Last Saturday night, my friends and I discovered what will surely become a restaurant that will enter the rotation of many a chowhound. Here's the story:
After stuffing ourselves silly at Ba Ren, we decided to go get something sweet, perhaps a doughnut. We drove east on Miramar Road looking for a doughnut shop. We eventually got so far that we got to the "little india" area at the corner of Black Mountain road and miramar road. Making a left on BM Rd, we saw the usual Indian places, past them, and for no read what so ever, made a RIGHT on Activity Road.
After going down a minute or two, we saw, like a mirage, an Indian restaurant in the middle of several industrial parks. We stopped, feeling that perhaps this was the fabled SD Indian restaurant in the middle of nowhere. Sure enough, it was!
It's called Punjabi Tandoor. Even though it was closed, the super friendly owners let us in. We got the chicken tikka masala and a mango lasi, and they gave us a free helping of basmanti rice. WOW is all i can say. After being brought up on Al Noor back in LA, i have to say that their food is almost as good, but WAY better than any Indian place I have tried. A few of the patrons who were still there said that this place was the real deal and that it is the best place for Indian in SD.
Just wanted to share this latest find with everyone and hope you all can go real soon!