Casual, Fast, Cheap
Posted on 06 / 25 / 2013
Some years back I had read about this place on happycow, and have eaten here many times. Was just here June 2013, and here's my Samosa House West review update.
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 years ago. The owners also opened a second restaurant not far from this location (Samosa House East).
This location has under gone some expansion with a newly added, huge dining room. Very casual, large screen TV playing Bollywood musical. The setup is very casual, with the kitchen and steamtable display in straight back, tables for dining to the large side room, and tall shelves stocking Indian groceries (all vegetarian) all over.
Food selection is pretty simple. For the combo plate (I paid $8.50-ish), you choose 3 dishes, plus rice and naan. If you are vegan, let them know. The dishes on display are often not labeled if vegan or not.
The flavors are authentic though not spicy and slightly salty for me but still very flavorful. The kitchen certainly cater to American taste buds (not Indian spicy). The samosas are very tasty.
Grocery-wise, you will find all kinds of Indian cooking spices, herbs, grains, legume, and sauces in addition to jars of pickled 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.
fast and cheap, get the samosas, compostable dining ware