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Posted by jen480 on 09/10/2008
The sandwich that I bought (grilled chicken, mango chutney, cucumber, and romain lettuce on sourdough) was tasty, but wasn't worth the nearly $10 price tag. For that amount, I should be getting a pickle, potato chips, salad, SOMETHING, to accompany it. I will be back, though, to try the chai and a dosa.
Posted by ny indian on 08/22/2008
Agree that the food is "faux Indian," but it's more than that. The food just isn't good, at all. I've never had a dosa that tasted worse. It's tough finding a good dosa restaurant in the city, but this one definitely isn't it.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/20/2008
Quick service of the greatest dosas on earth, surrounded by the calming ambiance of strollers, yoga mommies, and the most obnoxious, poorly raised upper west side brats you have ever seen, running amok, like they were raised by wolves, crayons in hand and destruction on the mind. Luckily, they deliver!
Posted by picky westsider on 01/19/2008
I enjoy this upper westside stop-spot. The variety used in the seasonings is unbeatable when it comes to soups and featured dishes of the day. That is when they're not too salty, which they have slacked off to allow. (And, they can err on the side of overly sweet a bit as well). this is unfortunate because I could eat there every day otherwise. I love the cardammon coffee (consider decaf, HC). The tuna dosa used to be one of my favorite, but, as with some of the others, freshness can skip from day to day. The nice thing is, they'll happily give you a sample. Service is usually kind, though can be pepped up as far as timeliness - you might be on line a while and then wait additionally just for a soup. Though everything else is usually prepared to order. The atmosphere,... well, I'm not always in for droning hindu chants that go on ceaselessly. And, it's a big mommy-and-me hang. But, overall it's definitely worth the stop. Not cheap, so it better be good!
Posted by VictoiseC on 09/13/2007
Oh geez, I can't help respond after that faux review! This is not simple Indian food nor does it try to be. It's just the freshest most lovingly prepared food you can find in this town. The soups are unusual and done to perfection, I have eaten a lot of different soups in my time (they are my passion) and everytime I have a soup here it surprises me... scrumptious. The dosas are also wonderful but soooo big we usually split one. This place is not cheap but it's totally worth it. Always. And such lovely enlightened people who wait on you!
Posted by satisfied! on 08/18/2007
I love going to Hampton Chutney and crave the dosas and the chai and cardamon coffee often. (and i don't normally even drink coffee). I recently had ventured out and tried the upatma, just as amazing. and most recently their dinner special with the most amazing soup. very pleased. the blend of spices is done really well and though the atmosphere is plain it has a very warm feeling and perfect for a casual meal. I highly recommend to the person looking for something a little different and special.
Posted by I can’t believe I put that in my mouth on 05/12/2007
Everything was messed up. Ordered the chicken curry and spinach dosa based on the recommendation of the guy taking orders and a mango lassi. The chicken curry was made with mayonnaise. Yuck! The mango lassi was something out of Jamba Juice. It hand a chunky texture and no detectable trace of yogurt. The mango chutney was also missing from my bag. Nice space and very nice people. Its really too bad that they don't serve good food because it could be a really good place.