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Suribhi Indian rest. 98th/Lyndale (MN)

Gastron Dec 21, 2007 11:12 AM

Its located in the former Shinders location in the Oxboro strip mall in the SE corner of Lyndale and 98th.They used to be located in the Szechuan Express location visible from 35W on the east side,but have relocated.

My child bride and I stopped by last night for dinner,and heres a report...

The decor is nice-12 ft. ceilings,walls painted a nice color,sparse wood decor here and there.
(As a beer lover,they had a good dozen to choose from-Kingfisher and Taj Mahal from India and your usual US brands)

I can't wax eloquently on subtle tastes,so I'll just say-if you order the "dinner" rather than ala carte,you'll be taking leftovers home.As a big guy,I rarely meet a meal I can't deal with,but I'd bet I have an equal amount of food to eat tonight.

I ordered their Surabhi chicken (hot) and it was terrific.They dinners come with a beer tray sized dish which contains 4 smaller (hockey puck size) dishes filled with a yogurt/cucumber sauce,lentil soup,another spicier soup and a sweet tapioca pudding type dessert.The center bowl is filled with basmati,and I mean filled!I think a single dinner would be perfect for two people actually.You also get a basket of hot naan.

Yeah,I'm spoiled by Kabobs,which is much cheaper,but its nice to have options.Especially if you want a nice place to sit down and enjoy a meal.Service is not hurried,but once we ordered,our meals were there in about 5-7 minutes.

Prices range from 10-14.00 for most entrees.I'll be back....

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    Loren3 Dec 24, 2007 08:07 AM

    Thanks for the update. I haven't eaten there in about 4 years, at which time it was entirely forgettable. Now, there Suribhi, Tandoor, India Cafe, and Kabob (and if you want to stretch it, Da Afgan) all in the bloomie/richfield area with good to excellent Indian food.

    p.s. My desi intern just dropped into my cube. He agrees: Suribhi used to be really sucky, now is really good. I'll have to try it maybe Wednesday.

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      faith Dec 24, 2007 08:57 PM

      For anyone looking them up, the name is Surabhi, the website is as follows:
      www.surabhicuisine.com

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        MNLawGirl Dec 27, 2007 02:20 PM

        This is my favorite Indian restaurant in the Twin Cities. Their Chicken Tikka Masala is to die for. Creamy, rich with great depth of flavor - unique in its preparation. I drive 30 minutes just to get my fix of this delicious dish.

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