Best Indian Food in Texas. Excellent DINNER experience.
I will start this review by saying I've never been impressed by Indian food in Texas. I've had lots in London and it's never even been close. The quality of meat is usually poor (think the cheapest pack of boneless/skinless processed chicken breast from Costco). If you know what I mean, you know the taste of 'rubbery' chicken. Also, the dishes have a pool of grease sitting on top, to mask the quality of ingredients.
We ordered the Chicken Kebab appetizer, Rogan Josh, Vindaloo, Chickpeas, Naan, Rice, Raita, and Pistachio ice cream. Right away, I could tell this place used good quality ingredients (better than India Palace).
Obviously, Indian food is heavy, but this place doesn't kill you with butter and grease. It doesn't feel AS BAD. For example, they ask you if you want butter or no butter on the naan (it's still soft without butter).
The service is outstanding. No pretentiousness here like you can get at other, high priced restaurants. The owner really cares and offered us a tour of the kitchen to show us that each dish is made separately and they are not using the same sauce as a base for multiple dishes. I declined but I will take the tour next time for sure.
The cost is higher than other Indian restaurants but what do you expect if you are getting better food and service? If you worked hard all week and want some good, ethnic food, it's not the end of the world to pay more for a BETTER meal. Like most things, you get what you pay for here. If you like wine, I will add that the owner doesn't up-charge his wine by a lot so we enjoyed a nice bottle of Catena Malbec. I hope he doesn't increase his price point because this was a BIG WIN! Most of the patrons were Indian....many Indians (like me) can be frugal. If they are willing to pay for the food at this restaurant, you know it's worth it.
In summary, just go try it. Pay the money. It's worth it.