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“.. good food + good interiors”
Review of Top of India

Top of India
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 10 - USD 15
Cuisines: Asian, Indian, Bar
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Welcome to Top of India Reataurant, a family owned and run indian restaurant. We provide flavorful and healthy dishes for all parties. from meat lovers to strict vegans. We make each dish from scratch so our customers are assured that they are getting food that is fresh and well prepared,cuisine is known for its rich, buttery flavours along with the extensive vegetarian, vegan and meat dishes. Main dishes include Sarson ka saag (a stew whose main ingredient is mustard greens)Basmati rice is the indigenous variety of North Indian and many varieties of rice dishes have been developed with this variety. Many vegetable and meat based dishes are developed for this type of rice.
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Just 3 Indian places combined in Spokane & Valley .. well tough to get a perspective about how good the food is when you feel like comparing them.
But then it is a good thing that I have eaten Indian all my life :P and I am capable enough to say a word or two about the food.

BTW a thing which stands out among the other Indian/Pakistani restaurants I have been to are the interiors .. everything neat & clean & new & yeah not much to look from outside but the interiors are really nice. However, the buffet section (where the food is laid) is a bit congested which shouldn't be so and there are 2 rows of food trays the far end is tough to get access too .. well could be a strategy too so that people get annoyed and take less food :P b'coz the food is really worth it :)

Jokes apart, let me account for our lunch the other day -

The buffet was with limited choices, though I, personally, do not have anything to complain about .. the vegetarian people were not very excited .. not saying that they did not like their food, they did, very much did but the choice of mains was rather regular for us .. nothing which we do not prepare in our daily routine.Anyway, here it goes

Starters -
Vegetable Pakodas (fritters) - the fritters in India are made with gram flour and water .. all type of veggies are used .. but the most famous ones are onion, mixed veggies .. nothing spectacular given the fact we make them at home all the time as snacks but yeah they would definitely make a tasty snack for the locals :)

Raita - masterchef and other serials have made this name very popular .. "raita" is runny yogurt blended with spices with some veggies etc in it .. here it was with some grated veggies like carrots, cucumber, tomatoes etc ..

Tandoori Chicken - the chicken was moist and fresh .. could have had a bit more char in there .. but not bad at all

Mains -
Butter Chicken Curry / Mutton (goat) Curry - Loved the mutton curry more than the chicken one, the butter chicken was just a bit too sweet for my liking.

Mutter (peas) Mushroom Curry - A very very famous vegetarian curry in India .. regularly made at home, hence not much excitement seeing it ..
Same went for the chickpeas curry (chole) and the palak (spinach) .. but taste wise they were all very good.

The best part, however, were the gulab jamuns (the round brown in sugar syrup) .. they looked well fed :P and yeah without a shadow of doubt they were the best gulab jamuns I would have had in the American Subconctinent.

All in all, quite a good choice whenever we are missing our very favourite curry or feel like eating a load full of Indian food.
And yeah, I will be back :P

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

We were so impressed with this place - what a great find. To begin with, the decor is tasteful and understated with lovely Indian music playing in the background. The menu has so many options, we had trouble deciding what to order, finally settling on two dishes that we shared so we could try as many dishes as possible.

The wait staff did a phenomenal job -- every server in the place checked on us but it wasn't at all chaotic. Our food was delivered very quickly and the wait staff made sure all our special requests were promptly addressed and that our meals were as ordered.

In all, a fantastic experience and we will go back.

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

We were a bit adventuresome, trying new dishes as well as some favorites. The experience was most positive with delicious and not too hot to the palate tastes. Very attentive staff and fast service made the meal totally satisfying.

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Thank Cynthia W
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

We were driving back to the Spokane Airport after a week vacationing in Montana. We learned our flight had been delayed and we were hungry after a 4-hour drive... so we stopped at Top of India (about 3 miles from Costco where we bought gas for our rental car) for lunch. We originally were going to order off the menu since we are not into buffets. But because we were en route to the airport, we decided to try the buffet. Oh wow! Top of India surpassed all our expectations and is the best Indian buffet we've ever had. The food was delicious, varied, and flavorful. We were able to "spice" up the dishes with the hot sauces. On this day, there was Tandoori chicken (big pieces!), creamy saag (spinach), delicious dal (lentils), pakora (fried veggies), rich lamb curry, a vegetarian curry, basmati rice, salads, cut-up fresh fruit, naan and papadum, raita, and other items. Other than the gulab jamun which was too heavy, all the other items were wonderfully prepared. It's too bad we live in another state - this restaurant is worthy of repeated returns. Next time we fly to Spokane, we'll definitely return.

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Thank jdc8mbc
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Top of India has the best Indian food in the region. If you are unsure about what to order, start with the lasuni gobi followed by naan and lamb tikka masala. Highly recommend!

Thank Bethany B
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