What if you’re in the mood for Indian food, and your partner wants Mexican? Tandoori Nights, a new restaurant at 7137 Little River Turnpike in Annandale, is the place to go.
Tandoori Nights is basically an Indian restaurant – with a twist. There’s a separate menu with Mexican items, and the Indian menu has a few Chinese items and a selection of “Katmandu specials,” as well as butter chicken, lamb curry, tandoori chicken, goat vindaloo, paneer makhani, and other traditional Indian fare. Most of the entrees $8 to $13.
The restaurant is a partnership of chef Shyam Lama, who is from Nepal, and Amjad Khanzada, a native of Pakistan. Both are currently Annandale residents.
The Nepalese items include chicken or veggie momo (dumplings) and chicken or lamb chola (meat marinated with ginger, garlic, and spices).
Tandoori Nights offers a lunch buffet – with tandoori chicken, lamb, vegetables, chickpeas, rice appetizers, dessert, and homemade naan – for $7.99.
There’s karaoke in the evenings. Tandoori Nights also provides carryout, delivery, catering, and party hosting.
The restaurant opens daily at 11 a.m. The Indian menu is available until 10 p.m. Diners can order Mexican food until 2 a.m., Thursday through Sunday.