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Zaika

4.0
221 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem

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About

Permanently Closed - Zaika offers an appetizing array of India’s regional cuisine, including signature dishes from Bombay and Goa, as well as vegetarian specialties from the south. A delicious complement to the main dishes, the traditional Naan bread, baked in the tandoor oven, is given extra flavor with garlic and fresh butter, spices, dried fruits and more.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Indian, Contemporary Indian, Pakistani
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Hours of operation
Brunch Buffet: Saturday & Sunday: 12Noon- 3:30pm; Lunch buffet: Monday to Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Dinner: Monday to Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday 5pm - 11pm & Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm
NOW WE DO DELIVERY!
BUFFET 7 DAYS A WEEK!
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Phone number
(703) 248-8333
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Catering for parties of 25-400 people. Please call the restaurant for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N Clarendon Blvd and Clarendon Blvd
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Parking details
Parking available in Public Parking lot next to Restaurant. We will validate Parking. AT 50% Off
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Public transit
Clarendon Metrorail Station (Orange)

Courthouse Metro Station (Orange)
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Entertainment
Lounge Music on Friday and Saturday nights.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
4.1
food
3.7
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

I absolutely love Zaika. My boyfriend and I eat there regularly and sometimes order delivery when we're feeling lazy. The food is consistently delicious no matter what we order, and the staff is so pleasant and friendly. They even recognize us as regulars, and always make sure we are happy and comfortable. Thank you, Zaika!

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vipLuv2dine (Baltimore)
1.0  Dined on June 25, 2017

I usually love and know Indian northern food ! I m from NYC .. so perhaps I m spoiled...
but in My opinion it was bad service and not good food at all ...
The food is spicy unless you request it not to be!

Nothing tasted good !

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Deborah (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on June 21, 2017

Food was tasty but wait staff could not understand questions, took forever to bring drink order, and confused item as shown on menu. A real shame as obvious care has gone into the restaurant's interior and authentic cuisine

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vipDevon (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 14, 2017

The whole snapper was exceptional . Salad and chicken Marsala was excellent. Delicious meal, and we enjoyed tremendously. Definitely will return for authentic Indian foods! ThankU!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 12, 2017

If you like Indian food, this is the best in Arlington. If you like wine with your dinner, half price wine Monday is a deal. Service was great. Menu has such a great selection. I will definitely be back to this restaurant! Thank you! Zaiya

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 9, 2017

saw they have 1/2 price bottles of wine on Mondays so might try and come back for that. came here with a groupon for the 2nd time. for what you get, the food is good and restaurant offers great value. The weather was nice so we got to sit outside. The staff was very attentive and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 1, 2017

Service could be more personable. Felt rushed.

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vipMichelle (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on May 31, 2017

The calamari appetizer, goat Zaika and tandoori chicken were all excellent.

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vipAman (Baltimore)
1.0  Dined on May 30, 2017

Very boring and dull buffet. No desserts. Limited food options. Will not visit again!!!

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vipRobert (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 26, 2017

Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Delicious food. White wine paired well with dinner, at suggestion of waiter. Will be back

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vipNonickname (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on May 26, 2017

Arlington doesn't have many Indian restaurants so it's nice to have Zaika in Clarendon. It was a lovely evening and so we ate on the patio. Wait staff were attentive. Food was standard fare but well prepared and very tasty and satisfying. I also ha a very refreshing cucumber laced gin cocktail that was delicious. We will be back.

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RobT (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on May 21, 2017

Decent spot especially considering the price for the lunch buffet. Drinks were good as well. Would recommend if in the area and looking for Indian food.

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vipBLaw (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

We sat outside and enjoyed a delicious dinner! The mango chicken was great- a little sweet, a little spicy. Been here many times, it never disappoints.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

Food quality was good, service was good, but the prices were a bit high. Normally it's a few dollars cheaper per item from what I remember, but this time we got 2-3 things with a drink each and our bill was close to 3 figures

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

Hard to find -- it's above Sephora's, and the stairs are a bit steep and very, very hard. My son fell on them, so watch that. Food is great. My 10-year-old and I really loved the Mango Chicken. Choice of mild, medium or spicy everything, so there's a lot of control there. My husband loved the Lamb Vindaloo, which he likes very spicy. The mango lassi was not the best I've ever had, and it was pricey, but it was still good. My husband had one beer, and it and the lassi were both small for the price. The garlic naan was also pricey, but very very tasty. The upshot is, the food is great, and the entrees are very reasonably priced, but you pay extra for every little extra that you order, so watch the sides and drinks if you're on a budget. The naan bread and drinks easily doubled my bill. Still, it was a great experience for a nice meal in a nice restaurant. We had a great time. Nice sit down family restaurant, and they seemed to be very patient with the kids at another table who were not the best behaved.

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