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Kabob and Curry on Thayer St.

bluesman55 Jan 8, 2007 11:13 PM

I'll be the first to admit, I don't know a great deal about Indian cuisine, so to say the food was excellent, well, may or not be true. I myself had the Chicken Saag, which I found to be a nice change from my regular restaurant fare. My question: Has anyone had a good or bad experience here? I thought the food close to excellent, but what do I know? Thanks.

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  1. finlero RE: bluesman55 Jan 9, 2007 02:17 PM

    A Boston-based Brown grad friend on mine still makes the pilgrimage down to K 'n' C on a regular basis. He considers it to be neck and neck with Namaskar in Somerville for favorite Indian in New England.

    When I'm in Providence and looking for something more authentic, it's Kabob and Curry all the way. India on Hope St is a fun change of pace for Americanized, nominally healthier Indian-style fare.

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      celeriac RE: bluesman55 Jan 9, 2007 04:20 PM

      Kabob and Curry is fine, but I'd hardly call it super-authentic. It's above-average quality (at keast in terms of ingredients), but the food isn't all that compelling. I think Not Just Snacks, up on Hope across from 7 Stars, is vastly preferable from a chow standpoint, although it's certainly a less polished space.

      And I haven't been to India on Hope St, but the branch that used to be downtown was god-awful. Bland bland bland and overpriced. Blech.

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        finlero RE: celeriac Jan 9, 2007 06:13 PM

        > Kabob and Curry is fine, but I'd hardly call it super-authentic.

        FWIW, an Indian friend of mine had Kabob and Curry cater his wedding, specifically citing it as one of the more authentic choices in New England. Personally, I'd have to agree that it's perhaps closer to "reliable" than "compelling", but I certainly can't remember ever having had a bad meal here.

        I'd forgotten about Not Just Snacks -- that place is terrific! The hole-in-the-wall vibe definitely epitomizes a chow "find" too.

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          celeriac RE: finlero Jan 9, 2007 06:52 PM

          Hmm.. fair enough. I'm not sure what compelled me to use "authenticity" as my guide, given my limited knowledge of Indian food. My bad.

          Nevertheless, I concur on the "reliable rather than compelling" vibe. And I'm never had a bad meal there either.

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