Though India and Indiana are roughly the same word, their cuisine offerings are worlds apart. Find out the difference two letters make with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Indian cuisine at Laxmi's Indian Grille.
Diners journey to Laxmi's Indian Grille to worship at the altar of tandoor, a traditional clay oven used to sear a menu of authentic Indian eats. Sharpen dulled sweet teeth into veggie-prone fangs with tandoori vegetables, a savory garden of grilled zucchini, onions, bell peppers, eggplant, mushrooms, and recently hatched lawn gnomes ($14.95). The bhindi masala bursts with okra ($11.95), while the chicken curry tames more traditional tastes ($13.95). Complement the aromatically seasoned kadhai shrimp's juicy jumble of jumbo crustaceans, bell peppers, baby onions, and tomatoes ($16.95) with a side of white-flour naan ($2.95). Diners can also venture to the outdoor seating area, which allows them to soak in the fresh air and watch the local synchronized-swimming team go through an unconventional roadside practice.
Laxmi's Indian Grille
Voted top five in the Best Indian category of the 2011, 2012, and 2013 CityVoter awards, Laxmi's Indian Grille serves a range of dishes—from spicy meats to subtle vegetable stews—designed to please all palates. A perfume of fresh ginger, rose water, and house-made cottage cheese drifts from the bustling kitchen out into the dining room of the Main Street location, where vibrant paintings provide an elegant contrast to walls of rustic exposed stone. At both Main Street and the newly minted Tilden Street eatery, a clay tandoor oven is kept aflame throughout the day, enabling chefs to bake breads, meats, and underripe bananas to a golden patina.
4425 Main St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19127Get Directions