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Jan 4, 2009 04:12 PM

Currylicious? in Rockridge

Was driving up College toward Broadway in Oakland and noticed a sign up where Cuvae use to be. Hasn't opened yet. Anybody know about this place?

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  1. I live a couple blocks away.

    I don't now how they will compete with the lunch crowd when they have a great $10 Indian buffet in a nice setting across the street at Khana Peena.

    They are open now and look very slow.

    They charge extra for the Naan and $2 for a small bowl of Chutney.

    5299 College Ave

    They have some really good reviews on Yelp.

    Free delivery on orders over $25.

    1. I live right around the block. My girlfriend and I went there for dinner tonight. The place really looks small from the outside, but what you don't notice is a larger dining room in back. The colors and decor are beautiful and the owner was very gracious. Now to the food. I ordered the chicken tiki masala and it was fabulous. There were large chunks of chicken and the sauce was excellent. The naan was better than what they serve across the street. This is my new favorite Indian restaurant in Rockridge. I will no longer pay for overpriced food with substandard service across the street at Khaana Peena. As for the the $10 buffet at lunch at Khaana, the food is cold and bland. Tell everyone you know about Currylicious, it's a new gem in Rockridge.

      1. Yeah, I've never loved the food at Khana Peena, either for dinner or for the lunch buffet. The food is underseasoned , the meat isn't of the best quality, and it's expensive with that. I look forward to trying this place out, because it's closer to me than Flavors of India, which is my usual Indian take out.

        1. I ate here recently and didn't enjoy it at all. I ordered the chicken tikka masala, baingan bartha, naan and rice. While the meat was well cooked in the CTM, the sauce was was unspectacular. The baingan bartha was pretty good; the naan was especially doughy. I probably will not dine here again, given that Flavors of India is much better (and closer!) and the prices are comparable. I'm willing to admit that I had an off night, though.

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          1. re: potatochips

            Interesting. I thought the word on Flavors of India was to avoid it. The one time I went on Lakeshore when they opened, it was pretty so-so.
            Isn't there one in Montclair now? Sounds like it is worth a trip.

            1. re: Bryan Gros

              Flavors of India on College is my go to Indian place -- the food is always reliably good, and the people who work there are really nice. I've been through a lot of their menu by now, and it's all pretty good, if not revelatory.

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            Currylicious Restaurant
            5299 College Avenue, Oakland, CA