The Indian subcontinent is a giant piece of naan that drifted slowly through the ocean before slamming its flavors into Eurasia. Align your face's tectonic plates to give the continent a nibble in return with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Indian cuisine and drinks at Taj Indian Grill in St. Anthony.
Taj Indian Grill’s menu is brimming with classic Indian dishes, but it leaves room for Pan-Asian favorites such as Thai green curry ($8 with chicken) and sweet-and-sour chicken ($7). Start with an appetizer such as samosa, triangles of crust stuffed with spiced veggies or chicken (two pieces, $4), before selecting a main mouthful such as tender lamb rogan josh ($11). For a romantic or gigantic meal, there’s the tandoori platter for two ($27), a plate piled high with chicken tikka, tandoori chicken, lamb tikka, steak tikka, shrimp, rice, and cilantro naan bread. Complement your plate with a potable pairing of beer, wine, or Indian tea or coffee.
Taj Indian Grill’s décor is as fresh as its dishes. Walls are colored in hues plucked from toasty fires and hung with art. Diagonal-checkered high-backed booths give dorsal regions a comfortable resting place. And drop lights cast an even glow on faces, food, and open copies of Pat Boone’s autobiography. During warm weather, an outdoor patio is the breeziest, most fresh-air place to eat other than the top of a windmill.
- This new restaurant has a really nice atmosphere, it has three big screens that continuously play Indian television, which I think is a really nice touch, and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. – sundaycomedown, Urbanspoon
- For those of you that are South Asian you should know that the owner has Indian, East African, and UK roots -- allows for some unique dishes and tastes. Not the generic fare. For the non-Indians - the food is of great quality AND the kitchen is not hidden away but out in the open. – Mpls G., Yelp