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140 Howe Street, New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 498-2801
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
The decor wants help

The interior is nothing to look at, but the food is nice (though not stellar) and the staff is all smiles. The Dahi papdi was excellent, the chicken in my Chicken Madras was very over cooked, but the lamb Vindaloo made up for everything.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Pattie L
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The interior is nothing to look at, but the food is nice (though not stellar) and the staff is all smiles. The Dahi papdi was excellent, the chicken in my Chicken Madras was very over cooked, but the lamb Vindaloo made up for everything.

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The food was spiced perfectly and the service was good. I really enjoyed my lamb rogan josh. I only wish that I had gone with friends so I could have tried more of their selection!!

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

This area deserves better than this; we had a takeaway and it was by far the most disappointing dhaal makhani and fish madras I had ever tasted, small portions (with a free serving of rice) for the rip-off price of nearly $30. This is all surprising seeing as authenticity is on show, from cricket on the small TV to the... More 

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Wamboin
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I had the nine-vegetable vegetarian dish (which came with basmati rice), and also a salt lassi to drink. It was a good tasty meal, and including gratuity came out at $20

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Grandville, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We just ate in for the first time this evening after having ordered take out several times. It appears that most people do take out, as it is almost always somewhat empty inside. You don't go for the decor which is an interesting mix. Instead you go for the food. I debated among the rankings due to this balance. The... More 

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Bristol, VA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I and three friends had a leisurely dinner here and thought the food was uniformly excellent. We ordered a couple of different appetizers and each a different entree, all were top-notch. My lamb curry was some of the best I have ever eaten, and the chicken vindaloo and spicy shrimp curry were to die for! You owe it to yourself... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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178 reviews 178 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Didn't seem to be doing a whole lot of business in the late lunch time (2 p.m.), but the curry was good and the lunch specials reasonably priced.

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Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

I had a very nice dinner here -- authentic, well-presented, and mostly pretty delicious. The raita was disappointing, but the chicken koorma was some of the best I've had anywhere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2009

Great place for the buffet

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New Haven, CT
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2009

Our family has been going here for years, mostly for the buffet. It's a very kid-friendly place, and the management and staff are always so welcoming and gracious. The buffet food is extremely tasty, although mostly on the milder side. The decor is a bit lackluster, but still has its own homestyle charm, probably because the people are all so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 140 Howe Street, New Haven, CT 06511
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: (203) 498-2801
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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