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Chef's Kitchen, Adams Morgan

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Chef's Kitchen, Adams Morgan

Dave | Aug 11, 2005 10:42 AM

Stopped by the relatively new Chef's Kitchen in Adams Morgan - it's roughly across the street from the Falafelshop.

It's a counter-service Indian place with some other food (burritos, maybe a few other things).

I tried the vegetable samosa ($1.25) - huge, steaming hot and very good. I also got the paneer tikka platter ($6.99). This was an enormous amount of very good food at a steal of a price. It could easily feed two. Chunks of paneer, green and red peppers and onions over rice (all well-seasoned), with sides of chole and salad, a huge disc of fresh, hot, foil-wrapped naan, and three sauces. This is not gourmet Indian, but it was tasty, well-prepared, and very generously portioned.

The menu has lots of your typical Indian food, and they have a thali option where you pick three items from steam tables. They had an impressive selection - much better than Dhali Dhaba, for example. Lots of vegetarian and explicity-labeled vegan options (both on the table and in the menu).

All in all, this is a great addition to Adams Morgan - good, casual quick-service food at a good price is something Washington is lacking in comparison to other cities and this helps fill the gap. I'd call it a super-charged version of Dhali Dhaba (Arlington).

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