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Best Indian Restaurant Dallas 2007 - Clay Pit Contemporary Indian Cuisine - CLOSED

Clay Pit Contemporary Indian Cuisine

Clay Pit Contemporary Indian Cuisine

4460 Belt Line Road

Addison, TX 75001

972-233-0111

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Readers' Choice: India Palace Restaurant & Bar
12817 Preston Road, No. 105
972-392-0190
Founded in Austin in 1998, Clay Pit is a modernization of this ancient exotic cuisine of hundreds of potent and sultry aromas and flavors somehow subdued into harmonious beatitude. Indian cuisine is a marvel that sorts through coriander, fennel, cumin, cilantro, turmeric, saffron, cinnamon, cocoa, nuts, garlic and chilies, somehow keeping them from erupting into Diet Coke-Mentos chaos. Chef and managing partner Tinku Saini once slandered his creation, referring to it as the P.F. Chang's of Indian cuisine, but Clay Pit is not as overtly mainstream as all of that. Sure Clay Pit has a Caesar and naan pizzas; it has naan wraps busting seams with lettuce, rice, cilantro and onions plus either chicken or lamb; it goes Indie-Mex with naan quesadillas with three cheeses. But it also has well-crafted tradition such as moist tandoori chicken that is more bird than burlap; mushroom and pea paneer simmered in smooth onion curry; moist beef vindaloo; and samosas and pakoras along with match and mingle curries and sauces for the meats, which include a nicely done bone-in goat—a thing P.F. Chang's wouldn't touch with 10-foot training chopsticks.
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Jill Naylor
Jill Naylor

The best Indian food in Dallas is now in Richardson- MUMTAZ. These people used to own the Taj Mahal in North Dallas but sold it recently. (Unfortunately, Taj Mahal is now not so good). Worth the drive to Richardson-- MUMTAZ. MUMTAZ is authentic Indian, spicy, well done curries, samosas and a great Tandoori grill. MUMTAZ is not Americanized, not an Indian "Pei Wei". They have just opened at Central and Campbell in Richardson.

kenn
kenn

I find their food bland and Americanised. Kind of like an Indian Pei Wei.I recommend Passand in Irving.

Simon
Simon

Clay Pit is definitely the best Indian restaurant in town. It is also popular with the young Indian crowd in the metroplex.

Kirk Vasile
Kirk Vasile

My wife is a South African. She comes from a culture with a huge Indian population and grew up eating really good, authentic Indian Food (much of it from street vendors believe it or not). Until recently, India Palace was our restaurant of choice for Indian Cuisine. Not any more. The Clay Pit has food that rivals India Palace AND a wonderful atmosphere. Lighter, brighter, better service and a Ceasar salad to boot. Wonderful. We enjoy it every date night we can.

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