Eating Indian food without a utensil is like painting without a paintbrush: both result in abstract-expressionist stains and harsh criticism from the bourgeoisie. Embrace culinary etiquette with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Northern Indian dinner cuisine and drinks at Gaylord India Restaurant, located in the Rio Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
Gaylord India Restaurant stokes culinary passions with generously portioned, traditional tandoori and Mughlai-style dishes served up in a formal setting. The ambitious tandoori chicken, a half chicken marinated in yogurt, ginger, and garlic ($17.95), complements a serving of freshly leavened, lamb-stuffed keema naan ($7.95), both baked on-site in a tandoor oven after being ripped from the top of forks’ wish lists. Seafood specialists construct aquatic delights, including the fish tikka masala, a serving of fish cubes luxuriating in a spicy sauce ($24.95), and prawn vindaloo, two jumbo prawns blanketed with a temperature-raising curry ($22.95). Two large stone elephants situated at the restaurant's entrance inspire photo opportunities for online-dating profiles while welcoming guests into an artifact-filled dining room accented with deep-finished wooden chairs and smooth pillars. Dinner is served from 5 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
3700 W Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103