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Nov 8, 2006 08:42 PM

Indian in Brooklyn Heights

I've got a craving for Indian tonight but was just planning on ordering in from a local place.

Does anyone have any recent experience with Curry Leaf on Remsen or Dhaka on Atlantic?

I'm obviously not shooting for the meal of a lifetime but if I'm better off fighting the craving, I'd like to know. Thanks

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  1. So long as you're resigned to mediocrity, I'd go for the average food at Curry Leaf rather than the flavorless food at Dhaka. Curry Leaf is not the best Indian food in the City by far, but it has been known to satisfy the occasional craving. Note, the dinner special gives you quite a bit of food at a very fair price.

    1. Curry Leaf is the best in the neighborhood, for certain. I don't like Amin at all, and think that Dhaka is lifeless. Same ownership as Kalusytan's grocery in Manhattan, and it shows in the quality of the ingredients. Delivery works well - while not super speedy, every order I've ever made has arrived correctly. Give it a try. Hope you like it.

      1. The last two meals I ate from Curry Leaf were notably worse than they have been in the past. The quality at their Manhattan restaurant appears to have taken a similar downturn. ( It would be a shame to lose the only decent Indian food in the Heights. Has anyone noticed a similar decline in quality, or have my last couple of meals been an aberration?

        1. I was there on Friday night with a small group, so we were able to try a great many things. We had a fine meal. Unlike the other Indian restaurants in the neighborhood, each of the dishes have distinct flavors, and the sauces, meats and vegetables don't all meld together into a single blur. Breads, etc were hot and fresh. Service was fine, but it should have been since the restaurant wasn't crowded. Maybe I'm lucky, but I go regularly and have yet to be disappointed.

          1. I've ordered from Dhaka before, it was pretty mediocre, but I ordered a second time because I was hungry for more indian food and this time, I mentioned that I wanted very spicy food and not to 'Americanize' the seasoning. My nose was running as I ate it, but it was great! Raga on Smith was slightly below avg., and it took them a really long time to make the food. I called ahead to order, and got there even a few minutes after they said it would be ready, I ended up waiting about 20 minutes inside. Disappointing.