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Tandoor Indian Grill

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5410 Nc Highway 55, Durham, NC 27713
+1 919-484-2102
11:00 - 21:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

The service here while slow (and we were the only diners) was very friendly. I ordered the buffet for dinner. Some of the food was piping hot and some of it was barely warm. The 2 other folks that I was with had one piping hot dish and the other was barely warm as well. I am not sure what... More 

Thank caribears
Charleston, South Carolina
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Very pleasant staff and a decent menu -- my wife and I both had the lamb saag which was seasoned just the way we had ordered it but which was a little disappointing in the quality of the lamb which was tough and gristly. Convenient location not far from our hotel.

Thank palekh
Raleigh, North Carolina
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948 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We ate here last night with two friends. We are all vegetarians. My wife and I love spicy food, so we found a good assortment of vegetarian dishes on the $14.95 buffet. The food was very good. Our friends do not eat spicy food, so they ordered from the menu ($12.95), and the staff accommodated them by serving the food... More 

Thank John M
Cary, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

I first discovered how much I like Indian food about 25 years ago and shortly thereafter turned my wife on to it. We both love having Indian every once in a while, its almost a religious experience. When we first moved to the area we discovered several Indian restaurants that we liked one of which was this one. However, over... More 

Thank Juan D
Durham, North Carolina
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53 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

The food is slightly different than most Indian food I have eaten. Apparently, Indian food is slightly different depending on what part of the area the cook is from. I was surprised by how different the food tasted, but it was not bad. Good service!

Thank Philly-In-Durham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

This place has a buffet for lunch. The variety looks great. Beef, chicken and veggie options. They even have somosas. However, the food is all too spicy for me and the dishes just didn't taste very good. The fried chicken was too tough to stick a fork in. The naan was hot and appropriately chewy and the tandoor chicken good... More 

Thank Nancy M
Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015

Greeted at the door in a more friendly manner than often is the case with Indian Restaurants as most tend to be very reserved (often giving an unfriendly vibe). However, the apparent proprietor was very warm and friendly as was our waitstaff. I wish I could boast about the buffet but it fell short a bit on flavor. The number... More 

Thank JPSaleebyMD
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

I have the lunch buffet at Tandoor 3-4 times a month and it's always good. It's a large buffet with green salad, yogurt dressing, Indian pickles, onion chutney, mint chutney, tamarind sauce, tandoor chicken, 2-3 other chicken dishes, sometimes goat/lamb, several veggie dishes including sag, chickpeas, cabbage, samosas and other deep fried veggie appetizer thingys, gulab jaman, rice pudding, fresh... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Excellent customer service, great tasting food, authentic taste from a native, good prices and variety of food. I highly recommend this restaurant and its other restaurant in Durham, NC near Duke University called Dale's Indian cuisine. Both are excellent places if you want to try real Indian meal.

Thank ASD28803
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

One of the worst Indian restaurants in this area. I live in Durham and have visited most of the Indian restaurants in Durham, Morrisville and Cary. I would say this place is the worst. Horrible samosa..looks like frozen samosa and microwaved. Never tried the buffet..I don' think I will.

Thank plav123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5410 Nc Highway 55, Durham, NC 27713
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-484-2102

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?