1123 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5540844.948301 -93.293701
One of my worst experiences ever in a restaurant. I have NEVER heard owners yell at customers and I have been in the restaurant business for almost 20 years. Serious control issues. Seems as long as she likes you it is golden, but god forbid if you complain or ask why food is late; she freaks! I'm not a psychologist, but what I am, I would suggest some serious therapy for Marla; seriously.
Dear Customers – To all my dear customers out there I must apologise for TWINKLES51 review. This person who is also know as Renita Ragoonanan came into my restaurant, ordered a meal to share with a girlfriend and had no intentions of paying for it. When she was asked to pay for the food she ordered she refused and then proceeded to call the city which came out, and my restaurant received a clean bill of health. Ms. Ragoonanan is making false claims and a case is being formed regarding the allegations at present.
Again to my dear customers you all know the truth, and to others who have not dined there yet, you are welcome to visit at anytime.
WOW! – I LOVED THIS PLACE!!! Both my parents are west indian and growing up we ate lots of food. Let me tell you these people know how to cook. Don't tell my mom but this was even better than her cooking. I ordered a curry chicken to go and as soon as i bit into the chicken i realized i should've stayed in so that i could order more! i will definitely go back. As to anyone that hasn't tried this food before Marla's is the place to go. Everything was perfect!! The service was great as well, and before i left Marla came out and made sure that everything was going well. I loved this and will go back again and again. =]
Absolutely Amazing! – Im not quite sure what the previous review was talking about because the Marla's i know is the exact opposite. Its so clean in there and the people are absolutely wonderful. Its a small family owned restaurant and it feels like home every time I eat there. They recently opened a new restaurant on 38th and Bloomington Ave. serving primarily Caribbean Cuisine and the food is exquisite. Be sure to order the roti wrap, or even the Jerked Chicken. The bathrooms were very clean and even impressed my mom. She's usually very picky about things like that. They had a wonderful trinidad radio playing, and it felt as though we were actually on the islands. We ordered doubles as an appetizer and they were perfect. Just as we finished the doubles our food arrived. Yum! Curry Chicken Roti here i come. Bon A Petit!
great indian food – This place is small, and it seemed that every family member was there, and was so good! The cook even came out and asked how we like our food. We were encouraged to try different types of naan, which were all delicious, and it was interesting how they had other kinds (onion naan, potato naan) than garlic, though garlic is still my favorite.
Best Indian Food! nice family restaurant, great service – My parents are from india so i always grew up eating indian food. and let me say this is the closest thing to moms cooking that i have ever had. It was AWESOME! and so DELICIOUS! i will definately be back. The service was awesome aswell. I loved the fact that it was a small FAMILY restaurant. it made me feel right at home! I recommend this place to everyone! no matter what you will love it! and another great thing was that it was a reasonable price and HOT! just the way i like it. its made to order so even if you dont eat hot food give this place a try! i LOVED it!
Great Service, Best Food out of the motherland, and wonderful family – My group and I visited Marla's on Saturday night and it was a great experience. We were recommended by many people who drive all the way from far away places just to enjoy their visit at Marla's.
First of all the owner came over and introduced himself and was very helpful especially with the caribbean cuisine. He was able to help us decide on a wine that the entire group would enjoy and added that Marla handpicked all the wines to go with the cusines. We tried the vegetarian roti and that was ROTILICIOUS. We also had many of the Indian dishes and WOW they was the greatest. The naans were out of this world and this family were always there checking to see how we were doing even though the place was packed to its limit.
I would highly recommend Marla's to everyone especially folks who wants fresh home cooked food. They will certainly take care of all your needs. And we know about Indian Cuisine.
Not worth going to – I went here on a Saturday night. I was excited about this restaurant because of all of the great reviews on CitySearch, but to my dismay, my impression of Marla's was not a positive one and I will not be going back! The family who owns the place was sitting around on the back tables and if we wanted anything, we had to wave at them to come over. That was kind of uncomfortable! Honestly, I felt like I was bothering them or in there way....That's how they made you feel. Anyway, I ordered a glass of red Spanish wine and the wine was old, so I asked them if they could bring another glass of wine of a different kind of wine....this time Pinot Noir. They brought it and set it down and did not say a word, which I thought was odd. Normally, they would say I'm sorry about that or something. I tried the new wine, but it was the same old wine! So I told him that I dont want that wine because it's the same old wine. He said he would not do that to me. I know my wine, and yes, he did that to me. He even charged us for the wine, but we paid anyway. I was embarrassed for him. I am normally not one to ever complain at a restaurant, but this time I did because I thought it was outrageous.
Not only did he bring me old wine, he brought me an old salad with no dressing on it. Normally, at Indian restaurants they will put a yogurt dressing on the salad atleast. I thought the sauces in the dishes were too heavy. One good thing I will say is the garlic Naan was very good with fresh herbs on it.
I will not be going back to this place and I would not recommend it either. I expected a family-owned place to be much more friendly and hospitable like they normally are! There are much better Indian Restaurants in the Twin Cities!
Delicious and Tasty! – Visited Marla's for the first time with a friend who had eaten there before.
I enjoy Indian food very much and this was excellent! The samosas were great and the Naan flavorful and delicious. I had butter chicken medium spicy. The sauce was great, the rice fragrant, and the chicken was tender.
A little warm on a warm night, but overall great experience - will return.
Fresh and Tasty Indian Cuisine – My wife and I decided to go to Marla's for the fist time with a couple of our friends. We have been to a few other Indian restaurants, but our friends had never tried Indian food before. We wanted to go somewhere new and decided on Marla's. Let's just say that this was a great decision. I have never tasted Indian food that was so fresh before. I know some Indian restaurants mellow down the spices and make everything into a sauce. This was not the case at Marla's. You could really taste every spice in each dish. We all got different dishes and each one had its own unique flavor, which at other Indian restaurants is uncommon. Typically all the dishes taste relatively similar. We really enjoyed the chicken tikka masala, chicken biryani, and the coconut chicken. Everyone in our group enjoyed the meal and would highly recommend this restaurant to diners who are looking for great-tasting, fresh Indian cuisine.
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