Royal!! Thats the word that comes to your mind once you enter Tandoor. Everything here is given a classy touch.
And surprisingly, unlike most other places, the royal feeling lasts till the end - even when you place your credit card in the bill book. Royal price :)
OK, Lets get to the more important stuff. Food.. Majorly a North Indian cuisine. But, Of course!
I should say every dish they served was delicious. The tomato shorba was juicy rasam-like. And thats how it is supposed to be. Vegetarians dont have much choice in the soup category. When we ordered soup, we expected a tiny copper peg half-filled with soup. They took us by surprise. As per the universal theory of posh restaurants, the quantity of the food item and its price are inversely proportional. But, Tandoor proves it wrong. The servings are clearly generous.
The kababs had crisp edges and soft fillings. Especially, the Paneer Sheekabab just melts in your mouth. You simply cant have enough of it. Ask me, if the restaurant chef does the paneer well, he can be depended on for all the other food items. Be it the soft rumali roti or the garam parattas, everything had its own taste and aroma. Even the worst critic would give it a 10.
We liked Vegetable Vilayati the best. The 'masal' was definitely not too spicy and it makes you crave for more. Not to worry, as the portions are served sumptuously. Those tiny onions soaked in white vinegar added color to the already well spread table. Well done guys!
I should definitely mention about the service. The waiters there are courteous. And by courteous I mean, they go by the book. A little too much to handle. You dont want someone to be watching over you (discreetly, of course) the whole time until you are finished eating. I am definitely not complaining though. They are there before you turn around to ask for an extra fork. I guess it was partly because the place was not too crowded. Hats off to them if they can maintain it the same way on a season day too.
The Aloo Bhojpuri and Mutter Makai Nu Saag were tasty and were decorated with a good amount of cashews.
Though the desert section does not contain anything innovative, the jamoons were hot and sweet. They went well with the plain vanilla we had ordered.
The condiments placed in neat little compartments in a heavily ornated box (the classy touch again!!) were enough to make a complete paan.
I am a little fussy when it comes to lighting. I dont find fluorescent yellow appealing however good the chandeliers are. Tandoor doesnt score well in the lighting section. They could have set a dull lavender lighting or a candle- light ambience would have been just perfect. I have given them this suggestion in their comments book. :) Silly, I know.
Overall, excellent food, Good service and ambience. A little Pricey but, well worth the bucks.
Makes your evening a memorable one.