicious!!! 😋😋
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