Well we all know the story, the hype, the scene, the prices, but the food never lives up to it. Trying to translate Indian food to satisfy the palate of the typical crowd of Ocean Drive results in the same thing every time, a disappointment.
The service was so lovely, I have a hard time being critical, but I will just be to the point and honest. Nothing was bad or inedible. We ate everything. However... the samosas were good but forgettable, the naan and rice were dry and tasteless, the potatoes were more like home fries, the dal tasted of salt and cumin, the Indian spices there but sort of lost, and the paneer had good flavors but was tough.We also tried the tandoori platter. The chicken was cooked very well, but poorly seasoned...too "perfumy" if you know what I mean. Everything else was OK but not great. The whole meal was a bit salty for my taste (and it takes a lot for me to say that, I am Puerto Rican ;-)). But the worst part IMO was that nothing was spicy enough..they didn't even ask us if we wanted heat. We decided not to have dessert and just go home. In all honesty I have had better food many times at Guru.
Maybe they were having a bad night, we always like to think that, but they just opened, I wanted to be impressed ;-(.
Once again, for Indian, the drive to Heelsha is definitely worth it for us.