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Sensational Northern and Southern Indian Cuisine

At Surabhi, you'll find enough vegetarian selections to keep you coming back for more for a long, long time.

There's veg appetizers galore, comprised of lentils, onion, potato, eggplant, and more. As well as lentil-based soups.

For dinner entrees, your heart (and stomach) will find content with an amazing array of eggplant delights, including the terrific Baigan Bartha; there's more lentil variations than one can count, and plenty of vegetables to go along with them, and lest I forget to mention lots of garbanzo beans and tomatoes find their way into many of the spectacular dishes at Surabhi.

Dosa (crepe) dishes dominate the cuisine from the North; with filling of lentils, veggies, garbanzo beans; heck, there's so much more than I can possibly list here!

From the Southern motif, Surabhi stuffs whole wheat bread with a variety of the above-mentioned ingredients.

It's all good!

Serving a lunch buffet daily.

Added by Steve Carlson on Nov 24 04 (last updated Aug 11 08)

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Yet another industrial-grade, oily North Indian restaurant. How many of these are there in the Twin Cities?

I came for lunch with some colleagues and was forced to make-do at the standard buffet. At least some Indian joints let you order off the menu if you don't want the buffet, but Surabhi doesn't. All I wanted was a dosa, but instead had to settle on chewy papadadum, and a grease-heavy chana (chickpea) dish with crappy white rice. The rest of the veg. options in the buffet were loaded with cream or yogurt.

I didn't appreciate having to ask about which dishes were vegan versus vegetarian. If you want Indian or Indian-style food, go to The Himalayan, The Vegetarian, Nala Pak or Namaste Cafe. They label what's vegan and what's not, and the quality of their food is much higher.

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outstanding! there are so many vegetarian options here and they are all good. the eggplant is out of this world.

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Located east of 35W on the SE corner of Lyndale Ave and 98th St. in Bloomington. This new location is two blocks east of the old location on 9818 Aldrich Ave S, Bloomington.


$$ - average


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  • Indian (Southern)


  • Buffet
  • Quiet


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11am - 2:30pm;
5pm - 10pm
11am - 3pm;
5pm - 10pm

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