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Best Indian in Edison or thereabouts

Need to take some people out and I want really really god Indian food, cheap or fairly cheap. Getting off the train at Iselin Metro Park and heading to New Brunswick. What's truly great? Thanks, Hounds!

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  1. If chat (indian street snacks) are yer thing, then there's no better place than chowpatty, where you can try out an insane amount of them for cheap...Their dosa's are larger than a small child and cooked the way you've always wanted it cooked.

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    1. re: sixelagogo

      Chowpatty's sweets show is a great place to sample and take stuff home, but for a sit-down restaurant, I prefer Rasoi down the street (which is actually closer to Metropark Station).

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      Rasoi
      1567 Oak Tree Rd, Iselin, NJ 08830

      Chowpatty Restaurant
      1351 Oak Tree Rd, Iselin, NJ 08830

      1. re: nynjfoodie

        have you tried chowpatty's sitdown restaurant nextdoor? the snackshop is great, but I really dig their actual restaurant, as it's not yer typical/generic Punjabi focused cuisine (however much I love naan, tandoori, etc, it's refreshing to finally go to an Indian restaurant doesn't have the generic Indian/Punjabi/British menu)

        1. re: sixelagogo

          I might add that Chowpatty is a Gujarati vegetarian restaurant and the primary cuisine is Gujarati.

        2. re: nynjfoodie

          Really enjoy Rasoi and Moghul only a few lights away.
          http://www.moghul.com/edison/

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          Rasoi
          810 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

      2. I continue to enjoy the fresh wonderfully tasty and well cooked lunch buffets at SPICE MELANGE in downtown Metuchen

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        1. re: dragonguy

          Spice Melange is great too, I've found they're more focused on modern Indian rather than traditional dishes. They're also located closer to Metuchen train station (1 block away) than Metropark though.

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          Spice Melange
          419 Main St, Metuchen, NJ

        2. I tried Moghul earlier this year after reading good reviews of it. The soups were very small and our samosas were served cold. The waiter was nice when we asked for them to be heated up, but even hot they were just ok. I know there are a lot of Indian restaurant options in the Edison area, but I'm not sure what to try next.

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          1. re: Hanale

            Hanale, have you ever tried Rasoi on Oak Tree Rd in Iselin? They serve family style buffet for lunch and off the menu in the evening. We've enjoyed it very much; especially the goat and lamb dishes. The last time we had lunch at Moghul, we weren't happy either. The sweet shop a few doors down was the only enjoyable treat that day.

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            Rasoi
            1567 Oak Tree Rd, Iselin, NJ 08830

            1. re: HillJ

              I've heard Rasoi is good as well. Chand Palace in Piscataway seems pretty good to me, although strictly veg.

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              Rasoi
              810 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

              Chand Palace
              1296 Centennial Ave, Piscataway, NJ 08854

              1. re: HillJ

                Thank you, I'm excited to try your suggestions! I'm actually looking for vegetarian Indian dishes, whether it's the entire restaurant or just some of the dishes.

                1. re: HillJ

                  I just got back from dinner at Rasoi in Iselin and I'm so happy that you recommended it because it was wonderful. My husband and I shared the samosa choley and the samosa chat. The chick peas that came with both appetizers were flavorful and they were filling enough that those could have been our dinner, but we also ordered a paneer dish to share. Everything was great and we're excited to go back there.

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                  Rasoi
                  1567 Oak Tree Rd, Iselin, NJ 08830

                  1. re: Hanale

                    Excellent, Hanale. I'm very happy for you that Rasoi was more to your liking.

                    1. re: HillJ

                      I had dinner at Rasoi Saturday as well based on recommendations here. Really enjoyed it. Looking forward to having my leftovers tonight. Everything tasted homemade and more authentic than what I've had at other Indian places. Loved the mix of people at the restaurant too. It's so close to where I live yet hadn't been to the area.

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                      Rasoi
                      810 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

                      1. re: spike74

                        The place doesn't look like much from the outside but the food is wonderful. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed Rasoi as well spike74.

              2. Wonderful veggie and non-veggie buffet lunch. Always crowded. Sophisticated seasonings. Don't be fooled by strip mall location (across from Bowcraft on Rt. 22). Ask for special bread that is not on the menu. Huge flat bread nicely seasoned with garlic, onion, black sesame seeds, etc. Worth the trip from Edison...

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                1. re: anne Gonsky

                  Anne, what is the name of the restaurant you're talking about? What town is it in? Do you just ask for "special bread" or does it have a name? Thanks!

                  1. re: Hanale

                    New menu does include special house bread. Treat yourself...

                2. Best Indian is NOT in Edison - sorry. Edison used to have a few good places but they got complacent and the quality went down, while prices went up and portions smaller.

                  If you truly want really good Indian, head down to Bristol Borough, PA to Cafe Bombay on Mill Street. They are byob. A finer Indian meal can't be had. You can get whatever spice level you want, 1-10 and 8-10 is no joke. It will be heat with flavor, at the same time. The chicken makhani is heaven on earth. His homemade ice cream ... oh my.

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                  1. re: jkling17

                    Appreciate the tip but this is the NJ Board jkling, not PA.

                    1. re: HillJ

                      Granted. I lived in NJ for some 15 years and used to work in Edison. One can SEE NJ from the bottom of Mill Street - I promise you that the trip will be worth it!

                      1. re: jkling17

                        There are still PLENTY of good Indian places in the Edison/New Brunswick area. After all, they cater to a very large Indo/Paki population.

                        In Somerset on Easton Ave, just over the border of the two towns, is POOJA. It's one of the best Indian restaurants I've ever experienced. Been there for both lunch and dinner a number of times, and it has been consistently top notch.

                        But hey...we all have our favorites... :-)

                    2. re: jkling17

                      I know this is old but you seem to be missing a couple of points...the thread isn't about the best Indian in NJ...it's about the best in Edison.

                      Second, if you had any idea how many different Indian restaurants are in the Edison/Iselin area you would never suggest one "Indian" restaurant that's better than everything there. Edison has such a depth of different types of Indian joints that there cannot be just one place anywhere that's better than everything.