Bellevue >Chutneys Of Bellevue Indian
AWFUL!! HOW DO PLACES LIKE THIS STAY IN BUSINESS??.
As I looked over other reviews written on this site for Chutney's I am amazed that they are either excellent or poor. No in between.
Sadly I ate there on one of the one star occasions, and one star is being generous. The five of us went for my birthday today and after I was kept waiting for 15 minutes in the lobby with blaring music, I was escorted to our table. Upon sitting down I noted the tablecloth was filthy, and the (paper) napkins were crumpled as if they were taken off another table. (gross).
We waited another 15 minutes and I finally had to get up to ask for menus. We were missing silverware so up again I went....This went on for the ENTIRE meal. We had to ask for bread, water, coffee, etc.
I would have overlooked this if the food was at least decent. I had the Chicken Biryani. Rice Biryani would have been a more apt description. My mother had the same dish and also the chicken was almost absent.
There were items on their online menu that were not on the actual restaurant menu. I asked for coconut ice cream and was given orange sherbet instead.
I eat Indian food all the time and I will NEVER return to Chutneys and will discourage anyone I know from going. It was terrible.
Great food but the service could be better. I am a regular at Chutneys and I absolutely love the food. The service is a little slow at times but the food is definitely worth it. The Burg Mahar is fantastic and I love how you can order it customized to the level of hotness you want.
decent food bad service.
The food was ok, no real complaints there. The waiter was aloof and inattentive. I ordered vindaloo which is a curry. In most restaurants you go to a curry comes with rice with no extra charge since the curry itself is just a sauce. At Chutneys I was brought a side of rice (a small side of rice at that), no problem there until my bill arrived. $2 for the rice. It was not mentioned anywhere on the menu that rice was extra nor was I asked if I wanted rice along with the meal.
Bottom line, the service is terrible, see the other reviews, I'm not the only one that feels this way. Go to other restaurants in the Eastside, their food is just as good and they actually appreciate your business.
MY CHOICE FOR RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR.
Had a satisfying meal in a classy restaurant after a long time .The attentive service ,the food and ambiance were a class act.,despite being short staffed,everything was so lovely.
The owner does get a bit touchy feeley,and just parties with friends while the waiters strive to deliver.The chef has a magic touch.
truly ,a fantastic evening..
Excellent food,just right as far as the spices went.Good recomendations by Glen the manager,who went out of his way to prepare a special menu for us despite being very busy, found the time to ensure everything was spot on.My director was very impressed, even offered him a job in our company with better wagesand terms, but he politely declined saying he was very happy where he was.
This is now our new favourite restaurant.
SIMPLY SUPERB. Delightful place ,good food,with an out of the world service experience.No request seemed too much for Glenn, the incharge and Raju, the chef .Generous portions too.Would rate this the best indian restaurant in Washington.
Good Indian food, slow service.
I've been to Chutney's many times, both to dine-in and for take-out at dinner time. The decor is simple but nice. The food is usually very good, my favorites are Chickpea Veggie Fritters (they are like pakoras but more flavored, mmm!) and Chicken Tikka Masala. The Tandoori Chicken and the roast lamb are usually good too. The Saag Paneer (spinach and paneer cheese) is somewhat bland.
The service was very good at first, but over the years it has become fairly slow. Some of the waiters are attentive and friendly, others seem not to care. It's more slow at lunchtime. This is not a huge drawback if you're ordering take-out, but is pretty annoying when seated.
The best part about Chutney's is that they actually make non-spicy Indian food that still tastes flavorful. A friend of mine is very sensitive to spice and this is the only place that can consistently make mild Indian food (everywhere else is variable).
If you want mild Indian food that still has flavor and seasonings, this is a good option.
Mouth-watering Indian Food. Love this spot, the owner is a little strange, but the food is to die for. Delicious butter chicken, fresh naan and samosas that pop! Love it!
Great place for lunch!. The eclectic mix of flavors and assortment of Vegetarian food makes this restaurant one of my favorite lunch spots! Quick and attentive service.
Great service. Wonderful service and food ,had a wonderful time here .The manager Gen took great care of us and made us feel special.We were a big group on a weekend yet we were given all the attantion and treatment you would get in a five star restaurant.The food was lovely too.Just right as far as the spice was concerned.
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