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by Chia

Review: I had first read about this place on happycow and have eaten here a few times while it was a pure vegetarian place but too bad now it serves meat... Here's my Bawarchi Indian Kitchen review. When Barwarchi opened in the fall of 2009 as a pure veg place, I liked it. The concept is like your typical India Sweets and Spices buffet concept, EXCEPT that the setup here is more modern with warm lighting, a very nice wooden case glass case display of steamboat, cute little black and red serving plates reminiscent of Japanese dining ware. The plates really make a difference in the dining experience. It makes the food seem like bento style, except it's Indian food and not Japanese. We were told that the chef is the original chef from The Samosa House (Bhahat Bazaar). The first time I went with 2 friends, and we each got the combo meal ($8 each) which is choice of 3 dishes plus side salad plus rice or bread. The vegan dishes were not labeled as so then (now they are!), so it took us a while to figure out what we could eat. Everything we got was delicious. Likely because the grand chef himself was in the kitchen preparing the food and overseeing what's happening there. However, the last time we ate here the food was not as tasty as I had remembered. I went with my husband, and we got the combo meal. Vegan dishes are now clearly labeled! We each choose 3 vegan dishes, with 6 total to share. 3 were quite good, 3 were unfortunate / just salty and not distinct in flavor. The grand chef himself was not working in the kitchen but rather we saw only saw helpers. The Good: - Nice space - Large variety - Lovely presentation - Filling - Inexpensive Suggestions for Improvement: - Need more distinct spice and flavors - Less salt - Perhaps change or get rid of the tall glass case with the appetizers and desserts already made and pre-wrapped in clear plastic wrapping. looked rather un-appetizing. Probably because it was not getting enough business, Bawarchi switched to offering meat. Too bad for the veg community.

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