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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch buffet well worth the money

Whenever we go to Yale to visit my son, we will go to this restaurant. We tried the buffet lunch a few times. There are a few choices of meat, vegetables, rice, naan bread, sauces and dessert. Despite the limited choices, the food is very good. The lunch is only $10 + tax. I guess a lot of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Miyoch
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Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Whenever we go to Yale to visit my son, we will go to this restaurant. We tried the buffet lunch a few times. There are a few choices of meat, vegetables, rice, naan bread, sauces and dessert. Despite the limited choices, the food is very good. The lunch is only $10 + tax. I guess a lot of the students... More 

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ct
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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26 helpful votes 26 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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

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

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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, Vietnamese
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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