Review by H (7th January 2013)
I think the Punjab is fantastic!
The food was delicious!
The service was excellent!
Definitely would recommend it!
You have to make a visit!
Review by Ian G (28th January 2012)
We visited the Punjab Tandoori on 27/01/2012 on the strength of the strong reviews we found in support of this place online, and none of the party of five left disappointed!This is a fantastic, restaurant despite the basic appearance from the street (admittedly the decor throughout is quite domestic)The staff however are friendly and helpful, serving drinks and poppadoms with tray within minutes of being seated.We started with the dhosas (£6 each), which are essentially the sort of pancakes you would serve up on pancake day, but without the lemon and sugar, and much crispier and more savoury.They were cooked to perfection and full of flavour. We shared 2 of these between 4 people, opting for the paneer and keema varieties. The keema was wonderfully fresh dressed with fresh coriander, and the paneer almost melted in the mouth.This was more than ample as a starter between 2 people. The party also ordered a seekh kebab, (2 kebabs served with typical side salad) which was slightly spicier than the norm, but nothing extraordinary.The restaurant serves many traditional punjab dishes, which you may not encounter in other curry establishments, so naturally we opted to try a few of these. They also offer the mainstream curries also, with the Tikka Massalla
Review by Punjabi Boy In Manchester (22nd December 2011)
I came to Manchester last year in September, and I've tried all restaurants that claim to be Indian cuisine based, this one place is what authentic Indian food is..!! they have been able to bring the actual taste of Indian food that i enjoyed all my life in spiceless northwest which is overtaken by worthless donners and stuffs that reflect not an ounce of what Indian people eat, apart from being so unhealthy. anyways, i have tried this place a couple of times, they have nice preparations, especially south indian dishes, i really wonder apart from them there in no other south Indian cuisine serving restaurant. the seating is comfortable, and you can spend some quality time here especially since they have liquor licence. Also they have Indian beer on draught, which to me, did not taste authentic, but all the same i cant negate it of its Indian correspondence. the owner is a fine gentleman and a connoisseur for food and personally takes interest in the preparations. staff is alright, not that delightful as the name is. still 5 star for food, 3 star for service, and 4 star for ambience. per head cost is £10 approx, in a group. A nice checkout and a dependable option for authentic Indian food.
Review by Anne (19th October 2010)
Had dinner here on Saturday. Best 'curry' I've had in the North West. Just over £50 for four of us including beers. Food was fab. We're all veggie and there was so much veggie choice that, for a change, we found it difficult to choose! We had different starters and mains from each other, most of which we hadn't tried before. Staff were lovely. Would travel over from Liverpool especially.
Review by Egon Roany (11th July 2010)
Dined once again at the Punjab Saturday night and once this quaint little place provided us with fabulous fare,easily the best in Rusholme.
Review by Catherine (15th June 2010)
THE BEST INDIAN FOOD IN MANCHESTER OR UK,VISITED IN APRIL 2010 ON SATURDAY NIGHT BUT TASTE IS STILL BUZZING ON MY TONGUE,WOULD LOVE TO GO BACK AGAIN
Review by Ronaldo (20th February 2010)
Easily,easily the best Indian food in Manchester bar none,consistent and always welcoming well worth a visit ,i have stated before the best Byriyani ever.
Review by M Black (8th November 2009)
Hi have been coming to this family run establishment for the last 10 years. The menu has changed a lot over the years but the quality of food and the service has remained the same. This is the only Rusholme joint who offer genuine Indian taste and the staff have been always very good and look after you well.
Review by Tony (16th August 2009)
Went to the Punjab this weekend and once again it was superb,if this isn't the best Indian food in Manchester please tell me where is.
Review by Hungry (26th June 2009)
easily the best Indian food in the north west.
Review by Ronaldo (18th September 2007)
having previously recommended Punjab on a couple of occasions we decided to travel down to Rusholme for the second week running after an absence of what 12 months.Last week we had a brilliant meal in the Sagnam ,no complaints,but once again after our visit this week the Punjab excelled in food,cost and friendly service.I highly (and i dont say that often) recommend this superb ,modest family run establishment.
Very VERY VERY GOOD.
Review by Hannah (30th August 2007)
After reading the reviews on here a few weeks ago we decided to check it ourselves and have now been three times and are going again at the weekend! Having recently spent 5 months in India we were desperate for some good genuine Indian food and it hasn't disappointed - the food is absolutely gorgeous (especially the dosas)and the service is always great, really friendly and hospitable. Definitely recommended.
