Viceroy of India

May 30 2006 - 8:13 PM

I won’t lie. I had a buy-one-get-one-free coupon. Viceroy is across the street from Sabri Nehari. It’s tough not to go to Sabri Nehari. Viceroy actually has two parts, a takeout buffet side and a sit down, white tablecloth dining room. It was a good thing that we had the coupon too. The prices start at $8.95 an entree for the vegeterian dishes all the way to $17.95 for specialties.

If you’ve read more than a couple of the Indian restaurant posts you won’t be surprised that we ordered chicken tikka masala. My wife uses it as a measuring stick the same way she orders panang chicken at Thai places. In addition to the tikka we got an order of Rogan Josh. The surprise is that my wife ate all the Rogan Josh and took home the tikka. I was shocked. The tikka was really good on top of it all. The chicken had a distinct tandoori flavor which I thought added lots to a dish that I’ve always liked.

In addition to the entrees we got a cold spicy puffed rice appetizer,
Behl Puri. Loaded with chutney, potatoes and hot peppers. It was
unusual and a really good alternative to fried pakoras or samosas. I
also should mention that this may have been my first try of Golden
Eagle beer. Where the more popular Kingfisher beer is brewed in the States (I believe) Eagle
is not. It’s hoppier than fisher but when you’re eating Indian food any
beer is your friend. It’s kind of odd- I also like sparkling wine or
beer with sushi. Anyway.

A comparison to Sabri is sort of moot since dishes are distinctly
different. However Tiffen, down the street (that’s a joke- everything’s
down the street), is a more apt comparison.  I would say if you like
Tiffen try Viceroy. If you like Viceroy try Tiffen and if you like both
try Sabri.

Viceroy of India
2520 W. Devon

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