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Zaika

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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, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups
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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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Chiken Tikka Marvelous!

I love Indian food, but lately I've had some bad experiences. I glanced at the menu, and I didn't know if I wanted to make the same mistake all over again. Just as I was about to leave, I heard another guest saying how this was the best Indian food he had in the US. In order to add to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
JustaPickyTraveler
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Indian food, but lately I've had some bad experiences. I glanced at the menu, and I didn't know if I wanted to make the same mistake all over again. Just as I was about to leave, I heard another guest saying how this was the best Indian food he had in the US. In order to add to... More 

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Thank JustaPickyTraveler
Washington, DC
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189 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I had a lunch at Zaika on a lazy Monday. The restaurant is located upstairs in the Market Common Clarendon, next to Barnes and Noble. It can be missed but they conveniently place signboards on ground level. The décor is modern Indian, warm and comfortable. There is an extensive menu. I had the lunch buffet for $11.99.... More 

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Thank CarberyMan
Arlington, Virginia
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I went to Zaika because I had an expired Living Social voucher. The waitstaff was friendly and around my area, not many Indian restaurants have a pleasant dining atmosphere, Zaike does. The entrees are a few $ more than other places, and worth it. The waiter was helpful in helping us know what the spice levels were (and unlike many... More 

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Thank Kristen R
Gurgaon, India
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

So this was the second time I visited this place and found the food to be pretty good. I tried the fish tikka and makhani dal and I quite liked the preparation. However, the service was poor and the servers just didn’t seem interested. Even the manager didn’t seem to have a smile on his face. So, that was a... More 

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Thank pankajmadan76
Fairfax, Virginia
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459 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We must have come on an off night. We came to the front desk to announce our arrival, and had the place to ourselves. For several minutes. They finally realized that they had customers and seated us. The waiter brought my beer and suggested that I try it, because it might be flat. It was horrible! Thank heavens that doesn't... More 

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Thank ace4444
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74 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

After three days of visiting Washington & eating out in western restaurants, wanted to have Indian food for dinner. Based on the review in the web site, ventured to have dinner. The place has a good ambiance & located in a very serene place. That ends the goodness of the place. The place has shortage of staff. We had to... More 

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Thank rags26
Arlington, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The one star is because 0 or negative stars are not an option. The service and the attitude from the top down at this restaurant are just disgusting! I got takeout buffet from this place on 2 separate occasions. The first time, I was given a small styrofoam box to fill with anything at the buffet, along with a tiny... More 

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Thank Gotham V
Falls Church, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

There is a house Champagne. I ordered that and i am sure its a white sparkling wine. Its a shock to me. How can be a champagne not made in France. But they serve that Dal Makhni is more of liquid and less of Dal There is paid parking, so be ready to pay $ 6-10 for that. Also to... More 

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Thank Vivek G
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

So its midnight right now. .. why am I doing a review so late?? Because I don't want to forget any details. I have posted for this restaurant and for a gentlemen name sunil before but that was only for dinners. My review today is based on an event I hosted at zaika today. It was my sisters sweet 16!!... More 

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Culpeper, Virginia
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139 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I met a friend at this local restaurant while visiting out of town. They have parking, an outdoor seating and a nice restaurant inside. We had the buffet available for lunch around 12:30 so it was not that late. The food was warm and not warm and diverse in choice. No service whatsoever, we did not have flatware and nobody... More 

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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?