Great Indian food - lots of complex flavors.
You know how it is. All too often you head out for Indian food and end up in some dirty restaurant eating mediocre food. We've been missing some of our old haunts since we moved out of the Bay Area, and I've been longing for my mother-in-law to come visit again and whip us up some good Indian food. In the meantime, though, we needed something local. Some friends recommended we try Haveli, and we're glad they did. Our meal was quite good with many different layers of spices for a deep, complex flavor. The owner was the waiter, and he was attentive without being annoying. The food was much more flavorful than what we've found at Kanishka or Preet's, and the price was lower too. This was good Gujarati food.
We're still looking for a good south Indian restaurant in the area. Are there any? What about real Punjabi food?
I will not be back.
This was a very disappointing experience. I was really looking forward to having a nice meal out so to get a plate of frozen vegetables cooked in a watery sauce was beyond disappointing. I would have been better (and cheaper) staying at home with a microwave curry.
The one star is for the pleasant waitress and the garlic nan which was actually nice.
A real treat to your palette and wallet.
We heard about this place from a couple of our friends. It seems like the new management brings in some amazing talent. Our experience was great. In fact we had a full course meal (appetizer, 2 entres and drink ) with 3 people for about 20 bucks and the chef there figured we were new to the place and was so nice to ask us what we liked and made a very delicious aloo paratha. It was the best paratha I've ever tasted in any restaurant around here.
You definitely want to try the pakoras too. Great food and great value for money.Will definitely revist this place again.
New cook at Haveli. If you like pure desi food go to haveli.pure veg. best indian food in town.when we ware their owner told us they have changed the cook. new cook is from LA.he have 25 years experience just tell waiter what you want to eat he will make any veg dish for u 100% recomended who love pure desi food. try once u would not regret.
My +1.... Awesome food, prompt service, cooked to personal taste, good ambiance, close to the mall. Would definitely recommend this place to authentic indian food lovers.
New Owner's, Service and Food Gone Downhill. This used to be our favorite Indian joint but not anymore. New owner's changed to an all vegetarian menu which wouldn't be bad if they bulked up the dishes to compensate but they were skimpy. Flavor was average. The place was filthy , not just the tables but the entire inside, and we were stuck in the back corner of a room and basically forgotten about all night. Had to go find the owner, he was the only waiter, to ask to order then get more water and again for more rice. The naan was fresh and hot, my favorite. They wouldn't honor our Passport discount card even though I checked before going they were still valid. I contacted Passport next day because I was irked at the owner's rude response and Passport said they were still signed up and shouldn't have refused to take it. It is a clear "buy one entree, get one entree" deal so the owner came back and said the naan could've been free if we asked. Yeah, that wasn't the deal either. Skip this place and find another to spend your hard earned money.
Only Vegetarian Food Available Now. Stopped by tonight and Haveli said they now only offered vegetarian dishes. Too bad. Kanishka is around the corner.
Wow. This is one of best indian restaurants we've ever eaten outside indian. Fantastic Eggplant, Okra, Paneer dishes!! You can order special curry dish from Punjab region if you want to try. Just amazing.
Best Indian Food.
Best Indian Food on the west coast.
We were taken here originally by 2 of our Indian friends, who were working on contract w/ Msoft. The restaraunt makes most of its money during the lunch buffet, when half the Indian population (and all of their recent and longtime converts) head out here for lunch.
It's run by the same people who started Taste of India, in Seattle, and while the food is even better...the previous writers are entirely correct that the atmosphere is NOT the reason why people come here.
The butter chicken is to die for. The tandoori is sublime.
Evenings are always quiet, typically just a few regulars and families, although families often come here to celebrate...so the back room can get quite boisterous.
This is a family run business, and I am occasionally shocked at the level of devotion to their customers. Recipes and tips get handed out, they will special order spices and others from India on request, and when the owner had a heart attack they stayed open while he was in the hospital.
We personally tend to order our food to go (we live across the lake and drive out to the east side specifically to go to Haveli), but they will also deliver to closer addresses. Which is my idea of a little bit of heaven."
Best Indian food around!. Family run business hidden away in a strip mall boasts the freshest and most flavorful Indian food around -- highly recommend!
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