Cheap Eats 2009: Angeethi
Great food, low prices, lots of fun
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Cynthia Hacinli, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 18, 2009
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Angeethi - Herndon
Address: 645 Elden St., Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: 703-796-1527
Neighborhood: Reston/Herndon
Cuisines: Indian
Opening Hours: Lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM; Saturday and Sunday 12 to 3. Dinner Sunday through Thursday 5 to 10; Friday and Saturday 5 to 10:30.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Chili pakoras; sabzi pakoras; papadi chaat, a chutney-strewn potato salad; shrimp korma; dhaniawala korma; Balti-style goat; Balti-style dal; bhangan bharta; makhani dishes with chicken or paneer; gosht Madras; spicy lamb with shredded coconut; naan, roti
Price Details: Starters, $3.99 to $9.99; main courses, $9.99 to $22.99.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Why go: At this handsome Northern Indian restaurant, the familiar (tandoor meats and slow-simmered curries) is made exciting, and the obscure—the area’s only roster of Balti-style dishes, with spicy onion-and-tomato-slathered meats or vegetables served in a copper bucket—is offered as pure comfort.

What to get: Crispy keema samosa filled with chicken instead of the usual potato; balti goat or chicken; jingha korma, an aromatic cashew-based shrimp curry; dhaniawala korma, chicken rubbed with a lively cilantro-chili paste.

Best for: Large family or after-work gatherings, the better to sample an array of flavors and tastes.

Insider tip: The menu offers many choices for vegetarians. The lunch buffet ($10.99 weekdays, $13.99 weekends) is better than most.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner.

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