Houston >Food & Dining > Korma Sutra
706 Main Street, Houston, TX | Directions 7700229.759040 -95.363278
Mon-Fri 11am-10pm; Sat 6pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: Central, Downtown
Amazing dishes, beautiful atmosphere, classy/international experience – I also went last night (with the group below) and I am a huge fan now as well. It was my first time to try Indian food and I really enjoyed Yatra's dishes. I highly recommend the spicy calamari as an appetizer and the Chicken Tikkamasala as an entree. As a group we ordered Saag Panir (cooked cheese)...its was amazing with wine! Overall....quaint, warm venue, outstanding menu, and a lovely dinner experience.
** I also enjoyed parking a little ways away and walking to take in downtown ( I never get out that way). A good date night would be walking to Yatra then stopping for coffee at Cafe Express or Timpano.
Next new HOT SPOT in the 713 – A group of my girlfriends and I went to dinner at Yatra last night and it was fabulous! I have been before, but not since they changed the decor and "image". Our scene is normally Ibiza or Benjy's but this hidden, hot little downtown destination is definetly a group favorite now! The dramatic red walls and sophisticated bar made me feel like I was at a super-swanky Manhattan restaurant right here in the 713. The food was excellent as well....very cultured and a wonderful presentation. We even stayed for martinis afterwards! I had the Mango martini and it was delicious! In all of our opinions....Yatra is the perfect place for anyone... both the young, sassy movers and shakers and the romanitc love birds! We will be regulars.
Shrinking portions – I used to be a regular for lunch at Yatra, the past two weeks the portions have gotten progressively smaller. The food is still good. I've met and spoken with he owner on a couple of different occassions,he's rude, and not very personalble.
On the other hand their Butterfly Lounge is great. Good music, smoking hot bartenders and nice choice of liquors.
No good at all! – We went to Butterfly High, the same as this restaurant and had a horrible experience. First, we were the only ones in the restaurant on a Saturday night. Scary sign, but we stayed for dinner and drinks. The food was fine, not outstanding by any means. I could get the exact same for less cost with better service from a million other places in Houston. But more than the mediocrity of the food, the service was absolutely horrible. It was slow, unresponsive and inconsistent. The most ridiculous part is because of our service problems, the manager comped our meal. Sounds great, but a charge still showed up on my credit card - the card I first gave them for drinks at the bar before dinner. Once I contacted the restaurant regarding the mistake, I got passed to four different managers then finally the owner who denied the situation and refused to reconcile it. I would not recommend this restaurant and bar to anyone.
Excellent food, atmosphere and service – As I am in Houston on business from the UK for the next six weeks, I decided last night to introduce some American friends of mine to the tastes of Indian cuisine as they had never experienced it before. We kicked-off our meal with vegetable samosa's which were delightfully delicious in their taste, followed by our main course where we took the advice of our waiter and opted for the Chef's Platter which is a combination of chicken tandoori, kofta (spicy minced lamb type sausage), Goan shrimp, chicken tikka masala, lamb rojan gohst, lentils, sag aloo, pilau rice and naan bread. As my American colleagues had never sampled Indian food before, they were very pleasantly suprised by the various different flavours that their taste buds were experiencing and thoroughly enjoyed their introduction to Indian food especially the chicken tikka masala, lamb rojan gohst and the sag aloo which they raved about. The meal was completed with a bottle Californian - Merlot which complemented the taste of the dishes we were savouring. So if you are looking for excellent food / wine at reasonable prices along with good service and set in a friendly relaxed atmosphere, then that is what you will find when you dine out at the Yatra Brasserie
Best Tandoori Prawns and Lamb Chops – Yatra Brassiere is probably one of the finest Indian Restaurants I have ever eaten in. The service is impeccable, the staff are friendly and prices are very affordable. The consistency of food served at Yatra goes to show that the kitchen staff consist of professional chefs and produce mouth watering food. For lunch I have their Lamb Roganjosh with rice and for dinner their Lamb chops and Tandoori prawns are out of this world. The Nan bread is probably the best I have ever in my life. My wife goes crazy over the yellow dall and she keeps trying to extract the recipe from the owner but with very little success.
