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Looking to take some relatives for Indian food. Any good spots in the area?

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JedicusMaximus's picture

Ekta on Girard is awesome!

www.ektaindianrestaurant.com

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Jordan's picture

Second Ekta on Girard. It's fantastic. BYOB.

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Hone's picture

Haven't been to Tashaun yet, but I hear it's incredible. Definitely going to cost you though...

It's down in the new 777 S. Broad building

Susquehanna's picture

Ekta. Not pretentious, byob, moderately priced, decent service.

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patty's picture

Just got Ekta take out last night, yummmm :)

jessv's picture

New Delhi is MY fave, but my husband would likely argue how good it is. Indeblue in collingswood has been recommended to me by my resident Indian food experts m

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jessv wrote:
New Delhi is MY fave, but my husband would likely argue how good it is. Indeblue in collingswood has been recommended to me by my resident Indian food experts m

I love our locals, but Indeblue is a cut above. My favorite Indian restaurant ever.
EKTA is pretty darn good, and Tiffin is pretty good too.

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Do they have Chaat Papdi or Paneer Tikka Sizzler?

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anthanheance's picture

Thanks for sharing this information. I'm going to visit India soon and hope your provided information will be helpful for me. Thanks mate and keep it up. :)
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Brilliant work indeed! Simply satisfied through knowing about this information of India's restaurants. Thanks for sharing. :)
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Kuishimbo's picture

A few years ago, I was waiting in Atlanta's airport for a flight, and started talking with an Indian guy who was waiting for the same flight. I mentioned I was from Philadelphia, and his response was "Have you ever eaten at Ekta?" I told him I lived two blocks away. He said it is his favorite Indian restaurant in the US.

Make sure you take advantage of the BYOB part of it. Because just like every other Indian restaurant I have ever been to, they serve incredibly spicy food, but refuse to give you more than 5 ounces of water at a time.

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Cutter's picture

ekta > tiffin

Based on the vindaloo. Tiffin's feels like it doesn't even register one scoville unit.

Atomic Larry's picture

Nothing an ice cold beer or bottle of reisling cant take care of!

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Atomic Larry wrote:
Nothing an ice cold beer or bottle of reisling cant take care of!

Is that the recommended wine for Indian? For beer, strong flavors and big hops are recommended.

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Atomic Larry wrote:
Nothing an ice cold beer or bottle of reisling cant take care of!

Beer and wine are bad for hot foods. Since the stuff that makes it spicy is an oil, and beer & wine are mostly water, you just spread the oil around your mouth. You need something with fat in it, like milk, butter, cheese, or yogurt. Bread works well too.

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The favored drink to go with Indian food is a bottle of Antacid.

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bonzombiekitty wrote:
Atomic Larry wrote:
Nothing an ice cold beer or bottle of reisling cant take care of!

Beer and wine are bad for hot foods. Since the stuff that makes it spicy is an oil, and beer & wine are mostly water, you just spread the oil around your mouth. You need something with fat in it, like milk, butter, cheese, or yogurt. Bread works well too.

yea obviously alcohol isnt recommended for spicy foods but that would be no fun now would it. As far as wine goes, somthing fruity with a little residual sugar is best. This will help to offset the spice. Reisling is definitley my favorite with Indian. If you want red, somthing light and fruity, maybe a Beaujolais or Bardolino or a lighter style red Zinfandel. If it's a really spicy Vindaloo dish, I like beer better.