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Indian Food Corner

5 Daxue Lu Bldg 11, Chengdu
成都大学路 11 5


Indian/Sri Lankan food. Daily 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-11 p.m.

  • Gaurav
    July 11, 2012
    Hi All,
    i was in chengdu for 2 months recently in April, May 2012.
    In all the review, you will find contradicting reviews:
    There are 2 kinds of ppl actually:
    1. Who need indian food
    2. Who want to taste indian food and just want some experience.

    2nd type will criticize this hotel, 1st type will really appreciate the food.

    The food itself is very good(i personally found biryani, poori, chapati very good).

    Ayi(middle aged woman) there is completely unprofessional but friendly(can get personal but if taken in right way, you can find her amusing and enjoy the talks) but who cares if you need indian food.

    So don't expect any kind of professionalism here and just enjoy the food.

    On the other hand namaste is quite sofisticated..chapati there is not real indian chapati...although veggies are good.
    more expensive than this really cheap hotel.

    Best hotel in chengdu acc to me if you need indian food on regular basis.

    One more thing,
    come here with a friend with whom you can talk a lot(pass your time),
    so that you don't worry about waiting period.

    Source: Personal exp
  • francesen
    May 17, 2012
    I went there yesterday and it wasn't closed, but I wouldn't recommend it either, sad to say (would love more Indian food choices). All the veggie dishes were basically the same; the samosa, although nice, came with tomato ketchup. And it was all crazy slow to appear on the table.

    Namaste is still the best in my opinion. Will try out this new place Paradise though, let's see!
  • sri123
    May 16, 2012
    hey guys, don't waste your time. this has been closed now.
  • iraglassismyhero3
    May 16, 2012
    @jprnr, i'm only blaming the ayi for being ignorant and completely unable to serve customers. surely it isn't her fault if half the menu is unavailable, but when she constantly refuses to be up front about what is and isn't available and discusses menu items at length that are completely unavailable, it's annoying, a waste of time, and not at all what anyone would appreciate in a dining experience.

    the main point of my post is that whoever is running the show is, shall we say, to be kind, 'lacking in business sense' for:

    1. hiring someone like her who is unable to perform even the most basic table service

    2. putting stuff on the menu that they have apparently no intention of making

    3. advertising on gochengdoo to attract a discriminating foreign clientele

    4. producing a menu that their staff is unable to understand

    5. putting the toilet in the corner of the dining room.

    i did enjoy the food the other times i went, but in the end, it's not worth it.
  • jprnr
    May 15, 2012
    i dont really think its fair to blame the contents of the kitchen on the ayi nor is it fair to put her in the middle of the 'chinese ability to unabashedly comment on your weight vs western predilection for body issues and self consciousness' debate. i'm just sayin
  • clayuk
    May 15, 2012
    I have to rewrite my review the first time was great. The second time we waited nearly fourty minutes for our food also many dishes not available. Got a take away order bad idea. Maybe it's teething problems.
  • iraglassismyhero2
    May 14, 2012
    have some comments to make in addition to my previous review.

    went there with a friend for lunch on friday and was 'served' by an ayi who i've run into there before. middle-aged, unable to read the vast majority of the menu (because of the lack of chinese translations) and incredibly unschooled in the basics of waiting tables. in the past she's forgotten parts of orders, made mistakes with orders, or has promised that the cook was coming '马上' when it was fairly evident they weren't. last friday, she eclipsed all of these offenses rather spectacularly. it more or less went like this:

    us: hey, naan's on the menu! can you actually make it now?

    her: oh, yeah, no problem. but most people like the chapati.

    us: we like naan.

    her: but don't you want the chapati?

    us: no, can we please have some naan?

    her: oh, nope, not today.

    us: ok, an order of chapati it is. we'd also like samosas.

    her: you like those, huh?

    us: yes.

    her: we're all out today.

    us: about this curry?

    her: oh, you can't eat that, it's spicy.

    us: no, we really like spicy food. can we have that?

    her: really?! are you sure???

    us: yes!

    her: ok...(muttering about how spicy it is...)

    us: oh, there's an 'indian breakfast' section on the menu, interesting...

    her: you want breakfast?

    us: well, what are these items?

    her: (explains what they all are, etc. etc.)

    us: can we have an order of the first breakfast item?

    her: nope, we're all out.

    us: what about the other breakfast items?

