First time poster from a non-foody...please help me make my foody friend happy!
I live in Fremont and almost never eat out. I have a friend coming down from San Francisco next week who is excited to try some Fremont Indian food. I'd like to find an authentic Indian or Indo Pak restaurant where six people can hang out and quietly and comfortably catch up for several hours.
After doing some research on this site I found that Shalimar seems to be a good bet, but there is a Shalimar location in SF, so I don't want to go there (and the atmosphere doesn't seem quite right).
An excellent post (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/866183) makes me excited to try Bismillah, but again the atmosphere doesn't seem right...I'd be happy to pay a little more for a better place to hang out.
I'm hoping someone can give me a recommendation. Thanks in advance!