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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%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“naan” (17 reviews)
“rice” (16 reviews)
“lamb saag” (6 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
40367 Tantalus Way | Garibaldi Highlands, Squamish, B.C, Squamish, British Columbia V0N 1T0, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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.

Thank keefreeves
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have travelled in India and this is the best Indian food outside of India I have ever had. It is real Indian cuisine. I have eaten (take-out) dozens of times and everything is flavourful, spicy and delicious. The spices are balanced and not overwhelming....More

Thank 509billp
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Being new to Squamish, my partner and I discovered this place a month ago and have eaten here 3 times (takeout twice). The food is so delicious and portion sizes usually last us until the next day. Great value and favours with the samosas -...More

Thank starz555
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This was the second time we've visited this restaurant located in Squamish, BC. My whole family enjoyed all the unique, rich flavours that characterized each dish. The butter chicken was so good, our kids ate 2 orders! I highly recommend visiting this place.

Thank Friedricebucket
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here a few times and have tried many dishes. They are always top notch and the wait staff is excellent.

Thank Tanya V
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Living in Squamish we have limited choices for dining out for all types of food including Indian. But lack of choice is not an issue, because both my wife and I love the food here. As a vegetarian who loves Indian food, this restaurant hits...More

Thank Dan59H
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is one of the spots in Squamish that we order from the most. Great for large groups of people and family meals. Everything is delicious and the quality is consistent.

Thank Suzette A
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Wow, what a little gem this Indian restaurant is. Just a block of off Hgwy 99 on the north end of Squamish. The food was terrific, great friendly service, good bar selection. When the owner/ chef comes out and asks every dinner whether they are...More

Thank gearmansteve
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing authentic Indian cuisine. The owner Don has done a great job with his food and hospitality! Fish pakoras, samosas, Dahl maharanai, chilli chicken, tandoori ribs and chicken and his vindaloo dishes are amazing!!

Thank ladygreysqbc
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Excellent food, great service. Consistent quality, lots of choice make this a winner. Best place to get your fix for Indian food in Squamish.

Thank Madelaine48
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Devon B
do you deliver? or have to go?
4 March 2017|
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Do you have gift certificates??
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
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
  • E-mail
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!