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“Yummy”
Review of Tandoor

Tandoor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $25
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Noord, Aruba
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Yummy”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed our meal last night at Tandoor. The service was quick and friendly, but not overbearing. We sat outside and had a nice view over the nightlife below. We were served (free) papadums with a 3-way bowl of dipping sauces and raw onions with lime. 1 papadum was a bit spicy (not really, but for the inexperienced tongue, it had a kick) with a fish flavor and the other was plain with some sesame seeds.

I started with the cream of chicken soup and had bit of a When Harry Met Sally moment - it was delicious!!! It was served with a hint of lime juice and I took our lime from the onions we got and squeezed the rest in. I am a soup addict and LOVED this soup. Crazy yummy. I was sorry the bowl wasn't bigger.

After reading previous reviews for this restaurant on TripAdvisor, we ordered the Tandoor Mixed Grill and the Mutton Vindaloo. The Mixed Grill was good, but nothing to write home about. The Mutton Vindaloo was typical Indian spiced with a good portion complete with potatoes. Skip the mixed vegetables side. I expected healthy, steamed vegetables, but got mixed vegetables in too much butter/salt/etc. I should have just ordered the rice. Next time...

If you have the Best of Aruba card, you get a free dessert. It was AWESOME, but nowhere near enough.

We will definitely go back to Tandoor, re-order the Cream of Chicken soup, but choose something else for dinner.

  • Visited January 2014
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Anaheim, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great meal!”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

We went to Aruba for 6 nights, and ate hear twice. Nelson was our waiter, who is very nice, and remembered all of our choices from previous night. Born and raised in India, I did not have high expectation for indian food in Aruba, but after our experience at Tandoor, it measures up to some of the indian food we are used to eating in NY. The quality of food is great, prices are reasonable, our waiter was very nice, and they had a great vegetarian option's for the 2 of us.

  • Visited January 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Too salty, too much grease”
Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

Disappointed in the food. Very salty and lamb rogan josh was swimming in grease. Chicken tikka masala had too much tomato paste, not enough cream. Love Indian food, but not here. Sorry.

Visited January 2014
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Escondido, California
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Best Indian Food”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Food here is excellent. Indian food is our favourite cuisine but we struggle to find a good one in San Diego area. This one in Aruba is off the charts - excellent flavor, service, value for money etc.

  • Visited January 2014
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Level 3 Contributor
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“Fantastic Food!”
Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Their tandoori chicken was out of this world. My wife enjoyed her grouper. Homemad Naan was excellent. We really liked this place and are excited to return. The staff was very friendly and accommodating.

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Thank Jimi G
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