Their recently opened lounge bar, Butterfly High, is a great way of finishing off fine meal. One can have nightcap after dinner listening to some great music. It?s about time that we had such an establishment in down town Houston.
Great Restaurant, Great Lounge, Great Food!!! – Ok, so the last reviews are completely inaccurate. I have been to Yatra many times, as well as the Butterfly lounge next door (owned and run by the same people) and I have never had anything but wonderful service and have never been less than impressed by the quality and flavor of the food! I have tried many of the other Indian restaurants in Houston, but this one is the closest to my house and by far the best one. I?ve had lunch and dinner there and both were great. The ambiance is really good and I have to disagree with the ratings; I think it is a really good place for groups as well. The staff is very happy to accommodate as many people as I bring with me. My favorite dish for lunch is the curry chicken?it is more than enough food for the price (I think it is $12) and its very traditional (not what you would find in your local Chinese restaurant or something). I?ve had several dishes at dinner and they have all been great. I am glad to see this place thriving (lunches are very busy now, and the last time I was in for dinner it was almost full). Its just an overall good place. Its ?pretty?, the staff is friendly, the food is fresh and delicious, and the wine list is good as well! Try it out, you will see what I mean!
Overrated, will never go there again for food! – The place has 2 sections, a dining and a lounge area. The food is BAD. The samosa chaat (appetizer) is the only nice tasting dish on the menu. The main course, be it vegetarian or non-vegetarian is really bad, and extremely over priced. I do not recommend it.
However, the lounge area is trendy and probably will be a good place for a quiet date, or even a private party. But I would check the prices first!!
Also, be prepared to have gratuity of 20% included in your check.
I would not recommend it at all.
Disappointing – Based on the other reviews, I ate at Yatra's last night. Very disappointing. There are a number of better Indian restaurants in this town that have good service and a decent selection of beer & wines. The sag paneer tasted of commercial curry powder and too much of it at that. The flavor of the korma, usually a reliable choice, was average and not worth ordering again. Our waiter forgot to bring us our appetizers and when made aware of his mistake, he wanted to bring them after our meal! No adjustments to the bill were made to make up for his oversight and give us a reason to return. Yatra's has a week selection of beers (Bud or Bud Light) and was out of Indian beers the night we were there which is hard to fathom. I'm left to wonder if the other reviewers on this site have ever had really good Indian food or good service. I won't be going back to Yatra's.
Yea! Great Indian Food In Downtown Houston!! – "Two thumbs enthusiastically way up" for Yatra! Great menu and tasty dishes! And finally an Indian restaurant downtown!! Not even a different Midtown Indian restaurant lasted long, so glad to have a place to go in the area!
I went for dinner on a Saturday night....made reservations but did not need them in the early evening (around 7pm). The restaurant is modern in decor and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.
We started with the Keema Empanadas for only $ 5. Wonderful filled with lamb and spices.....included three empanadas and two wonderful sauces. Came out hot and tasty! If you're really hungy, I would recommend ordering 2 appetizers for 2 people.
I tried a really good Indian beer that I had never tried. I can't recall the name, but it started with a "D". Very good....had a citrus taste, but not overpowering. Many people were having wine at the restaurant. There was a small wine menu that was brought out with the dinner menu.
For entrees, we had the Rogan Josh for $ 14 and a chicken dish which was called Chicken C****. Unforntunately I cannot remember the name, but it had a coconut sauce that was out of this world!! Not overpowering......and perfectly spiced! The Rogan Josh had wonderful flavors with it's onion gravy, tender lamb....perfect!
We got naan and rice which were a small extra charge...Probably needed slightly more rice than what was given....but it worked out ok with both the naan and rice together.
The rest of the menu looked wonderful! Can't wait to go try lunch (unfortunately only open for lunch on weekdays). There are some Indian wraps which sounded wonderful and very reasonably priced!!
My only small complaint was that service could've been slightly better. After getting the entrees, I would expect the waiter to come by at least once to check up and see if anything else was needed. Otherwise, I would highly recommend this restaurant! Different and great....one of my top 3 in town for sure!!
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