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Tandoor Rest Payphone

1226 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511-4702
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West Orange, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I have been eating Indian food in NYC for over twenty five years. Tonight I stopped at Tandoor as I have passed it many times. I always order the same menu at a new Indian restaurant. Bottom line is the food and preparation was ok but with very little taste. The Nan bread I am sure was not made in... More 

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North Branford, Connecticut
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We go here about once a month for the all-you-can-eat lunch buffet. We get it to go and save it for dinner. The amount of food and quality of the food that you get for the price is incredible. Everything there is good from the samosas to the chicken tiki masala although our favorite is the chicken chili. Highly recommend... More 

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I've been visiting Tandoor for the past ten years or so. It's ALWAYS good. It had been quite a while since my last visit, and upon my return I found EVERYTHING as perfect as ever. Start with the charm of the vintage diner setting. You'd never expect the BEST Indian food to come from here, but it does. The staff... More 

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Galloway, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

First time at Tandoor, but definitely not the last. We were visiting my son at college and he made the suggestion we try the restaurant. This was our first time with this type of buffet. We went for an early lunch which is about $10. there was a very good vegetarian selection; lamb and chicken. The saled choice was fresh... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Had the buffet lunch here for roughly $10. They had the standard variety of Indian dishes & the several I tried were delicious. A good veg selection too. Everything tasted fresh. Bread was brought to the table and was resupplied as needed. I have tried several buffets at the Indian restaurants in New Haven and can say this one is... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Located in a 50's dinner styled building but Indian decor inside the food was great, specially the chicken tikka misala as well as the na'an with garlic. Lamb was also very good.

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Ottawa, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

On a recent trip to New Haven, we were looking for a nice place to have dinner when we spotted an old diner with a 'Tandoor' sign on it. We thought it to be a rather unusual venue for an Indian restaurant, but decided to try it. What a pleasant surprise! The interior was clean, the staff, including the owner,... More 

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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Called Tandoor The Clay Oven Restaurant. Had a delicious meal with family.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Situated in an old diner near the Yale campus, this restaurant offers a terrific luncheon buffet with vegetarian and meat entrees and appetizers. The chutneys are hot and delicious and the rice pudding is great. Just a nifty ambience for this delightful and inexpensive find.

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New York City
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10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2010

Every time I walk by Tandoor there's no one inside, which is why it took me almost a year to finally go in. But I'm glad I did -- Tandoor is a hidden gem! Their food is delicious and the curries have subtle and delicious flavors. It is not particularly expensive either. You should definitely check it out!

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Additional Information about Tandoor Rest Payphone

Address: 1226 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511-4702
Phone Number: 203-776-6620
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Indian

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