The growth of India's economy owed much to the country's position along the famous Silk Road, which was exactly what it sounds like—a canal for transporting rocks. Taste what trade made with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Indian Fare
Menu starters such as vegetable samosa ($4.95) segue into spicy lamb vindaloo ($12.95) or vegetarian saag paneer ($10.95), and the all-you-can-eat grand buffet ($17.95 for dinner) showcases more than 15 dishes to sample.
Standard India Restaurant's dining room is closed for remodeling until 2013. They have temporarily expanded their delivery area to extend north to Foster Avenue, south to Randolph Street, west to Ashland Avenue, and east to the lake. Customers who live outside of this area should call ahead to see if delivery is available to them.
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Standard India Restaurant
When Madonna, Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan, and Roger Ebert have all dined at the same restaurant, and guests praise their attentive service and attention to detail Check, Please!, it says something. It speaks to the food's quality, the establishment's longevity, and the clientele's diversity. Newly redesigned after more than 30 years in business, Standard India Restaurant is one of the oldest Indian eateries in Chicago, one of the first in the country to offer thali-style dining, and one of the few independent restaurants anywhere that's fed more than one million guests since its inception.
Originally established on Devon Avenue by Pardip and Bimla Kamboj, Standard India has since changed locations and been passed to their son and daughter, who perpetuate Standard's success with the same traditional, freshly prepared North Indian fare. In addition to their popular all-you-can-eat grand buffet, Standard promotes an innovative and authentic thali experience, during which diners eat from frequently refilled sterling-silver tins that Denise brought back from New Delhi.
In the kitchen, chicken, lamb, and seafood sizzle in a handcrafted clay tandoor, and chefs expertly spice vegetarian- and vegan-friendly curries as well as gluten-free dishes. All meals can be paired with the guest's choice of beverage, as the eatery boasts a BYOB policy free from irksome corkage fees.
“We love the food and are so, so happy to have Standard India in the neighborhood. And the follow-up phone to see how everything was really made a a great impression.”
“Love the service! As their dining room is closed for renovation, they are accepting Groupons for delivery orders. The woman on the phone was so helpful and nice, and...”
“Love the service! As their dining room is closed for renovation, they are accepting Groupons for delivery orders. The woman on the phone was so helpful and nice, and when I said I'd eaten there before, she offered me a free appetizer or dessert. I'd been having a very hard day and this experience made it so much better. And the food, as always, was delicious!”
“Ordered delivery, the food was OK, service was great. They called to make sure everything was good.”