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2800 Clarendon Blvd. #900, Arlington, VA 22201 (N Clarendon Blvd and Clarendon Blvd)
Clarendon Metrorail Station (Orange) Courthouse Metro Station (Orange)
(703) 248-8333
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tandoori Nights, offers an appetizing array of India’s regional cuisine...
Tandoori Nights, offers an appetizing array of India’s regional cuisine, including signature dishes from Bombay and Goa, as well as vegetarian specialties from the south. A delicious complement to the main dishes, the traditional Naan bread, baked in the tandoor oven, is given extra flavor with garlic and fresh butter, spices, dried fruits and more.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not impressed

The service was despite the restaraunt being not busy. The wait staff was friendly but not attentive, didn't even ask me if I wanted a drink. I ordered the curry goat, the description said it was on the bone. I asked for it to extra spicey, the waiter replied "Indian hot spicey" I replied yes... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
AFChyck
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Alexandria, Virginia
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Large groups
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The service was despite the restaraunt being not busy. The wait staff was friendly but not attentive, didn't even ask me if I wanted a drink. I ordered the curry goat, the description said it was on the bone. I asked for it to extra spicey, the waiter replied "Indian hot spicey" I replied yes! Needles to say the food... More 

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Colchester, UK
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Having read some of the previous reviews, and somewhat anxious about taking good friends to this restaurant, we were pleasantly surprised by the quality and presentation of the food, and the pretty efficient service. Cannot say much for the decor but it was Ok. The restaurant is located on the upper level of a mini mall at Clarendon, near the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Food and drinks were very good, but service was slow. A few tables around us sat down 20-30 minutes after us but got their food first.

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Virginia
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Dinner at Zaika last night. Nice place. Very contemporary. Menu matched the decor. Very contemporary take on traditional Indian food. Sauces were great. Cannot recommend the Goani fish. As stated, great sauces but the fish was frozen and you could definitely taste that it started that way. Funny thing is that the same dish made with fresh fish would have... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My wife and I have been here several times over the years and keep coming back. I think it has gotten better now that it is called Zaika. The food is great and we've always had very attentive waiters and service. I wouldn't agree with others that say it's inexpensive, but it's worth it. With some out-of-town guests, we've taken... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My girlfriend and I were here the other night for dinner. The food was very good and was reasonably priced. I will definitely go back to Zaika.

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Arlington, Virginia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I have been comming to Zaika for a while with my brother and I am very impressed with the quality of food and friendly nature of the managers and staff. My brother and I actually make a point to visit every Indian restaurant we possible can in the DC area. Eventhough Zaika is close to my home, it has become... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We ordered dal, samosas, lassi and paranthas. Food was fine. It took them over 30 minutes to settle the check.

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Annandale, Virginia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Very tasty "modern" Indian food. By modern, they mean that some dishes are not found elsewhere but are made in the style of traditional Indian dishes.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Had dinner her with a friend. Food was fresh and tasty. Relatively inexpensive and service was pleasing. Yellow Dal and Chana were the best. Naan was soft and hot.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2800 Clarendon Blvd. #900, Arlington, VA 22201
    (N Clarendon Blvd and Clarendon Blvd)
  • Public Transportation: Clarendon Metrorail Station (Orange) Courthouse Metro Station (Orange)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: (703) 248-8333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Tandoori Nights, offers an appetizing array of India’s regional cuisine, including signature dishes from Bombay and Goa, as well as vegetarian specialties from the south. A delicious complement to the main dishes, the traditional Naan bread, baked in the tandoor oven, is given extra flavor with garlic and fresh butter, spices, dried fruits and more.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?