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Good Indian in Cherry Hill?

Can anyone suggest a good indian restaurant in cherry hill? Thanks!

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  1. The three best indian restaurants in that area (although none actually in CH) are Coriander, Voorhees, Palace of Asia, Pennsauken, and Gagan Bistro, Marlton. I also like Korma in Mt Holly but that is a bit further.

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    1. re: shoeman

      Is Palace of Asia the place by the Howard Johnson's?

      1. re: lucy217

        It is off or Rte.70 near Bishop Eustase. Do not be turn off by how shabby the motel looks. The inside of the rest is very nice

      2. re: shoeman

        I posted below rec'ing Palace of Asia. I have to say though that we were not at all impressed with a visit to Coriander. It seemed to be going for style (look of the restaurant) not substance (very timid food without the depth of flavor we're looking for). Just our opinion..

        1. re: shoeman

          We love Coriander in Voorhees...Very interesting indian restaurant. Some of the appetizers such as the crispy spinach are outstanding and unusual. Definitely a place where traditional indian cooking is challenged... Food is very flavorful...though sometimes can take more heat. When we are in the mood we just tell our server to make it 3X spicy. ;o)

          1. re: shoeman

            Have been to Coriander in Voorhees many times, and never been disappointed. The food has always been very tasty, and plenty. Staff has been friendly, and prompt.

            1. re: shoeman

              Coriander @ the Ritz in Voorhees is our family's favorite restaurant. If you like real Indian food, this is the place. The chef does not shy away from spices and we have learned HOT (Chillies) and SPICY (Spices) are 2 different things. The food is very flavorful without overwhelming the natural taste of vegetables. We have really started enjoying our Indian food instead of just swollowing it down b'cos of the chillies.
              The dishes are varied and everyone I know who's been there has favorite dishes. It's a tribute to the restaurant that the favorites are different, from chicken, to crispy spinach, to lamb, to fish, to vegetarian. I love the Roast leg of Lamb, it is just awesome.

            2. karma in mt holly is closed. has been for a few months now. the palace of asia is very lacking as far as atmosphere.the room is impressive but as much fun as dinner at Acme. the time i went, there may have been 2 other couples in the entire place...and altho it is no fault of the restaurant, the area is dicey..

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              1. re: spinach

                But how is the food? I'm not worried about ambience.

              2. the buffet offerings were dull, order from the menu...the lamb vindaloo was delcious and the bread assortment was a meal in itself (a separate charge).

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                1. re: spinach

                  Have you been since it fully converted to Palace of Asia? I've only been there for the Sunday buffet which is awesome and never dull. I'm wondering of we are talking about the same place. The "room is impressive but as much fun as dinner at Acme", I'm not sure what that means. The room is nice, but if your looking for jugglers or a mid meal magic show, you're out of luck.

                  1. re: shoeman

                    i haven't been there in about a year. i went on a weeknight, the room was huge and vastly empty with glaring white light (hence the acme reference). it wasn't a warm atmosphere for dining.

                    1. re: spinach

                      I think it is really important that you mention in your review that it has been a year since you visitied the rest, In that year they have renovated and completely changed owners, You might as well have reviewed a different rest

                2. Check out Gagan Palace on Clementon Rd in Lindenwold. About 10 minutes from Coriander and way better selection and quality.

                  1. I agree with the rec to Palace of Asia. It took a little while for the transition and renovation to be complete. But it is a whole different place and the food has been uniformly good in our visits since the "take over" -- buffet (Wednesday nights I think) and menu. This is connected to the Palace of Asia now in Lawrenceville (once in Princeton) that we loved for years when we lived in that area. They have a wide selection of food.

                    The problem is that with the look of the front of the hotel on Route 70, most people haven't found it yet. Approach it from the back -- you'll see lots of people walking along the park (weather permitting).

                    1. I second Coriander in Voorhees. The food was excellent, with a very broad menu. I do not know how often it changes, but they say that they offer specialties from different regions throughout the year.

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                      1. We visited Palace of Asia again last week and it was very good. We've now had both the buffets and ala cart meals since the full transition to Palace of Asia. We had Lamb Saagwala, Chicken Casmere (flavorful but mild -- our 8-year-old loves it now too), and another dish chicken dish -- as well as naan and paratha breads. It was early (and not crowded) and they were gracious to our children (including the 5-year-old who we still have to get chicken fingers for -- we're working on it).

                        If you haven't tried it since it was Bombay Palace, I really suggest you try it again.

                        1. Gagan Bistro on Rt. 73 in Marlton (just past the circle, going toward Philly). I'd been going to the Tandoor Palace on Rt. 70, but they apparently changed cooks about 2 years ago; the sauces seemed watery and the bread was suddenly terrible, no texture and flavorless. I was thrilled when Gagan Bistro opened nearby and I could get my naan fix again.

                          I tried Palace of Asia about 2 years ago, when it was Bombay Palace, and I liked the ambiance fine--it was quiet, overlooking the creek and the park, very pleasant with little white candles--though 1) the hotel's visitors watching you get in and out of your car are a little offputting (not a luxury hotel by any means) and there was an element of slightly oppressive loneliness in the large, nearly empty dining room (early dinner). As far as I recall, the food was fine, although the naan was too soft.

                          1. A) Palace of Asia:
                            I highly agree with the above posts: in Cherry Hill, Palace of Asia Indian Cuisine restaurant is de-facto: it is hidden off route 70 in a quiet area-- but inside, it is very elegant facing Cooper River. And the cuisine is top class "Palace of Asia" style, which you get in all their branches. They kept the same creamy light, yet flavorful Indian that the prior Bombay Cuisine had. None of the heavy greasy stuff, which a lot of places carry. It is the place to book events or just stop by for a takeout and eat along the river. Their bar is awesome too.

                            I still miss Bombay Cuisine and their amazing chef, but Palace of Asia has its charms, and it's wonderful.

                            Their buffets in the weekends facing the river are just great to sit by and spend a lot of time. They have weeknight buffets too (Tues/Wed)- don't miss chaat nights (Wed?). The food is just superb.. it's all about the food.

                            B) Gagan Bistro
                            There is Gagan Bistro off of Rt. 70 in 73 in Marlton (across of Kohl's)---and I hear that's awesome for authentic Indian food. Some people really crave that. It's a family run place and the pride shows in the cooking. A great hangout. They have nice buffets.

                            C) Go across the bridge to Philly and you can find tons of Indian restaurants: ie. . But really, after paying the toll and parking, I don't find the same quality of food necessarily that I might expect. I always thought suburban restaurants have been way underrated. The amount of buffet items in some of the restaurants are hardly any compared to those in South Jersey.

                            1. I too love Coriander. Also, for more casual Indian try Rajbhog on Greentree, it's a chain Indian fast food place with great dosas

                              1. Rajbhog Foods is a casual Indian restaurant in Cherry Hill. I will vote Rajbhog as one of the best in this area, because the taste is consistent. Samosa and Masala Dosa are THE BEST. Their Buffet selection is also good. What I really like about this place is the food is freshly cooked and is homemade style. The warm rotis melt in my mouth. They also sell so many sweets. This place make me feel that I am in India. They also have Indian street food such as vada pau, pau bhaji and many types of chaats. The grocery store attached to Rajbhog is also very beneficial. You have to check it out.

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                                1. re: krazy4goodfood

                                  Agreed, their masala dosa and "veggie patties" are excellent. The Rajbhog Sweets though are not that exciting--you really have to go to Edison to find good sweets. But they do have good snacks and a nice little Indian grocer next door.