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1035 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-3138
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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars 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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Thank ShashJa
McKinney, Texas
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55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The restaurant is down the street from our hotel so we drove there for an evening meal. We are vegetarians so we find it difficult ordering at most restaurants. So we reviewed the menu and decided to order the Combination Platter (THALI). The service was warm and friendly, but at $16.95 the Combination Platter was greatly overpriced. The portions were... More 

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Thank Joestuffsda
Chicago
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My family (with four grandchildren in tow) had our Mother's Day dinner here. The menu choices were superb. As vegetarians, we appreciate being able to order anything on the menu and not have to worry about whether or not there are meat products involved. As an added bonus, vegans can also order dishes with non dairy product substitutions. The portions... More 

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Thank Cress H
Chicago
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Though they specialize in Indian cuisine, their menu features sections with Mexican, Italian and American food. They prepare each cuisine very well but just know that it all has an Indian accent to it. I think it works really well and creates some great flavor combinations. Also know that it is a vegetarian restaurant. We found the people who work... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan
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: 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?