3421 Kirkwood Hwy.
“Among my friends and business colleagues in the Indian-American community, Palace of Asia is held in the highest regard,” says critic Ciro Poppiti. He loves the outstanding buffet, which “provides the neophyte on Indian fare, like myself, a chance to sample and discover the full spectrum of specialties.” The ornate dining rooms are inspired by the royal courts of India. Lunch and dinner combinations offer various appetizers and entrées, all served with naan and paratha, mint and tamarind chutneys, raita, sliced salad, achar (an Indian pickle), papadum and dessert. Lamb kabobs and beef curry are popular, and the menu abounds with vegetarian dishes such as mircha bhagara (jalapeño peppers with coconut and peanut sauce) and paneer Masala. Don’t skimp on the breads, especially the garlic naan and paneer kulcha.