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“Great menu dishes, so-so buffet”
Review of Rasoi Restaurant

Rasoi Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 158 Restaurants in Pawtucket
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Rasoi, Hindi for kitchen, is the fruition of a dream by chef Sanjiv Dhar and his team to balance healthy food, personalized service and Indian culture. The Rasoi idea is associated with a family kitchen where you are treated as a guest. Rasoi is an 85-seat restaurant and bar, designed to give all patrons an unobstructed view of the open kitchen. The Menu is refined, traditional and creative and features diverse regions of India. Since 1990, his Restaurant Kabob and Curry has been awarded many accolades. He is a speaker, chef instructor, author and a cooking show host on television. Located at Blackstone Place in Pawtucket, the restaurant offers plentiful parking and easy access from Interstate 95. We feature creative dining, a full bar, take-out service and complete catering services.
Reviewed June 7, 2014

Just realized I always compared Rasoi and sister Kabob and Curry based on their buffets.
I never like Rasoi's buffet as much over the last 2 years. But rarely go for the menu items.

Well, two occasions in a row changed my mind.
Tandoori chicken has a bit of spicy kick to it.
Saag paneer much better than K&C, lots of flavor, not just spinach, but with spices. Even Saag lamb is good.
The Chicken Tikka is not a masala sauce, but a slightly different tomato based sauce. Its delicious.
Dosa available anytime, try with potato filling on the side. keeps the dosa cripy longer.
All time favorite is their lentil soup. Suits our taste perfectly.

As mentioned, not a big fan of their buffet. Any comments of watered down curries, I would only agree in reference to buffet. All the menu items are perfect.

Rasoi is now my new favorite Indian in Providence area.

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Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Pros: - good westernized look

Cons:- worst food we ever had so far. The staff at desk was welcoming but the Indian folks did not care about looking/welcoming. We felt like we were in wrong place to begin with.
Next let's talk about the food. The curry was watery, it seemed like to increase the quantity the added more water. Further there was not taste at all, we had to eat everything with salt and pepper.

By far this is the worst indian restaurant we have ever been and will not recommend it at all. The restaurant has been westernized but remember the taste of the food is the main thing.

At the end don't go here or you will ruin your day.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Being a resident of Providence, I have dined many times at Rasoi and have never been disappointed. Everything on the menu is delicious, authentic and fresh. The service is impeccable and the drinks are superb. My favorite dish is the chicken tikka with brown rice and an opener of cauliflower 65. Superb. There are also multiple options for vegans and vegetarians. There is always a crowd on the weekends especially so if you are in a hurry, I suggest you make reservations. Otherwise, have a drink at the bar while you wait and enjoy the aroma of the cuisines of India.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food which is usually very good, as is the variety, was lacking this year. Things that were supposed to be hot weren't and the naan - usually a standout - was mediocre. Really disappointed and may not go back last year.

Thank nyredhawk
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

This was my second visit to Rasoi and I found the food to be excellent both times. Many ethnic restaurants have chosen a fusion style ( which is fine), but Rasoi seems to take a more traditional approach. I had the Sattvic lunch, which is a balanced ayurvedic meal. Delicious!

1  Thank yogiglo
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