In his famous classical conditioning experiment, Ivan Pavlov proved that it’s physically impossible for a scientist's mouth not to water when it says the word “tandoori.” Moisten your own flavor receptacle with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of Indian cuisine at Viceroy of India. Your Groupon may be used at either the Chicago or Lombard location, or at sister restaurant Shikara in Downers Grove. Viceroy of India serves an extensive menu of delectable fare in a warm, elegant atmosphere. Dine on flavorful favorites such as saag paneer, homemade cottage cheese cooked in a mildly spiced spinach and cream sauce. Clay-oven specialties sure to warm hearts and assuage appetites include the chicken tikka masala with flavorful spiced-cream sauce. Relax in the richly paneled dining room as you sip on a sweet mango lassi yogurt shake, or raise a glass from the restaurant's well-stocked wine list. Between the traditional eats and visual treats of Viceroy of India, your culinary escape will grant you the physical and mental preparedness required to beat Sitar Hero on hard mode.
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Both locations of Viceroy of India Restaurant receive good marks. Yelpers give the Chicago location an average of 3.5 stars. Four Insider Pagers give the Chicago location an average of four stars. Yelpers give the Lombard location an average of four stars. Four Insider Pagers give the Lombard location an average of four stars as well. In 2008, Shikara won Best Indian from Suburban Focus magazine. Polarized Yelpers give Shikara a three-star average.
- Their naan is buttery and wonderful. Staff are knowledgeable and will answer whatever questions you have about Indian food. – natalie v., Yelp, Chicago location
- The samosas are delicious and the butter chicken at Viceroy is wonderfully spicy. The mixed grill is a huge portion of food, and is always cooked to perfection. – Erin S., Insider Pages, Lombard location
Viceroy of India
At Viceroy of India Restaurant, culinary craftsmen blend the piquant, regional flavors of northern and southern Indian cuisine with a slew of adroitly seasoned meat and vegetarian dishes. The menu reads like a who's who of Indian edibles, starring such favorites as chicken tikka masala, spicy lamb vindaloo, and assorted vegetarian curries that bathe fresh vegetables in mild or spicy sauces. Appetizing aromas emanate from the eatery's kitchen as leavened naan bread bakes in a traditional clay oven, and an extensive selection of wine, beer, and classic cocktails spill into eager vessels. Each table's presentation of flowers, cushioned wooden chairs, and glowing candles woos guests in search of a venue for a romantic evening, group banquet, or first foray into fire swallowing.