Although Columbus famously "discovered" India by landing at Lexington and Concord and proudly ringing the Liberty Bell, the actual location of India remains a mystery. Today's Groupon sheds light on the stealthy country's culinary exports. For $15, you get $35 worth of Indian cuisine at Cafe of India in Friendship Heights.
At Cafe of India, patrons can enjoy a wide selection of exotic fare and high-quality service amid a relaxing atmosphere buttressed by soothing music. Cafe of India's menu features a bevy of alluring flavors and palate-stimulating spices. Try a tantalizing helping of tandoori chicken ($14) with spices, ginger, and onions; shrimp coconut masala ($16) with Goa coconut paste, garlic, and black pepper; or bhuna kukda ($14) with lamb, cinnamon, and gram masala. Each savory bite can be paired with hearty bread such as naan ($2) or onion kulcha ($3), allowing diners to shuttle gobs of sauce into their toothy mouth motors. The savory and uncommon flavors will spark fond culinary memories of bygone years, such as the first time patrons discovered the blissful melding of peanut butter and jelly, or chili and chocolate ice cream.
Things that seem impossible on an empty stomach, such as skydiving straight into space, convincing your boss to trade spouses, and turning a recurring dream into reality by going back to high school and passing that chemistry exam pantsless, slide into the realm of the certain once you've devoured a meal at Cafe of India. Savor palatable dishes and stimulating spices without traversing the Silk Road on a Segway.
- This is a really sweet place. The atmosphere is laid-back and friendly and yet with an elegant simplicity. We were greeted very warmly by all the staff. – J.J. F., Yelp
- Food was delicious, ambience was very nice. Definitely will visit this restaurant again. – OpenTable user who dined on 04/24/201
- Excellent food! Small quiet dining room. Service timely. – OpenTable user who dined on 04/16/201
Cafe of India
Cafe of India enchants diners with an unforgettable sensory experience that fuses meticulously concocted spices, colorful veggie stews, tender tandoori meats, and plush decor. A large crystal chandelier casts a canopy of warm light over cloth-clad tables and crimson drapery, and artfully plated kulcha, kebabs, and curries tempt diners from elegant bone-white plates or piping-hot silver serving pots.
Friendly staff shepherd the uninitiated through the cinnamon-scented jungles and biryani-rich pastures of the extensive menu, and a wine list pairs feasts with the fruits of American, Australian, Chilean, and Neverland vineyards. The bill of fare pleases carnivorous as well as vegetarian appetites, with entrees ranging from hearty lamb stews and seafood masalas to savory chickpea curries and spinach cooked with creamy housemade paneer.
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