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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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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“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 1 week ago

Something that I learnt today- if you've seen one bad report from a recent visit- make sure it's just happened once.... So what ever previous people wrote found it to be true- the food was good, everything else was not. We entered the restaurant and...More

2  Thank Marcus1900I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We eat here regularly. The food is amazing. We've tried many dishes and they have all been very good. The naan is oh so good and they have the best samosas in the west. 👍👍 I tried the prawn korma recently and was blown away...More

1  Thank vickie n
Reviewed 1 week ago

Essence of India is incredible. I live in Vancouver and find myself yearning for their delicious food. Super friendly staff and a good local craft beer selection.

1  Thank Marc R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family friendly because MILD actually came not spicy. I've been to so many Indian restaurants where Mild was too hot to serve kids or friends that don't like spice. The best part the food was not oily!! Totally tasty and not too salty. Highly recommend...More

1  Thank mkoehn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called in this evening for food and beer. It was very quiet and our server only had one table to wait upon but she was very slow in taking our order for food and providing drinks. The food was very good but the poor...More

1  Thank Speakupforyourself
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for dinner. It was a pretty busy place. We ordered the Biryani which turned out to be more like a Pilaf. But it was delicious and we loved it.

1  Thank kodiak2015
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Had the Aloo Tikki to start - it was amazing- great flavours. The palak paneer and bitter chicken were fantastic as was the naan. This is a great place!!

1  Thank RaeRaeC
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Food is fabulous, staff are fantastic, very friendly and efficient. Answered all our questions. Best Indian food I've ever tasted in a long time.

1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Both my wife and I agreed that the meal we had in this place was likely the best Indian food we had ever enjoyed. We have enjoyed Indian food on a number of continents and this meal topped the lot. The service was fast and...More

1  Thank MACIMI
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We have been to Squamish before and found the cuisine a bit "lacking" but we hadn't discovered Essence of India. The food was excellent and clearly freshly made. The naan was to die for. Service was friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend.

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