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Karma: "Great architecture and food" Top 5 Page for this destination Philadelphia Restaurant Tip by acemj

Philadelphia Restaurants: 459 reviews and 486 photos


Okay, that architecture bit was a shameless plug for my brother-in-law who was in charge of the architectural renovations to this place (Group G, 215.351.9500), but actually the food is great too. It used to be a place called Shivnanda (not sure if I spelled that right), but the new ownership decided to go away from the more traditional Indian restaurant concept and thematically spice it up with some Indian philosophy and modern architectural design.

Favorite Dish: The food is great. You can find many of the usual North Indian specialties, all done very well, as well as some modern twists and interesting innovations. The buffet is always a good way to sample many dishes.

Try the lamb saag . . . trust me.

Address: 114 Chestnut
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Old City, between Front and 2nd
Phone: 215-925-1444
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 4
Theme: Indian

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 31, 2004
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