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Tandoor E India

19 reviews
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$30 and under
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Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies

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The one instrument no restaurant can do without. The tandoor provides a flavor like no other. If you've ever wondered why tandoori food is so rich and flavorful, here is your answer: the tandoori oven. Dishes like Naan, Chicken Tikka, Tandoori Chicken, Tandoori Lamb, Prawns, Sheekh Kabab, and many vegetarian dishes cannot be made without a tandoor.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Indian, Contemporary Indian
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Hours of operation

Lunch & Dinner:
Monday - Saturday: 12:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday (dinner only): 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(732) 531-1944
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mr. Singh
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call and ask for Mr. Singh
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Cross street
Off of Hwy
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Parking details
right in front of the restaurant
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Public transit
Buses, taxis are available
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 19 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.8based on all time ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on February 18, 2017

We haven't been to this restaurant in many years because we no longer live in the area. We were not disappointed.
The food was high quality. We did something we usually don't do at a restaurant and had the buffet this time. We wanted to try everything that was offered and it was delicious.
We will certainly come back when we are in this area again.

2.0Dined on August 14, 2016

Tolerable, but nothing special. My husband had the buffet, and enjoyed the Tandoori chicken and chicken tikka masala. The vegetarian options were mostly cream based and did not appealing (I always order the Indian buffet, but passed on this one) Instead, I ordered chana masala off the menu, and was quite disappointed. The tomato base tasted like canned tomato paste.

Additionally, the $18 charge for the limited buffet (3 meat dishes, 3 veggie dishes) was way overpriced.

5.0Dined on April 25, 2016

The good service and ambiance was great.

2.0Dined on April 16, 2016

It was just ok, nann was fair. Tandori chicken decent but no real depth in flavor. Other diners ordered chicken tika and it was just ok.I would say overall Nelam in Middletown is superior.

4.0Dined on January 24, 2015

Quiet ambiance. Good family run restaurant. Basic, but very tasty Indian food. BYOB!

4.0Dined on December 26, 2014

Food full of flavor . Services staff very friendly and helpful

5.0Dined on October 30, 2014

I have been going to Tandoor E India restaurant for over 20 years and the food continues to be consistently good. The first time I visited the restaurant I ordered from the menu, but later found that the buffet is a better choice because of the variety to sample. There are numerous appetizers. The lamb dish and the chicken tikka masala are both very tasty. They also have tandoori chicken which is always tender. Tandoor E India is a local favorite of mine and I hope they remain open for many more years.

4.0Dined on July 19, 2014

Tandoor E is tucked away in a strip mall so you're not really going to go there for the atmosphere but, if you like Indian food, you'll be happy to dine there. This restaurant is clearly a neighborhood favorite but doesn't get overly chaotic (Indian food is still not high up on the list of dining preferences for most people). The food is standard Indian fare prepared authentically and pleasingly presented. The owners are absolutely delightful and service is very good. The buffet, while small, is varied and complete enough to satisfy vegetarians and carnivores alike. Prices are quite affordable. We'll definitely be making a return visit to this charming little restaurant.

5.0Dined on July 3, 2014

The restaurant was clean and comfortable. The service was good. The selection of different foods was very good. Last but not least, the food was very good.

3.0Dined on December 6, 2013

Good food, great service in a strip mall Indian restaurant. We were full after appetizers' BYOB

5.0Dined on September 27, 2013

I have been going to Tandoor E India for over 15 years and it has remained consistently very good. Very good quality Indian food. I always start with the variety of appetizers and different dipping sauces. I enjoy sampling from the buffet. The Tandoori chicken is always moist and flavorful. The vegetables, the lamb and the other chicken dishes are tasty; each one is in a different sauce. Even though you can order separately from a menu, the buffet can't be beat. It's a good variety and always enjoyable.

4.0Dined on July 8, 2013

I wouldn't call this "great" but my family and i liked it and we'll return. The food was good -- somethings better than others. The price was right, it was very quiet (not many others were eating there that night), I loved the music, and the service was very good. I felt at home there.

3.0Dined on June 7, 2013

Tandoor E India has been here for quite some time, but I haven't gone too frequently. I do love Indian food, and have made several visits of late. ALWAYS good. ALWAYS. Fresh and flavorful.

3.0Dined on May 19, 2013

It is definitely worth a visit. Veg samosas and chicken pakora were very good. Korma and muttar paneer were both ok .... Though surprisingly similar taste profiles in both.
Not a cute place by any means but service was very friendly.

4.0Dined on February 19, 2013

Had an overall nice experience. The food was fresh and delicious, and the server was friendly and courteous.

4.0Dined on November 25, 2012

The restaurant is tucked away in a strip mall. You do not go here for the atmosphere, you go here for the food. The food is consistently good. They are happy to make you a dish that is not on the menu, I like Chicken Tikka Korma and they make it for me. Also, they will alter the spice level and if you ask for mild, you can rest assured that the food will be mild. The buffet is very good and a good bargain. You get 4 courses for $17.95. Even if you have never tried Indian food before, give it a try. Order the Chicken Tikka, you will not be sorry.

4.0Dined on May 26, 2012

My son dates an indian young lady. She introduced us (irish americans) to her food and culture about three years ago . They were visiting us this past weekend from Boston. I had mentioned this restautant to them and they wanted to try it. Arti loved the food and told us it was very authentic. All of us enjoyed the buffett very much

5.0Dined on May 3, 2012

The food was impeccable. Service was fantastic. There aren't too many Indian restaurants in central jersey, but we will definitely be going back!!

5.0Dined on April 25, 2012

I've been searching for a terrific Indian restaurant since I moved down the shore and I'm thrilled to say that I finally found it! 8) The food was wonderful, very reasonably priced and I had enough left over for a second dinner. It was a challenge locating this place - it's hidden away in a shopping center off of route 35 south -- it's directly across the road from STS Tire Center (trust me - you'll need a landmark!). They have a buffet, which I didn't try but it had a nice selection available. Highly recommend!