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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” (19 reviews)
“rice” (17 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 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.

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
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Busy place as soon as you walk in they greet you, we sat right away, wine food service EXCELLENT portions are huge, love this place

Thank Ricia H
Reviewed 9 September 2017

My two sisters and I had lunch here during a recent trip to Squamish. We were not sure what thali was and the server informed us that it was a large platter with rice, naan, yogourt salad, a lentil dish and choice of meat. We...More

1  Thank OntarioNessa
Reviewed 18 August 2017

If you're into Indian food and you happen to be in Squamish, BC - that's the place for you. The waitress had been very kind to us and explained in detail about each dish, and our order arrived quickly. The meal itself happened to be...More

1  Thank Shahar E
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We visited this restaurant on a Monday evening after facing a wait in the restaurant down the block. The service was a little slow at first, but the server was very good when she got to us. She asked how spicy we wanted the food...More

Thank susandE8960SB
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We went to have a very late lunch so there was just one other table. We ordered the chicken tikka appetizer and it came out and was actually very unconventional Indian. It has onions and peppers grilled on the skillet. It was very good just...More

1  Thank BelaN74
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Surprised to find this small Indian restaurant in Squamish. Decided to try it out of curiosity. Cosy as the town. Had the typical Indian snack - Samosa with coffee. The service was sluggish but the food was delicious. I don't know how lunch or dinner...More

1  Thank Mayur S
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I've travelled a lot through India and Nepal and this was up there with the best food I've had outside of the sub-continent. Most Indian food restaurants that I've eaten at around the world have a 'Western' take on their dishes and they never get...More

1  Thank Graeme_Mitch
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Having had many Essence takeaways we decided to eat in. Even better. Brilliant staff. Fresh exciting food I had the lamb saag but my partner chose the wild salmon masala - both were great Go sit down chat get s pint and enjoy.

1  Thank keefreeves
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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