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Nov 13, 2006 02:42 AM

Indian North County San Diego

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good Indian restaurant anywhere in the North County of S.D.?

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  1. I like India Princess, in San Marcos' Restaurant Row.

    1. Thanks! I'll be sure to try that.
      One of these days I'll also have to try Madras Cafe off Miramar Ave.

      1. ashaka the great off miramar/black mountain is pretty good.

        1. I went to Ashoka the Great and thought it was very mediocre, not to metion overpriced.

          I really like Punjabi Tandoor on Activity Road around the Black Mountain road area. My favorite dish is the Chicken Mahkni, but I recently sampled the Lamb Rogen Josh from a friend and it was equally good. Great naan as well.

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          1. re: young_chower

            Punjabi Tandoor can be very good (and better than all other Indian take-out places) but is also very often inconsistent with very mediocre meals. Overall I think Indian Tandoor is the better take-out place.

            1. re: young_chower

              I love Punjabi Tandoor - and have been there many times for takeout in the past few months. It does vary slightly, mostly the Naan, but most of the time I go it is well above average. I typically go when it is empty so food is good. I really like the folks that run the place - many times when I go they are preparing some catering and like to give samples. Besides, most dishes are $5-$7 which can't be beat. They have a chicken dish on the specials board that is great (Khani? something like that... chicken with butter, spices and hot peppers).

              I've heard Ashoka is superior, but they are 2x the price so haven't been in the mood (funny how price can do that!).

              BTW, my favorite "indian" food was at a kabob shack in Seattle that was actually Pakistani. What stood out was that the food was swimming in butter. Its a good indication to see the butter breaking from the sauce (unlike in French food). They had a chicken Karahi that was great.

              Where is Inian Tandoor?

                1. re: afinkle

                  Ashoka ( the one on black mountain) is really for westerners. Didn't see any indians eating there. The falvors are really tame, and like you said, much more expensive. I wouldn't even bother trying it out.

              1. i like star of india in utc mall