Bombay Tandoor

4
197 reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Exotic...Indian. Prepare to be lifted to another world. The only Indian fine dining restaurant in Tyson's Corner, open since 2000. Tandoor means "clay oven." It is traditionally used for the baking of bread, meat, and fish. The clay oven, for oil and fat-free cooking, is practical and energy-efficient. Today's health conscious consumers will find Tandoor cooking truly delightful, full-flavored and delicious. Our chefs endeavor to create a large variety of savory clay oven tandoori dishes and exotic curries for your pleasure. Experience the sights, sounds, and fine aromas of the best of fine Indian cuisine. Catering and delivery also available for events both large and small.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 197 People Are Saying
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.1
Food
3.8
Service
3.7
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipEdomA
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing as usual and service was quick and friendly!

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vipAlisha32
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Food and service was terrible. I will not be coming back to this establishment.

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vipAndyS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Food was quite bland. Have a lot of experience in Indian food especially North Indian. Lacked flavor and seasoning in everything. It seems they use the same base sauce for all their curries. The mixed grill platter was dry and looked reheated had only one shrimp, ONE only on the entire platter. The best thing was probably the naans. Please change your chef and get some flavor and seasoning to your dishes. Service was extremely slow or none. We had to keep sending our kids to the front counter to get some service. This is no where close to being an authentic North Indian food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Inattentive servers

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Sunny
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service1Ambience5

Very poor service. All the items were late- some were missed. The server did not even offer the dessert menu.

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vipJake
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

Food was okay, however the service left a lot to be desired. The waiter was very slow and not attentive, did not check up on us and we consistently had to ask for him. He barely communicated, and just nodded and everytime we spoke to him it felt like we were being a nuisance.

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Traveler
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

We were the only folks dining in. Placed our order and waited 40 minutes for service. Wait staff did not check on us and we almost left. Food okay.

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vipEdomA
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place never disappoints! The butter chicken is really good

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was amazing, especially for the price we paid. You will get a lot of bang for your buck at this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fairly tasty Indian food with nice wide spaces for the pandemic; nothing like DC but still deserves recognition. Lots to choose from and everything we had was delicious including kebabs and saag dish! Service was a little shaky (new worker) but the manager attending more than made up for it by comping the drink and kids meal! Being attentive always gets a lot of points in my book! Will definitely come back.

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vipTSReston
Washington DC
150 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

First visit and the food was excellent. We had a number of first time Indian Food eaters (party of 8) and they helped explain the menu. Great variety and lots of vegetatian dishes.
Service was good, they were doing a lot of carry out business, like most restaurants, so that seemed to be a focus.
We all enjoyed it and I would certainly eat here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as always! Top notch food and service. My go to for business dinners as well as family outings. The best Indian food in the DC metro area!

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ChandniJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Food was not good at all. Price was really high compare to other restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We had a reservation. We're waiting 15 min and told where our table was. Then they "accidentally" sat someone else there. Then it happened again. 30 min later I finally complained and they went over and asked the people who they sat down to move for us. Motifiying. We left. It was a disaster. They had people singing... And it was a buffet, not a sit down restaurant.

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Rmjs
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

6pm on Saturday and it wasn't busy, but by 8 it was 2/3 full. Could hold a conversation and not raise our voices. Decor was modern. Server was professional. Restaurant didn't smell saturated where you know you and your clothes will smell like Indian food the rest of the evening (which I like). The chicken tikka masala was incredibly flavorful, smoky with a depth of flavor. Garlic naan was also great. Shrimp masala was just ok and paneer makhani was good. Spinach chat was very good. Next time we’ll order spinach chat, chicken tikka masala and try something new.

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vipHDFHTBOY
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was recommended by a friend and we went with a group of 10. The food excellent and the service very attentive. We will be back either as a group or just my wife & I.

