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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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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 28 June 2016

I have only been to this establishment twice, both times for lunch, when the traffic was light. The service was excellent, and the food was hot and delicious. They even had Indian beer. If you like Indian cuisine, this is the place to go.

Thank frankdalian
Reviewed 28 June 2016

love the food here. Amazing quality and great service. good selection and cute quaint location. Share plates or get one yourself it is a really good authentic indian food and totally worth going.

Thank JJJ181771
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Everything about this place was fantastic... the aromas as soon as we walked in, the warm inviting atmosphere, the excellent service, and of course the food. I didn't even know they *had* an Indian restaurant in Squamish until we found it in the googles. We...More

Thank lyrix428
Reviewed 24 June 2016

The food is always delicious with friendly and helpful service. Too bad we missed on our visit this time due to and Indian Parade.

Thank vlastovka
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

This place was delicious! The food was really good and fresh and they were really good about not making it spicy as we had someone in our party who cannot handle spice at the moment. The staff was really attentive and we felt we got...More

Thank Sian L
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

First time visitors and it was better than the excellent reviews online. Wonderful food for diners who were both vegetarian and meat lovers. Lovely, helpful service and answers to all of our questions regarding unfamiliar menu items. A delightful dining experience to be repeated often...More

Thank Peebs1
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Always good food whether eating in or taking out. Owner is extremely friendly and truly cares about the food he serves.

Thank 22SMR
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We ordered to share. That made this experience that much better because you get to try a little bit of everything and, to me, that makes for a better meal when it is more varied. The food was delicious and I was quite impressed. The...More

Thank Milena S
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Portion sizes are awsome and you not leave hungry. The Chef even came out to see if we enjoied our meal, such a nice professional touch.

Thank kamakaziwolf
Reviewed 5 May 2016

I lived in Squamish 15 years and we dined at Essence of India at least once a week. The food is great and the updated premises are nice. I usually ordered take out but would sit at the nice bar and drink a beer while...More

Thank Jude G
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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