India Kitchen

Nothing to write home about, but certainly worth the trip

Probably what's most striking about India Kitchen is how unstriking it is, a problem with Indian restaurants in general. Like the Spice Girls and soccer hooligans, some of the uniformity in Indian restaurants can be blamed on the British. There was no single curry in Indian cooking until the British, with the help of the East India Company, institutionalized curry powder. Although most restaurants use slightly different proportions of the spices, the dishes don't vary very much from restaurant to restaurant. Even within one restaurant, some dishes aren't much different from others. It is a common practice for Indian restaurants to cook different items in the same sauces, using chili powder to vary the heat.

Srinivas Katarapu assembles a plate from India Kitchen's lunch buffet.
Jennifer Silverberg
Srinivas Katarapu assembles a plate from India Kitchen's lunch buffet.

Location Info


India's Kitchen

14222 Manchester Road
Ballwin, MO 63011

Category: Restaurant > Indian

Region: Manchester/ Ballwin


Vegetable samosa $4
Paneer pakora $4
Paper masala dosai $5.95
Paratha $3
Naan $2
Fish tikka masala $13.95
Channa masala $8.95
Lamb rogan josh $11.95

314-439-5756; Hours: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Tue.-Sun.

43 Forum Shopping Center, Chesterfield

The quality of the entrées and appetizers outweighs the mediocrity of the rice and breads. India Kitchen doesn't exactly set the bar for Indian restaurants everywhere, but it's not a bad place to have in your neighborhood.

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