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Nov 12, 2006 08:46 PM

Looking for good indian or pakistani food in Dallas...

Have some clients coming in from Pakistan and they usually like to sample the local indian or pakistani scene. Any good recommendations for good indian or pakistani food in Dallas? Any thoughts on Taj Majal (10455 N. Central Expressway)?


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  1. Taj Mahal, hands down has been the most consistent place I've found in Dallas. I've tried highly rated(at least according to DMN) India Palace and Clay Pit but found they are both lacked the usual depth and spiceness, especially Clay Pit. I will never go there again! I live and walk to Taj Mahal all the time when I get a craving for Indian food. Living in Chicago spoiled me where there's a huge concentration of great Indian and Pakistani restaurants on Devon Avenue.

    1. My Indian friends tend to dislike India Palace, Clay Pit, and Taj Mahal. They make the trek out to Mayuri (in Irving, I think) instead.

      1. if they want to have food that tastes as close as in pakistan, take them to BBQ Tonight, which is at the South East Corner of George Bush Tunpike and Old Denton Road. They have a Sunday Brunch which is quite good and tasty.

        Another low key (hole in the wall kind) place I would recommend is Al-Markaz restaurant, which is inside the Al-markaz grocery store. Not sure if you would like to take your clients there...

        Another Restaurant recently opened is Tandoor @ Legacy and Alma. I believe it from the same owner as Al-markaz, but a better sit-in atmosphere. Have tried the food a few times now and its been consistantly YUMMY!!!

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        1. re: delhiite2

          Thanks for the recommendations guys... I'll definitely take a look at Tandoor.

        2. I prefer Pasand to Mayuri. There are two locations, one on Belt Line just north of 183 in Irving, and another on Campbell Road in Plano. The Irving location is populated principally by Indians, and it's unpretentious and inexpensive. Both locations have a decent selection of vegetarian items that many of the more North-focused restaurants do not.

          1. I would agree with Pasand it's very consistant.