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“Lunch buffet today”
Review of Cafe Tandoor

Cafe Tandoor
Ranked #83 of 158 Restaurants in San Ramon
Price range: US$10 - US$15
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Bollinger Canyon Rd & Alcosta Blvd
Description: Welcome to Cafe Tandoor! We promise to bring you the ultimate dining experience through our exquisite cuisine, a relaxing atmosphere, and prompt service. At Cafe Tandoor, we cook with the choicest of ingredients, fresh produce, and meats. Come and experience the fresh, healthy, and delicious Indian cuisine.
Reviewed 28 March 2013

I joined a group of co-workers for lunch as Indian was their food of choice. Of course as all you can eat, portions are what you choose. the tandoor chicken, mostly legs and thighs were dry and not so flavorful. Gnaan was acceptable. Other side dishes seemed to me more about residual heat rather than pleasing taste. San Ramon has better choices for overall flavor; as i remember my reactions was more positive. 10 $ price includes endless drinks too. My personal vote for future meetings will be a non Indian place.

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Reviewed 15 March 2013

We have eaten many times at Cafe Tandoor and the food is great every time. Favorite dish is the butter chicken. Recently tried the spicy chaat salad. It was very spicy (as the name implies) and very good. They now have a lunch buffet 7 days a week, but have not had a chance to go during lunch yet. Definitely plan to go check out the buffet so can try more of their dishes. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting good Indian food.

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Thank Ned P
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

I tried this restaurant after getting a Groupon. The food and portion size was good. I definitely had leftovers. The tandoor chicken was tasty. Just enough spices for my taste buds. Would go again.

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Thank NoStopSigns
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

Very good, authentic Indian food in sleepy San Ramon. It may take a bit of effort to find this place, but it is worth it. They do a great job on their curries, and they have a lot of vegetarian as well as meat dishes to choose from.

Our favorites are the saag paneer, lamb curry, and chicken tikka masala. They have many yummy naan choices, and the sides are all very good.

No need to worry about reservations, the place has rarely been full. You order at the counter and they bring the food to you, so service is prompt, simple and easy.

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Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 26 July 2009

The food at Cafe Tandoor is excellent. Considering the time it takes to make great Indian food, the prices are correct. Overall for a lunch place, they should offer additional incentives during that time. I do hope that they stay in business with the other Indian restaurants opening up (including the one in Crow Canyon Place) with the current prices that they charge. The only problem is that they have not updated the interior design of the years. This used to be Chaat Cafe when they had images of great Indian artists on the wall. This is no longer the realty for this restaurant.

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Thank Mbrasil
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