Punjabi Tandoor

327 Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805
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Todd Barnes


  • $
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Punjabi Tandoor seems like a straightforward, unimpressive addition to the forker community: masalas and vindaloos and curries. Within these tried-and-true listings, however, lies a care and beauty for food as intricate yet overwhelmingly glorious as the beats brought down by the bhangra drummer who serves as Punjabi's mascot. An order of channa samosa brings out a trio of the fried potato chunks in a stunning presentation, with the samosas placed equidistant from one another, promontories in a sea of furtively hot garbanzos. Fiery red and green chutneys decorate the dish, alongside cooling lines of raita. It looks like a Desi Christmas.

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