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Review of Everest Indian Cuisine - CLOSED

Everest Indian Cuisine
Cuisines: Indian
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

Taj Palace served the best Indian food I can recall in this area, but some combination of a somewhat inconvenient location, a sense of formality and overpricing for Hooterville was more than they could survive. The dishes we had at Everest---palak paneer (milder than I expected), keema muttar (pleasantly hot) and rayta---were all very good, as was the chapati (the accompanying condiments were outstanding); one side of the naan was thick and a bit doughy, possibly an accident of how it landed on the oven. The $33 for the meal was perhaps a shade on the high side for the area but not outrageous; a fairly complete lunch special is more competitively priced. The menu may prove to be too expansive and eventually be trimmed back, but for the present the only thing we missed was dosas. The facility is clean and bright, done simply and acoustically very hot---a place one would eagerly go to rehearse a barbershop quartet but not for privacy---and the staff was friendly and appeared both happy to be there and competent. Wait times from 7 p.m. on a Friday at 85% occupancy were 7 minutes to see water, chapati and a menu; ordering went fairly quickly; however, it took a bit more than 45 minutes more for the meal to arrive, clearly fresh out of the cooking vessels. We ordered no appetizers but noted that they arrived in a few minutes at nearby tables, and I couldn't see the counter to look for carryout orders (which invariably delay eat-in service). The server apologized about the delivery time, which, taken with earlier reviews, suggested that they have hit their stride and that one should expect to wait closer to 30 minutes in general.

We will definitely go back---with a book of crossword puzzles (just in case)---to explore more of the menu.

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Reviewed February 13, 2014

Everest Indian Cuisine is the best thing that has happened to the Gulf Coast since Dolphins were invented! Fantastic food, amazing flavors, this place does the best Indian food you will find.
The service is unhurried, not slow, in fact it is at an ideal pace to savor and enjoy the dishes.
No buffet here, everything is freshly cooked to order. The Onion Bhajis are wonderful, pakora just as it should be and the curries are as hot or as mild as you want them. Their Butter Chicken is amazing with a creamy sauce like velvet.
Tandoori arrives sizzling at the table, curries in individual dishes. Don't forget the mouthwatering deserts!
You will not find a better Indian eatery anywhere on the Gulf Coast.

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Reviewed February 8, 2014

I left my wife in the car and glad I did. The place really needs an overhaul or a VERY good clean. Using curtains to cover up the mess is not a good sign.

Other than that the food was absolutely awesome. The Chef knows how to cook Indian food. I'll go here again but only for take-out. The food should really be discounted 20% for take-out. I paid $50 for two people! Too much.

One other criticism here is that they don't serve side dishes. I'm from the UK and been in the USA for 20 years but most decent indian restaurant here and overseas will serve up vegetable dishes as sides for 40% of the full price (if offered as main as well). I like an indian meal with 4 or 5 dishes that I can mix. So for 2, I would order 2 mains and 3 sides and we'd share a bit of each - that's the PROPER way to eat this lovely food.

Had the chicken tikka massala mild, Lamb Madras, hot, Plain Naan and Chili naan and an expensive side dish of Bombay Aloo.

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Reviewed January 12, 2014

We went for lunch and it took a long time to get our order taken, then it took way to long for the food to arrive. It was brought out piecemeal with some of our party getting their food way before others and then naan bread coming out after the meal was finished. We were paying when the waitress mentioned the dessert that was included. We saw a few other customers complaining about the wait while we were there. That said, the food was good and we would give them a second chance.

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

If you enjoy Indian Cuisine, you really should try Everest. They have the typical offerings of most Indian cuisine restaurants, and they won't fail to please you. From the tangy Chutney that appears on your table first, to the delightful Paneer and Curry dishes, you will want to keep trying more and more varieties. They make a perfect Naan that could easily make you forget about the rest of your meal. You can customize your dishes according to your own taste - mild, medium, hot. Their lunch prices are quite reasonable and the portions are enough to share. This is not a fancy restaurant. In fact, it was a Chinese restaurant right before Everest took over. The tables and chairs are more like a diner setting and the tablecloths are plastic. But, who cares when the food is delicious.

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