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The sweet smell of the Hookah returns to Clarksville


Nasir Hakeem, the owner of Tandoor Indian Restaurant is partnering with Furqan Ahmad in making a place that adult smokers (over 21) in Clarksville can appreciate; a place Downtown they can go to relax, and socially smoke. “I want to bring more people into downtown Clarksville, and at the same time expand the cultural diversity that our community has to offer people looking to relocate into the area.” said Hakeem.

The business is strategically located at 138 University Blvd, the former location of Retro’s Arcade; just a short walk from the Austin Peay State University main campus, and in close proximity to University Landing Apartments.  The hookah bar will open on Friday June 25th 2010, with a grand opening/ribbon cutting planned for July 1st.

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Like the Phoenix, Tandoor rises anew!


The much anticipated return of a unique face brightens Clarksville’s dining universe. Taste sensations and delights once again beckon the sophisticated diner!

With a hushed whish of the doors, Clarksville regained a unique and genuine jewel of sophisticated dining with the return of the Indian cuisine specialty eatery, Tandoor Indian Restaurant.

“Tandoor,” as frequent diners have come to call this subdued palace of taste delights, is now located at 2868 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard in Hampton Station. New to Tandoor is its Lunch Buffet, offering colorful dishes of Indian cuisine.

The buffet line from the left

Temptation is the new $6.99 lunch buffet at the “new” Tandoor

In January, 2008, owner Nasir Hakeem, announced his plans to rebuild the popular restaurant, a plan that has now come to fruition with the Grand Opening July 1st of the new Tandoor. Fans of the popular eatery were lining up, waiting for the doors to open. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tandoor to re-open, bringing back the taste of India’s cuisine


Tandoor LogoCumin. Coriander. Tumeric. Cardamon. Red fennel. Red chilies. Clove. Tamarind. The essential spices of Indian Cuisine. Tandoor, the essence of cuisine from India, is returning to Clarksville with a grand opening slated for July 1 at a new location in Hampton Plaza at 2868 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard. Tandoor was considered to be one of the most romantic dining spots in the city, and owner Nasir Hakeem plans to keep the romance in the new location.

The original Tandoor was destroyed by fire In November, 2008, but Nasir stated then that he intended to rebuild. That’s happening, but at a new location. Some items for the original location were saved: the ornate hand-carved screen from India you see as you enter the restaurant is just one example.

The new Tandoor is very similar to the former dining spot. Sweep aside a soft straw curtain and customers can tuck themselves into six booths with traditional floor seating, accented by colorfully embroidered pillows in satins, silks and cotton. Another four booths offer conventional seating, and center tables accommodate still more diners. The walls are colored a gentle peach, warm and inviting. Cut clay lamps diffuse the lighting for a soft but exotic effect. Wall hangings include small mirrored tiles, hand-carved wall pieces, and paintings. The restaurant can seat up to 80 people. «Read the rest of this article»


Tandoor owner plans to rebuild, expand


co-india-food.JPGNasir Hakeem announced today that he is planning to rebuild and re-open his restaurant, Tandoor, and its popular Hookah room, at the same location near Governor’s Square Mall. The restaurant was gutted by fire on November 25, barely a year after its opening; it was open for business on the day of the fire. All patrons and staff escaped safely. Damage to the site was estimated at $150,000.

Tandoor featured the cuisine of India, a selection of dishes that included a variety of Naan (breads) and a number of dishes including a Chicken Tikka and a marsala version, Lamb Kabobs, Fish Pakora and more. The decor was as exotic as the menu, and Hakeem plans to rebuild the interior in similar style. «Read the rest of this article»

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