Review by Helen And Jason (8th April 2007)
We went to the Punjab Tandoori after reading these reviews online and it lived up to expectations. We had keema dosa for starter and lamb kahari and chiken handi for main with the lightest naan we have ever tasted and beautifully flavoured pilau rice. The music was fantastic and the staff were really polite and courteous. The decor is a bit shabby but it really doesn't matter it adds to the ambience somehow. If you want authentic Indian food go here you won't be disappointed
Review by Gastronaut (14th March 2007)
Small and unassuming, this is undoubtedly the best restaurant on the Curry Mile. In addition to all the usual, it offers a variety of South Indian dishes that simply aren't to be found elsewhere in the City. The dosa's are very good indeed. Extremely good value for money.
Review by Simpo (23rd January 2007)
I love this place, having eaten here on a few occasions since first being taken to it about 10 years ago. The vegetarian range is very big and the food is astonishing, perhaps even the best Indian food I've had outside India! The staff are very knowledgeable (advising what compliments what) and take an interest in their customers. I only went last night and I'm looking forward to going again!
Review by Stu Develop (11th December 2006)
Definitely our favourite on the Mile. Good found, smaller than most and wasn't full of leery drunks and the staff were very friendly. There were a lot of indian people eating there which to me said something about the food,
Review by Squashy (14th September 2006)
Living in Rusholme, I thought I had tasted reasonable Indian food a thousand times over in the various establishments along the curry mile. But the food here is something else! It may have a modest frontage (blink and you'd miss it) but the quality of food makes it stand out a mile from the others. I have taken the children there several times and the staff are brilliant with them too. Try the Lamb Handi it's wonderful. And the red dip served with the poppadoms is a must-try!
Review by Sarah I (5th June 2005)
I've been eating regularly on Curry Mile for ten years, and this is still the tops. Fantastic food, well beyond the standard range. Friendly and helpful service, if a bit stretched at peak hours. The decor is nothing special (good music though) but once your meal arrives you really won't care what the wallpaper looks like...
Review by Mortimer (2nd June 2005)
The best restaurant in Rusholme by far. Vegetarians are well catered for. The variety of dishes not seen elsewhere is outstanding. Dosas are a must try, the Palak Kofta is a delicious main course.
Review by J.w (28th May 2005)
Sorry to repeat myself, but we have eaten here again several times since my last and I have to repeat that this joint is serving the best food in the curry mile.
Review by Anonymous By Request (27th April 2005)
We ate here recently Apr. 2005 and agree it is excellent; we will definitely be making this our no 1 in rusholme from now on. I agree that there are a number of dishes on the menu that you can't get elsewhere. Highly recommended from a rusholme veteran.
Review by Anonymous By Request (22nd March 2005)
This is probably the most original 'Indian' restaurant in Rusholme!! There is a host of dishes available on the menu that cannot be found anywhere else in Rusholme!! (Look out for the Masala Dhosa). I would also suggest the Koftas. They are sensational!! My girlfriend and I just can't seem to have enough of them!! The staff are also very friendly and it is definitely worth a visit!
Review by Anonymous By Request (29th April 2004)
the best curry house in manchester,handi chicken and the masala dosa being favourites.the puff rice starter was excellent though beware,its rather hot !!!!this has become the only place we'll eat our weekly curries !!!!
Review by Anonymous By Request (20th February 2004)
Certainly has different items on the menu from the rest in Rusholme. Shared a dosa as a starter - very good. Food seems to be spicier (hotter) than in some other restaurants in the area. This might become a place to visit regularly.
Review by Anonymous By Request (1st September 2003)
Fantastic. Consider myself a bit of a 'curry buff' and have eaten at most Rusholme establishments, but this one stands outas the best of the lot. Everything was top quality, the starters, the mains, the side dishes. Excellent.
Review by Anonymous By Request (14th May 2003)
I love the south indian cuisine and the fact that it's a bit different to all the other curry houses. The staff are nice and friendly and you're not overwhelmed with annoying political posters for stupid rallies. [e.g. stop the war etc etc] . A tasty non-political curry!!
Review by Anonymous By Request (18th December 2002)
The only genuine Indian Restaurant in Rusholme.
The menu varies from other menus due to this.
Try everything, the real way