If you walk into Taj Mahal (567 Melville Avenue; 314-721-4499) during lunchtime, co-owner Merwin Rebello will likely be the one to greet you at the door. The first question he'll ask is if you'd like to partake in the buffet, followed by whether or not you'd care for some mango lassi. Try to get in ... More >>
Taj Mahal is now open at 567 Mehlville Avenue in University City, in the space vacated by Booster's Cafe in September. The Indian restaurant is owned by veterans of India's Rasoi in the Central West End. See also: Booster's Cafe in the Loop Closed
"You'll want to keep your water glass close. This is really hot," forewarns owner Jesse Nagra of India Palace (711 Olive Street; 314-621-8533) as he sets a silver dish of lamb vindaloo, one of the house specialties, onto the table with a plate of basmati rice. Tender chunks of lamb stew in a steamy ... More >>
Gut Check has been looking back on the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012, but we're also keeping an eye on the Best of St. Louis 2013 by nominating finalists for our awards this fall. To see hundreds more winners and finalists, suggest your own contenders and download the Riverfront Times Best ... More >>
When Sid and Krupa Panchal moved from Mumbai (formerly Bombay) to St. Louis eight years ago, they knew they would miss the street food of the coastal Indian city. Finding that none of the Indian restaurants in town specialize in the type of food traditional to Mumbai, the Panchals took matters into ... More >>
The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>
Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we are chewing our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds more winners and finalists a ... More >>
New life for Indian Food?Signs in the windows of 6800F Olive Boulevard, the westernmost storefront of the small strip mall at the intersection of Olive and Ferguson Avenue in University City, tout the imminent arrival of an Indian and Pakistani "fast food" restaurant. There is no official signage ... More >>
Gut Check receives a lot of press releases for new products. Many are useless, but occasionally one passes through that piques our interest. In this case, Sukhi's Gourmet Indian Cuisine made us do a double-take with their promise of all-natural, authentic, complete Indian meals that can be pr ... More >>
Welcome to Lunch Bucket List, a recurring feature in which Gut Check checks out the many lunch specials available at restaurants around town. Know a lunch special we should check out? Drop us a line.Emily WassermanA plate from House of India's all-you-can-eat buffet The Place: House of India ... More >>
Mahatma Gandhi probably wouldn't be thrilled that we're fighting. But despite the hardships of his life, Gandhi never lived in a climate that rockets from 45 to 90 degrees in a matter of days. Such sudden charges into the flaming death heat can make some of us abandon our policies of nonviole ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiNow open just east of the Loop: an all-vegetarian Indian restaurant. We were ridiculously excited to try Gokul, the new all-vegetarian Indian eatery that just opened on Delmar, a few blocks east of the Pageant Theatre (6101 Delmar Boulevard; 314-721-1888). For one thing, we loo ... More >>
Indian Food, the Indian and Pakistani restaurant at 8629 Olive Boulevard in University City, appears to have closed. A sign advertising the restaurant for lease is in the front window, and the phone number has been disconnected.I reviewed Indian Food in 2007, and it was one of my favorite restaur ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergTake a closer look at the Indian restaurant Haveli.Haveli is an Indian restaurant that opened at 9720 Page Avenue in Overland late last year. It may look a little dowdy from the outside, but inside I discover, once again, the transporting power of good Indian food. Read my revi ... More >>
This week's dining column by Ian Froeb covers Haveli Indian restaurant on Page Avenue in Overland.Photographer Jennifer Silverberg brings back these eighteen photos from the restaurant, its kitchen and the people behind it. Here are a few highlights. Photo: Jennifer SilverbergTandoor chef Inderjeet ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergTandoori chicken and mango lassi at HaveliThis week I visit Haveli, an Indian restaurant that opened late last year at 9720 Page Avenue in Overland. Follow me over the jump for a sneak preview of my review.
We don't expect our favorite Italian, American, Thai, sushi or Bosnian restaurants to serve food buffet-style. But when it comes to Indian food, St. Louisans have become spoiled by lunch buffets and often don't even consider having Indian food for dinner."How would I know what to order on the dinne ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergMy review of the Indian restaurant Mayuri is now available online. Mayuri is located at 12513 Olive Boulevard in Creve Coeur, in the space previously occupied by the Indian restaurant Ruchi. For more information, call 314-576-7272 or visit the restaurant's website. In this week ... More >>
Café Lazeez 14248 Manchester Rd (Suite H), Manchester636-527-5900 Pizza, Burgers, Biryani, and KabobsThe sign outside of Café Lazeez reads, "Pizza, Burgers, Biryani, and Kabobs." This sounded like a place that would please everyone in our large group. My only hesitation in bringing the gang? ... More >>
Having moved from downtown to the Grove, Everest scales new heights.
Rasoi plays with Indian cuisine — and that's a good thing. Anyone for a Bollywood Popper?
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Ruchi will delight fans of northern and southern Indian cuisine alike.
Dinner begins with a basket of complimentary papadam and four chutneys: one sharp with mint, a second fiery with chile, a third tart with tamarind and a fourth sweet with mango. The contrasts among the four flavors are thrilling. An order of pakora, that reliable appetizer, brings a dish of quite ... More >>
Three weeks ago I reported that House of India (8501 Delmar Boulevard) had closed temporarily due to a kitchen fire. It remains closed; a large white banner announcing its renovations now hangs above the entrance. When I called (314-567-6850) today to ask whether there's a date for reopening, a reco ... More >>
Ian finds Indian Food and breaks down borders.
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House of India
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House of India
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Nothing to write home about, but certainly worth the trip
House of India
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St. Louis adds to its trove of Indian-restaurant riches
Despite the humble beginnings of its setting, Tandoori Hut is turning out flavorful, elegant meals
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Maharaja curries a taste for the spices of India
Making a passage to India Palace for interesting, tasty fare
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