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Diva Indian Bistro

Rayona | Oct 10, 2005 01:55 AM

I went there tonight with a friend of mine. Got there at 8:30 and the place was packed, I think we got the last two seats in the place.

The atmosphere was pretty trendy (if you think 20-25 year olds are trendy) but a little too noisy for my taste. My friend and I had to keep repeating ourselves to be heard. I liked the lighting and the general feel of the place though, not your typical Indian food restaurant.

To eat I started out with the Nariyal Soup which is a hot creamy coconut soup with nuts and cardamom in it. I really enjoyed it, the broth wasn't too thick and the coconut flavor was apparent but not overpowering.

For my entree I got the Chicken Korma which is chicken in a cream sauce with raisins and cashews and herbs in it. I liked this as well, the sauce was the right consistency, and the flavors mixed well together. The entree also came with a decent serving of basmati rice and some sauce that I had never had before. I would have liked a little more chicken and in smaller pieces because the pieces were too big to eat in one bite but the food was served in a bowl and I had no knife so that was a little awkward. I thought the portion was a bit small for the price (13 bucks for a medium size bowl) but I've had that feeling at almost all the Indian restaurants I've been to.

My friend and I also shared some Aloo Naan (naan stuffed with potatoes and peas) which was good but not amazing.

Service was good considering how busy the place was.

Soup, entree, and half an order of naan cost me 17 bucks which I think was a bit on the pricy side for the food in my opinion but not a rip-off.

All in all, I would go there again but I'll probably go when it's a little less crowded and get one of their specials to increase the food to price ratio.

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