This spot proves that even the blandest Arlington shopping plaza can hold a few surprises. The location and décor are strictly utilitarian, but Tandoor's selection of meaty curries, vegetable dishes and grilled fare come elegantly prepared. Favorites include the Murg Curry Shahajani, a spicy chicken curry; the mixed grill from the Tandoor oven: a generous combination of lamb kabobs, shrimp and chicken; and the Naan bread. Vegetarian highlights include peas in curry sauce and an eggplant/potato dish sautéed with a spiced tomato sauce. Chai tea and Lassi (whipped yogurt) keep it authentic.
- Price: $, $$
- Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5:30-10 p.m.
- Reservations: Not Necessary
- Parking: Lot available
- Extra Services: Private-group dining