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Preets - Uncooked food and food gone bad served. I used to frequent this place and yesterday I took my family from out of town there hoping for a great dinner. Even though I had noticed the fall in standards in the quality of food in the last few visits, I wanted to believe that they were probably those one off days. But yesterdays visit has left a very bad taste in my mouth. The paneer pakoras were uncooked. WE could taste the chickpea four in the pakoras. In the main course, we were actually served food that had gone bad. I had ordered for Saag and makki ki roti. The saag had gone bad and the makki ki roti was uncooked. Again, I could taste and see the uncooked corn flour in the makki roti. I think what took the cake was when I told them about the uncooked roti, they took my rotis in (I had taken couple bites from the roti), reheated it and brought it back. As you can imagine, when you reheat rotis, they become papads (stiff crispies). They took all the feedback but charged us for the food we ordered but couldn't eat. I had heard bad reviews about the place lately but now they have lost me as a customer.
They Need to Open in Seattle.
I will drive to Punjab Sweets from Bellevue because its better than most if not all Indian Restaurants around because...its fresh and relatively cheap and its simple really, really good. I'm surprised this isn't talked about in the same breath as the best Indian Restaurants in Seattle...
Maki Di Roti with Saag is amazing!
The Channa Samosa's are awesome.
This restaurant would have lines out the door on the Eastside or in Seattle. No question. Definitely worth the travel. They have really good & unique Indian / ethnic candy as well.
There surely is better out there....
This place has raved reviews and they are very proud of the press converage they have received as demonstrated through the press cuttings displayed on the wall but beware...
Their somosas are below average. The paneer pokaras and veggie pokoras were very stodgy and may well have been a couple of days old simply reheated in the microwave.
C'mon guys - don't think you can run a below par joint now that you have had a handful of good reviews.
indian food. best indian food in the country.fresh and tastes like home cooked food.their sweets are also very authentic. great going a must go place to have indian food.
Great Indian Food!. Our friends from Bombay and New Delhi recommend that we eat here saying it was the best Indian food in the area (unless Shavani?s mom is visiting from Bombay). They were right! We?ll often call in an order of the sampler plate of appetizers, a parotha and aloo gobi and take it home. We?ve tried many of the dishes, sometimes with our friends as guides on their favorite dishes and we?ve never been disappointed.
Double whammy. Expensive $$$ for below average food/snacks.
I am from Vancouver Canada and was in the area for business. Checked out this place and was totally disappointed. Looks like the very previous review has been written by someone known to the owners. The Samosas that have been praised were really really bad. It is all about filling. That kind of filling is used for Aaloo Tikki and never for samosas. I bet if you ordered Aaloo parantha, you would get the same filling.
Besides a couple of their entrees, I also picked up their home made namkeens. Boy they smelled. It seems like they used oil that was burnt. Two packs @4.99/lb, what a waste. I know North Indian food (from Canada) and this place wouldn't be in the top 100 out there, let alone top 10.
Also worth mentioning is that when i was there, a couple walked in and were standing behind me waiting for their turn. The person at the counter didnt even acknowledge their presence from the moment they walked in. She took my order and simply walked inside the kitchen. They guys felt bad and just walked out. So much so for courtsey. I could also see used utensils that were served to someone in there were still lying on the table.
One of the reviews rightly says, that you have to know them to be served well. Food is nothing great there. Ignorance is bliss so if you dont know about North Indian a.k.a Panjabi food, take your chance. If you know your food, seek another restaurant serving Indian cuisine. The food here is definitely not worth the price.
Best samosa in the area...!.
Just to let you know, my family and I have been regulars here since 2003. We usually dine at Punjab Sweets almost twice a month from Tacoma, and always enjoy the food and service. The owners have known us for years now and treat us like family and never fail to greet us with smiles and give my little daughter a free dessert when we go there. We love this place not only because it serves real food, but because the prices are reasonable (most expensive dish is $8), we enjoy the warm atmosphere (they recently just remodeled and it looks great), and most of all everything just tastes excellent. My wife loves the parothas, while I go for the channa bhattoora and samosay! I would agree that they do take quite a bit of time preparing everything, but I think if the taste wasn't worth the wait we would have stopped commuting from Tacoma all these years. Quite honestly, though this is probably their biggest complaint. We know the routine, so we just take things to occupy the kids with until the food is ready.
I would definitely recommend you try this family place. You won't be disappointed!
Good for sweets, Avg for food - $$$$.
I travel for a living and after landing in Seattle was looking for good North Indian food. Being a Punjabi (from Muktsar) i read the reviews and decided that this looked like the place to be
I visited this place quite a few times trying different entrees and snacks like Samosa, Ticki, Saag with Makki roti, Malai kofta, chana bhatura, Karhi and few other.
Samosas at $1.99 a piece (with chutney alone) were below par. The filling in them was exactly what the aloo tickis were made of. When eating both we (me & my wife) could not decide if we were eating a samosa or a aloo ticki.
The much anticipated Makki roti with Saag was a big letdown. The Saag neither had the the taste nor the color (deep green) of saag (green mustard) at all. Looks like they used spinach or something else. Karhi was avg as well.
The malai koftas on one occasion were cold while the curry was hot. Seems like the curry was made fresh but the kofta (dumpling) was prepared and warmed up and put in the curry. Also they make Roti's on the tawa. No Tandoor at this place.
Chana Bhatura were ok but chana tasted different on different occasions. No consistency in taste or flavor. I also purchased their home made snacks. All i will say is stick to the Haldiram snacks.
The wait can be anywhere from 15 to 25 minutes. A lot of times i saw that the tables were never cleaned up and utensils from the previous guests were still lying on the tables.
Personally for me, seeking true Punjabi food, it was a big letdown.
Did i forgot to mention that this place is not cheap Also the quantity served does not match the price when compared to most of the other places.
If you dont know much about North Indian & especially Punjabi food then it is probably ok but if you are seeking true North Indian cuisine then try it but do not raise your expectations
A place for vegetarians only, they also carry an assortment of north indian sweets whichare fresh and delecious. so if you have a sweet tooth, do try the sweets.
The experience was worth it!. Just dined here last night, and the food was great! This was my first time visiting the place and I had alot of expectations since my Indian friends at work had highly recommened I come here. The first impression I got when I walked in was that it was very inviting and the decor was really different..in a good way though. The food took some time to come out after I ordered, but I was warned about this earlier so I wasn't surprised. I am told the items are made fresh, so it takes a bit to prepare the dishes. Anyways, I had the sampler, eggplant dish, and the aloo gobi. Everything had such flavor and the taste was definitely fresh and very filling. I am not much of a food critic, but I wanted to let others know what a great experience I had here. The service was very warm and friendly, the prices were very reasonable (not sure what the previous reviewer here was thinking. I had an appetizer and two complete entrees for under $20!!), the spice level was a bit more than my wife is used to but nonetheless she still enjoyed it. Would most definitely recommend this place to everyone...
Avoid on any cost.... It ruined our Friday night. We ordered carry out and the food tasted like it was cooked in overused burnt oil. Never again
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