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Cafe Tandoor

2096 S Taylor St
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Phone: (216) 371-8500
Cuisine: Indian
Price: $$$$
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  • Hours
    Monday| 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Tuesday| 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Wednesday| 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Thursday| 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Friday| 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Saturday| 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Sunday| 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Lunch Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm Dinner Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Atmosphere Family / Children, Romantic
  • Bar Full Bar
  • Parking Availability Parking on Site
  • Meal Times Served Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Payment Methods Amex Cash Discover Mastercard

Highlights

Tandoori cooking was introduced to India by the conquering Persians in the tenth century AD. After its arrival, tandoori cooking flourished in India with local Indian populations regionalizing it by using local spices. The tandoor oven is made from special clay and shaped like a huge, dome-shaped jar. The inside is covered with smooth clay and the outside walls are heavily insulated. Heated with charcoal, the temperature rises as high as 750 degrees Fahrenheit. The tandoor is used for baking bread and roasting meat. The bread is cooked directly on the upper walls of the oven. Seafood and meat cooked in the tandoor are first marinated then roasted, retaining their natural juices and flavors. Food at Cafe Tandoor is prepared to order, therefore, please give us thirty minutes to prepare your dinner. Ordering in the traditional Indian style consists of an a la carte system where guests are served several types of vegetables, rice, meat and breads. Each item is brought to the table in serving bowls, and guests prepare their own plates as they like. Because the portions are large enough to share, many different dishes may be sampled at one meal. Indian food makes great use of a wide variety of spices, some of which are listed on the last page of our menu. Our foods are mildly spiced. If you prefer hotter or milder spicing, please tell your server. You should taste your food before adding any salt or pepper.

Cafe Tandoor is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 237.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Indian food, perfectly prepared. Much variety on the menu, including a very welcome plethora of vegetarian dishes. Add to that friendly, impeccable service and a fine wine list, and you have a winner here. Also excellent for takeout.
Date published: 2018-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The food was good, though one of the vegetarian dishes was a bit too greasy. And the mixed pickle was way too salty. Biryanis were delicious.
Date published: 2018-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Food was wonderful. Service was helpful and friendly.
Date published: 2018-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from There is always a wonderful aroma in the dining area. We like the sizzling vegetables brought to the table.
Date published: 2018-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great food, great service. Fresh and delicious meal.
Date published: 2018-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would rate it VERY GOOD--need to reserve excellent for stellar restaurants. Very nice dining room and very nice service---I would also rate the quality of the food as VERY GOOD also for the same reason, having to reserve excellent for the truly stellar
Date published: 2018-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Food and service are consistently good. Owner works hard to make restaurant strong.
Date published: 2018-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Consistently creative, surprising, and delicious. Every bite is a delightful adventure. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Cleveland. Indian cooking, great to begin with, is superior here.
Date published: 2018-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The food is outstanding, and since we frequently see people from India there, it speaks to its authenticity. Jeremy is the regular waiter there, and he is very kind and we have grown to really appreciate his slightly quirky ways, and downright like him! The owners are always present and very kind as well.
Date published: 2018-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Server very pleasant. Little wait time before being served.
Date published: 2018-09-08
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