Respond to Review of Smrat Pure Veg - 5th Floor
Review: I LOVE this place. I was transported back to when I was living in India. So wonderful. Very attentive and kind staff and the food is fresh and tasty. A little on the oily side but I love oil. They asked if I wanted my bhindi spicy and I said yes, but I didn't feel any heat whatsoever- but that's ok- the flavor was great. They are open somewhat late as far as I can tell. I was the only non-Indian in the little restaurant and there was a loud Indian news channel in Hindi blaring...but again, it brought me back to India, and I love that. :) The AC was blasting as well, so I was a bit cold, but I will bring a cardigan next time. I definitely will be coming back. They also have breakfast and lunch specials for cheap. I am not vegan any longer (after having lived in India) and saying that you are strict Jain still doesn't necessarily leave out milk products- cows are holy and the Jain food I ate in India always had ghee in it. Pure veg from an Indian standpoint really just means no meat and no eggs, not no milk product.