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Zaika

2800 Clarendon Blvd. #900, Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 248-8333
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Ranked #177 of 683 Restaurants in Arlington
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Price range: $30 - $30
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Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: N Clarendon Blvd and Clarendon Blvd
Transit: Clarendon Metrorail Station (Orange) Courthouse Metro Station (Orange)
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.
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English first
Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Arlington, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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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
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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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97 reviews 97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Portland, Maine
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50 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We went to Zaika for New Years’ eve with a party of 10. The service was great. We arrived and they had our group table all ready. Waters poured and drink orders taken very promptly. The great service continued with multiple wait staff and the owner continually checking on us. Cannot comment on all the food because of the size... More

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Arlington, VA, USA
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164 reviews 164 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Formerly known as Tandoori Nights. Very tasty and reasonably priced Indian food. Appetizer: vegetable samosa - about average; tasty enough, especially with the sweet dark brown sauce, but nothing to write home about. Na'an: we tried the jalapeno and cheese; very tasty, although I doubt that it is a legit Indian recipe. Malai kabab: delicious and very generous helpings. Chicken... More

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Maryland
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My husband and I visited Zaika with a Groupon. We were greatly pleased by the atmosphere , service, and most importantly, the food. My husband had the curried goat and I opted for lamb chops marsala. Both dishes were delicious. I am not sure I would go here without a Groupon, because it is a little costly. However, with a... More

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