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 offers the best lead the world has had in centuries: for $6, you get $12 worth of Indian cuisine at India Palace Restaurant, a top-rated eatery located on N. Academy Boulevard.
When ordering from the extensive menu, thoroughly examine the plethora of options before settling on a selection, just as you would when choosing a library book or purchasing a helper monkey. Start with an order of vegetable samosas ($4.50), stuffed with seasoned lentils and potatoes, or the deep-fried onion bhaji ($3.95), dipped in spiced batter. Vegetarians can opt for the well-scented vegetable biryani ($9.95) with spicy veggies, yogurt, Indian herbs, and saffron rice, while pescatarians can snag the creamy fish curry ($11.95). Supplement a dish with fluffy hunks of naan ($1.75) or an order of lemon-seasoned rice ($4.95). For dessert, try the gulab jamun ($2.95), brown cream cheese balls in rose syrup, or the almond-and-raisin-flecked rice pudding ($2.95).
Pay a visit to India Palace to summon sleepy senses with a spicy awakening, engage in an authentic and exotic eating experience, or practice for an upcoming naan-eating contest. The eatery is open daily, with a lunch buffet served on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and on weekends from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This Groupon does not include tax.
India Palace Restaurant was a Gazette Dining Guide Winner, and has received 4.5 stars from Yahoo! Locals, five stars from eight Yahoo! Travelers, 3.5 stars from three Yelpers, and four owl eyes from five TripAdvisors:
- The lunch buffet is among the best in town, featuring exotic dishes that are often daringly spicy. We especially like the tandoori. – Gazette
- Clean, bright, highly friendly staff, but above it all, truly excellent food. – Yahoo! Contributor, Yahoo! Travel
- The lunch buffet is constantly refreshed, the nan [sic] bread is piping hot out of the oven, and the prices are very reasonable. – Gordon1954, TripAdvisor
For the past 18 years, the chefs at India Palace have been making their northern Indian food burst with flavor rather than an overly spicy kick. To do so, they harness traditional spices such as anise seed, cardamom, and turmeric to concoct their aromatic curries, vegetarian entrees, and gluten-free dishes from scratch. They can customize each of their biryani and masala entrees to individuals' preferred levels of heat and sentience, and they diligently bake naan in a clay oven to sop up every last drop of vindaloo sauce. India Palace also offers an expansive lunch buffet that brims with traditional Indian morsels.