Eagan >Food & Dining > Sambol Restaurant
1260 Town Centre Dr, Eagan, MN | Directions 5512344.831896 -93.157945
Dinner: Daily, 5pm - 10pm Lunch: Mon - Fri, 11am - 2:30pm; Sat, Sun, 11:30am - 3pm
Neighborhoods: West St. Paul - Mendota Heights - Eagan
yummy indian food – I've eaten at this place three or so times and loved the food each and every time. I especially would recommend the lamb palak and the korma. Both are excellent. On our first visit my husband ordered something that was out of this world, but we can't remember what it was!!! Maybe it was the Masala? We'll have to keep going back to try more and more. The portions are good sized---we usually take home an extra serving or two. We've ordered take out a couple of times and found it to be just as good.
Great Indian food – Be patient with me, this is my first review. I brought a couple of Guyanese friends here on Tuesday 4/24. We had the lunch buffet. Chicken curry, dum aloo, mango custard, tandori chicken, naan, eggplant curry, rice, salad and golden jammers (gulab jamun). This is what we all had to eat. It all tasted so good. My first time having dum alloo. That is some really good stuff. The chicken curry was excellent. I am use to it being a bit more spicier, but this was great just the same. The gulab jamun, I could never remember the name. So I came up with a name that is very similar, golden jammers. All my Guyanese friends know what I mean. We will definitely be coming back (I live in Robbinsdale, NW metro area, so this is a long drive) for the lunch buffet again. Will also be coming back some time to try our some menu items. Thank you so much for the good food.
Great Variety and Wonderful Flavors – I have seen this restaurant go through several iterations and Sambol is the best yet. We went there Friday night and got great service, and excellent food. We were at another Indian restaurant in St. Louis Park recently (which had been recommended) and Sambol could give them lessons in Indian cooking, service, and atmosphere.
As someone who was relatively new to Indian (and Sri Lankan!), this restaurant has opened up new tastes for me. The Devillish Chicken (Sri Lankan) was terrific, the Chicken Vindaloo - terrific, too! There wasn't one person at our table of four who didn't love what they ordered (and we all liked each other's orders). Portions look small when they arrive, but that was deceptive - it was more than we could eat.
Also, the lunch buffets are great, too.
Sambol Rocks!!!!!!!! – This is the closest to home. Really good food. Try the grand tandoor, it's my fav.
Really good service.......better than any other indian Restaurant .
I highly recommend it.
Good Service, Great Indian Food, Good Varieties – Sambol is one of the best Indian restaurant in Minneapolis. It has large varieties, good food and at reasonable price. Will higly recommend folks to try Sambol atleast once.
"HOP" IN FOR THE BEST HOPPERS ANYWHERE! – Sambol Restaurant is a true treat of India and Sri Lanka. I have been to many places, far and near, where hoppers have been served and I give Sambol Restaurant 10 shiny gold stars for the flavor, texture and quality of this delectable treat! Not only is the food excellent, but the experience is also captivating. The friendly wait staff, exotic flare, and overall presentation captures your imagination as if to say Namaste before you even sit down to order. I hope to try Sambols Tandoori Chicken-on-a-Stick at the 2007 Minnesota State Fair!
Hoppers are called Appam in India and Appa in Sri Lanka. This cousine is getting international recognition. I like your idea; Tandoori Chicken on a stick....
Exotically Delicious and Familiar – I went to this Restaurant with my whole family (Wife, Kids and some folks), and we found this family-oriented,warm and friendly place where we could feel the kindness of the workers,plus the bright smile of the owner who literally make you feel like in home.-Then the originality of the dishes (either spicy or mild), the atmosphere, and the ornaments really gives you a exotic taste of India and the island of Sri Lanka that invite us to come back over and over again.
So, I don't hesitate to say everybody who ask me about it, Go and enjoy the food, the environment and the good service without travel overseas!!!
Your reveiw is appreciated.
Was called Grand India but Sambol is much better. – Some of our favorites were Palak Paneer, Nav Rattan Korma; Chana Masala; a deep fried catfish coated in graham flour, Indian spices - very delicious, light and not at all oily; and Chicken Biryani - rice with spices and chicken; lemon rice and white rice with peas. For dessert, they served Mango pudding, Kheer that is creamy rice pudding, and Gulab Jamun - deep fried milk balls in sweet syrup. Everything we tried was delicious. So delicious in fact, that Lou brought the gang down on Thursday, and we returned the following Sunday. Lou's only comment was "why didn't you tell me about this restaurant before?"
Our general dining rule - don't eat in a strip mall restaurant, and dont do buffets. Sambol is an exception to that general rule. The buffet food was fresh and hot both times we were there and it was very good.
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Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors – Feast on Indian and Sri Lankan cuisine, made from scratch with chicken, lamb and seafood prepared with exotic spices.
Fantastic Indian/Sri Lankan in the south metro! – After moving "out of the city" to the south metro area, one of my complaints was the lack of a quality Indian restaurant. Shortly after moving, the current owners of Sambol took over an Indian restaurant and transformed it into one of the best in the Twin Cities. Fantastic service and wonderful Indian food, not just for the Twin Cities but compared to NYC and international Indian restaurants I've frequented.
Thanks for the positive reveiw of Sambol restaurant. We appreciate very much.
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