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Old 05-16-2009, 03:58 PM
 
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I don't know if it's exactly "authentic" to a Indian food purist but Indian Palace is really good IMO.
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Old 05-16-2009, 04:25 PM
 
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That is India Palace.
That's it! Good stuff.
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Old 05-16-2009, 04:27 PM
 
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That's it! Good stuff.
I like it, some people don't, everyone's tastes are different. Luckily DFW has a lot more Indian restaurants than it used to so if someone doesn't like India Palace there are plenty of others to try particularly in Richardson, Plano, and Irving.
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Old 05-16-2009, 07:50 PM
 
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There is a really good restaurant named Our Place - it is fancy on the inside but appears to be a hole in the wall from the outside. They have really good north and south indian cuisine. They are located at 635 and MacArthur (Valley Ranch). I personally think it is much better than India Palace - more authentic...
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:27 AM
 
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The overall quality of Indian restaurants in Dallas is mediocre at best. I find the Indian restaurants here lacking in the taste department (compared to similar restaurants in SF bay area). Among the choices available here, Madras Pavilion in Richardson is worth a visit, especially i you're in the mood for a south Indian vegetarian buffet on the weekend. Chaat Cafe has good chaats as well. Our Place isn't too bad either. I haven't been to Bengal Coast yet but have heard its okay.

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Old 05-17-2009, 08:05 PM
 
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Bengal Coast has phenomenal food -- We got a gift card from someone and went back several times. HOWEVER, the food is good but definitely not authentic.. it is kind of a fusion/new wave flavor. I definitely agree about Dallas Indian food being mediocre-- I'm from Houston where the Indian food is on a whole different level.
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:53 PM
 
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My Indian friends advised me not to look for both good south and north Indian food in the same place. S Indian places often cook really poor N Indian food.

For N. Indian food, India Palace (Dallas) and Iravat (Plano -near Central/Legacy) are good - mho.

For S Indian, Chetinaad (?) in Plano is good along with another one in Dallas (SE Coit/Arapaho?).

Best is to get invited to an Indian household
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:46 PM
 
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As the board's resident Indian, here's the gospel on Indian food:

The best Indian food right now is currently at India Palace and Iravat. Iravat is outta this world, and my personal fave.

Bengal Coast and Clay Pit are way fusiony, if you're into that thing.

If you're ordering single dishes and not the buffet, Saffron House is also really good.
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:50 PM
 
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Stay away from Udipi Cafe in Richardson. I never got such rude service. The waiter was too lazy to greet my wife and I at the door, he just pointed to the table we should sit at, never came by to pick up our dirty plates from the table or give us water, etc. Food was terrible too.

Kabab and Curry is a hit and miss. Sometimes its good. Other times the food tastes bad. I once asked the waiter why the food tasted different on that certain day, and the waiter immediately got defensive saying that the chef was off on that day .. and he went on to say that even they need a day off, etc. I dont understand why he got so defensive. As a customer, I am just asking why the food tastes different each time. But then again, the owner, or the owner's son, who walks around the restaurant floor like a security guard doesnt have any courtesy. If I am customer spending money at their restaurant, I expect good customer service- not give guests a cold shoulder. I dont know if its a lack of people skills on his part or what.

Ive been to Chettinad Palace in Plano and always enjoyed consistent quality in food and excellent service.

The Best Indian Food I have had in the Dallas Metro Area is India Garden in Garden. The food has always been very tasty, and the staff is very nice. I highly recommend it.

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Old 05-23-2009, 09:36 PM
 
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Roma Palace (Buckingham and Plano, next to Subzi Mandi) is very good. I'm no Indian food expert and I tend to choose "safe" entrees (i.e. tandoori chicken, paneer jalfrezi, chicken tikka masala) because I'm a novice. However, we had a group of employees visiting from India for several weeks and they went frequently and loved it. The staff will dial the spiciness up or down according to your preference - it isn't American bland for everyone. I even tried goat last time and I would definitely eat it again. Try their buffet and get a taste of several dishes.

I've eaten at the Roti Grill (Dallas location) once for lunch and it was okay. Wasn't blown away but it was good. Maybe if the prices were better.

Look in the Dallas Observer - some of the restaurants advertise in the restaurant section and sometimes have coupons. The local Indian grocery stores have local advertising magazines that also will have restaurant advertising.
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