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Zaika

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2800 Clarendon Blvd # 900, Arlington, VA 22201-7012 (N Clarendon Blvd and Clarendon Blvd)
(703) 248-8333
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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224 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Used a groupon to take my friend on a lovely Friday evening. We asked for outdoor seating as the weather was perfect and we had enough privacy. The restaurant is located in a pretty mall in Clarendon area. We ordered the meat platter and lamb biryani. My friend liked it medium spicy and the portion was big enough. It came... More 

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Reston, VA, USA
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review is for one single visit in early August '16. We have lived in the DC metro area for 16+ years, and have visited Zaika maybe 4-5 times. My previous review was typical of many others on TripAdvisor - rude staff, tasteless food... This visit was a surprise. The weekday buffet food was great, service very good, and overall... More 

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Sheffield
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were moving whole tables from one part of the restaurant to another. The Coke tasted like it had cleaning fluid in it. My chicken curry, requested extra spicy, was delivered to the table in approx 5 mins which tells me the food is pre made, and simply reheated. And, like many others, I found the waiter to be surly,... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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83 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

The dining area is pleasantly quiet. I was surprised that the hostess wanted to seat us at a very small table even though there were plenty of larger ones available. What was that about?! All the food and drinks we had wouldn't have fit for two people. The main waiter and his male assistants were excellent. Fast service and attentiveness.... More 

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Thank Melina B
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The Groupon gives 40 for 20. They charge 18% mandatory gratuity for anyone using Groupon. 18% Gratuity usually applies to the party of 4 or more. They charged 18% Gratuity to 2 people ( me and wife) Staff is rude and unsophisticated. Food is way too expansive for what it is worth. Don't order Tandoori since it don't even come... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

In general, this will be a nice go-to for delicious Indian food when we're in Clarendon - my boyfriend and I both had the chicken tikka masala and garlic naan and they were absolutely delicious. We requested a plastic container to take the extra sauce home! We sat on the outdoor patio which was lovely and romantic. Now for the... More 

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Puerto de Manta, Manabi, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

We attended to the buffet for lunch. Everything was delicious, place was so clean and with all these delicate aromas from Indian Cuisine . Personnel was very kind. Loved it!!

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Arlington, Virginia
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

I love Indian food, but lately I've had some bad experiences. I glanced at the menu, and I didn't know if I wanted to make the same mistake all over again. Just as I was about to leave, I heard another guest saying how this was the best Indian food he had in the US. In order to add to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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217 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My wife and I had a lunch at Zaika on a lazy Monday. The restaurant is located upstairs in the Market Common Clarendon, next to Barnes and Noble. It can be missed but they conveniently place signboards on ground level. The décor is modern Indian, warm and comfortable. There is an extensive menu. I had the lunch buffet for $11.99.... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I went to Zaika because I had an expired Living Social voucher. The waitstaff was friendly and around my area, not many Indian restaurants have a pleasant dining atmosphere, Zaike does. The entrees are a few $ more than other places, and worth it. The waiter was helpful in helping us know what the spice levels were (and unlike many... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2800 Clarendon Blvd # 900, Arlington, VA 22201-7012
    (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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?