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Pan-Indian restaurant with numerous vegan items

Restaurant, Caterer

Offers a variety of vegan dishes including chana pindi, aloo palak, mirch pakora, Nepali momos, and more. Also has South Indian standards such as masala dosa.

Added by conde.kedar on May 9 11 (last updated May 9 11)

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Oddly enough I had never eaten at this restaurant even though I love Indian food; but it is located just slightly off the beaten path (literally, around the corner from the main shopping street downtown), and I simply never noticed it in all the years I've lived in the area. But I was looking for a caterer who could do an all-vegan dinner, and Zaroka came highly recommended. Now having made use of their services I can tell you that not only is their food first-rate, but their accommodation to my every wish and their assuming total responsibility for every last detail motivate me to praise them to the skies. And, to top it all off, their price was far below that of the next best competitor. Now I will want to have more large events just so that I can have the pleasure of using their services as caterer! And you can be sure they are now on my map of places I will want to eat dinner regularly. By the way, I recommend that this Website have a separate category for Caterers.

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Zaroka appears to be a standard North Indian restaurant but it's actually a notch above, and has great service and excellent dishes.

My roommate and I had a Groupon and shared a few dishes. We started off with a mirch pakora ($4) which were jalapenos fried in lentil batter. These were spicy, savory little marvels with a perfect level of crispness.

For our main dishes we had a chana pindi ($11) and an aloo palak ($11). The chana dish was a curry of chickpeas whereas the aloo palak consisted of potatoes and spinach. Both dishes were cooked just the right amount (enough for the spices to settle in, but not so much where the vegetables become mushy) and also weren't overly oily, which is a common problem at many North Indian restaurants. Both dishes just felt fresh and savory, but not excessively salty or heavy. Zaroka has a talented cook to make the flavors of the herbs and spices actually complement the vegetables, rather than overpower them. It's not an easy task.

We also had tandoori roti, which was competently made.

The service was friendly and attentive. They were good to keep our water glasses constantly filled.

Zaroka, for taste and value, beats out pretty much every other Indian restaurant in New Haven (excepting Thali, but Thali is 30-40% more expensive per dish) and I look forward to returning.

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Neighborhood

Downtown

Non-Smoking

Accepts Reservations

Prices

$$ - average

Payment

  • MasterCard Visa

Cuisines

  • Indian

Features

  • Buffet
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Quiet

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Hours

11:30am - 3pm;
5pm - 10:30pm
11:30am - 3pm;
5pm - 11pm
noon - 3pm;
5pm - 10:30pm

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