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2800 Clarendon Blvd # 900, Arlington, VA 22201-7012 (N Clarendon Blvd and Clarendon Blvd)
(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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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488 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 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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149 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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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241 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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60 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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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

Thank PWL1346
Reno, Nevada
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83 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Melina B
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Gaurav G
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 bubbles 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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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
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: (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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?