went to a place called Fresh Paradise "the real taste of india" located in Chino Hills CA. They are an Indian vegetarian restaurant with quite an array of foods.
I was there about two years ago for a wonderful dinner and finally made it back, this time for lunch. Took my wife and sons and brother with me. He commented that whats "wrong with these people, don't they know that *all* indian restaurants have to have "spices and sweet" somewhere in the name?"
Well, this time we went for lunch and the food was good...not as great as dinner. Could be that there were several groups in there (a little after 1pm) and only one guy cooking and one guy serving. Service was super POOR! All the meals were sent to us "piece meal" one at a time...I don't like that. A gal in one of the groups that was seated and "abandoned" actually went behind the counter and into the kitchen to look for someone. again, my smartass brother commented that since no one cared, perhaps it was all you could eat for free hour.
The menu online is not the same as the one in the restaurant. The restaurant menu is much larger. We ordered about five other items that are not on this menu, including an "assortment" plate full of tasty items for 7.99. The breads btw were superb!
Ok, we ordered the following (taken from their website):
VADA SAMBAR 2.99
Fried lentil donuts dipped in sambar
IDLI SAMBAR 2.99
Stemmed rice & lentil patties well dipped in sambar
TAMARIND RICE 4.99
Rice made with special tamarind sauce
CHOLE PURI 3.99
Cooked garbanzo beans mixed with spices, served with
garbanzo beans with fried puffy bread
PANI PURI 2.99
Small puri's stuffed with beans, potatoes, covered with
sweet and spicy sauce, served with spicy water
BATAKA VADA 2.99
Deep fried lentil donuts dumplings stuffed with spiced
potato & onions
DAHI VADA 2.99
Deep fried lentil donuts dipped in special yogurt sauce and
garnished with cilantro
ALU PARATHA 2.99
Special Indian bread stuffed with Potatoes & garnished with spices
Idly, Crown Dosa, Yogurt & any choice of soda 5.99
Mango Shake 2.49
I recommend going to this place. When we went for dinner, service was very good with the owner being very cordail as well as prompt. As with alot of restaurants, the quality of the service is equated to if the owners are present.
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