Casual and Fast
Posted on 05 / 15 / 2012
I had read about this place on happycow, and here's my Samosa House West review.
Samosa House (West) has been at this located for so many years, I used to eat & shop here when it was Bahat Bazaar & the Samosa House a few years back. And they've since opened a second restaurant not far from this location (Samosa House East). This is my updated review for HappyCow; I was just here for lunch recently.
The setup is very casual, with a kitchen and glass case steam table in one corner, tables for dining in, and tall shelves for stocking Indian groceries (all vegetarian).
Food selection is pretty simple. For the combo plate (I paid $8), you can choose 3 of the curries/dishes, rice, and naan. If you are vegan, let them know. Some of the dishes are labeled but not all. The flavors seem authentic though not as spicy as they used to be. I think the food are prepared to cater to American taste buds, and not Indian spicy - so it's easier on the stomach. I felt okay afterwards. I also ordered samosas (paid $1.50 each) which were tasty.
Grocery-wise, you will find all kinds of Indian cooking spices, herbs, grains, legume, and sauces in addition to jars of pickeled things and ready-made packaged Indian curries/sauces/food. There is a small selection of fresh produce plus freezers for packaged frozen food. Definitely check the expiration date on the packaged & dry things you buy to be sure.
I enjoyed my trip here and look forward to coming back.
fast, cheap, has parking lot
sometimes too spicy, disposal dining ware