Posted on 04 / 12 / 2009
Before this review goes any further, let me say that I think this is some of the best Indian food I have ever had, and I love me some Indian food. I had veggie Vindaloo, which I got medium heat, it was quite hot, but still, the other flavors came through and were delicious. My wife got black lentil dal, and it was fantastic as well. The samosas were fresh made and delicious, as was the pakora. So, having said all that, the food IS TOP NOTCH!
However, our server was.... either completely insane, incredibly rude, a horrible server, or a melange of all three. She argued every food choice we made. I am all for a server pointing out favorites, and I even took her advice, but to try and sway the customer AFTER they have ordered, not so good. She then proceeded to tell us that she has a horrible memory and always forgets what people order. She then proved her theory to be true by forgetting who ordered what, what drinks we had (hint- 2 people had water), etc, etc. We got our food, and as I say, it was unbelievably good. We were looking to get some more basmati for out vindaloo and dal. Our server was across the room, sitting at a table PICKING HER TOE. Hesitant as I was, we asked for more rice. so she brought out what had to be no more than 4 oz of rice. For 4 people. As she gave us the rice, she informed us that she was off work. So, she is done working, didn't have anyone to take over our table.
Normally, this kind of service would make me really mad. But we were all actually quite amused and wondering when the hidden camera was coming out.
But, as I said, the food is first rate. The owner is very nice. to be fair, the server we had wasn't mean or rude, she was just terrible, the kind of terrible where she makes you uncomfortable.
The 4 Cow rating is for the food. I can't rave about it enough, it was that good. Other review I read siad it was bland, they must have had only water and naan. I don't think one wildly eccentric server is a reason to mark down a place.
delicious food, good portion size, fair prices