1301 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC | Directions 2751435.927347 -79.036034
Monday 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Sunday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Not Recommended – Tandoor Indian in Chapel Hill had a $12 for $25 Groupon. We went to use this groupon a couple weeks back and it was the worst experience.
Staff was very rude and not professional. Treated us like second class citizens since we had a groupon.
We noticed they did this to someone else too with a groupon.
There are all kinds of restrictions for the groupon so be very very careful before you buy it. I would recommend getting your money back if you can.
We were 2 people and they had charged us a 20% tip on the bill without saying anything and when we asked them they said we were cheap and customers don’t leave tips so now they do this.
Bland, boring, below par .... bummer! – Was enticed to the restaurant with a Groupon but even at half price was not worth it. The staff ( I believe family members) were bickering while we were there and though not very busy, were left to wait at the "bar" (a couple of stools in the corner) with warm beer for way too long while they decided where to seat us. We tried one of the house dinners for two with a variety of items, each of them bland that left us wondering which was chicken, which was lamb ...? (not that it really mattered ... they were all bad) And an Indian restaurant with nan bread that bad ... well is just embarrassing.
Warm beer ... $6
Tandoor dinner for two .... $39
Going somewhere else for Indian food .... priceless
Best Tikka Masala Outside UK – I took some European friends who have lived here for the last 10 years. Best Indian they've had since living in the UK.
Bad Food, bad service, stay away! – Besides the bad food and expensive price, they mandatory 20% gratuity is ridiculous for their rude service.
Good Indian Buffet – I've had both the buffet and a la carte. Their food is good, especially when ordered from the menu. There food is authentic without being overpowering. A great local place for a taste of India.
Average Indian Food – Decor: Normal family owned substandard decor that is to be expected. Since this is not a fine dining restaurant, not really a big deal. Only concern was the very loud telephone next to our table.
Food: Ordered chicken tikka which was very tender but really needed more spice. Mild had no heat whatsoever. Also, the food came in metal dishes which was not appetizing and only a small portion of rice was placed for two people. They really should upgrade to better serving dishes.
Service: Service was great. Waiter was attentive and very hospitable.
Prices: Prices are average w/ entrees ranging from 10 dollars and up. Only issue here is that the portions are very small for an Indian restaurant.
Dinner for two value, pretty good food. – Tandoor?s onion chutney boldly varied in flavor and color from the average offering. It was tulip red and somewhat sweet, which was a pleasant counterpoint to the bitterness of raw onion. The green sauce (no, I don?t know it?s proper name) was also refreshingly different from its peers?smooth and bursting with flavor.
For decor, Tandoor?s claim to be a fine-dining establishment falls short. Its walls are the standard glossy cream that reminds me of a rest home. I?m never a fan of glass-top tables over white linens, as the glass just never seems to get clean enough. At least there was an Indian painting framed beneath the glass and cloth, adding a necessary splash of color.
We opted for the $32 dinner for two, including appetizer, coffee or tea, a variety of dishes, rice, naan, and dessert. If you are a lover of spice, ask for the maximum heat level. We chose medium and there was little to tantalize the taste buds.
Samosas with a thick mango chutney started the meal out. The chutney was a tad too sweet but I didn?t mind as the strong mango flavor was welcome when laced onto the bland samosa. I?m not actually sure if the mashed potato in the samosa was even spiced at all. There definitely weren?t any peas, carrot, or meat.
For the main course, we received tandoori chicken and sausage, lamb vindaloo, and a vegetable dish, which I loved. It melted in your mouth, except for the corn kernels that popped on each bite. Delicious. The tandoori meats were well cooked and the lamb vindaloo was the same as always, which isn?t a complaint.
For dessert, we received small saucers of a plain rice pudding. I ate it all but it almost wasn?t worth the effort.
I?ll definitely head back to Tandoori, as it?s the best Indian food I?ve had yet in the Triangle. As you can tell, I wasn?t thrilled, just satisfied. I?m not sure anywhere else could beat the price for the dinner for two, however.
Really unimpressive – The restaurant is buffet style (an EXPENSIVE buffet- $13 dinner not including drinks), and the food is not really that great. The tables are smooshed together and it is incredibly loud. For this price, you can do better.
Great tasting foor, excellent service – I have never tried indian food before moving to the area. A group of friends were going here and I thought I would try it. I truely am hooked. The flavor is amazing and everyone in their restaurant from the greeter to the bus-boy was so nice and accomadating. I have since tried 3-4 other Indian spots around the triangle but none compare to this one!!! For those prior reviews that complain about blandness....this restaurant will cook your food to order and as spicy as you want it. Trust me, there is no lack of flavor!! Their buffet is good but not as good as ordering off the menu. Give it a try!!!
Delicious! – The food is excellent and its a great price for a buffet. The mango flavored sweet yogurt drink is delicious!
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