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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 200.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We loved the food but the kitchen and servers were significantly understaffed. We waited 45 minutes before we had any food delivered to the table.
Date published: 2018-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is one of our favorite places. Fast service with a smile.
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great selection and well prepared fare. Please ambiance and super staff
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I appreciated the service and quality and authenticity of the cuisine served. I stuck with veggie options for the most part, all I tried was solid and savory. I also wanted to note that securing a $15 Restaurant.com certificate for just $3 thanks to your recent promotion made it that much more budget-friendly. My appreciation on that front as well.
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We love Cafe Tandoor! The food is excellent and the service is usually very good. Unfortunately, this time we asked our server about our order after waiting for an hour. It was at our table 15 minutes later.
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great service. Food was delicious with excellent flavors and was served hot. The only negatives were that the chicken tikka became overcooked on the hot cast iron plate and the nan bread had some burned spots.
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Indian food this part of the country. Always fresh and the highest quality ingredients. I have been eating here for 25 years.
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cafe Tandoor is one of our favorite restaurants. Can be crowded on Cleveland theater/concert evenings.
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Consistently good. Great Tandoori Salmon. Everything is always delicious.
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expertly prepared food spiced to taste and served hot. The server was very attentive.
Date published: 2018-03-29
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