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Tandoor Indian Restaurant

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1301 E Franklin St, Ste 100, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3319
+1 919-967-6622
Today
11:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
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North Carolina
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I visited here yesterday with my father following a very painful medical procedure at Chapel Hill. Locating the restaurant can be difficult if you haven't read previous reviews that it is in the basement of a brick insurance building and you need to go through a yellow door. But it is a bit like a treasure hunt because of the... More 

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Thank LadiesUsedToVamp
Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We are on a college visit in the area. Daughter and I had a hankering for Indian food. This beauty of a restaurant is located in the basement of a cute brick building . Just go through the that yellow door and follow your nose! We were seated and had service immediately. Our waiter discussed our choices and made recommendations... More 

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Thank danitroline
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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128 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Last night we hosted an Indian Restaurant Cook-Off. We ordered Chicken Tikka Masala and Lamb Rogan Josh from 4 local Indian restaurants (with some slight variations as two of our "tasters" didn't eat lamb, so we substituted a Mango Shrimp from Tandoor. And Vimla's Curryblossom Cafe doesn't offer a Tikka Masala so we substituted a Chicken Curry.) But otherwise, it... More 

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San Francisco, California
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109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

On a business trip I had dinner here with an old friend I don't see that often. The location in Ste. 100 means it's downstairs, below the state farm insurance office -- don't let that put you off. don't let the relative emptiness put you off. The place is professionally run, and the tandoori lamb was very very good. I'm... More 

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Thank CaTravel_10
Mebane
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

This used to be one of our favorites. We recently went there for a family birthday & were surprised to find that although the restaurant looks the same (same décor, same menues), the food had changed and the service, while polite, was seriously lacking. The garlic naan is soft & sweet like an American white bread now with some minced... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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127 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

The lunch buffet has a range of chicken dishes as well as vegetarian options. Very reasonably priced buffet. Everybody is incredibly nice here. I'll definitely be back. I will say that the mango lassi could use a little more mango.

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

We just recently visited the Chapel Hill area, and enjoyed this restaurant during our stay. Good Palak Paneer, good, attentive service, and the waiter brought rice pudding to finish the meal, free of charge. A very nice meal, and enjoyable experience.

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finger lakes NY
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187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

I must admit that I really don't know much about Indian food, other than saying that I suspect that there are as many cusines in India as there are kinds of BBQ in the US. I went looking for BBQ this evening, and the place I intended to go was closed. Tandoor was on the way back towards the hotel,... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

We went to Tandoor using a Groupon certificate, arriving at 7:40 PM. They brought us menus and flatbread immediately and were very friendly, but did not come back to take our orders for 40 minutes. It was another 15 minutes to bring us our food. The food was good; not great, but pretty standard. There appeared to be only two... More 

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San Diego, California
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

We discovered this restaurant by accident after reading other tripadvisor reviews for the chicken bisquit drivethrough next door. We thought it had seating but only drivethru, so were glad when we saw Tandoor next door. You have to go down a flight of stairs to get to the restaurant, so it's not accessable for everyone. We had the lunch buffet.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
Saturday
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 E Franklin St, Ste 100, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3319
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-967-6622

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