Bombay Tandoor

Go for the all-you-can-eat Indian lunch special.

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.