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Posted by Anonymous on 02/18/2007
We've taken out, as well as eaten in the restaurant many times and it is very consistent--consistently good. Unfortunately it so consistently good that I rarely try anything new. The atmosphere needs work but it can be easily overlooked by what counts--the food. Worth the trip if you're schlepping. We're fortunate enough to have 1 Indian restaurant in Washington Heights and it happens to be a very good one.
Posted by Anya on 01/28/2007
I think this place is an excellent value given how much food you get (beyond the rice, each entree comes with very good dal, mildly curried cabbage, and two little tubs of green chutney & spicy chutney). It's close to thali-level quantities. This applies to takeout also -- for $9.20 (after tax) I got more food than I could eat. The mushrooms were fresh, not canned, and I also love that it was less oily than any other Indian I've had in this price range.
Posted by ColumbiaMan on 11/17/2006
Waitstaff was terrific but food was average. Too much garlic in my chicken kurma dish. I liked how they sliced the naan though and the vegetable samosa's were very good.
Posted by knoche on 11/03/2006
The food is always great if not exceptional, the service is very courteous and will accomodate requests for variations on their menu. and, if you order takeout, they send along lentil soup, pickled cabbage, and tasty sauces. eating in is a little like visiting a nice retirement home because of the decor, but once you have a bite of food in your mouth everything else is forgotten. very affordable, two people can eat for $25 easily.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/08/2006
I've only ordered take-out but it wasn't bad - like your typical Indian - similar quality to the Baluchi's chain. You get plenty of food for your money, delivery is free and fast, and the service is good.
Posted by Cliket on 09/27/2006
It's good to know that there's such a good Indian food restaurant so close to home. Everytime I have out-of-town guest I always take them to Kismat and even they always say that the next time they come to New York they want to have dinner at Kismat. Their food is delicious, the service is great, the prices are very reasonable and best of all, they have free delivery to my side of Washington Heights (Wadsworth Avenue &192 ST.) This is definitely a place I would recommend to those who enjoy Indian food and to those who are trying for the first time. Try it, you'll like it!
Posted by trippy on 06/28/2006
I wonder if any of the other reviewers have eaten good Indian food... this place has the most mediocre Indian I have tasted in a long time. It has no competition in the hood and perhaps locals defend it because of some sense of hood loyalty