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Dec 4, 2006 07:21 PM

Best Indian Food in Edison

My best friend is living up around Edison now, and we were wondering where the best place for Indian food is around there. I realize this may be a bit of a broad question given the range of regional cuisines in India, but I would love to know some widely agreed-upon favorite places.

(originally posted this on Tri-State, thinking Edison was more North Jersey)

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  1. The best Indian restaurants in Edison aren't likely to be in Edison. Monsoon is in South Plainfield and Chowpatty is in Iselin.

    There is a pattern that you have to watch for. Places are almost always great when they open and with the exception of a few classics like Moghul Express and Chowpatty, start sliding downhill.

    The current great newcomer is Volga in the same strip mall as the Subzi Mandi supermarket. But something could open in a week that blows them all away.

    BTW...much has been written about the old classics and a search should turn up alot.

    1. I haven't been there for about a year but I had a wonderful dinner at Rasoi II, which is on Oak Tree Road, very close to the intersection with Wood Avenue (I think this is in Iselin).

      I was taken to Rasoi II by two Indian friends, one from out of town. They both blessed it.

      There's also Moghul (different from Moghul Express) which continues to receive favorable comments. I haven't been there for a long time though.

      1. Thanks for the suggestions! I will definitely check some of these out...

        1. any recent word on khasiyat fast food in iselin? i see that it's gotten some praise on this board but was wondering if anyone else had eaten there of late, and if so, what dishes are recommended.

          what regional cuisine/dishes does rasoi II specialize in?

          and what about volga? what subcuisine (northern/southern, etc) is it, and what dishes are recommended?

          thanks a lot.

          1. Lebron:

            If you go to Khasiyat, the dish to order is the Thali. It's a nice, complete meal at a decent price.

            Both Rasoi and Volga have huge menus that make an attempt to span all of South Asia. I hesitate to reccomend dishes on these boards because things change so quickly.

            However...when you're new to a place on Oak Tree Road, it never hurts to start with a dosa. They're those huge filled crepes that seem to be the most popular item in town.

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            1. re: BrianYarvin

              brian, thanks for the great tips. appreciate all the edison-area (esp. indian) info!