Start with the calamari and save room for the fresh catch at Skokie's Seafood Express — this Skokie seafood spot has quite the selection.
This restaurant's most sought after items include Grilled Jumbo Shrimp On Skewers, Express Sampler, Buffalo Wings, Coconut Shrimp, and Gatortail Nuggets.
Heading to Seafood Express for a tasty meal? Drive on over and park in a matter of seconds.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Seafood Express' moderately priced fare.
Seafood is Seafood Express' specialty, so you don't want to miss out on a meal here.
The aroma of curry mingles with that of traditional Nepali spices inside Mt. Everest Restaurant's dining area, whose walls are shod with oil paintings of scenic mountains brushed by Nepali artists. Inside the kitchen, the head chef prepares Nepali entrees—including khasi ko masu (goat meat cooked on the bone) and aloo tama bodi (a popular dish of russet potatoes, bamboo shoots, and black-eye beans)—alongside Indian favorites such as chicken tikka masala garnished with ginger and cilantro and king-size prawns roasted in a clay oven. Each entree is prepared to order, whether diners prefer mild, spicy, or business-casual seasonings, and served with drinks ranging from imported and domestic beers and wines to mango lassis and Himalayan teas.
Test your spice threshold at Bombay Grill, and see how much heat your palate can handle at this Indian eatery.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this restaurant.
Delivery and takeout are both available if you prefer to eat in the comfort of your own home.
Take advantage of the nearby public transit or convenient parking options at Bombay Grill.
Bombay Grill has easy parking nearby for diners who wish to drive.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Bombay Grill.
The Indian food at Bombay Grill will blow your mind. Come try it today!
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Appetizer: amritsari fish—battered, seasoned tilapia served with masala fries
Entrée: chicken shahi korma in almond-and-cashew sauce
Vegetarian entrée: egg curry in a mildly spiced onion gravy
Dessert: gajar halwa, or mango pudding topped with caramelized sugar
Where to Sit: When it’s warm out, you can’t beat a candlelit meal on the expansive outdoor patio.
When to Go: Check out the Wednesday night dosa buffet, which allows diners to sample about 20 varieties of the Southern Indian rice crepe, stuffed with lamb, fish, spinach, or goat.
Find a New Favorite: The daily lunch buffet lets guests try a broad array of dishes and maybe discover a new go-to favorite in the process.
Tandoor: a traditional clay oven fueled by charcoal or wood; it’s commonly used in South and Central Asia for roasting meat and baking flatbread.
Paneer: a white South Asian cheese made from boiling cow's or water buffalo's milk and curdling it with whey; it dates back to at least 6000 BC.
Home cooking can be hard to find when home is on an entirely different continent. But the owners of Himalayan Restaurant knew how to bring the flavors of their South Asian home to Chicago. They sought out Chef Bishnu Subedi, who relies on his 12 years of experience as well as his training in a Kathmandu culinary school. Befitting the subcontinent’s rich and diverse history, Chef Subedi designs expansive menus, which embrace the Northern Indian, Nepalese, and Asian subcultures that define the region’s cuisines.
This cultural fusion is readily apparent in dishes such as the momos: steamed Nepalese-style dumplings that are typically stuffed with minced chicken or vegetables and served by street-food vendors throughout Nepal. Northern Indian flavors completely shine through on certain dishes, including the tandoori chicken, which marinates overnight in spiced yogurt before the chefs quickly barbecue the meat inside a traditional clay tandoor oven. House-made paneer cheese and fluffy naan also evoke the flavors of South Asia; the restaurant further embraces its cultural roots by serving Indian beers and water from melted Nepalese glaciers.
All-you-can-eat dosa. For many, these words are reason enough to high-tail it to Ruchi Restaurant, where generous portions and flavorful authenticity are the hallmarks of the chefs' Northern and Southern Indian cuisine. If you're not already a fan, dosa are delicate, paper-thin crepes made with the flour of black lentils and rice. At Ruchi, they're folded around more than 25 different types of savory fillings. Other house signatures include dum biryani and chicken tikka, other regional specialties the team puts just as much heart into.