Angeethi - Herndon
645 Elden St.
Herndon, VA 20170
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
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Needed
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
Starters, $3.99 to $9.99; main courses, $9.99 to $22.99.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Why go: Luxurious gravies, fiery curries, fluffy breads—the Indian fineries coming out of the kitchen match the elegance of the copper tureens and teak lattices in the dining room.
What to get: Sabzi pakora, darkly fried eggplant and cauliflower patties bound with chickpea batter; papadi chaat, chutney-strewn potato salad that’s sweet, spicy, and cool; Balti-style goat; makhani, a tomatoey gravy, with chicken or paneer, a house-made cheese; dhaniawala korma, chicken simmered in a creamy chili-cilantro sauce.
Best for: Diners for whom ambiance is important; a quiet, unrushed dinner with the parents or grandparents; foodies looking for something new and different—this is the only place in the area that serves Balti-style spiced meats.
Insider tip: The lavish lunchtime buffet—$9.99 weekdays, $12.99 weekends—is a great way to graze. On weekends it includes breakfast offerings such as masala-spiced omelets.
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