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Bombay Tandoor
Go for the all-you-can-eat Indian lunch special.
Reviewed By David Dorsen
Comments () | Published October 16, 2006

Bombay Tandoor
Address: 8603 Westwood Center Drive, Vienna, VA 22182
Phone: 703-734-2202
Neighborhood: Vienna
Cuisines: Indian
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 to 3 and 5:30 to 10, Friday 11:30 to 3 and 5:30 to 10:30, Saturday Noon to 3 and 5:30 to 10:30, and Sunday Noon to 3 and 5:30 to 10.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: West Falls Church-VT/UVA, Dunn Loring-Merrifield
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Lunch buffet selections such as tandoori chicken, butter chicken, and goat curry; tandoori lamb chops; prawns masaledar; chicken khadai.
Price Details: Appetizers, $3.95 to $10.95. Entrees, $9.95 to $18.95. Monday through Thursday lunch buffet, $9.95. Friday through Sunday lunch buffet, $10.95.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Delivery

From June 2005 Cheap Eats

Many Indian restaurants offer a luncheon buffet that is usually a good deal. Dishes usually include curries that continue to improve in flavor as sauces seep into the meats or vegetables. Along with the curries come tandoori chicken on the bone and a few other dishes that good restaurants replenish before they go stale.

Bombay Tandoor has one of the better luncheon offerings. For $9.95 to $10.95 diners can eat all they want of tandoori chicken, butter chicken, goat curry, southern Indian idli with sambar, several vegetarian curries, rice, breads, and a dessert. Whether you choose the buffet or order from the menu you will enjoy a pleasing setting with comfortable chairs.

The menu includes the usual preparations plus such dishes as tandoori lamb chops; prawns masaledar, sautéed with ginger, garlic, onions, and tomatoes; and chicken kadhai, stir-fried with ginger, garlic, cilantro, and diced tomatoes. Prices are moderate--chicken and most lamb dishes average $12, vegetarian dishes a little less, seafood and tandoori lamb chops a little more.
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