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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
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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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great quality and buffet

We went both with friends and with family and every time we were happy. We tried the menu and the buffet, both great! Staff is also friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Milan, Italy
Good for:
  • Large groups
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The worst restaurant for service. This place dissapointed me from the moment I entered the door till the end. We had a group of 24 people, and nothing was organized. We had one waiter who didn't listen to anything we said, they wouldnt take our order properly. Just down right the worst $500 bucks I have ever spent at an... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I have visited lot many Indian Restaurants in DC area and this one turns out to be pretty decent but well read it out... Food: Taste is Good. We had Vegetarian items and they were pretty good in terms of taste. Even kids liked the same. Ambiance: Good if not Great. Prices: I would say menu items are priced OK... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I love spicy food with a lot of flavor, and Zaika did not disappoint. I was impressed by the authentic Tandoori dishes like the Red Snapper and Lamb Chops. The curry dishes, Baingan Bharta (eggplant), and Biryanis are also excellent. I appreciated that they cater to your spice level - I like it hot, but they'll prepare the dishes to... More 

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Washington, DC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Large variety of dishes and types of Indian regional cuisine. I'm particularly fond of the Goa fish dish. But I've been happy with everything I've ordered here. It's also nice how they can dial back the spiciness for some of my friends who aren't hot pepper fans. Friendly, attentive service.

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Milan, Italy
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11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We went both with friends and with family and every time we were happy. We tried the menu and the buffet, both great! Staff is also friendly.

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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
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168 reviews 168 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
261 helpful votes 261 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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5 reviews 5 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
85 reviews 85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 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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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?