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1226 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511-4702
203-776-6620
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very nice

Very welcoming staff and the service was excellent and attentive. food was very good as well. Better then average Indian.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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ct
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Very welcoming staff and the service was excellent and attentive. food was very good as well. Better then average Indian.

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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
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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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Connecticut
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89 reviews 89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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17 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

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
78 helpful votes 78 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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CT
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133 reviews 133 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1226 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511-4702
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: 203-776-6620

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
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

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