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Wazwan in West Caldwell

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Wazwan in West Caldwell

bear | Mar 6, 2005 04:32 PM

After reading great things about this restaurant on this very board, my boyfriend and i tried it out last night. Needless to say, we were pretty disappointed. We ordered the rogan josh well as the chickpea flour dumplings and a spicy spinach mixed into their homemade lowfat cheese. We also ordered nan. The rogan tasted like my grandmother's brisket, with absolutely no detectable Indian/Kashmirian spices. The spinach also lacked flavor, but certainly packed a bit of heat. The dumpling dip was good, particularly with the nan, which was well-cooked and not greasy.

However, I was very disappointed by the atmosphere of the restaurant which resembles a cross between a funeral parlor and a rec room in someone's basement. The dishes are actually plastic, and the food arrived to the table on a cafeteria lunch tray. For the prices charged, I found this disgraceful. In particular, the rogan josh dish was mostly bone, which, at $19 was highway robbery.

My suggestion to all of those looking for great Indian food...take a bus/train into Manhattan and try some of the wonderful food on 6th in the village...even including the cost of a rountrip to the city, you'll still end up cheaper than at Wazwan.

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