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Good Indian Food?

rhennesy82 Dec 30, 2011 11:46 AM

I'm looking for a good Indian rest. for tonight; not too pricy but not too simple either. Any suggestions?

  1. Veggo Jan 31, 2012 07:14 PM

    Any opinions about Chaat Cafe on MacArthur in Irving? It bills itself as fast Indian food. I have had the lamb vindaloo with naan, lentil soup, curried cauliflower several times and it tastes pretty good to me, but I don't know Indian food very well.

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    1. re: Veggo
      air Feb 1, 2012 06:05 AM

      For "fast" Indian food, I like Spice and Rice Indian Tiffin in Valley Ranch. Macarthur north of 635. The naan there is the best I've had in the area.

      1. re: air
        anthropos Feb 2, 2012 09:18 AM

        Spice & Rice is great food, and really kind and friendly server, but recognize that it's a very simple take-out/eat-in that resembles a Subway as far as interior design. You really are just going for the food which is fresh, very well spiced, and way cheap.

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      lenwood Jan 30, 2012 08:37 AM

      Madras Pavillion was my favorite until the trip last week. New favorite is in Plano and well worth the trip--The Curry Pot.-- Excellent lunch buffet. I'll have to try it for dinner but can't imagine it not being excellent. The spice and flavor were the best I've had.
      Madras is vegetarian. The Curry Pot also serves meat dishes including fish and goat. (I did not try the goat but my brother liked it.)

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      1. re: lenwood
        Dallas Alice Jan 31, 2012 10:00 AM

        Madras Pavillion is vegetarian AND kosher. Who woulda thunk that combo?

        1. re: Dallas Alice
          irodguy Feb 5, 2012 07:46 PM

          I always enjoy seeing the odd mix of folks at Madras at lunch. I like the food, but you better like it spicy.

        2. re: lenwood
          masnole Jan 31, 2012 02:45 PM

          Curry Pot has recently changed ownership. I think it had better food with old owners. Certainly the Chicken Biryani is not as good as it was previously - I used to think it was about the best I had ever had. Now?? Bleh.....

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          Mike C. Miller Dec 31, 2011 01:01 PM

          I generally like India Palace. Not outstanding quality, but best overall in Dallas, although it's way too far north for my tastes. Roti Grill on McKinney just south of Knox, has a much paired down menu, but the quality is generally pretty good.

          There is also a place that is way out by DFW airport in Irving called Pasand. I just happened upon it looking for some non-chain place to eat on the way to the airport one day before cell phone's could look up places to eat. Pretty good quality and I've eaten there a time or two when I've been early for a flight or a flight has been delayed. But it isn't good enough to warrant a drive that far out just to eat dinner.

          There are also a fair number of reports that there are good Indian food restaurants out in the far out north suburbs like Richardson, Plano, etc. I never go out that far to eat, so I can't comment on any of those places.

          1. twinwillow Dec 30, 2011 02:51 PM

            Best in town! Cafe Mughlai. 5301 Alpha Road.

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