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What You'll Get
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 $15, you get $35 worth of Indian cuisine and drinks at Simi's India Cuisine, San Antonio's oldest Indian restaurant and My San Antonio's Critics' Choice for Indian fare.
After Simi's staff greets you like a long-lost relative who's visiting for a wedding, you can begin your meal with a lengthy dance number, followed by an order of fresh naan bread ($1.50) with a starter of vegetable samosas ($2.50) or chicken pakora ($3.95). If you're unsure what to try on the menu, head straight for an authentic dish such as the chicken tikka masala in a spicy tomato cream sauce ($9.95), a Tandoori specialty such as seekh kebab (finger rolls of minced lamb spiced with fresh ginger and coriander, $9.95), and the always-popular saag paneer (homemade cheese in a spinach and butter sauce with tomatoes, $8.95). Meatheads who like their meat the way they like their free weights—covered in yogurt and spices and marinated in a clay oven for 12 hours—will love the tandoori chicken ($7.95), while seafarers can try a subcontinental twist with tandoori shrimp ($11.95). And like all good Indian restaurants, Simi's offers a ton of veggie options, including chana masala ($7.95), malai kofta ($8.95), and navrattan korma (carrots, peas, potatoes, and cheese in an exotic blend of nuts and cream, $8.95). Wash your feast down with some mango lassi ($2.95) and top it off with a dessert of gulab jamun (cinnamon-flavored pastry cake in rosewater, $2.95) or kheer (rice pudding made with milk, honey, raisins, and nuts, $2.95).
There's a lot to try, so everyone can buy two Groupons and come back for seconds. You can use one Groupon per table, so invite along friends and spend a fun evening debating alternative uses for naan, such as edible frisbee, savory mudflap, and bread.
Simi's India Cuisine was a Critics' Choice on My San Antonio:
- Close to two decades of operation is ample evidence of the popularity of Simi's India Cuisine, and you can credit chef Amarjit Singh for the consistent quality. – Pat Mozersky, My San Antonio
- My wife and I have been coming to Simi's for years now and continue to find this place to be among the best Indian restaurants in town. – Adam B., Urbanspoon
- I've been going to Simi's for the last 10 years. This place has never disappointed me in the slightest! – Ed, Urbanspoon
- Simi's is very good Indian food, the service is great, and management makes you feel very welcomed and treats you as if you are eating in their home. – Menrico, Citysearch
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 24, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table. Not valid with other offers, for "chef recommends" combo dinners, or for alcohol. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Simi's India Cuisine
Simi's centerpiece is a large hanging stained-glass art piece––a woman in full Sari playing a sitar amid a field of blossoming flowers. Zooming out, the restaurant complements the art with verdant flowing vines and a rustic gray stone partition. Amid these striking accents, tables line with dinner entrees of lamb curry, zesty seafood masala, and boneless chicken fired in a traditional clay-oven tandoor. Diners may also grab a bite during Simi's popular lunch buffet, which has been dazzling San Antonio for more than 20 years.