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Mandala Bistro - New Haven, CT - Anyone Been yet?

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So I saw an ad for Mandala Bistro - www.mandalabistro.com. Peeked my curiousity. Seems kind of odd: "American, Italian and Indian" "Mix Bistro." I think it was the old Marketplace (perhaps same people but reinvented with a new name?) next to Kudeta?

From their 'under-construction' website: "We invite You to experience the melting pot of American, Indian and Italian food. To ensure the quality of the menu items offered, each of our Chefs have specialized in a particular cuisine. Food that is sure to please any food connoisseur and an ambience that is sure to provide a warm and exiting feel, Mandala Bistro welcomes you to enjoy the Mandala experience and 'enlighten your taste buds'. "

Is this like a casual, take-out place. Just seems odd to be able to get Chicken Tikka Masala and Chicken Parmesan in the same place and wash it down with a Lassi and have Tiramisu for dessert.

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  1. oohhh...I looked at the menu, and it reminds me of that restaurant from Seinfeld..Babu's I think it was?

    Anyway, this could either be really good, or really, really bad. I may check it out, since I love Indian food and my DH doesn't like it at all.....I will be sure to report back if we do go...could be a hard sell, though.

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      1. We were looking for a new place to eat in new haven, and found this one. The food was great and so was the service. The place is modern casual..pretty cool. I ordered the lamb sizzling platter and my freind the chicken tikka and she said it was the best tikki she had ever had (better than Thali). Also, if u like Martinis they have a whole range of signature Martinis..try the Kamasutra.

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        1. re: ilovefood_01

          Where is this restaurant? Between Kudeta and what was Katz Deli?

        2. I just had dinner there; I'll go back again. It is odd to see Italian on the same menu with Indian, but I can see myself going for something unfamiliar and spicy while my wife sticks with chicken parm. It would work for us. I agree with the other poster who called it "modern casual" - good description. The service was excellent. Among your choices for how spicy (hot) you want your food (mild, medium, spicy), I chose spicy, which was a mistake. I enjoyed my meal, but sweat was rolling down my face the whole time. Medium would be plenty of heat for those who are looking for some. I noticed several $9.95 vegetarian entrees, which I plan on trying in the future.