    her: nope, can't get any of those today.

    us: ok...(gritting teeth)...can we have some pakoras?

    her: sure, no problem.

    us: thank God...ok, chapatis, spicy curry, pakora, what else?

    me: oh, look, they have gulab jamun, my favorite! can we have that?

    her: that's a dessert.

    us: we know, we like it. we'll have an order of gulab jamun.

    her: (looking at me and i feel a direct quote is necessary here) "你那么胖喜欢吃甜品?"

    us: excuse me?

    her: "你那么胖喜欢吃甜品?" (translation: you're that fat and like to eat desserts?)

    us: oh, no, she didn't...!

    me: can we go??

    my friend: um. yes. (speechless...)

    me: (to the ayi) forget it, we're leaving!

    her: oh...ok...(baffled as to why we'd be leaving)

    my friend: (to the ayi) that was so rude, my friend is really angry!

    her: oh, really?? um..."不好意思." (basically, 'pardon' or 'excuse me'.)

    end of scene.

    from the previous review: "The service staff is kind and attentive"??? are you kidding me? maybe if the only restaurants you'd ever been to we're in a prison camp!


    honestly, what were the owners thinking, openly advertising on, ostensibly with the intention of attracting foreign customers and having a waitress like this?!? i work hard for my money i will not pay two or three times a good bowl of noodles to be insulted. so yes, indian food corner is 'cheap' for indian food, but it's not the best indian food in town, the dining room still smells like a toilet, and the people 'working' there are utterly ignorant of how to run a business.

    and, as a side note, the 兰州拉面/lanzhou la mian/muslim noodles a few doors down is great.
  • misubi
    May 12, 2012
    I've eaten here twice. The indian food definitely has a Chinese bent. I order the Chapatis set meal which is nice and fresh. the curries themselves are somewhat inauthentic and lacking. The chai is good and cheap. The service staff is kind and attentive. Overall I still don't know what to make of this place. There seems to be an Indian person in the kitchen, but in the process to bringing the food to the table something gets lost in the translation to sichuan.
  • Dragon Expeditions
    May 10, 2012
    Finally headed there last night on the back of these reviews and other recommendations. I really wanted to enjoy it but sadly came away very disappointed.

    Not sure if it was just because the owners weren't there but the food was atrocious. Best dish was a passable but hardly great Chicken Kadai. Worst was a Lamb Vindaloo that was basically just Tudou Shao Yangrou and no hint of curry in any way shape or form. We also had completely flavourless tasteless steamed potato and cauliflower (supposedly Aloo gobi) and Samosas which were genuinely inedible.

    One star because I'm glad someone's trying to establish another Indian restaurant in Chengdu (sorely needed) and the service was OK with friendly staff.

    I'll be sticking with Namaste for a while though.
  • groggy
    March 2, 2012
    Great vegetarian choices for budget and super tasty. Nothing fancy but authentic. The owner is super friendly and the whole area is one of my favorite in Chengdu, that makes the experience even better. They will easily do their dishes vegan, on request.

    Dinner - 20 RMB/person

    I will come back
  • turkeylegs
    March 2, 2012
    Really like this place and am making it a weekly stop. Food is super cheap and tasty, and there is plenty to choose from! Staff have been really friendly too.

    A little slow to clean tables but the place does get pretty busy
    sometimes but I couldn't say the restaurant was grotty.

    All is all, definitely worth a try! Enjoy!
  • iraglassismyhero
    February 23, 2012
    No, you get off at the Huaxiba stop and walk north on the east side of Renminnanlu. Take the first right; the restaurant's somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 meters down on the right.

    A word of warning, though: while the food is pretty good and definitely cheap, the restaurant itself is pretty grotty. I could handle that if it weren't for the toilet smell wafting into the dining room from the corner of the front room. I'm hoping they put tables out front when the weather gets warmer.
  • Fraulein
    February 23, 2012
    Do we get off at the Jinjiang Hotel stop?

    If so, where do we go from there?
  • mazhar
    February 13, 2012
    Indian Food Corner Welcomes you...

    Those who love Indian food.., we have an ultimate solution within affordable prices..
    Come and try our authentic taste.

    Our address is : 大学路 11附 5 号(da xue lu 11 fu 5 hao, near xin nan men bus station)
    Opening times: monday to sunday.
    morning 10 am to 2pm and from 4pm to 11pm.
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