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2800 Clarendon Blvd. #900, Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 248-8333
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Ranked #131 of 654 restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $30 - $30
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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77% Recommend
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English first
Arlington, Virginia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Williamsburg, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
108 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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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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Fairfax, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I have been to this place a couple times. The food is good but not for a special event like an anniversary.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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146 reviews 146 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Zaika continues the excellent food and service of its predecessor, Tandoori Nights. The new owners have expanded the menu with some Indo-Chinese creations. Everything we tried was delicious. Portions are so large that most can be shared. Excellent wine list and Indian beers. The room is extremely attractive and noise levels are low. If you crave a first-class Indian meal... More

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