Punjabi Tadka in Arlington opened this week so I decided to give them a try for lunch today.
You get one piece of Papad to munch on while waiting for your food. The Onion Chutney was very good, not as spicy as most places but very tasty.
Went with my old favorite, Chicken Saag and the chicken was tender and moist, I would have liked the spinach a bit more "runny" but it was very flavorful. Ordered it medium and it was on the mild side. Prices are comparable to Punjab up the street but no soup or linen napkins but a portion that could have feed two people. Good value for the money and very pleasant service, but I was also the only customer in the place. The tableware was very sleek and modern.
They also offer a lunch Thali that I can't wait to try, vegetarian $9.95 and meat $10.95 and one more with a Samosa added (I think) for $11.95 and also the same in Tiffin to go version, $7.95 and 8.95 respectively. The full menu looks pretty standard including Dosas. The interior looks pretty much the same, repainted and new carpets.
444 Mass Ave, Arlington 02474