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Tandoor India, 540 Scranton Carbondale Highway Dickson City, aims to fill a void in the area restaurant landscape.

Owner Manohar Singh choose to establish his business in Dickson City because of a few factors.

“It’s a good environment with nice, friendly people,” he said. There are a lot of things near by, it’s next to the (Viewmont) Mall.

He added that business has been thriving at the location.

“We have repeat customers and our growth of customers is increasing day by day,” he said. “People have been satisfied, we haven’t had any negative comments.”

Singh assessed the market and took the views of the people and said he found there was a necessity for an Indian food in the area. There are no other Indian restaurants within a 10 mile radius. Singh added that the halal meat appeals to the Muslim population.

Singh added that some items which are healthy are cooked in a clay oven. They include Saag Panner, chunks of homemade cheese in creamed spinach and fresh spices, as well as a Mixed Grill that contains chicken, lamb and shrimp.

The restaurant, which opened Jan. 3, currently has 110 items on its menu, which is expected to be expanded soon. They are also planningto launch a website in the near future.

For reservations, you can call the restaurant at 570.343.2700. They also offer catering services.

The restaurant features a daily lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a dinner buffet Mondays and Tuesdays from 5 to 10 p.m. and offers take-out orders. Their Sunday brunch is expanded, but costs the same price, he said.

The Dickson City restaurant offers a 10 percent discount for college students and senior citizens, except on buffets, which are already discounted.

The restaurant is open seven days a week.

According to Singh, it took three months to renovate the building and they are still looking to add carpeting and dim lighting.

“Everything is brand new, from the kitchen to the dining hall,” he said.

Scranton resident Maureen McGuigan gave a glowing review of the restaurant upon finishing her meal.

“The service was excellent, the staff was very friendly and welcoming,” she said. “I also thought the food was really delicious. I think good service and flavors make a great restaurant.”

She added that the restaurant is a welcome addition to the area.“It’s nice to have more diverse eating options,” she said.

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