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“Fast Food not Made to Order”
Review of Chutney Joes - CLOSED

Chutney Joes
Cuisines: Indian
Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
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Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
Reviewed June 28, 2012

It's fast food that is not made to order, and very very hot. So if you are like me, and can't handle the extreme heat of indian food, I would not recommend this place. Even with the yogurt chutney, it's still way too hot. But if you can take the heat, then definitely visit this place as the people are friendly and the place is clean.

Thank Carole L
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

Recently visited Chutney Joes, the taste quality has gone down. Indian food served here is American version (not spicy as Indian food) to cater the people. I have been here many times in 2009/2010 at that time the food was really good. The Palakh paneer(Spinach cottage cheese) used to be very good but it is not that good now.

The only thing I still like here is the Vegan Garbanzo bean curry(Chickpea curry) and the red kidney bean curry. Try the various chutneys they provide here, I really like those. The Rice pudding(Kheer) desert is also very good.

Overall I would rate this place average as the food quality has gone down but many of my colleagues who eat non-veg like this place as the food is not that spicy.

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Thank ketan81
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

This chain makes good quality, pre-prepared Indian food for reasonable prices. This is a great option for vegetarians.

Thank rugged7
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Reviewed December 28, 2011

Won't win any points on atmosphere, but the food was hot, tasty, and inexpensive. The South Loop is painfully low on good restaurants; stop here instead of hunting.

Thank cavlec
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

This place despite what you hear is a Indian fastfood place. They serve naans, kebabs, dahls, several different kormas, and pork vindaloo (weird).

I got the lamb stew combo and it was OK. I gave it a 7/10. Food not spicy. Sort of watered down taste.

AVOID IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A REAL INDIAN EXPERIENCE

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Thank inro41
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