When we saw that the old Khyber Pass had become Indian Villa, we decided to give the restaurant another try.
We waited some time to be seated, and it was not clear who our server would be.
The complimentary papardum were actually quite tasty, but the two chutneys accompanying them were watery and lacking in flavor.
We started out with Kadhi Paneer, which is listed as a main course for $9.99. The paneer itself was ok, as were the onions and bell peppers, and there was surprisingly enough a level of spice to it (despite being marked mild on the bill). However, this was a $9.99 appetizer, not a true main course.
Next we ordered the full tandoori chicken at $13.99. One can get into a philosophical discussion of what is a whole tandoori chicken--what chicken parts do or do not comprise a whole tandoori chicken in traditional or fusion versions of the dish. However, regardless of what parts were served, they were mainly bone with very little meat--a very bad value at $13.99.
Then there was the choney masala, which we ordered with a medium spice level--which totally was not there despite being marked so on the bill. The choney masala was also fairly greasy. We had assured our server that we eat at Indian restaurants all the time.
Raita at $1.99 was nothing special and a rather small portion given the price.
Service throughout our dinner was drive-by at best. Staff seemed more concerned in filling various large take-out orders or in serving those who had come into the bakery counter at the front.
Fortunately, we had a Living Social coupon, so at least we had a $13 discount on the mediocre meal. We will not be back to Indian Villa.
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