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“Not good!!!”
Review of Deshi Curry

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Deshi Curry
Ranked #734 of 1,090 Restaurants in Wichita
Cuisines: Indian
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

I decided to try Deshi on the basis of comparison with Wichita's other 2 Indian eateries (Kababs & Passage To India).

The restaurant itself is very very spartan inside. No real decor to speak off.

The order taker said they had some specials available that were not on the menu so I decided to try those. Butter chicken and mutton rogan josh - interestingly he described the mutton as "goat". Each comes with rice and I ordered a garlic naan.

The butter chicken was tasteless. The chicken was at least breast meat but overcooked and ry. The sauce was very thin and had no discernible taste or spice.

The mutton rogan josh at least had some taste and some heat to it. The sauce again was watery but at least the peppers and onions retained some texture. The mutton was "bone in" which would be OK if it were one bone. What I received appeared to be mutton chops, diced up and left with the bone splinters. This made eating it a bit more fussy than need be.

The rice was disappointingly sticky when it should have been a nice fluffy dry pilau. The naan appeared to have been cooked in a tandoor and had a good dose of garlic on it - unfortunately they took it out too quickly as some pats of it were still raw

All in all - skip this place and go to kebabs.

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Reviewed June 25, 2011

We are big fans of Indian food; we've have eaten at great restaurants and at mediocre ones. We had a late lunch (2:30pm) here on the advice of many positive reviews. The waiter was very courteous, the menu was interesting, the mango lassi and homemade lemonade were exceptionally good.

Unfortunately, the food could have been better.

We ordered two kinds of naan, samosas, the suggested daily special--Rogan Josh, along with Chicken Tikka Masala and a vegetable dish. The filling in the samosas was cold to barely warm in spots (microwaved?). The Rogan Josh was tasty but the beef was bony and of poor quality (very tough and a layer of thick cartilidge). The Chicken Tikka was not thouroghly cooked, the meat was still red in spots. The vegetable dish was decent but the creamy sauce was very runny. Our naan didn't come until well after we were nearly done with our meal.

Our two teens ordered the mango ice cream for desert. The ice cream wasn't exactly ice cream--it was more like a foamy, melting whip cream with a mango syrup poured over it.

Our visit to Deshi wasn't necessarily a terrible experience--as I said the service was very good and the homemade drinks were exceptional, but I probably won't make an effort to return to Deshi.

Perhaps meals during an earlier lunch or later dinner would be different.

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Thank Cambium29
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Reviewed March 30, 2008

Deshi Curry is WAY better than Passage to India!

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