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PattiCakes Jul 25, 2008 05:45 PM

New place, 1824 Callowhill, favorably reviewed today in the Philly Daily News. Anyone been?

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    Buckethead RE: PattiCakes Jul 25, 2008 06:32 PM

    Yep. It's definitely no Tiffin, but it's not bad. If I lived in the neighborhood and wanted to have Indian but didn't want to drive to Tiffin, I'd go back. We had a little problem with the service but it was their first week in business and they sort of comped us an entree, so no problem.

    1. rabidog RE: PattiCakes Jul 25, 2008 07:57 PM

      my SO went there when it opened and loved it.

      oh btw there's also a new place in fishtown on girard called ekta... the owner was a former tiffin chef. i can't remember if i've seen this posted here yet or not. i plan on trying both out soon!

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        PattiCakes RE: rabidog Jul 28, 2008 10:25 AM

        I should have known that Rabidog would be on the case of any new Indian place!!!! I wonder if ekta is near Tiffin on Girard?

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          Buckethead RE: PattiCakes Jul 28, 2008 10:39 AM

          It is, several blocks east of it:

          http://foobooz.com/2008/07/ekta-menu/

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          mazza3 RE: rabidog Jul 30, 2008 11:21 AM

          ekta kicks @ss. just went there last night. my sister thinks it is better than tiffin, i think that they are neck and neck, HOWEVER, their masaladar chala dish is off the charts good. i've never had a meal at tiffin that was so holy crap, perfection! though i have always raved about tiffin too....

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          pie22 RE: PattiCakes Jul 30, 2008 06:43 PM

          I got delivery from here last week - very good and quick delivery. I had samosa that came with 2 chutneys and the "red onions", garlic naan - perfectly done and wrapped, felt like i was eating it fresh in the restaurant, and a chicken dish that i can't remember the name but red spicy sauce with onions, peppers and indian pickle mixed in - i believe it was called chicken achari...I've never been to Tiffin but I have had alot of indian food and this was pretty good for my standards.
          Special note on the delivery - I was quoted 30-40 minutes - the delivery man got there in 35 minutes and apologized for being late - I thought that was really nice considering he wasn't late at all!

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