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Coromandel or Tawa

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fooodie Oct 21, 2011 07:39 AM

Looking for good Indian for a celebratory dinner in Stamford. How do Coromandel and Tawa compare? Which is better? TIA.

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Coromandel Cuisine of India
68 Broad St, Stamford, CT 06901

Tawa
211 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06901

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    CTeater Oct 21, 2011 10:26 AM

    Tawa in Stamford, but I prefer Coromandel in Darien. Both will provide exceptionally good Indian food. Parking is much easier in Darien, if that's a consideration.

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    Coromandel
    25 Old Kings Hwy N Ste 11, Darien, CT 06820

    Tawa
    211 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06901

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    1. re: CTeater
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      wookiedoodle Oct 23, 2011 03:45 PM

      I completely agree, CTeater. The Coromandel in Stamford is just meh, but the Darien location is quite good. Tawa in Stamford is a great option if you want to stay in Stamford.

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      Coromandel
      25 Old Kings Hwy N Ste 11, Darien, CT 06820

      Tawa
      211 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06901

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      SeoulQueen Oct 26, 2011 09:51 PM

      No contest, go to Coromandel in Darien. Better than anything in Stamford.

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      Coromandel
      25 Old Kings Hwy N Ste 11, Darien, CT 06820

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        mushroomaffairs Oct 27, 2011 09:05 AM

        I like Tawa over Coromandel (Stam), have never gone to the Darien loc, so I can't compare. I do think Tawa was better when it was at it's High Ridge loc. though. The food and service was slightly better than it is now, the atmosphere was more intimate also.

        I once had a convo with the Tawa manager and he said both owners are very good friends. I've only been to Coromandel twice, once for dinner, once for lunch. For lunch I went with a group and of our party, two, including myself, had a little stomach trouble afterwards so I've been a little shy about going back there.

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        Coromandel
        25 Old Kings Hwy N Ste 11, Darien, CT 06820

        Tawa
        19 High Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT 06905

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          CTeater Oct 27, 2011 01:02 PM

          The two Coromandel locations are not comparable. And I agree - the food at Tawa's old location was better, and I liked the whole feel better (and the easy parking). Since they moved downtown, I tend to favor the drive to Darien, for the better food and convenience.

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          Coromandel
          25 Old Kings Hwy N Ste 11, Darien, CT 06820

          Tawa
          211 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06901

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          fooodie Jan 12, 2012 02:58 PM

          Thanks. I've now been to both. While both were good, I found Tawa to be a bit on the bland side. It may have been what we ordered, so I will give it another try. Coromandel had better flavor, but the portions were on the smaller side. I guess I'm just used to city prices and portions for Indian food.

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            stukin Jan 13, 2012 04:15 PM

            Coromandel in Darien!!! Easy decision. No brainer.

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