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2800 Clarendon Blvd # 900, Arlington, VA 22201-7012 (N Clarendon Blvd and Clarendon Blvd)
+1 703-248-8333
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Vienna, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

The service was great and the food outstanding. Make sure you have the Spinach Salad, it has an Indian name but I can't remember it. They will know if you say Spinach Salad.

Thank sheilafletcher2016
Arlington, Virginia
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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

The wall and ceiling murals in this posh place are like nothing I've seen in another restaurant, and the food is just as spectacular. They had a brief rough patch a couple years ago with a sub chef but are back on their game. Our favorites are the aloo chat papri appetizer, samosas, malai kofta (potato and cheese dumplings in... More 

Thank Foody4LF
Washington, DC
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This restaurant lives off groupons and does not seem to care whether its customers are satisfied. If you come with a groupon, they will come up with all kinds of caveats on how it can be used. The only thing worth having is the buffet, because at least then you can see what you are getting in advance. However, the... More 

Thank acca808
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

This Indian restaurant is tucked away in the mall, but you will not be sorry if you happen upon it. I knew from the moment I tasted the delectable complimentary papadum that this would be a great meal. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable and recommended the Kurkure Patte, which was amazing. I wish I could eat that every day.... More 

Thank Casey G
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

I have been going to this location since it was Tandori Nights. When I learned it became another restaurant, I was worried that it changed. We went and realized it is still the same fantastic food as it always has been. Great service, great flavors. My only suggestion is to please clean the bathrooms more often and pay attention to... More 

Thank Margaret G
North Fort Myers, Florida
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503 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

This was our 1st visit and we were very pleased. We arrived at 6pm on a Sat in early Sep. There was only 2 parties outside and no one inside. As you enter there is a beautiful bar with plenty of tables in the front, further down a nice raised dining area on the left and a private dining room... More 

Thank sunfun4850
Toronto, Canada
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150 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We ordered four dishes, one of which we thought would be boneless barbeque chicken. For some reason we got a curry (masala) and the host did not feel obliged to provide us with what we had wanted. The food was average, the service was poor (my glass of water was not refilled until it was time to pay the bill).... More 

Thank Munir D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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267 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 

Thank Sundncr
Reston, VA, USA
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

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 

Thank Travelwealthynwise
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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: +1 703-248-8333
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?