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Reviewed February 12, 2019

if you like good Indian food you can find it here. The person who has had good food from India will tell you this is the real deal. If you like spicy chicken the one here is top notch. If you do not want really...spicy tell them. No goat for me due to allergys. not a fancy place but it is built on good food with a few items on the walls they selll a few items in the front like flowers that you knew it would do. My friends love the place and go here a lot.not expensive. a nice place to go to relax and eat.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for years, great food ! Very autentic Indian cooking. Owners are a very nice family. Must try if you like Indian food

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed August 3, 2016

So this is a very modest shop that is like walking into a whole new country. Since I have taken cooking classes at Rasoi (and thoroughly enjoyed them) this is the perfect place to find authentic Indian ingredients that I can use in Indian, Pakistani,...Thai and other Asian cooking. Prices are affordable and the counter folks are always humble and kind even when I ask lots of questions.More

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Walking into Not Just Snacks, I'm always floored by how few people have found this amazing little place. It's a secret my husband and I have been enjoying since before we were married--ten years, and this little jewel of a restaurant has never changed. A...few other non-Indian diners know the secret, but the majority of the patrons seem to be native eaters of the delicious food on the menu. There's nothing impressive or trendy about the interior, though the walls have some seriously cool murals to look at while you're waiting for your culinary adventure. A counter at the front sells pakoras, samosas, and other Indian snacks and desserts to take away in a paper bag like the lucky person you are. The eat-in menu is only slightly less extensive than a fancier place. The prices are very low, and the food is absolutely delicious. This is the only place I can order biryani, because it's ruined me for other places. The pakoras, sweet lassis, and chicken tikka are some of our other favorites. Everything is brought out in plastic takeout containers, and ceremoniously served on simple metal plates. But you won't be thinking about the humble flatware when you taste this food. It looks like a hole in the wall, but give this place a try. Hiding inside is some of the best Indian food in Providence.More

Date of visit: May 2016
Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

I always enjoy dining here. My favorite dish is their tandoori chicken, along with the delicious naan and the great dipping sauces. Try the honey ginger naan - it's almost a dessert. Also great are the mango lassi drink, the samosas and pakoras, and much...more. The ambience is very far from fancy and instead simple and bright. Thumbs up.More

Date of visit: March 2016
Reviewed November 30, 2015

You won't find great atmosphere here -- at all. But you'll find terrific Indian food at reasonable prices. My favorite is the tandoori chicken -- and the naan is great, too (try the honey ginger -- it's like a dessert).

Date of visit: October 2015
Reviewed November 21, 2015

Nothing pretentious here, just ordinary food, small portions, overpriced, brightly-lit interiors, no acoustic insulation. Many better Indian restaurants in Providence.

Date of visit: October 2015
Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is our most-frequented Indian restaurant of the 3 near our house. It's cheaper, and is just good Indian food. No "fusion" fuss like Rasoi (which I also love) and I'm fairly certain they use ghee, unlike India (which I also love). They've always been...super friendly to us and our child, and while waiting for a takeout order I had a cheery political chat based on a button I was wearing. Some things are available to just grab and go, like samosas, and they are also affilated with the grocery across the street if you want to pick up yummies to use in your own kitchen.More

Date of visit: August 2015
Reviewed July 19, 2015

One line review first: If you don't like good spicy food and want less spicy and less aromatic food, you will like this place, however if you are yearning for REALLY AUTHENTIC Indian food with all its spice, aroma and flavor, you will be a...little bit disappointed. The chicken biriyani and vegetable biriyani we ordered were very so so. As I myself know how to prepare decent biriyani, the most magnetic aspect of the "biriyani" is its "flavor" and "aroma". I can tell that the biriyani (both Chicken and Veg) we had did not have the flavor at all and very much missing in "spicy" level. We requested for "very spicy" or "5 out of 5 spicy" and it was missing the spice-level that an authentic biriyani should have. In addition to biriyani, we ordered aloo gobi (potato and cauliflower sauteed in garam masala with cilantro flavor) and it was also meager in taste. However, the quantity of both the biriyani and the complimentary "naan" that you get along with the aloo gobi was more than sufficient. But the lady who served us was very very very very friendly and service was very good.More

Date of visit: August 2014
Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

One of those holes in the wall with authentic food. Always looking forward to eating here. That could use a makeover but who cares !

Date of visit: July 2015
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