American Tandoor

4.2
232 reviews
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American Tandoor is the best Indian restaurant in Tysons Corner Center, offering vibrant, flavorful dishes that you will want to eat everyday. Upon entering American Tandoor the tandoor ovens are the heart of the open kitchen, giving the guests a firsthand look at the art behind the traditional cooking methods. The food showcases India’s eclectic culinary heritage with the influences of American dining. Indian classics such as creamy Butter Chicken are served with the American Tandoor flair.

The menu offers a variety of dazzling flavors, styles and ingredients. All beverages from cocktails to mocktails are made with the freshest of ingredients, and are all made from scratch. The beverages are enlivening and expertly seasoned with flavors from East India.
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CT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently good food. Consistently good service. A great place to eat!!

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NE
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

When my brothers and I go to American Tandoor, I have a trust that we’re going to like what we get. Food’s the tiniest bit on the salty side for me personally, relative to the same dishes at other restaurants, but it’s not a problem as long as they keep the water glasses full, which they do. The service is always great. Recommend the samosa sampler and the palak paneer, and the butter chicken is a family favorite.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Server Nick was amazing. Saturday night at prime time is was very busy and noisy. Food very good!

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PK
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Considering that it is kind of an 'Americanized' Indian restaurant, the dishes were quite authentic. The varying flavors were delicious, the menu had lots of wonderful choices. I will go back again.

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A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Worst service! Avoid at all cost . Your order will all be messed, missed. Quality of food is not good and expensive. There are better choices in Tyson

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S
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was very disappointing - quite bland and boring.

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VS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Celebrated a birthday, my party size doubled but American Tandoor made it work, the atmosphere was great! Food was delicious- I just wished they would have brought more drinks and refilled water faster.

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OT
Washington DC
163 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was really impressed with American Tandoor - it was a good menu with small plate selections - gave us an opportunity to sample a number of things. The food was very nicely done- not like some other Indian lunches - no buffet with goopy sauces and unrecognizable food. This was very good, including crispy kale palak which I love. Will be happy to go back and try more!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Terrible food and terrible service. I've had lots of Indian curry in my time, and this was the worst I've ever had. The chicken tikka masala did not taste like it should. The service was late and poor. My food arrived 30 minutes after everyone else's, and the waiter brought anything we asked for after we no longer needed them. Really bad. I do not recommend.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. The service was great. I would recommend anyone to try this place. I drive over an hour to come to this restaurant

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A
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We went there for dinner. We ordered Chicken Biryani, Lamb Raan and zeera aloo. The Lamb Raan was thoroughly cooked and good with spices. However, the Biryani was bland in taste. The presentation was nice but the lack of spice in the dish made it not good. If they can ask what level of spice we want at the time of ordering, then it could help make the experience better. The zeera aloo also was more aloo than zeera aloo. Add more zeera to it.
What could make the experience better is to add either a pallette cleanser/starter.
They should at least offer complimentary raita or sauce with the biryani. For the value of the dishes, it would make sense to offer this at least.
The drinks though were very nice and well presented.

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K
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Made a reservation for 930pm. When we got there had to wait a while at the hostess station before anyone came to greet us (waitresses and other staff looked over from time to time). When someone finally came over and I told them I had a reservation at 930 and they acted surprised and asked if I was told that they closed at 10. Upon sitting, the waitress told me that the kitchen was closing in 10 min. Food was good, but I felt rushed and unwelcome.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

awesome per usual. staff were very friendly and attentive. we are everything we ordered.

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KN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance, food (yummm) and service was great! Definitely will be coming back often.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Made advanced reservation through open table. I clearly stated that we wanted booth. Upon arrival we are told they don’t have booth and we opted for a regular table. We just sat at the table and a booth got vacated and we immediately asked for it. We were told that someone already waiting on it.

I see no point in making reservation thru opentable.

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SH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, and nicely arranged! And the service was great!

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PJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative and flavorful! If you love Indian spices but want American cuisine options in addition to the traditional options, this is the place for you. Their hand-crafted mocktails are DIVINE!

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CS
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

very poor service and food taste is mix of indian and American blend. There should be straightness for taste for food lovers.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you American Tandoor for the excellent food and service. The best!!

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SR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food options for vegetarians were limited. Service was not great. Definitely there is good room for improvement.

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J
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Perfect ambience, with good food. Great arrangements for winters with heaters and red lights. Great for hookah and food evenings.

