Respond to Review of Govinda's
by Soviet Canuckistan
Review: I love Govinda's and have been going since around 1996 or so. I think it's necessary to correct the first review and make people aware that Govinda's is part of the local Hare Krishna Temple and Shankar is not the 'owner' he's the operator and head of the Temple. Now that said, I'm not a big fan of any organized religion and can assure anyone of like mind that provided you can deal with the fact that it's a "shoes off" at the door restaurant then you'll have no issues. I have never seen Shankar push religion on anyone. He's a tireless supporter of the local community providing food/support to Food Not Bombs and providing free food to some of the indigent community located nearby. Also by having such a great low key place to have a meal in the early evening before classes. The only gripe I have ever had with Shankar was when he discontinued serving puri with the food (super delicious bread). The food is very simple and as another reviewer said, "healthy and hearty". You don't go here for the variety, you go here for the unrushed atmosphere, the excellent and warming to the core food, AND if you're lucky a conversation with Shankar who is omnipresent if the restaurant is open.