We stopped here for dinner last evening on our way home from the VF outlets in Reading, Pennsylvania. We were disappointed in our meal. We had heard this restaurant had Dosa, which is sort of an Indian Crepe, and they do, but only at the weekend lunchtime buffet. Too bad. Although we were seated and given menus promptly, it took a good fifteen minutes before the waiter came over to take our order. Now, at this time there were perhaps two other couples in the restaurant. We ordered the specialty dinner, at $19.99 per person, which was to give you a taste of a few of the items on the menu. The waiter did ask how we preferred our meals spiced. I asked for medium and my husband asked for authentic spicy. We also tried their soups, I had the tomato soup and my husband the mulligatawny. The tomato soup was bland, not spicy the way I had asked, and my husband said he had tasted better mulligatawny soup. We waited and waited, and waited, and finally our meal arrived. A metal tray was the plate for the food. In the center, a large serving of rice, bland. A small portion of some sort of dal. Mine was so spicy that I could barely eat it. I guess everyone has a different interpretation of what "medium" spicy means. There was a meat samosa on the plate that was very dry and overcooked. There were two pieces of tandoori chicken. These were "o.k.", but in my opinion tasted like it was made from the same boxed tandoori chicken spices that I make tandoori chicken with at home. It certainly did not have the taste when freshly made and the spicy yogurt taste is still mixed in with the tandoori seasonings. There was a chicken dish that had three (3) chunks of chicken in a creamy tomato sauce, again the sauce was so spicy as to be almost inedible. There was a small lamb dish as well, with 5 small chunks of chewy lamb. There was a basket of naan. We did not finish our food and asked for it to go. We waited so long for the waiter to come back with the boxes that we had our coats on, we had forgotten that the meal came with tea/coffee and dessert. The waiter said he would be "right back guys" with our dessert and teas. Ten or more minutes later the waiter came back with two teas. No milk for the tea, nor did it ever come. It was supposed to be some sort of "specialty spiced tea" but in my opinion it tasted like Constant Comment Tea. We waited again, at least fifteen more minutes, for the dessert to come. We asked for the check because it seemed that the dessert was not going to come and we were frankly tired of waiting. The restaurant by now had perhaps 7-8 couples in it, not terribly busy. No obvious reason for this much delay. Finally another waiter came out with two bowls of rice pudding. They were ok. We finished that, and thought that if we stood up we would actually get the check in a timely fashion. Yes, the hostess practically ran over with the check when we stood up. Disappointing and slow. Though we really want dosas, I don't think we would make the trip up here again for it.
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