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Places I like around Raleigh

FriendofFood | Feb 9, 200502:26 PM


I've only been living in this area for half a year and this is my first Chowhound post of any kind, but I'm all for the concept. I am not really a foodie and almost never go to truly fancy restaurants, but I have lived most of my life around self-styled foodies and in places fashionably acclaimed for good food (e.g. Berkeley, CA) and finally I do very much care what I eat, so interpret my recommendations in that context.

Royal India Cuisine
(919) 981-0849
3901 Capital Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27604

Meat and veg. Attractive interior decorated with photos of the maharajahs. Among the best Indian buffets I've ever had. Roti's always fresh.

Tower Indian Restaurant
(919) 465-2326
144 Morrisville Square Way
Morrisville, NC 27560

Veg only. South Indian. Exotic array of dishes for lunch buffet. Idiosyncratically delicious palak paneer. Five million kinds of dosas.

Little Tokyo Japanese Restaurant
(919) 467-5011
1401 E Maynard Rd
Morrisville, NC 27560

Lousy music. Some of the best sushi I've ever had. especially the Tuna Takaki appetizer. Beautiful presentation.

La Shish
(919) 388-8330
908 NE Maynard Rd
Cary, NC 27513

Lebanese I think. Tasty shish, good spanikopita, nice vegetables, free toasted pita chips w/ nice dips. Not transcendental, but quite nice and economical.

Capital Creations Gourmet Pizza
(919) 782-7080
3055 Medlin Dr
Raleigh, NC 27607 (and several other locations)
Had it only once, chose toppings unwisely, but struck me as very high quality and I'll be trying again.

Global Village Organic Coffee
(919) 828-4567
2428 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, NC 27607

Intermittently wonderful beans, e.g. the Sumatra Gayo

I think I've read most of the recommendations from this message board that have the word "Raleigh" in them, but if anybody has any other places to recommend, I'd be interested.

- FoF

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