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Apr 25, 2009 02:21 PM

Curry Craze in Parlin, NJ

I was driving by and saw this place behind the check cashing place off Rte 9 and was wondering if anybody's been here. It's a Chinese Indian restaurant.

Curry Craze
989 US Hwy 9 N Ernston Rd
Parlin, NJ 08859

Tel # 732-721-7191

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  1. Lots of Indo Chinese sprouting around central NJ..
    Definitely will try the Veggie Hakka Noodles here and at Chopstick North Brunswick.

    In my world Ming Edison NJ is the King of Indo Chinese.

    1. Stopped here for take home earlier today.
      The host was gracious!
      Tried the Veggie Hakka Noodles - this was like a traditional chinese lo mein noodle.
      Also tried the Lollipop Chicken - this was a more traditional Indian dish chicken legs in a rich curry sauce.
      Both good.

      It is a huge restaurant which will also be expanding to double the current size

      They offer a weekend buffet for 6.99

      All Located in a cul de sac right off Ernston Road and Rt 9
      Next door to the Patel Market and Haldi Chowk Food Court

      3 Replies
      1. re: shabbystorm

        Thank you for reporting back, shabbystorm! Have you been to Haldi Chowk Food Court?
        I was always wondering what the food's like in there whenever I am driving by.

        1. re: wench31

          Have not been in there, here is the chowhound post.
          Another location on Oak Tree Road.
          Seems like one of those places that has several variables that need to be considered, day, time, stall, spice level, chef, selection, etc...

          1. re: wench31

            It's mediocre at best. The quality in each of the "stalls" varies quite a bit and I think the prices are pretty high for service (there is none as it's self service). I like Desi Galaxy in Edison/Oak Tree Road much more and thinks it's a much better value. Not bad, but not someplace I'd go out of my way to visit. Curry Craze is a much better option right next door....

        2. I've been going here regularlay (2-3 time a month) for quite some time, it started out as Bombay Lords and was awesome, went through a few not so great owner/chef changes and in it's latest incarnation has gone back to great food. I usually go on friday evenings and it's pretty quiet, especially for such a large place but with kids, I appreciate that, Service has always been very good and most importantly, the food is great. They do a huge catering and takeout business and are doubling the size of the place to handle large parties. I recommend the dum aloo, hakka veg noodles in particular but haven't really gone wrong with anything I've had here. They automatically include a 15% gratuity and it's BYOB for now (I always bring a bottle of wine, no corking fee) so keep that in mind, overall I'd give it 4 out of 5 stars.

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          1. re: sshahnyc

            Stopped in today to get a menu; Curry Craze is "closed for renovations."

            1. re: MarlboroMan

              When I stopped the gracious, kind, owner said he bought a liquor license and the building next door to expand into a larger banquet hall. Hopefully he is renovating to build his dream, not that the american dream got the best of him.