After visiting UBuffalo’s MSW program, Julian and I decided we were in the mood for Indian food (when are we not?). It was a pretty typical Indian restaurant, but with the addition of booth seating. Our waiter was definitely the friendliest Indian waiter I’ve ever had, and just the friendliest Indian I’ve talked to in the U.S. period, so that made our experience really special. The food was good, and a bit spicier and more flavorful than I’ve had. I had a Paneer, which I never do, and Julian had Chickpeas, and we of course had butter naan (mmmm, my favorite!). I will be going here again if I go to UBuffalo.
‘Indian Cuisine’ Category
November 11, 2011 by Nina
October 15, 2011 by Nina
Julian and I went here for buffet night a long time ago. The restaurant was dark and closed looking, and the food was almost all gone and very cold. They offered to heat it up in the microwave, and we were a little disgusted. Needless to say, we never returned. That is, until I was in the hospital, wanting nice spicy indian food, and the closest place was here. Julian ordered the Dal Makhani (Lentils in delicately spiced herbs and white cream sauce) and Chana Masala (Chickpeas cooked in a special blend of spices). Both were well seasoned, and the second was very spicy. We were both so impressed and satisfied by our meals. Julian was so happy with his, that he ordered lunch from there the next day! They have a $5 lunch special that I will definitely be making use of on my lunch breaks (pictured below)!
Category Indian Cuisine, Kingston, NY | Tags: $5 lunch special,Chana Masala,Chickpeas cooked in a special blend of spices,Dal Makhani,good indian food in kingston,indian food,kingston,Lentils in delicately spiced herbs and white cream sauce,ny,spicy indian food,spicy indian food in kingston | 1 Comment
September 20, 2011 by Nina
Julian and I had a Groupon for this restaurant, and decided to make Sunday a date night (yay for spontaneity!) of Indian food and laser tag. Generally, I don’t imagine Albany as a place I would live (it has some pretty crummy areas), but since I’ve been thinking about Grad School there, I’ve been looking at the for rent buildings differently, and so has Julian. This little neighborhood where Jewel was, is so charming. It has brownstones and loads of restaurants, and is just the kind of place we could imagine ourselves living next year. Julian thought it was an even better than Rochester (where we always talk about having a loft), and a less expensive version of a Beacon Hill–Brooklyn combination. But onto the restaurant itself. When we walked in, I was immediately drawn to the TV, which was playing lots of promiscuous Indian music videos (since when is pole dancing Indian?). The menu has on it a girl with a very large nose ring, and the ceiling has cut-outs where lights sparkle on and off. We ordered Singara Samosa Chat as our appetizer, and Chai. The chai took forever to come, which we thought would be a very good sign as to it being actual chai, but it as soon as the waiter brought it, with sugar packets on the side, we knew it would not be authentic. It was also luke warm almost to the point of being cold, which was disappointing, but I thought that Samosa Chat was excellent. It was the perfect mixture of warm and cold, and a bit spicy. For our entrees we ordered Bhindi Masala (okra) very hot, and Channa Dal Masala (chick peas) hot, Butter Naan, and Poori (Julian’s absolute favorite). Both entrees were good, but the chick peas were absolutely wonderful. I actually found that that was spicier than the okra, and I loved it. The breads were not comparable to what we had in India, but still satisfying. We both agreed that it is definitely some of the best indian food that we’ve had in the U.S. and I can’t wait to come back here.
Jewel of India on Lark
187 Lark st
Albany, NY 12210
Category Indian Cuisine, NY | Tags: albany,best Indian food in Albany,Bhindi Masala,Butter naan,chai,great Indian food in Albany,indian food,Indian food in Albany,ny,Poori,Singara Samosa Chat | 1 Comment
September 12, 2011 by Nina
Julian and I wanted to eat Indian food the other night, and decided to try out the new-ish restaurant in Uptown Kingston. It happened to be buffet night (our favorite!). We got there pretty late, so there was little left, and it didn’t seem like they planned on refilling the dishes, so we ate pretty cold food. But still, it was very good. We also found out they are the same people that own my favorite buffet in New Paltz! Next time, we’ll come here earlier.
Kingston Indian Restaurant
298 Wall St
Kingston, NY 12401
Hint: Buffet night is Tuesdays from 5-10
Category Indian Cuisine, Kingston, NY | Tags: buffet in kingston,indian restaurant in kingston,indian restaurant in kingston with a buffet,kingston,kingston indian restaurant,New Paltz Indian Restaurant,ny | 1 Comment
June 30, 2011 by Nina
As far as Indian food goes, this restaurant was fairly standard, but the decor was most unusual. My guess was that the chalk drawings of waitresses in tight clothing was left-over from the previous owner, but Julian pointed out that mango lassi and other traditional Indian specialties were a part of the drawings. So who knows, but the decor is a trip. Like I said, the food wasn’t particularly memorable, but I would go here again if I was in Rochester.
New Taj Indian Cuisine
298 Exchange Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14608