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Review of Harini Indian Cuisine - CLOSED

Harini Indian Cuisine
Cuisines: Indian
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

better options available in the same neighborhood for a similar price, however not a bad option for a quick meal

Thank Anandshah82
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Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is ok for take out. Not nice to sit there and eat. It's next to Olive Garden so there is no parking left. Curry chicken made little spicy is good.

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Thank VJP990
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We have been to Harini several years ago when it first opened, and decided on the repeat visit again. And we were not disappointed getting a really positive dining experience. We are more than well familiar with the numerous Indian restaurants in the Central NJ, and are happy to report that Harini is among the best ones. Most definitely, the service is by far the best, very amicable, efficient and personable. The maitre d'/co-owner explained to us the nuances of the South-Indian cuisine and even treated us to some of the sample desserts we never got to taste before. The service is undoubtedly deserves 5 stars.
The food is very good; the menu boasts the extensive range of the Northern and Southern dishes; some of the rice specialties, such as Jeera Rice and Lemon Rice, are quite unique never appearing on the menus of the other Indian restaurants in the area. The prices are very moderate and budget-friendly. Our Mulligatawny Soup ($2.99) was decent, though the portion size was quite smallish. The Chilli Chicken ($6.99) was very good, and prepared exactly to our liking, very spicy per our request. We were very satisfied, for at the multiple Indian restaurants we always had a problem with chefs following our directions to serve us extremely spicy food. The Chicken Sheikh Kebab ($12.99) was very good too, though it wasn't served sizzling hot in a metal pan, but just on a regular plate. The amount of onions served with it was a tad overwhelming but the dish tasted delicious nonetheless. Our other main course, Chicken Tikka Tandoori ($12.99) was great, and quite different (Chicken Tikka doesn't often come in its Tandoori variant). Our Chicken Sheikh Kebab came with its own Naan, something we never saw in any of the other Indian restaurants. Not knowing it we also ordered an Onion Kulcha ($3.49) and it equally tasted great.
The desserts, of the South-Indian recipes, are on display, and the staff were kind and attentive enough to show-and-tell us the varieties, providing necessary explanations.
Harini is located in a strip-mall. It is a typical modest location, so do not expect from it an interior as elaborate or luxurious as Chutney Mary, Palace of Asia or Crown of India offer. But the food and the service are great. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed March 10, 2012

We were looking for a simple place to catch a quick bite to eat. We happened upon Harini's and were amazed with the extensive northern and southern Indian menu. Service was quick and there were families enjoying their meals. A great find.

Thank AikiJudy
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