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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
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Our go-to Indian restaurant in Chapel Hill has been the Mint but we decided to try something different since the infrastructure at the Mint has been declining. The Tandoor Restaurant has been here as long as I can remember and I believe we last ate here about 20 years ago! We had the mixed grill and Kashmir/spinach with Naan and... More 

Thank ONCSail
North Carolina
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 

Thank LadiesUsedToVamp
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

Thank danitroline
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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158 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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 

Thank Holly R
San Francisco, California
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115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 

Thank CaTravel_10
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Runesong
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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129 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Maxwell G
Mequon, Wisconsin
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank MelissaMSA
finger lakes NY
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276 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
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 

Thank chasinUpstateNewYork
Durham, North Carolina
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Susan A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
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Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
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?