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1035 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-3138
+1 847-640-9554
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Always dark as if they dont want any dirt to show.Expensive 10-15 food and 3-5 for drink is there any left for a tip/ and the tax.So really could not eat there for lunch dinner I guess you could overlook the dark and dingy and hope the kitchen is clean.Pricing would lend more for dinner vs lunch.

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Thank Gary H
Gurgaon, India
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

I have been there whenever I get the urge of authentic Indian food. You may find it little costly but considering good ambience and food quality, it's still on one of my favourite place to get Indian food.

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Thank y_sharad
Palatine, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Worst indian food in USA.I would not give any star to this place. They are making fool of everybody in the name of indian cuisine. Being an indian i can say this place is extremely pricey for whatever they offer in their restaurant. Roti(bread) they offer are frozen which tastes really bad. No other indian restaurant serve frozen roti's like... More 

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Thank Leena644
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

One of the worst food ever had. I was so excited to see the only vegetarian restaurant but we were completely disappointed. The biryani did not have salt and terribly spicy whereas the saag paneer was way too salty. The portion size was too small and felt like the to go boxes we got were like they had packed the... More 

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Thank Sneha B
North Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Don't be deterred by the lack of curb-appeal (I wasn't sure what to expect from the strip-mall store-front) I was suprised by the amazing authentic Indian vegetarian food (this is what I tried but the menu was extensive). Indian Nachos and Ragda Samosa with Kacchi Keri (tangy green mango) were delicious and fresh-tasting as was the homemade indian-style ice-cream for... More 

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Thank NY2theCHI
Chicago
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

My daughter is a vegan and after a weekend of taking her to restaurants with few vegan choices, i decided to take her to the Chow patti which I have seen thousands of times but never tried. We were enthusiastically greeted immediately. The menu is very large and My daughter was in heaven with all the vegan choices. The waitress... More 

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Thank womantrvler
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015

Wonderfully tasty options for vegans and vegetarians. The tacos were really tasty as well as the other recommendations from our waitress. The dishes had an interesting mix of spices and the waitress was able to accommodate the desire to appease both requests for mild and heat. I prices are a bit on the high side for the portions, but we... More 

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Thank Janice T
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

I've been a regular here since the 80s and always enjoy the food and atmosphere. We have regularly driven here from Michigan just for dinner. Indian nachos are truly magical. Pav Bahji is savory and available on a variety of formats. I can't recommend this place enough for both vegetarians and non vegetarians looking for authentic original recipes. Love it!!!

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Thank Ted1255
Duluth, Minnesota
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2015

I keep kosher (or at least not trayf) which pretty much means vegetarian when eating out. And that usually means bland and mushy. I asked for something spicy and crispy - and they delivered! Can't remember what it was, but service and food was great. We were just passing by, btw, and used an app to find "restaurants near me."... More 

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Thank robinbirkw
Westchester County, New York
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2015

Food is not terrible but not really all that good and service is similar. The prices are definitely too high for what you get and the space has bad acoustics which means you can hear people across the room as if they were sitting right next to you. It's nice to have a wholly vegetarian restaurant in this area, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1035 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-3138
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 847-640-9554

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?