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Teji's -- Best Indian food in Austin, hand's down.

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cantgetnoslssp Aug 4, 2013 02:50 PM

Finally Austin has truly great indian food. And it opened right by my job. If you haven't tried Teji's, there's a location on Guadalupe and somewhere up in Round Rock, and you like Indian, check it out. I know an indian food place is good when their curries don't all taste the same. Teji's dishes all have individual flavors and spices. Lamb korma's my favorite, as well as various goat dishes. Their naan's amazing as well.

  1. tim irvine Aug 4, 2013 02:55 PM

    This is really good news. Thanks!

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      Ashforth Aug 4, 2013 05:28 PM

      Nice to know! Their menu looks good and the website says they'll be doing delivery. I am always on the lookout for good places that deliver lunch downtown.

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        Rptrane Aug 4, 2013 06:05 PM

        That's high praise. Asiana, Chola, we have great Indian food here. I'd need to hear a bit more feedback about this place since this is your first post.

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          nytexan Aug 4, 2013 08:08 PM

          i only know the round rock location next to the high school on 620

          1. Alan Sudo Aug 5, 2013 04:47 PM

            Teji's on Guadalupe is good - very good in some dishes. While I wouldn't say it is the best in Austin, it's a top level choice and the prices are low for the quality/quantity of food.

            I would rate it as a place I can put on a regular rotation for dinner, but not a place I would take out of town guests. Service style is order at the counter and a friendly runner will bring dishes to your table as they become ready. They have a lot of food packed into a 2 page menu including 5 different biriyanis and 10 different breads including naans, roti, kulcha and paratha. Most entrees come in your choice of chicken, lamb or goat. I'm not very deep into the menu yet but can comment on the few things I've tried.

            Things to try:
            Garlic naan - a big and flavorful serving portion that my companion and I both enjoyed,
            Lamb Biriyani - a different style of biriyani than I am used to, it seemed almost like a fried rice and was deliciously spicy (in both senses of "spicy" - hot and flavorful),
            The wraps - unique to this location only, the Teji wrap is a large naan filled with an entrée and rice plus other goodies. It seemed a couple of steps up from a Chipotle or Freebirds burrito at the same cost.

            Things to skip:
            The combo plates - small portions of generic dishes only served as a group of to-go cups in a paper bag. It makes for a very awkward meal if you would like to eat in.

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              cantgetnoslssp Aug 5, 2013 07:14 PM

              I'm curious to know what restaurants you think are better. I love indian food, and most of the places I've tried around town are OK, but not great. G'raj is the only other place I've had that I'd say it pretty good, but a lot of what you get there is the ambiance. Their lamb samosas are fantastic, though.

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                jwynne2000 Aug 6, 2013 05:12 AM

                Surely New India Cuisine on S. Congress has to be in the discussion.

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                  slowcoooked Aug 6, 2013 08:00 AM

                  Indeed, their eggplant / shrimp dish is one of the best indian plates in town, and I love the chicken lollipops, ginger chicken soup, and malvani fish curry. I've been underwhelmed a few times, but when they're on and the order is right, they're as good as it gets here. and they bring the heat.

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              rajat Aug 6, 2013 04:41 PM

              My two goto places for Indian food is Teji's and Voss Fish and Grill. At Teji's, our favorite is the Lamb Curry and Aloo Gobi; but I do like the Bhindi (Okra) Masala and the Dum Aloo. At Voss, my wife will always insist on the Shrimp Katakat;the FIsh Masala is also very good. The bread at Voss is roti, which is what is usually eaten in Bengal, rather than Naan.

              The Samosas I like best (guilty pleasure) is the ones at Curry in A Hurry, although, because of trying to get back in shape, I haven't allowed myself any for a while.

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                Longhorn13 Aug 9, 2013 06:41 PM

                Preach, Preacher!

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                  jrolli Aug 15, 2013 11:41 AM

                  Delivery only means that inhouse people will wait forever. So last week (early August) Teji required 45 min wait time to prepare one serving and a garlic naan....the dining room turned over twice. One table thhat came when I did got a free entree for the wait time, as I overheard the excuse because they filled their first delivery. Write this outfit off. Glad I don't need to go there again.

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