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Tandoori Flame

Tandoori Flame in Garland, located on the northeast corner of Shiloh and Campbell Road, is owned by Manpreet and Aman Gakhal, who after spending their entire lives in Minnesota, desired a change of scenery and a warmer climate. 

Manpreet worked at his family-owned restaurant in Minnesota for years where he mastered his craft. He and Aman built a plan to relocate and open a new restaurant in the DFW area.

The restaurant is casual — in a strip mall, no reservations required — yet upscale with nice tablecloths and attentive service. Manpreet is the head chef and he and the kitchen staff cook everything from scratch daily; they grind their own spices, make their yogurt, bake their naan. Aman works the front of the house along with a friendly, small staff.

For most of their main dishes, diners choose their heat level: mild, medium, hot or extra hot. We went with hot; it gives a nice kick but doesn't test any limits. The entrées at Tandoori Flame are served in traditional Indian silver-plated bowls or pots. Unlike many American restaurants, the entrées aren't incredibly large, and while you can share the dishes, each will probably want to order a separate entrée.

Try any of the traditional dishes here: butter chicken, kebab, vindaloo and absolutely don't pass on the lamb. It's all phenomenal.
Butter chicken
Angie Quebedeaux
  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 4:30-9:30 p.m.; Sunday 12-8 p.m.
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Takeout
  • Delivery