Austin >Food & Dining > Swad Indian Vegetarian Rstrnt
9515 N Lamar Blvd Ste 156, Austin, TX | Directions 7875330.364863 -97.695999
Neighborhoods: North Lamar, North Lamar
Good food – My husband and I have eaten at Swad about 5-6 times in the last 10 months. The food has always been pretty good, I love the variety in their Thali and my husband really likes their Chole Bhature. Just a word of caution, stay away from their South Indian food. The service though not great is passable. Overall Swad is a great value for money.
I visited Swad last week. They overcharged my credit card by $15. Those of you who pay by credit card at this restaurant be aware and save your receipt.
I called the restaurant to see if they had something to say and if they would make ammends. The lady tells me that they did not make a mistake. I have a receipt for a lower amount but my credit card statement shows the larger amount.
I dont care how good the food is. If I have to watch over my neck to see that these folks dont cheat me, I would not eat at that restaurant. I DO NOT RECOMMEND SWAD! Caveat Emptor!
Regional Indian food for the veggie contingent. – In Short
Green chairs and tables, wood paneling and lacy white curtains contribute to the throwback element. Indian and non-Indian families keep the place busy on the weekends, and the line at the counter never seems to diminish. Swad serves vegetarian food from northern and southern India, but specializes in the Gujarat province. Dahi poori are filled with chickpeas, cilantro and noodles. The Mysore masala dosa specialty consists is a lentil crepe stuffed with soft curried potatoes.
Avoid some dishes, relish others! – Swad has awesome Indian snacks from bhel puri to samosas! There is no doubt they are #1 in Austin for snacks. Dosas and idlis are also wonderfully prepared. However, their thali is really not good at all. We ended up ordering it once and couldn't even make out what dish was what-and we're INDIAN! The flavors in the thali vegetables were awful and we ordered a paneer dosa that came with potato and grated paneer (small amount) on it. It was a shame, but now we know only to order the snacks and not full-fledged meals.
Amazing Experience! – Can't go wrong. Everything I've tried here is delicious. The sampler platter is the way to go and can feed two people no problem. My only wish is that they include English translations of the menu. They are helpful at the ordering counter but during busy times (which is almost always), it would be better to order without holding up the line. You might find some nice patrons in line who can help you decipher the menu!
The best Indian veggie in Texas, a must for you – We were visiting from Houston and were very pleasantly surprised with the choice and quality of food at Swad. This place beats any Indian vegetarian restaurant in Houston. The foos was very fresh, tasty, reasonably priced and full of north and south Indian choices. Just visit and taste for youself!
unbelievable! – I wish I could eat at Swad every day. On second thought, I guess I could since the prices are so reasonable. I might consider this idea for the future.
I have never had anything here that wasn't in the top 10% of anything I have ever put in my mouth. I go for the classic masala dosa, which is about three times the size of my head. AND I get an appetizer, because they're so darn good. There's no reason to mess around reading this review -- just go eat! Everyone eating there has a smile on their face. Seriously, I've never seen anyone there who is anything short of really happy.
swad means aroma – swad has authentic indian food, well made every time. It is guaranteed to please your palate. The Thali is generous in size and a great value. The nan is wonderful, as are all the breads. Everything is flavorful and aromatic. Spicy, but not to the point of pain. Eat Thali at Swad once, and you will become addicted. Remember they are closed on tuesdays.
sooo good – I totally didn't believe my friends when they told me about the dosas at Swad. They are the width of my shoulders! For me, the best one has to be the paneer dosa with the cheese lining the inside of the lentil wrap. If you go, you absolutely positively cannot pass up the puri at Swad! If you are new to Indian cuisine, the staff are super helpful in making suggestions based on your tastes.
Excellent – The food here is fantastic. I have been to several other Indian restaurants in Austin, and many more in other countries, and this is definitely the best food around. For those not sure of what to get for your first time, try just the combination plate wtih some bread of your choice, it's more than enough food for one person, and will having your mouth watering for more.
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