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Saturday night @ Sultan

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Saturday night @ Sultan

Deelish | Apr 18, 2004 06:48 PM

After reading about this unusual (hotel, good service, clean, medium priced and uncrowded) Indian spot for many months on this board I finally got a group of 4 together last night to try it. Thank you one and all because we left with warm satisfied stomachs and mouths grinning. Here is what we ordered with some highlights:

pappadam-crisp, not greasy, full of cumin, perfect cilantro sauce
meat samosas-crisp, not greasy w/ heavenly complex curry
tandoori prawns-extremely hot and salty, fresh and irresistable
chicken tikka masala-terrific rendition with smoky chunks of chix
chicken korma-well defined with high tumeric notes
palak paneer-the non-creamy kind sporting a lot of chewy paneer
mixed vegetable dish (can't remember the name)-came with cabbage, tomatoes, onions, zuchinni, garlic in an unusual sauce
raita-fresh with chunky tomatoes
boonmi raita-little crunchy wheat balls submerged in yogurt
mango pickle-so sour one little bite puckered your entire mouth
garlic naan-thin, crispy and smoky
onion kulcha-same as above
plain rice
4 taj beers

We were the only ones in there when we arrived at 5:15 and ate unhurried for 2 hours. When we left there had only been 4 tables seated. We ordered the Korma medium and Tikka hot and were happy with both spice levels. We had three complaints, the dining room was cold, the tables were small, the menu was lacking in vegetable choices (no eggplant, okra, or cauliflower). Total bill with tax & big tip was $96. Yum yum yum yum yum!

Sultan
339 Taylor/O'Farrell (Ramada Hotel)
415/775-1709

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