4271 23 Ave NW #101, Edmonton, AB T6L 5Z8
During Covid, we have been trying to eat locally, as much as possible. Tandoori Junction is one of the many restaurants that reached out to us, asking for us to help them with their business. It’s difficult for us to say no to these requests, and try to find time in our schedule to go when we can. Tandoori Junction is located south of Edmonton on 23rd avenue, in a small little strip. They are self described as North Indian, and serve marinated meat/food that’s ready to cook at home, and also sell prepared dishes that you can order to go. We were gifted a few items of their popular items to go.
There were quite a few people coming and and going when we went to pick up the food, which is a good sign. I had read good reviews from Tandoori Junction as well, and it seems like a neighbourhood favourite. For dishes, we got their butter chicken, tandoori chicken, biryani rice, fish pakora, and the biryani rice.
We bought some garnishes to re-plate the dishes at home since they asked us to provide them with nice photos that they could post on their instagram, but otherwise, the food travels pretty well for take out, as that was their business model before covid.
My favourite from all of the dishes we tried was the butter chicken. It was one of the butter chickens that I’ve had in the city. The tomato flavour was very pronounced, which I really enjoyed. It went really well with their garlic naan. The colour of the sauce was a very deep orange and the chicken pieces were tender and delicious.
The tandoori chicken had a nice charcoal and smoky flavour, but I did find the meat inside was a little bit on the dry side. It went well with the biryani rice, which flavourful and came with a generous amount of chicken. The fish pakora still had a nice crisp to it and traveled relatively well.
Overall, we really enjoyed our experience with Tandoori Junction. There were many customers coming in to buy the pre-marinated meats to bring home. Next time we go, I think we’d opt to do that so we can have a bit more control over things, and eat things fresh. Leduc often cooks at home, so this would be a good middle ground.
Disclosure: The food from this post was gifted to us, however our opinion remains unbiased and based on our own experience.