is moving just a few doors down from its present location at 133 No. Santa Cruz Ave. and opening in mid January under the name of Chakra.
North Indian bistro owner Mani Kadir is expanding into the former location at 137 No. Santa Cruz Ave., adding more space and under a new name, said Tandoori Oven manager Chris Gough.
"It's going to be the same kind of food, but bigger and better," said a worker who asked to remain anonymous and who works for the Bell Brothers Construction company that's renovating the site.
Gough said the new location, which is expected to be about 1,300 square feet, is scheduled to tentatively open Jan. 16. He said he wasn't aware of what will replace Tandoori at its present location. He said several people have visited the location inquiring about the lease.
"It will be about the same size, but it will have an upstairs," Gough added.
"Great, I like Indian food," remarked Los Gatos visitor Doug Starfield, who was walking by the site Wednesday afternoon and peeking inside the construction work.
The Seattle native said had eaten at Tandoori Oven in the summer and loved it and is glad its owner is growing his business and not taking away the only Indian cuisine restaurant in town.
Tandoori Oven is a favorite among many town residents. It's known for its tasty appetizers made with flavorful proteins and vegetables, salads, curries, wraps, a homemade Indian-style bread called naan and delicious beverages such as Indian beer, mango lassi and chai.
Tandoori has locations in Campbell, San Jose, Palo Alto and Daly City.
According to Gough, it's safe to assume the restaurant's new cuisine will also originate from the Punjab region of Northern India and Pakistan.