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BH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Went for the Sunday brunch buffet. Waffles were delicious but lukewarm - the soft, whipped butter didn't melt even a bit. The omelet made to order was great - spicy! (Note: no meat available as an omelet option.) Then everything else was straight Indian food (other than desserts). Missed having a breakfast meat - a chicken sausage Indian spiced would have been great. Service was not good - rarely came to check on us, I had to beg another waiter to refill our water...twice. After our 1st plate, we got up for 2nd plate and when we got back, they had removed everything (our bread, silverware, napkins, etc.) and we had to ask for everything back. Again, just want to mention that the waiter hardly EVER came by to check on us - that was disappointing. But we enjoyed our food and our conversation so that was good.

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w
Washington DC
100 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This is typical mall food and even then it was below my expectations. I have been before and thought the food was decent but it’s really not worth the cost. There are many other places to eat in the mall that has better food and some much cheaper. The flavor is bland and ingredients taste like they may have been frozen or made from pre mixed batches. Even the naan was bland. We’ll stick to our local Indian restaurant when we’re in the mood for this cuisine or Rasika when we want to be blown away.

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H
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love love love love American Tandoor! I go here for Happy Hour ALL THE TIME, because the deals are too good to pass up. The quality and taste of the food is perfect (I'm Indian and really picky about eating restaurant Indian food, so trust me I know what I'm saying)! I made reservations to have my Birthday Dinner here and they treated me like gold. I highly recommend it!

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GM
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Was really looking forward to trying this place; ut it seriously underwhelmed. Calamari was chewy and either overcooked or old, all the dishes with medium spice were pretty darn spicy (even for my wife, who lives on spicy dishes), and foods like their special butternut squash korma was so heavily flavored with Cardamom, I couldn't taste anything else. The Naan was also dry and brittle. Only 2 items we liked were the stuffed Paratha, and the Raita app, which was really good. Left hungry cause we werent thrilled with the food, and ate later.

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B
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

The food was mediocre. Not a ton of veggie options. Even the veggie tawa dish was ok at best. If you're craving good punjabi food, I would pass on this restaurant. I think its meant to cater non-Indians more. I'm a vegetarian so couldn't speak to the meat dishes. I don't plan on coming back.

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LV
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good Indian food for a mall. We come here regularly with my daughter who doesn't appreciate more spicy and exotic Indian food. Definitely preferable to the food court. Had a very friendly and attentive server.

Appreciate getting my water glass filled even after paying the bill. Such a simple thing many servers avoid doing during those situations when the conversation lingers longer than expected. Didn't feel rushed to leave but it wasn't crowded either, so it was win win. Thanks.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was a surprise birthday party.. and yes it was successfully done .

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G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food, sort of noisy, unusually high wine corkage fee.

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CT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating here is always a great experience. Consistently good food, good service, pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. Very good value for money.

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AB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Terrible experience this time around. Servers were more interested in the world cup then customers. Only one waited appeared to be handling all of the tables. This was by far the worst service I ever experienced. The food was subpar as well and there were flies flying around the entire establishment and onto our food and no one seemed to care!

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JB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and I really felt that the waiter did an excellent job in explaining the food to my wife.

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MS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Recommendation to friend will depend on who, non Asian yes, Asian no, food is not authentic. It is conveniently located, free parking, good ambiance, but none of the entrees are exceptional or creative.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Its a great place for the whole family the food was delicious

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VA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

everything was good! had a good experience till we received the check..first there was a mistake with additional item on the bill..i informed it to the waitress and she got it corrected but in the corrected bill they add grutuity for just 4 of us when on the bill it self it clearly says gruatuity will be added for 6 or more...and it was 20% gratuity for just 4 people! I did not raise it again as it was already late and decided to pay and leave. Felt it was a cheap tactic on behalf of whoever made the bill to collect additional money one way or the other.

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G
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Took mom here for Mother's Day. I had a reservation and the table was not ready. Instead, they wiped a dirty table right in front of the open kitchen where the noise level was at its peak and the hostess insisted we sit there, despite another table in a better location being free. I asked why we couldn't sit at that other table and was told "it's reserved" (you can't make this stuff up). Fast forwarding, the manager stepped in and was SUPER nice. We were seated outside. The food itself was ok. Nothing spectacular. There was a wide selection at the buffet but most of the food lacked flavor. The fish curry was totally bland and there were no real Indian desserts. Waffles, omelets and smores do not mix well with butter chicken and paneer. The brunch is definitely overpriced.

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JE
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for Mothers day brunch and had a great time. Lots of options for all to enjoy. Great Waffles

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DH
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is wonderful - best Butter Chicken I've had. Vegetarian options abound! The new items are interesting and delicious.

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MA
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were new to Indian food and our waitress was fantastic about explaining everything. She made the occasion fun.

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