This Indian restaurant reminds me of Little India in Singapore. Your senses are filled with the wonderful smell of spices before you even reach the entrance. Upon entering, you see the restaurant packed with Indian diners and a light soundtrack playing in the background.
A perennial favorite on the Beijing dining scene, Indian Kitchen has recently put together a new menu. We started with Tandoori prawns (¥38 each) which retained their sweet juiciness—a feat with prawns and tandoori. The lamb vindaloo (¥45) was a spicy curry with lamb and potatoes (aloo), perfectly complemented by a sweet and savory mango chicken curry (¥45), that balanced the spice quotient. We recommend eating with your hands—a la South Indian style to fully enjoy the meal. Mix the gravy thoroughly and savour the textures of peshwari nan (with nuts) (¥25/piece) and saffron rice (¥38)—a lusciously rich blend of multiple layers. We knowingly over-ordered for two people—a ploy that left plenty for a takeaway.
2/F, 2 Sanlitun Beixiaojie Sanlitun Beijing, south side of Liangma River, 三里屯北小街2号2层 Tel: 6460-9366