Fast-food doesn't have to be based on greasy burgers. Syracuse's newest restaurant proves that.
Indian Tandoor Restaurant, owned by Sharaf Zaidi, has opened at 232 Harrison Street, formerly occupied by Mangia Pizzeria.
Zaidi is relying on the iconic tandoor clay oven, shaped like an inverted hollow beehive, used to quick-cook meats, breads and kabobs.
He says this fits well in his plan to provide quick food service for busy downtown workers and visitors.
Indian Tandoor also offers the usual mix of regional Indian dishes -- masalas, tikas, biryanis -- as well as lassi drinks made with yogurt.
The restaurant has seating and does take-out business. Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday. Phone: 565-4099.