Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tandoori Nights

My friend Lili got an amazing groupon deal to Tandoori Nights, $10 for $40 worth of food...and I was luckily enough to score an invite out with her and Rommie. The pictures are bad...the restaurant was dark and had a romantic sort of ambiance.

For an appetizer we split the Assorted Platter $13.99 (Assortment of vegetables pakora, samosa, chicken tikka, lamb seekhkabob, chicken and Fish Pakora). Everything on this was delicious, I highly recommend getting this dish, it was probably my favorite dish of the night. I even ate the fish pakora!
 They served it with 3 chutneys, all delicious!
Then we got the Chicken Tikka $14.99(Barbecued cubes of chicken cooked with onion, bell peppers in tomatoes sauce). Good but the tikka was lacking something.
And the Chicken Vindaloo $14.99(fresh ginger, garlic, and potatoes in fiery sauce). Very good, spicy like it should be but not to overwhelming.
Plain Naan $2.99. Just your typical tasty naan.
Our 2 entrees were served with 2 sides of rice. Good vessels to get the extra sauce into our mouths. 
I also ordered a Mango Lassi ~$4.50. It was delicious, everything a lassi should be but it was a little pricey.
Everything was good-nothing speculator, but really expensive (all the food was good quality, which was nice). I was very glad we had a groupon. The total came to about 60 dollars, which I thought was a little pricey for 2 entrees, an appetizer and some naan-the amount of food vs the price did not match.

I feel have to say I kind of want to come back and just get naan, they have a million different variations so I think it would be fun to go with a group and try all the different types.

I also suggest making reservations to be on the safe side, Tandoori Nights gets pretty busy.

Grade: B-

2800 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA
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  1. The platter is a great array of goodies as well as the dipping sauces. However, your comment on the big array of naan does sound like it would be worth a second visit. Thanks for sharing a peek into the cuisine of Tandoori Nights! Enjoy the weekend.

  2. I think I would eat the naan and the appetizer platter. Yum! :) Have a great weekend! ~ Ramona