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Mar 21, 2008 07:07 AM

Desperately Seeking Indian Food In PBC

Are there any Indian restaurants in Palm Beach County or beyond that are worth the trip.
There seems to be a deficit in this ethnic category!!

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  1. I've said many times, an Indian Restaurant would certainly fill an empy niche in Delray Beach. We have Punjab to the south, in Boca. And a couple of places in WPB I believe are the nearest to the north. That's a hole just waiting to be filled in.

    Meanwhile we have appx 200 Italian and 400 Sushi/Thai/Japanese places within about 6 blocks! OK I am exagerating a bit but not much.

    Boca is south PBC - so search this board for very recent discussion of new place called Curries and More. You've also got Punjab and Bombay Cafe. Search here for them - or read this:

    1. Here's the link to the discussion about Curries & More:

      My wife and I really enjoyed it and recommended to a couple of co-workers who know a bit about Indian food. They stopped for dinner Wednesday night and said it was very good.

      Other than that, you really have to head south to Madras Cafe.

      Madras Cafe
      1434 S Powerline Road, Pompano Beach, FL

      Curries & More
      217 E Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton, FL

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      1. re: RickL

        indian pavallion on okachobee blvd w. p. b. has real food tell the staff you want food the way they eat it. not for local bland tastes as it will be blandthey make a good lamb vandaloo as well as good tandori treats

        1. re: marky123

          Just curious where on okachobee, need a landmark. Have you been there recently? We'll be visitng in April, looking for new places to try. Thanks!

          1. re: michele cindy

            marky, do you mean India Palace? It's on Okeechobee past military, on the south side of the street. Very, very good. My favorite.

        2. re: RickL

          Mrs CFB and I hit "Curries and More" on East Palmetto Park in Boca Raton last night.

          The bad news first...

          Service could have been a bit better. It was not that busy but I had to ask twice for my Kingfisher. And then the mistake that always drives me nuts. We asked for a check, got it, I put my card out... and then sat there for 10 minutes. I hate when a good dining experience is spoiled at the end when I have to wait for check or payment. I'm not a sit-around-and-chat-for-an-hour after dinner so I do get impatient.

          Now the good news...

          The Chix Tikka Masala was delicous, I asked for it half way between hot and Indian hot and they delivered. I think the key to good Indian is freshly ground spices and I seemed to have detected that in both our dishes.

          Mrs CFB had Spinach Saag and it was also excellent. On the side we had pappadam with some chutneys and butter naan. The basmati rice is excellent, seasoned nicely.

          1. re: CFByrne

            glad you liked it CFB, it's not too bad for South Florida and agree the Chicken Tikka Masala is good there.
            They have no idea how to make Naan bread so it's not worth ordering it. I am not convinced they have a Tandoori oven. Even if they do, their naans are just all wrong.

          2. re: RickL

            According to comments on their Facebook page, and other review sites...

            RIP, Curries and More.

          3. I personally would not rec Punjab in Boca to anyone. It's in an old hotel and has a moldy, musty smell inside. The food is probably the worst Indian food I have ever had.

            I'm from Atlanta and moved here last year. There is a defecit of Indian, Vietnamese, and Korean restos here. My only offering to you is Saffron in WPB on Village Blvd. but it gets mixed reviews. I personally have not found better, but I am still on a quest.

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            1. re: freakerdude

              quite agree with you freaker - the Punjab is unbelievably awful. I am a Brit and whilst not Indian, we Brits know our Indian food. This was frozen veggies amongst other things, all the sauces tasted and looked the same.

              The Bombay Cafe on Glades and I-95 by the Boca Raton Community Hospital is better - though it is not pleasant to eat at it works for take out.

              I will happily come on a quest with you - we should try Curries and More - nobody I know will dare try Indian food and I get desperate being used to having an Indian at least once a week in the UK. I have been to Woodlands in Coral Springs and was disappointed. My other alternative is to make homemade curry but it's not the same as sitting down to a plethora of good mixed dishes.

              1. re: freakerdude

                On a seperate note, Freaker, have you tried siagon cuisine in Coconut Creek, not that far south of PBC and worth the trip IMO

                1. re: SaminSFL

                  I live in Palm Beach Gardens and work in Boca, so I never go any further south except for a baseball game or concert. Thanks for the heads up though.

              2. SkIp Punjab in Boca.
                Madras Cafe on Powerline is very good as someone already said.
                Also consider Taj on Hillsborough east of Federal in the Cover Shopping Plaza. The butter chicken is to die for.

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                1. re: Raboi

                  "The butter chicken is to die for."

                  Which reminds me... Butter Chicken often known as Chicken Makhani. In some restaurants, it's virtually (or actually) the same as Chicken Tikka Masala. At Bombay Cafe on Glades, in fact, I think it IS the same dish - but on two places under 2 names on the menu. There version is good but different from the normal - it is VERY tomato-ee! Almost like it has a strong tomato paste base. The Tikka Masala at Curries and More was excellent.

                  1. re: Raboi

                    I searched all of the above menus....does any place offer a good Papri Chaat? The menus all seem so limited.

                    1. re: Raboi

                      Madras Cafe in Pompano Beach is my FAVORITE INDIAN RESTAURANT. They have greate buffet at lunch and a la carte at evenings.The best Indian food! I love it! The staff is very friendly.Excellent quality and good quantity. Nice clean environment. Excellent place to enjoy evening with family or celebrate a day.

                    2. Anyone done Sunday Buffet at Madras Cafe?

                      I am usually leery of buffets but a while back I think I heard someone say theirs was exceptional.