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Indian Food in STL recs?

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Want to go out for my birthday tomorrow (Wed. 3.3) and was thinking I haven't had any really decent Indian food since I moved to St. Louis a few years ago. I have to admit, I haven't been to a ton of places, after my first few lackluster tries I kind of gave up on it.

Any suggestions? I live in the city but have no problem traveling to the county. My husband loves all the pickels and chutneys ... so any place that does a good job with that would be appreciated.

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  1. I just posted this list under a query on ethnic foods below

    One that comes to mind that may be closest for you is Everest Cafe
    http://everestcafeandbar.com/aboutus....

    My list of
    Indian restaurants in NW county.
    Gokul Snaks and Sweets is one of my favorites and is vegetarian.
    India Palace(the one by the airport overlooks the runway
    )Priyaa Indian Cuisine
    Raj's Rasoi Authentic Indian‎
    House of India
    also several I haven't tried.....Yet!
    Indian Food
    Haveli--just opened-this is next on my list.
    Mayuri India Restaurant-doesn't seem to have the best reviews though
    Those are the ones I can think of but may be others.

    Also Saffron on Manchester west of 270

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    1. re: wekick

      I enthusiastically second the suggestion of Gokul (although they should change their name--this is not a "snacks and sweets" place). It's not a spot that you go to for atmosphere. It's a store front in a tiny strip mall and it has a buffet seven days a week for lunch and for dinner, although I believe you can order off of the menu. It was recommended to me by an Indian friend and I coudn't help but notice the number of Indian families dining in the restaurant the first time I took my (non-Indian) family there. I really appreciated the variety of foods available on the buffet. I didn't have that sense of "sameness" I've experienced at other Indian buffets.

    2. I am a big fan of Raj's Rasoi in Maryland Heights. Altho its food is vegetarian, the food is much tastier than the Indian places that use meat.
      http://rajs-rasoi.com
      However, the restaurant is in a strip mall. Not exactly the place to go for a birthday dinner.