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Essence of India

40367 Tantalus Way | Garibaldi Highlands, Squamish, B.C, Squamish, British Columbia V0N 1T0, Canada
+1 604-898-1000
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“naan” (20 reviews)
“rice” (18 reviews)
“lamb saag” (7 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40367 Tantalus Way | Garibaldi Highlands, Squamish, B.C, Squamish, British Columbia V0N 1T0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Growing up in Vancouver I’ve been fortunate to experience a plethora of ethnic foods. For Indian, there is nothing better than this place. You can taste the quality in every dish. As soon as you step into the restaurant it becomes apparent that the owner’s...More

Thank Shawn P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been twice for the lunch thalis- great food and good value. Every bite was delicious. Both visits the chef/owner came by to make sure we were happy. Don’t miss this place - a true gem.

Thank Ridermel
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

These guys are the real deal. Everything is so tasty. The head chef comes out to every table and makes sure you are enjoying the food! The service is impeccable and you will leave with a full belly! Worth every penny! Two final words; garlic...More

Thank awarenessisbliss
Reviewed 10 June 2018

We do not have a lot of experience with food from India so, this was a rather new experience for us and we enjoyed it. Our waitress was very patient with us and extremely helpful. We found the food to be very good and the...More

Thank 4Bug-a-Boos
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Our server was good, very friendly and efficient. Apparently used to the kitchen delays. Food was decent, good portions and tasty. “But” the kitchen is clueless! The chef is busy walking around the dining room instead of cooking. People that came in long after us...More

Thank oldtiredandretired
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

A smaller menu with a fairly regular selection of Indian dishes with some chefs dishes. Reasonably priced, generous portions - two main dishes with rice/naan were ample for our family. Good service, restaurant is a little tired but the food was lovely.

1  Thank kmrej
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We had a family feast here recently. Our granddaughter who is graduating from Quest University, is a frequent visitor here. She ordered many of her favorite dishes. We had a visit from the owner, who wanted to be sure the food was to our liking,...More

1  Thank micyer
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We ordered take out from this restaurant and experienced very poor quality food and service . The server who took my order was grumpy and cranky that she said it’s almost time to close and they were busy that night . ( Is that a...More

1  Thank Anoop A
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Essence of India serves up great food and there is plenty of it. A nice place to visit with friends and family. Very attentive staff.

1  Thank Randy M
Reviewed 23 December 2017

We ordered take out from this restaurant and found the Butter Chicken to be below average and uninspired. The pakoras were okay but overall having tried Indian food all over the planet this was not a place we will be revisiting

Thank L604
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19 December 2014|
Response from shergillkk | Property representative |
yes please call us 604 898 1000 as we offer in various denominations. Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40367 Tantalus Way | Garibaldi Highlands, Squamish, B.C, Squamish, British Columbia V0N 1T0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Squamish
  • Phone Number: +1 604-898-1000
Recently renovated and triple the size, The Essence of India has become the place to be in Squamish. Same fresh authentic food and great service, you will never be disapointed. The menu offers a great variety of vegetarian and vegan options. Make sure to give it a try, you won't be dissapointed!
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