Sarab Kahlon with his wife Simran, and son’s Gurman and Jasman. (Submitted photo)

Sarab Kahlon with his wife Simran, and son’s Gurman and Jasman. (Submitted photo)

Tasty Tandoori: Celebrating Indian cuisine in northern B.C.

As a part of small business week, the Express is featuring local Vanderhoof businesses

Tasty Tandoori’s Sarabjit Kahlon is originally from Punjab, India. He worked at Sant Rubbers, a private company in Jalandhar, where he was a production and quality manager. The company pushed him to pursue his masters, and Sarab decided he would move to Kamloops, to do his Masters in Business Administration

Post that, he spent three years in Vancouver and moved to Prince George for a job at the University of British Columbia. He was there for less than a year, when Vanderhoof came calling.

He came to the District and set up Tasty Tandoori on Church Avenue, next to the local pub. But Vanderhoofians loved the food he offers, which gave him the ability to buy and move to a building on Burrard Avenue.

Sarabjit believes in shopping local and sources all his meat from local farmers. He also raised over $2500 in a four-hour fundraiser at his restaurant for BC Children’s Hospital last year.

“I believe very strongly that the more I support the community, the community supports me as much and more. I am blessed to have such kind people around me who have taken care of me and my family in our tough times.”

“My son was a premature baby, and during that time, I would have several community members who would make it a point to come and check on me. I am really thankful to everyone for supporting me, my family and my business.”

To place an order for delivery or pickup, call (250) 567-7086. Dine-in options are also available at the restaurant, which is fully licensed and is following all COVID-19 regulations.

Follow them on Facebook at @tastytandoorigrillrestaurant or on their website at

My family loves Tasty Tandori! My kids like the suggestions to try different dishes, and we've loved everything! Great service; its our favourite place to eat!

Posted by Colleen Nelson on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Needed a place to watch a soccer match while camping near Vanderhoof. They graciously let us take over their tv and restaurant. So kind and hospitable. The food was amazing, try the naan it's incredible!

Posted by Kerry Naef-Caceres on Sunday, July 2, 2017

Note: The features for Small Business Week are sponsored by participating businesses and first ran in the Oct. 22 edition of the Vanderhoof Omineca Express.

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Tasty Tandoori Grill Restaurant. (Submitted photo)

Tasty Tandoori Grill Restaurant. (Submitted photo)