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Posted by Anonymous on 12/23/2006
I have a feeling the great reviews are coming from the owners. I was very excited for a 'staple' item and was sorely disappointed with the chiken tikka masala. I paid 14$ for six tiny cubes of relatively tasty chicken drenched in enough sauce to flavor a pound of rice. I'm a petite female, and still, COME ON! Six little cubes? The sauce was tasty but there it was very soupy and had no depth of flavour. I called to make sure it was policy to serve such small portions. They assured me it was indeed, correct. Never. again. Oh, and the samosas were very greasy!
Posted by Anonymous on 12/20/2006
Every neighborhood needs one really good Indian place and this is ours. Nothing else to say.
Posted by shoel212 on 10/01/2006
I've been eating Indian food in New York and in London for years and I've never found a place in New York that compares with the quality of the Indian food in London -- until now. I just ordered the Chicken Tikka Masala (to sample a staple) and was astounded by the quality! It was succulent, well marinated, smoothly spiced -- AND they sent along raitha, tamarind sauce and onions. I will *definitely* order from here again.
Posted by Dana on 08/11/2006
I would eat at this restaurant every other day if I could! The food is fabulous, especially the vegetable samosas, lamb biryani, chicken tikka masala...well basically everything is delicious! Whether you want to dine-in or order out you will be very happy. The service is wonderful and the wait staff are attentive to details. Delivery is always quick too!
Posted by Sebastian on 07/30/2006
I have tried many, and possibly all, of the Indian restaurants in the Upper West Side, and Indus Valley is my favorite. And especially for the immediate neighborhood, the other Indian restaurants taste bland and flavorless in comparison. Indus does a great job of creating savory and succulent dishes. I've brought friends and family there and all have agreed on the high quality ingredients and rich flavor. The service is also very accomodating and you can usually get a table. The price is a couple bucks higher per dish than the competition, but in my opinion, is well worth it. The vegetable samosas are fresh and not greasy. Tandoori dishes don't use food coloring. And my hands-down favorite dish is the Lamb Sagwala--the lamb is extremely tender and after I eat it I feel like my body has been rubbed down with scented oils and lotions. For me, that's what Indian food should be like!
Posted by Yummy on 07/28/2006
We always order delivery from here. The food is excellent and the service is great; my only complaint was that it can be crowded, but now that they have expanded, we are going to go back inside. The price is worth it!
Posted by digs on 06/05/2006
The food is definitely above par when compared to the other Indian restaurants on the UWS. However, don't be surprised if the dish doesn't taste as Indian as you would have expected. They seem to have attempted some sort of fusion food - especially with the chat (tastes nothing like the original thing). I mostly have the food dilevered and wish they cut back on the oil just a bit. For once an Indian restaurant is providing fresh green chutney with the food - usually one gets the canned green chutney, which is simply not good enough.