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“Truly wonderful!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Navaratna

Navaratna
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Ranked #17 of 463 Restaurants in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
New York City, New York
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116 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Truly wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

This place far exceeded my expectations. We stopped on a road trip only because it was on the way... and now we are sorry we don't live in Stamford! The food is totally authentic... evidenced by the fact they had a full house and other than us there was only one other non-Indian table. They have south Indian specialties in addition to the usual northern fare, which was a real treat. We had 6 different dishes and all were delicious and even the curries we were very familiar with came out a cut above those made by our favorite veg. Indian place in Manhattan. I especially recommend the Alleppy curry and the malai kofta. We did not try the dosi but they were very popular and also looked and smelled great. The place is a little small and you have to walk through the bus area to get to the restrooms, but that was completely overshadowed by the wonderful food. We plan to make this place a regular stopping point on all road trips north, and would recommend it to anyone who likes Indian food.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

This place has got some great Indian vegetarian food. It is perfect for almost any sort of meal no matter if it is breakfast, dinner or just a small snack. The place is also quite clean and the staff are quite quick to respond to your orders and demands. Last but not the least the place offers amazing value for money.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Amoudi
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Stamford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Got to try!!!!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

Great food and service. Menu is very diversed for vegetarian India. The atmosphere is quaint and very casual. The patio is great in the warm weather months.

Visited December 2012
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New York City, New York
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85 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great vegetarian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

They get 4/5 for food, 5/5 for prices and 2/5 for ambience... great place for take out though - 5/5 for that as well

I have tried their hara bhara kebab, samosa chaat, dahi puri and schezwan idli and the taste is awesome!!

Their dosas are usually great, the paneer-spring dosa was an exception... it took long to arrive (spring dosas always do) and the paneer was a bit dried out. But the rava onion dosa totally made up for the loss ;)

They could probably do better by removing the bar and redecorating a bit... but once the food arrives I cannot care less about the decor... i go there often and plan to keep trying out their menu items.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank lv_roadtrip_4evr
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Vegetarian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

Our first visit was for the idly sambhar which was so authentic and yummy I was transported to one of the south indian restuarants in mumbai. We had to go back and we tried the south indian thali prepare to be surprised by it all we just couldnt stop eating each and every item in the thali (probably some 8-10 odd) was delicious and well made right down to the curd rice and topped with the mango lassi. It was the perfect meal. The service is good too. Best restuarant in stamford for vegetarian food.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wanderlust8077
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