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Biranyi House in Cary?

Sinophile Oct 16, 2007 09:10 AM

Has anyone tried Biranyi House in Chatham Square, Cary? I've heard it's good.

  1. rossgrady Oct 16, 2007 09:36 AM

    I haven't been, but a couple of months ago I was talking Cary Indian food with one of the [Indian] developers here at work, and he said Biryani House was his fave of those in that Cary cluster, so it's definitely on my list to try now.

    Biryani House
    744 E Chatham St Ste B, Cary, NC 27511

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    1. re: rossgrady
      Sinophile Oct 16, 2007 10:23 AM

      I will go this week and report back.

      David A./Sinophile

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      Jeanne Oct 16, 2007 11:14 AM

      I was in the area last week and saw it, but went to Suchi Indian Cuisine - right around the corner. One of the people in our party is Indian and this is her favorite of the Indian restaurants in Cary.

      She did all the ordering for us. For appetizers we had batura, a small tandoori sampler consisting of shrimp, chicken, a ground meat "patty" that had been skewered, grilled pepper and onions, and a huge chicken tikka dosa. We shared entrees of hyperabadi dum-ka chicken biryani, goat biryani, and shrimp tikka masala w/rice. Tons of food - a lot more than we could eat - and it was all very, very good.


      (if someone can explain how to do the link I'd be glad to)

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      1. re: Jeanne
        jakas Oct 16, 2007 02:31 PM

        I went to Suchi last week with my friend and really had a bad experience. The owner pushed the tandoori platter on us when we were interested in ordering the Chicken65 for appetizer. The tandoori platter came out cold ... not sizzling as we expected. Also when we got our bill, he had overcharged us for the beer ($7.99 instead of $6.99). I didn't want to make a commotion, so quietly paid the bill and left and vowed never to go back there again.

        1. re: jakas
          Rory Oct 16, 2007 06:56 PM

          ugh! And there is no such thing as 'tikka masala'

          1. re: Rory
            Jeanne Oct 17, 2007 06:49 AM

            Check the menu - "Shrimp Tikka Masala".

            Forgot to add that we also had the butter chicken.

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        bbqme Oct 17, 2007 09:01 AM

        That's the one across from Cool Breeze, right? If so, I've eaten there twice and didn't like it much. The meat in their biranyi had a lot of bones and very little meat. Their curries are overloaded with onions and garlic, in the style favored by Muslims/Pakistanis. Their lamb sausage kabob is pretty good but everything elsw we tried was mediocre at best. Better off going to Cool Breeze, Udipi Cafe, or Suchi instead.

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        1. re: bbqme
          Rory Oct 17, 2007 08:37 PM

          whether it is shrimp, chicken or 'whatever tikka masala' that's a made up dish for British palates, which they are exporting.
          who needs that?

          1. re: Rory
            cackalackie Oct 18, 2007 04:18 AM

            Maybe some people like Tikka Masala! I certainly know people who do!

            1. re: cackalackie
              Rory Oct 18, 2007 06:35 PM

              hey that's fine cackalackie. Brits eat it after a night of beer driking, similar to pizza.
              But when an Indian restaurant, purportedly serving regional food offers it....then they are dumbing down the menu & you worry.

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          prashpai Oct 19, 2007 12:25 PM

          We tried it last week during Eid time. They have the best meat offerings in Pakistani/North Indian cuisine in the area. Their seekh kababs were excellent. Its not for the faint of heart or stomach though, their rating was 82.5

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            suri_baabu Apr 2, 2008 07:24 PM

            You all please do me a favor!!
            Don't go there, the food is really terrible. The quatity they serve is very less for what they charge and quality of the food is BAD really BAD.
            Don't even ask me how is the service WORST service.

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