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Perfect timing... I was looking for an adventure Friday night and this almost qualifies since it's not exactly clear what we're going to find at Renaisa on 78th. I called the phone number on the Renaisa website and connected to the restaurant on 164th -- their new name is Heelsha, website is: http://www.heelsha.com
Jeez. I just took a look at menues on Heelsha's site and is it fair to say that prices are outrageous!? I'd say the average is $20 per plate. I know Miami doesn't have a high concentration of Indian restaurants, but come on! The same goes for Anora (sp) in the Grove and, in an unrelated cuisine, Sheba for Ethiopian. The bulk of these dishes are stew like items and shouldn't be that expensive. Maybe I'm just griping because it's easy to get good cheap ethnic Latin food here, but outside of that we seem screwed.
Hmm. A new post (missem?) about the Renaisa saga has been deleted. But anyhow, the new renaisa.com website is up. It claims to be the original place reopening after renovations. Gotta say, however, that Heelsha's menu sounds more like the old Renaisa, unusual Bangladeshi preparations and all with new, insanely high prices. This new Renaisa menu looks like every other Indian place in America with slightly-less-insanely high prices. Renaisa goat biriyani, basically a pilaf with stew meat in it, $18. Heelsha, $22.
Which one got the cook, if any? You make the call.
Meanwhile, a tip of the hat to lax2mia for asking on that thread what city that is masquerading as Miami on the new Renaisa website.
Answer: it's Baltimore.