So, I caught a post about camel biryani at this spot, but the address really caught my eye. I had seen it on my way to work, and having another option in Greektown is a great thing, so today I went.
Very friendly. Cabbies, with a parking lot. Middle eastern, Indian, Pakistani. 1:30 prayer break. TV. Big dining room. All men.
The guy behind the counter was very friendly, explained all the choices to me, specifically pointed out that "middle eastern, no spice." They do have a whole menu of shawerma, etc. on the wall, prepared to order in the back kitchen.
I got a lentil with beef (minced, not ground, I think) that was well seasoned, with fried onions and cilantro on top (could have used a little more, but I saw a dish of fried onions behind the counter, you could negotiate for more).
Also I got the chicken biryani, it was good and I like how they butchered the chicken so you got both the oysters and the pope's nose if you got the back. I'm not a huge biryani fan, but this was good, whole spices, raisins, more about the rice.
One of the middle eastern dishes was lamb with baby okra, I would have gotten that but the counterman steered me away from the middle eastern.
They also had fish, but I just wasn't in the mood.
Got a very good chapati and naan (a little tough, but obviously fresh made) and a nice little salad of romaine, a bit of onion, fresh jalapeno.
They had two veg Indian dishes, a dal (I wanted it but the counterman steered me to the one with beef) and a saucy stew of eggplant, I think tomatoes.
Forgot to ask for pickle until I had left, but I will go back.
Price $10, includes 1 naan, 1 chapati, $1 tip. Enough for two large meals.
Don't know how it compares to other cabbie joints, did a search through chowhound and didn't see any previous reviews.
Free parking for cabs, cabs were lined up to get in.
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