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vipSara
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Went for dinner on Christmas. Had no idea it was buffet only until we arrived after 20 minute drive. Food was so-so st best. Service not pleasant. Really disappointed considering great reviews we had read.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Went for Christmas dinner. Didn’t get water for 20 min. Never got asked if I wanted a drink. My kids did get asked and they asked for milk, which was never brought to us. I went to the bar to get two milks and two club sodas. Bartender was really good and gave me beverages immediately. At multiple times during buffet, plates were missing, food items were not available (had to wait.)
I understand that it was Christmas and sometimes restaurants are short-staffed, but you shouldn’t short-staff so much that you ruin the restaurant’s reputation. My sister told me this was a high end Indian restaurant. That was far from the truth. Wish I could get my time and money back.
For a $27 buffet with no service, not good. (Just FYI, when I asked for the check I got it instantaneously)

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JuneY
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Food was okay, service was slow, and ambiance was good.

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DesiFoodie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

I am regular customer but not impressed this time; lunch buffet has less vegeterian choice and food was cold even at 12:30.

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baatkarlo
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really tasty chana masala and garlic naan. Aloo tikkis are very tasty too. Generous portions. Rice comes with chana!

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Sarah
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bombay Tandoor consistently has amazing food and wonderful service. Try the lamb chops!

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SaundraE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good food and variety of choices. The staff was acommodating.

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MarkV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had eaten here several years ago, but the experience was nowhere near as good (plus they didn’t have a current liquor license).

I am glad we came back. We each had the vegetarian thali plate, and every item was very good (particularly the okra). We will be back.

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JustinoP
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Greetings. Made a reservation as my wife and I finally had a sitter. Arrived to find that the restaurant was closed for the day!! As I could not cancel my reservation (already started), I could not use OpenTable to make another one. Was a frustrating experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Anniversary

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Chadb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

we waited for 40 min before somebody even took our order... and the food wasn't worth the wait. It isn't authentic Indian food so if you don't like it, you should give Indian food another chance, because that was not Indian food.

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DesiGal
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Slightly pricey for a weekday Indian lunch buffet but the food is good with a pretty decent variety.

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ChunangadS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Inspite of a big party scheduled you guys handled our small group extremely well. Good food and good service. Took good care of our group of 17. Your Service was excellent and we had a great time. Thanks! We will be back!

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kdub
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

There are plenty of Indian restaurants to choose from in Northern Virginia. I wouldn't put this one in the higher rankings. I ordered a kabob platter and was surprised with chicken, ground lamb and shrimp with tiny slices of pepper and onion in a very spices sauce. The menu doesn't offer any descriptions of dishes nor level of spices. The waiter did not follow up after the dishes arrived and I had to get up from the table to find him when it was time to pay. All in all the prices are reasonable but I won't be returning.

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5Cents
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and high quality dishes, fresh and hot to the table, no matter what we ordered. Tender tandoori, fresh house made chutney and naan, desserts, etc. This last visit was no exception. We'll return again.

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briank
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I look forward to dining here anytime I’m in the area. Food is hands down BEST. No matter what new items we try - they are all amazing. Even my friends who have never tried Indian food enjoy it. The chicken tiki Marsala sauce is excellent. The naan bread is flavorful.

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MiguelT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food is London-quality Indian. Please open in Arlington!

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IanF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Absolutely great food. Decor is sparse and lacking something, perhaps a little color.

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SanS
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service
excellent food and ambience
excellent goat curry

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Indian food, basic and delicious. Took my dad and wife for the lunch buffet, now it‘s my go-to when craving Indian, Unpretentious, generous. Great service.

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BarbaraB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my birthday, and we were treated excellently. Alook (?) was wonderful helping me select the foods that fit in with my medical diet. It’s become a tradition to go there each year, and we will continue!

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briank
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food is excellent- best Indian food I’ve ever had. Our group shared the lamb, chicken tiki Marsala (sauce is great for dipping in naan bread) and saag.

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5Cents
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We dined early so noise level was nominal, raising only sightly by the time we left when the restaurant was 70%+ full. Food as usual was hot, plentiful, and tasty. Kudos the kitchen! Wished service had been more attentive, as it was on the unusually haphazard side this visit, appearing to be understaffed. Redeeming was the staff's friendliness. We'll still return for the variety and consistent quality of dishes with commensurate, reasonable pricing.

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vipFOODIE
Washington DC
112 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent buffet. PEOPLE PLEASE do not put your fingers in the food while serving yourselves. Gross

FAQs

Bombay Tandoor does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bombay Tandoor also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 734-2202.

Bombay Tandoor is rated 4 stars by 197 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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