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Old 01-04-2015, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Vimala's is da bomb. Soooooo goood. And she won't turn away anyone who is hungry, either. Really great place.
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:30 AM
 
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My girlfriend loves Indian food and I'd like to do something nice for her. What is the best Indian restaurant in the Triangle?
Paradise Indian Restaurant in Morrisville for me.
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:53 AM
 
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Vimala's is da bomb. Soooooo goood. And she won't turn away anyone who is hungry, either. Really great place.
I follow her on FB. She seems lovely and uses local farms. I will get there one day to try her food. Hubby and I havent had a date night since July. I am searching for a sitter, maybe we will go there on our date night.
Ashamed to say we have lived here since Feb and havent been to Chapel Hill.
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Old 01-04-2015, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Oh, it's super casual. Just take the kids. They have a great outdoor space and people just let their kids run around outside. If you're looking for a fancier date-night place, try Cholonad just down the street. Vimala's is great for a date night, too, but definitely family-friendly.
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Old 01-04-2015, 01:56 PM
 
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Oh, it's super casual. Just take the kids. They have a great outdoor space and people just let their kids run around outside. If you're looking for a fancier date-night place, try Cholonad just down the street. Vimala's is great for a date night, too, but definitely family-friendly.
Thank you, good to know!
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Old 01-05-2015, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill
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I love Vimala's social stance but for quality of cooking it's Cholanad or Raaga for me. Both in Chapel Hill. For South Indian veg try Tower or Udupi Cafe in Morrisville/Cary.
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Old 01-05-2015, 06:52 PM
 
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Vimala's is really tasty - I have to check out the others, thanks!
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Old 01-06-2015, 06:50 AM
 
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I love Vimala's social stance but for quality of cooking it's Cholanad or Raaga for me. Both in Chapel Hill. For South Indian veg try Tower or Udupi Cafe in Morrisville/Cary.
This.
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Old 01-08-2015, 04:43 PM
 
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There's a new Indian restaurant on Hillsborough street (It used to be Taj Mahal or something). Anyway - the menu looks good and lots of people from my work eat there.
But my new favorite is Cilantro Indian Restaurant, Indian Food Zabihah halaal | cary, Apex, NC
It's really tasty and REALLY reasonably priced. Definitely recommend.
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Old 01-09-2015, 10:53 AM
 
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I guess it depends on what one means by "good indian food" - if you are looking for authentic Indian....then some of the places mentioned on this thread don't exactly fit that description.

Cilantro, Raaga, Dawat and countless others - they are the standard restaurants serving the run-of-the-mill typical indian dishes synonymous with Indian food here in the US - heavy tomato-based cream sauces...with slight variations and pretty bland. These restaurants cater to the American not much used to spices or to those not too familiar with Indian food...

If you are looking for authentic indian food, and it depends on what kind of Indian food you are looking for - Tower for South Indian vegetarian is a must place to visit. The Himalayan Nepali restaurant in Chatham square - get their lunch thali. Tandoor on Hwy 55 ( some people love it, some hate it. To me - their goat on the buffet is original. Their other dishes are very flavourful and does not fit the mold of the usual restaurants around here). Paradise - Good. Again, not your typical indian restaurant where you order your chicken butter masala or your chicken tikka masala and get that tomato cream goop that is the one gravy for all.

Check out yelp for true reviews...but do go try out the ones listed above if you are truly looking for the "real" or at least "close to the real" indian food.
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