T a n d o o r
In The Press
With the distinct scent of
cardamom and ginger wafting through the air, Tandoor Indian Restaurant
in Chapel Hill (1301 E. Franklin St., 967-6622, www.tandoorindian.com)
has always greeted customers with a homey embrace. A reincarnation of
this local favorite includes a new, even more inviting atmosphere. The
redecorated space is filled with vibrant colors inspired by owner Binda
Bhupal's homeland: mango orange, Kashmiri hot pink, Bombay yellow, peacock
blue. The same traditional Punjabi menu items are accented by a new
selection of tandoori specialties, including salmon cooked in the clay
oven. And a new Bollywood Thaji is a house specialty, a silver platter
with an assortment of dishes to try, accompanied by Bollywood movie
screenings on Wednesday nights. There's also a new children's menu,
with mild curry for beginners and tandoori chicken tenders.
Tandoor Indian Restaurant in Chapel Hill has had a colorful face-lift and has become a uniquely festive venue for Northern Indian food. Each Wednesday the restaurant holds a special "Bollywood night" featuring Bollywood music videos. Tandoor is located at 1301 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Call 919-967-6622 for reservations.