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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.

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  1. 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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    1. re: PollyG

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

    2. 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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      1. re: alkapal

        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.

        1. re: MikeR

          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.""""

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