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Steve Mar 14, 2012 12:41 PM

The photocopy stapled in the vestibule should have been a warning: a Washington Post article about Tandoor, a restaurant in Georgetown that was a White House favorite.

Of JFK.

But here I was in a fairly new Arlington restaurant on Glebe Rd just south of Ravi Kabob.

The menu reads like a historic document, and the food tastes historic too. Salt was the main seasoning. For the record, we had seekh kabob (way salty) peneer kulchi (too salty), and a tandoori chicken that was cooked for some other occasion, painted with red food coloring.

Unfortunately, the prices were not suspended in the same time warp.

  1. MsDiPesto Mar 19, 2012 04:56 PM

    Too bad, I also went to Tandoor in GeoTwn during the 80s and it was pretty good. This sounds very unlike that experience.

    1. alkapal Mar 15, 2012 04:13 AM

      well, i was waiting for someone to take one for the team! LOL

      i remember eating at tandoor in georgetown in the 80's. it was pretty good…

      is this place claiming to be the same people? i find it hard to believe that they are because that would be quite the time gap and step down in locale and concept!

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        MikeR Mar 15, 2012 09:57 AM

        Well, what would _you_ name an Indian restaurant? I figure "Tandoor" is so generic that it's bound to have been used many times over in a given area.

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          alkapal Mar 15, 2012 03:10 PM

          i inferred that the restaurant was associating itself with the old "tandoor." according to steve, "The photocopy stapled in the vestibule should have been a warning: a Washington Post article about Tandoor, a restaurant in Georgetown that was a White House favorite.

          Of JFK.""""

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        PollyG Mar 14, 2012 02:24 PM

        Thanks for taking one for the team. How do these places stay in business? I guess the same could be asked of the numerous insipid strip mall carry-out Chinese places which serve Chinese-American food from the 70's.

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          Steve Mar 14, 2012 02:31 PM

          I predict an Under New Management sign in the near future.

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