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Tandoor Rest Payphone

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1226 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511-4702
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We popped in yesterday for lunch and had a delicious meal. The buffet is small, but the food is well prepared. All the things you might expect. Lots of variety in the seasonings. Especially good naan! This may well become my go-to restaurant in New Haven.

Thank teacher050
Woodbridge, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

the food was good, but, the ambiance terrible. the owners were watching tv very loudly, and did not turn it down as we came in. The server was ok, but, in between serving, went back to playing her game on her phone with the volume turned up as loud as possible.

Thank Jleibo
Trumbull, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

We don't get to New Haven much, but Tandoor has never disappointed in the 8 or 10 times we have eaten there over the last several years. We have our 2 favorites in our local area of Trumbull CT, but Tandoor has preparation and depth and complexity of flavors far surpasses those. Just excellent! Also they have a very easy... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Tandoor is my favorite Indian restaurant in New Haven! I had food delivered and have eaten in the restaurant many times and never had a bad experience. The service is excellent too!

Thank ndaegele
Norwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We were in town for a medical appointment and having had to skip lunch, we ended up wandering and came across Tandoor. ( I have no idea why "payphone" is in the title!) ...it's on the corner of Chapel & Howe in this great vintage 50's diner. The place is a interesting mix of chrome and dark green enamel and... More 

Thank Just G
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Located in downtown this is a great budget buffet for students. The buffet choice is also very good. Would visit again

Thank travelwise333
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174 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

It's been a while since our last visit. Always a great experience and delicious Indian food. Tonight was very busy with the Yale community returning, yet the small staff worked tirelessly to make sure everyone was happy and well fed. Still the best Indian restaurant in New Haven. Give it a try!

Thank AndrewBeach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner on a Sunday. The place was almost empty. I'm glad we didn't turn around and leave. We had samosas, pappadums, garlic naan, saag paneer and the ever popular chicken tikka masala. The food was good, the price a bit high incomparison to similar Indian restaurants in Atlanta. Not a bad place to try out. Lunch... More 

Thank atlartmom
New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

If you're in New Haven and want to eat lunch for a good price and not sacrifice on taste or quantity, then Tandoor is the place for you. I am not an expert in Indian cuisine, but I like good food and the food at Tandoor is great. The best time to go is between 11am and 2pm, t's only... More 

Thank Josue C
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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

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