Get Your Goat

Making a passage to India Palace for interesting, tasty fare

More than a dozen wines are available, but as with Thai and other complex, spicy cuisines, I generally find a good lager beer to be one of the best beverages to go with the meal. India Palace offers two Indian brews -- Taj Mahal in the large bottle and Kingfisher (which gets the award for most amusing advertising tagline: "Most Thrilling Chilled") in a standard-sized bottle. India Palace also offers lassi, a thick yogurt-based drink that's great for kids, especially in its mango-flavored form.

The path up to the top floor of HoJo's is a little obscure -- the bottom of the building is a bank drive-through, and the sign announcing the location of the restaurant is to the left inside the entry doors, not totally in view unless you're paying close attention. There's no signage in the elevator lobby, nor is there any indication of which button to push once you get inside the elevator. The restaurant space itself is decorated with bamboo paneling and volcano stone dating to a previous incarnation, although the turbans on several of the staff and the addition of elaborate artwork does help bring the current motif into focus.

Those who still get a kick out of watching planes take off and land can enjoy the 11th-floor overlook of the southwestern edge of Lambert Field, and those with a political bent can get a bird's-eye view of all the stuff that'll be bulldozed when work starts on the W-1W expansion. Whether that strikes you as progress or it really gets your goat, this is a fine place to ponder the future as you explore an alternative cuisine.

India Palace
Jennifer Silverberg
India Palace

Location Info


India Palace

4534 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
Bridgeton, MO 63044

Category: Restaurant > Indian

Region: Hazelwood/ Bridgeton/ Earth City

INDIA PALACE, 4534 N. Lindbergh Blvd. (at I-70), 314-731-3333. Entrées: $9.95-$18.95. Hours: lunch, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily; dinner, 5:30-10 p.m. daily.

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