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I've been thinking of trying out a few Indian restaurants I've spotten in Framingham: Welcome Indian on Route 9, Rasoi, and Dakshin. Has anyone been to anyone of these? Is there one that is better than the other?

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  1. there was a (small) group outing to dakshin back in the summer. there's a report on the board if you search for it. however, shortly thereafter dakshin was reported closed due to health code violations. i don't know if it has reopened.

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    1. re: autopi

      It reopened, but I think the bad press hit them hard enough that they were experimenting with running nightclubs on weekend nights. Usually when a restaurant goes down that road, the food doesn't come back (Jin in Saugus has also recently gone this route, as well as to some extent Sunset Cafe in East Cambridge.)

      1. re: itaunas

        wow...that's too bad. it was a really spectacular meal--the crab curry in particular was wonderful. really out of the way for me, but based on my experience really talented cooking.

        1. re: itaunas

          That building through the last 3 restos has a large function space that runs a Brazillian nightclub on weekends.

      2. Has anyone tried Rasoi,the restaurant around the BACK of Trolley Plaza, not the take-out counter of the Indian grocery in front?

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        1. re: galleygirl

          We've been to Rasoi twice. Both times the restaurant was nearly empty, which makes it a strange dining experience.

          I think the only thing I got at Rasoi that I didn't like was a chai tea, but the food itself was fine. If we wanted Indian in this area, we'd head here and not bother trying to find a new place, so we definitely didn't have any problems with it on our previous visits.

          However, I should mention that while I like Indian food, I can't take spicy foods, so...not sure how authentic a source I would be. And I only go with my husband so we have maybe 2 or 3 dishes, max, per meal.

          I haven't been to the other restaurants you mentioned. and I think we would have gone to Rasoi more often except the emptiness of the restaurant was a little weird. Somehow seeing more people at a restaurant makes it a better experience and memory.

          1. re: taterjane

            don't overlook Curry Leaf on rt9 east next to x-mas tree shop. far better than all except Dakshin (pre closing-haven't ben since). it's small but great!

        2. I also like Gold Star (on the connector road between Rt 9 and Rt 30). They have a phenomenal Coconut Chicken dish offered occasionally as a special and not on their regular menu. I order it everytime I go there (regardless if it's a special or not...). Also, check out Welcome on Rt 9 east (near Trolley Sq). The atmosphere isn't much to speak of, but I've always enjoyed their offerings.