CLOSED: Mohan Delights

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 1 review )



101 W Broadway (at Main), Fairfield, Iowa, USA, 52556

Vegetarian Indian restaurant. Food is prepared in traditional Ayurvedic way in small portions. Lunch only. NOTE: closed Mar 2017 for relocation - please let Happycow know if/when it reopens.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Organic, Buffet, Take-out, Ayurvedic

1 Review

First Review by sproutie

Spotty food, very dirty restaurant - Edit

This is a mom & pop lunch place with a set menu each day. Mrs. Mohan is the cook and she says she prepares food ayurvedically. This bring customers from the nearby Maharishi University of Management, many of whom follow ayurveda.

You will have a choice of a light, standard, or full meal; or can order the curries of the day a la carte.

The meals usually consist of a dahl-type dish, rice, one vegetable, some sort of Indian bread, samosa or other savory, lassi, and dessert. No substitutions. Everything is served in styrofoam 'to-go' containers with plastic utensils. You can have your meal on a paper plate, but it will cost you 50¢ more.

Some of the curries are tasty. However, I find most of the food bland, starchy, and incredibly dulling - way more than other Indian food. I never feel good when I eat here.

The only employees are the Mohans. I suspect they believe that cleaning is beneath their caste because I cannot find evidence that any surface has seen the wet side of a sponge. Whatever the reason, the restaurant is filthy. The tables are covered with oilcloth tablecloths, sticky with age and grime. And the used styrofoam containers overflow the trash barrel, in full view of all the diners.

You will be tempted by the amazing smells that waft into the street. Don't succumb. Go to Gupta's or the India Cafe instead.

Pros: Vegetarian, Inexpensive

Cons: Plan to sleep after your meal, Dirty

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AmandaLincoln 22 Feb 2013 - This guy is nuts. Whenever I'm in Fairfield I always make a point of stopping at Mohan Delights. The food is amazing, and the place is definitely NOT dirty. It's a small mom and pop shop, and won't get 4 stars for ambiance, but it's clean.

Here's what makes me think that the review above was written by a competing restaurant in Fairfield. Mohan Delights prides itself on feeding you 4star rated food that will fill you up, but won't make you feel heavy or sleepy afterwards. You eat here, and you feel lively. So ignore the other review. It's simply not true.

In short, if you want spicy, flavorful authentic ayurveic vegetarian food, then go to Mohan Delights. If you want canned, precooked, microwaved food that consists mainly of onion and garlic, then try the other two Indian restaurants in town.  

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