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Posted by Michelle on 04/23/2010
I live in Hamilton Heights, so this is the closest Indian restaurant that will deliver. I have to be with other people as they'll only deliver if my total is at least $30 (double the regular minimum delivery). The food is okay, but by no means great for Indian food in NYC. Delivery time is average. The people are relatively polite on the phone, but always ask how many people I'm ordering for and how much my total will be as if fifteen blocks is really THAT much to ask. I tip generously (usually 25%) but the delivery man always counts the tip. Overall, it's average. It would be nice to have an Indian place closer to deliver without the hassle, but Ajanta will have to do. The cost of the food isn't quite worth it, but it's okay on occasion.
Posted by alih on 02/17/2010
This place is around the block from me, so my boyfriend and I go there for dinner a lot. We really enjoy the chicken dishes, but haven't ventured beyond that. It's really quiet for dinner, so the server takes good care of us. We get a good buzz off the super cheap wine. Warning: you will smell like Indian food when you leave.
Posted by Uptown Jon on 02/09/2010
This food is weird. It doesn't taste like the Indian food from other places, and these ancient formulas seem hard to butcher. Saag Paneer tastes like microwavable spinach souffle. Pakoras seem baked in cornbread batter, rather than fried in heaven. The Chicken Tikka Masala tasted like it was made with canned spaghetti sauce and shaky parmesan cheese. Have never finished a meal here. I advise you not to start one.
Posted by gradstudent on 02/03/2010
If you're a gradstudent living in the area, wondering where to get a quick 15min dinner before you return to a long night of work: this is the place.The food is fairly mild, so don't expect to burn your tongue off. But they make it quickly and give you a large amount for 1 meal. I ordered the butter chicken and it came with rice and dal and 3 chutneys; all of which were pretty decent
Posted by Wild Turkey on 01/27/2010
The food is fine. Not very good yet not bad either. But the service is hostile, surly and aggressive. And, as poor service influences the way one experiences food, one is best advised to go elsewhere or come prepared for battle !
Posted by TC Student; Barnard Alum on 11/10/2009
The people here are always warm and welcoming. Very attentive. The food is excellent - the Tikka Masala is the best around! Perfect for takeout or somplace quiet to eat in. I have been coming here since 1999 and have never been dissapointed! I even lived upstairs in the Plimpton dorm and loved having them right downstairs :-)
Posted by nico on 11/01/2009
They are super nice and polite on the phone, delivery is fast, and the food is really good.