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Cafe Tandoor

2096 Taylor Rd. (Cedar Rd.) Send to Phone
216-371-8500 | Menu
Indian food full of flavor and spiced to your liking, served in a tranquil setting.

Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly

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Cafe Tandoor Restaurant Review

: Tandoori dishes are front and center at this Cleveland Heights Northern Indian café. Diners might start with meat or vegetable samosas served with mint yogurt and date-tamarind chutney. Entrées such as rogan josh (traditional lamb curry with garlic, ginger, onions and spices) and juicy butter chicken in a lightly spiced tomato sauce are rendered all the more appealing by the addition of delicately flavored saffron rice. There is a vast menu of meat-free dishes, including navaratana curry, a mixture of vegetables with paneer and cashews in tomato curry as well as saffron pullao, basmati rice steamed with spices and saffron. A brief menu of desserts features homemade ice cream as well as a rice pudding with raisins and almonds. A serviceable wine list and full bar are available.


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