"...Tucked away in a South Austin strip mall, between a nail salon and a Cricket Wireless store, Asiana Indian Cuisine is never going to be mistaken for some kind of nouvelle cuisine hot spot. It appears exactly as it is: a neighborhood restaurant serving the kind of approachable South Indian cooking that offers something for every level of palate sophistication...."
"...Royal India is a one-location, family-owned restaurant. Chef/owner Vir Singh learned his craft working in restaurants in both the U.S..."
"...When I go into an ethnic restaurant that I've heard good things about and I'm one of the very few non-natives dining there, I tend to get a little giddy. I know that the chance for authenticity just increased several-fold, and I'm on the right track..."
"...Today's Austinites don't have to look far to find a quality Indian restaurant, but it wasn't always such common and popular fare here. To be sure, our city has long benefited from a few venerable mainstays of the cuisine..."
"...Sisters Ashley and Christina Cheng are the second generation of a proud local restaurant dynasty. The entrepreneurial siblings have just announced that the opening of their long-awaited new project, SPUN Ice Cream, is set for Wednesday, Dec..."
"...Pakwan Indian Restaurant & Bar3601 W. William Cannon #450, 366-5204 Mon.-Thu., 11am-2:30pm, 5-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 11am-2:30pm, 5-10:30pm; Sun., 11:30am-3pm, 5-10pm www.pakwanaustin.com..."
"...The words Indian restaurant and lunch buffet have become practically synonymous over the past decade, and Chola in Round Rock is no exception. What makes it different is the variety of homestyle dishes you won't find elsewhere...."
"...Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant offers a 200-item Cantonese menu with all of your favorites, including dim sum. Full cart service on the weekends offers a taste of big-city dim sum hidden in an innocuous strip mall..."
"...The fast-casual restaurant concept is nothing new to Austin. Many national and locally owned eateries have become popular and successful using this template for quick, affordable dining that's a step above fast food..."
"...India Kitchen, located in the strip center just west of the northwest corner of Pleasant Valley and Riverside, is to our knowledge the only Indian food south of the river. Go up north, toward Vietnamese-restaurant land, and the Indian restaurants grow thickly; down south, not so much..."
"...What separates Indian Spicy Kitchen from other Indian restaurants in town is simple: big, bold, complex flavor. Where others make a perfunctory nod toward the flavor profile of a particular dish, Indian Spicy slaps you upside the head with it, all the while keeping it balanced and clean..."
"...The intersection of MoPac and Parmer isn't part of my regular flight path, so it took me a while to get out to Taj Mahal, Willie Abraham's sister restaurant to the long-established Taj Palace. I recruited a group of friends who live or work in that far northwest neighborhood to join me for dinner and the six of us were able to eat our way through the entire menu..."
"...I spent several months eying Tandoori Hut. Situated next to a Pizza Hut at the corner of Wells Branch Parkway and MoPac, the restaurant has a playful name that implied an owner with a sense of humor..."
"...Honorable MentionRay's Steakhouse, Ranch 616, Mars Restaurant & BarPub GrubFadó..."
"...In fact, she enjoys giving guests themed feasts: a non-Christopher Columbus pop-up, Peruvian-Indian, Moghul Empire, and whole-table-as-a-charcuterie-board supper clubs. She hopes to normalize the "let's see what happens" attitude of adventurous diners who opt for a supper club meal over a brick-and-mortar restaurant meal, supporting small businesses (and their farm partners) with their dollars...."
"...I try to treat them how I eat. And I'm very, very picky, so I give them the freshest." Chandra grew up cooking in his native Bangalore, and previously owned a high-end restaurant in Denver called Chutney's, before moving to Austin and launching Kurry Takos as an homage to his two favorite cuisines...."
"...With a new second location at the Brodie Oaks shopping center, South Austinites have an opportunity to get the same excellent Indian fare without having to trek all the way up to Great Hills. Inside, the restaurant is elegant yet cozy, draped in dark, heavy fabrics and warm lighting..."
"...Daily, 11am-2:30pm, 5:30-9:30pm Punjab transplants Jangir Singh Dhillon and wife Jasvir Kaur opened Indian Palace about a year ago, with the help of nephew Gurjan Singh Dhillon. Among the three, they rely on 50 years of restaurant and cooking experience..."
"...Asti Trattoria, 408 E. 43rd, 451-1218READERS NEW RESTAURANT (TIE)..."
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