American Tandoor

4.2
247 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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N
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

American Tandoor is a pleasant, moderately priced good vale mall restaurant with above average food. No excitement regarding the food but heavy on the good tasting Americanized Indian comfort food. If you’re looking for heat and tastes that explode in your mouth, look elsewhere. But if you’re looking for good tasting, mild Indian food, you have found the place. Did not try the street food quick serve outside the restaurant but looks good.

AS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible Food. Bad sitting and Bland Food..Looks like more stale

DC
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is superb! Fried Kale salad was and some of the best grilled salmon I’ve ever had. Highly recommend.

MM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual food was very good

d
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

tween ager’s Birthday

MC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came here for a first date since I never been here before. It's in a good location so if your date goes south, you can go shopping afterwards or catch a movie at Tyson's. Anyways, the service was great. We were seated right away and the waiter was on top of his game. The food isn't super legit Indian, but that is actually a plus. I've been to "real" Indian restaurants in the US and overseas and my stomach can't take that pounding too often. The food here is like what Olive Garden is to Italian food. You can't really go wrong. The prices are kind of high, but you are in Tyson's where everyone pretends to be a baller. I'd recommend coming here for first dates if you want to show how sophisticated you are.

L
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Lost it’s edge, typical shopping center cooking. Blah. Eat the Dosa outside at the street food counter. Still good, still authentic. Worth the cost and HUGE. Good lunch to share.

J
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lively, colorful place that is not too loud for conversation. We enjoyed the inventive appetizers, which offer modern twists on the traditional.

R
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Initial impression was set by an extremely unfriendly hostess, who without a smile threw menus on a dirty table, turned without a smile and walked away. I had to flag passing busgirl to clean our table and replace smudged napkin.
Waitress, by contrast, was very friendly and accommodating, but the first impression is the first impression. We have been to this restaurant before, first time shortly after it opened, and the food was much better. It is a busy location, so the restaurant probably does not feel that they do not need to work too hard to maintain the quality.

AB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food food and great service. Love the different flavors

ND
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance and the taste of the food was great. Would definitely recommend to friends. I have dined here several times previously.

YK
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Rack of lamb is plain amazing and reasonably priced. The Biryani is excellent too, you'll leave happy.

KU
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

I guess the name says it all: American Tandoor. Those seeking an authentic Indian experience shouldn’t be surprised with the non-native spin of the dishes.

m
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We've been here many times. Menu hasn't change, it's all good stuff but really wants to try new menu once in a while for our favorite place.

N
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was great but did not receive points (credit) for this completed reservation? Can you please follow-up? Thank you.

CT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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

Great food, great service!

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.

BN
New York Area
2 reviews
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!

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.

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

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

Food was very disappointing - quite bland and boring.

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.

OT
Washington DC
171 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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

PJ
Washington DC
5 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!

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.

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!!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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