Indian Xpress Open Again in Seminyak

Indian Xpress at Queen’s Tandoor Restaurant is serving people in Denpasar, Bali, Kuta, and south Bali during the current pandemic with takeaway or delivered Indian cuisine.

Due to the strong demand for Indian food and under health and hygiene protocols established by the Regency of Badung and the Province of Bali, Queen’s Tandoor outstanding Indian cuisine is now available for in-house enjoyment Thursday through Sunday each week from 12:00 noon until 10:00 pm.

Indonesia’s longest-serving Indian Restaurant established in 1986, Queen’s Tandoor, is sparing no effort in ensuring the safety and good health of its customers and guests is safeguarded during the “new normal” of living in the ongoing pandemic.

During an exploratory visit by Bali Updates Editor on Wednesday, 24 June 2020, the careful planning was truly impressive. Traveling by motorcycle, a security guard in the parking area ensured I was wearing the mandatory face mask as he sprayed a thin mist of antiseptic over my scooter.

A short walk to the entrance saw me greeted by a small team that confirmed my name on a reservation list – necessary to ensure the maximum guest total is not exceeded. I was directed to a handwashing stand in which foot pedals controlled water and soap dispensing. Moving along in rapid order, a thermal scan confirmed I was not running a temperature. I snapped a picture of a bar code with my handphone to permit social tracking in the subsequent event a reported case of COVID-19 was found among the evening’s guests.

Cognizant that the pandemic is causing varying degrees of hardship for their customer, Indian Xpress has prepared a range of attractively priced and bountiful set menus priced well under Rp. 100,000. 

An equally affordable a la carte menu is also available.

Health and sanitation remained a consistent theme throughout the evening. Antiseptic hand sanitizers are in place on each table positioned a cautious distance from the table of other diners. Staff, without exception, are gloved and equipped with both surgical masks and face visors. At the end of the visit, queues at the cashier are ordered with stage marks on the floor to keep everyone a safe distance from others also waiting to pay.

Signs at the cashier make it clear that cashless transactions with electronic payment cards or credit cards are preferred. Traditionalists paying with cash will be asked to place their money in a small box where the bank notes are subjected to brief ultraviolet irradiation.

While comfortable seating is available inside Queen’s Tandoor, guests during my visit seemed fixated on sitting in the alfresco front veranda. Open-air seating is, after all, considered to reduce the chance of contagion. On the night of my visit, a talented duo on sitar and drums were entertaining guests with music that tempted this slumdog to start dancing like a newly minted millionaire. 

Outstanding food, excellent service, affordable prices, and musical entertainment – what’s not to like in celebrating an escape from self-quarantine at Indian Xpress by Queen’s Tandoor?

Dining alone during my visit, I enjoyed two-piece of tandoori chicken, garlic naan, and a generous serving of paneer korma- all complemented by a bowl of Basmati Rice.

Takeaway orders are welcome throughout the week on WhatsApp +62 816 942942, telephoning +62-(0)361-732-770.

Reservations are recommended for Thursday to Sunday dining to ensure you can be accommodated under physical distancing limits. To view the menu or order online follow the Link 

Indian Xpress by Queen’s Tandoor

Jl. Raya Seminyak No.1/73, Seminyak, Kuta, Bali

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