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Sep 25, 2006 03:20 PM

Indian food in northern suburbs

Having moved from NYC a while back, we're struggling to find a good Indian place up north. Searched on the Reader's site, and didn't find much. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated...

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  1. Here is a place in Highwood, which is easy to get to from most of the Northern suburbs:
    Curry Hut
    410 Sheridan Rd.

    I ate there once. Nice decor, good service, and a typical menu of northern Indian with the addition of some Nepali dishes. I thought is decent, although not as good as going to Devon Ave.


    1. Evanston isn't exactly a "northern suburb" but they do have a really good Indian (Napalese style) restaurant, Mt. Everest at 630 Church St. (847-491-1069) They serve an excellent all-you-can-eat buffet lunch for $8.95. Also, depending where you are - Mt.Everest is about two blocks east of the Metra Davis Street Train station (and across from public library.)

      Other than that, we always head to Devon and Western...

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      1. re: Jesster

        I second the recommendation for Mt. Everest! It's one of my favorite places in Evanston.

        1. re: SuzMiCo

          I like Mt. Everest, but go a little farther to the NW burbs (Wheeling area) for India House.

      2. There are 2 good places I've been to up north. One is The Peacock on Route 60 in Vernon Hills in the strip mall across the street from Hawthorn Mall. Great lunch buffet every day. Also really good chicken makhani. There's also a place in Buffalo Grove that some people argue is better called India House in a strop mall on Route 83. I've been to both and find them to be pretty equal. The ambiance is slightly better at India House. There's also a Curry Pot restaurant in Gurnee, but I haven't been to it yet.

        1. I have eaten at The Curry Hut, India House, Mt. Everest, and The Peacock. The one I like better than any of these is Himalayan Restaurant, in Four Flaggs shopping center on Golf Road in Niles (very swank location, next to a Driver's License facility and workout place). Indian and Nepalese food are served. The ambiance and menu are similar to Mt. Everest, but the food is even better.

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          1. re: bjs

            I second Himalaya. Although it's probably not north suburban enough. Great buffet for lunch.

          2. Curry Pot in Gurnee, Bombay City in Waukegan (border of gurnee and waukegan) are both excellent (With Indian food, Lunch Buffet is a great deal)