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Monday, February 05, 2007

Krishna - city's best Indian?

At a dinner party over the weekend (NOT a Super Bowl party, though I am craving guacamole), a local Cincinnati lawyer who grew up in India recommended her favorite Indian spot - Krishna, up near University of Cincinnati. To be honest, I'd never heard of the place, having always eaten at Amol, Ambar, Mayura in Clifton. By all accounts, Krishna is a cheap and cheery (?) carryout spot at 313 Calhoun Street, 513-961-2878.

She usually orders dahl (lentils - super spicy for her mom), chickpeas (for her daughter) and chicken tikka masala. That's enough recommendation for me. I have a family dinner tonight, but might have to check it out this week. Anything I can soak up with naan makes me happy.


at 5:32 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

ambar is by far the best indian in the city.

at 2:25 PM Blogger Slappy said...

Ambar is good, but Anand in Evendale is much better. Sadly, most people only talk about the Clifton places.

at 2:40 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Slappy. Anand is so good....I also like a place that's near the Dayton Mall ... I can't remember the name...

at 5:09 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those are all good, but Udipi is by far the best. All vegetarian, but totally worth it.

at 10:34 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

A while back I went to Krishna with an friend who was born in India. He had never tried Krishna but agree to it on his brother's recommendation. He ordered his favorite dish (Paneer Makhani) and declared it as good as Ambar, which he considers the best in town.

at 1:00 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like New Krishna on 42 in in Sharonville near West Chester.

at 11:50 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Royal Taj in Anderson Township is not too shabby...

at 3:52 PM Blogger Julie Gaw said...

OK, so I did try Krishna after the snow storm last week. I don't consider myself enough of an Indian food expert to declare it "the best," but it was pretty darn tasty. Excellent naan. Tried the chicken tikka masala - smooth and creamy and just the right spice. The aloo gobi was fine but had too many green peppers for my taste. Krishna is worth seeking out. It's in the yellow building across the street from DuBois Bookstore. I had the street address and still almost missed it! Warning if you're afraid of hot and spicy - they mean it here. The chicken was a 3 on a scale of 1-6, and most people would probably find that too spicy for their tastes.

at 9:27 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Udipi is the best restaurant in Cincinnati, not just Indian cuisine. Period. It is heads and shoulders above the rest.

But Udipi can certainly improve its service a little bit more. They run it more like a mom-pop restaurant than like a professional food-chain.

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