Indian restaurants transport taste buds to faraway lands without the travel hassles of jetlag, Taj Mahal bathroom lines, and international jail bail for your cousin after he proposes to a piece of naan. Savour a stress-free smattering of the subcontinent with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of authentic Indian cuisine and drinks at Gate of India, located on James Street North.
Gate of India's menu speaks of expertly executed Indian dishes, with plates aimed to please the most discerning of herbivores and carnivores. Ease tongues into epicureanism with an influx of tender chicken tandoori ($10.95), where a half chicken marinated in a special blend of spices feels out charcoal flames before shacking up with salad or rice. The bhoona gosht ($10.95) pampers pieces of beef or lamb with tomato, green pepper, and onion before punching palettes with the ultimate flavour weapon, kindness. The butter chicken ($10.95) lavishly lounges in a cream sauce garnished with almonds and raisins, and the beef vindaloo ($10.95) comes prepared with extra red chilis for a satisfying stimulation. Vegetarian options include the aloo peas ($5.95), a curried combo of peas and onions, and the sag paneer ($5.95), a delicious blend of spinach and specialty home-made cheese.
More than 20 years of service has cemented Gate of India as a reliable refuge for authentic Indian fare. Traditional wall art, red linen table clothes, and ornately decorated chairs add to an atmosphere of casual elegance, akin to a black-tie pajama party. Ask the helpful staff for suggestions concerning dishes or ways to break up with your imaginary friend.
Gate of India has received multiple awards, including a platinum award for Indian Cuisine from The Hamilton Spectator in 2009, and a Best Curry award from View magazine in 2008. The restaurant also placed as a Reader Favourite for Indian Cuisine according to Hamilton Community News and Restaurantica users give it a four-star average rating:
201 James St. N
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