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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Chai Pani (Featured)

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Chai Pani (Featured)

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Chinese Dhaba (Featured)
This place serves Indo-Chinese, a hyper-local cuisine of Western India which is basically Chinese food made spicier. South Asians order familiar Hakka noodles, chili chicken, or American chop suey, mainly for the nostalgia factor. With the growing awareness and popularity of its unique flavors, Chinesemore...
This place serves Indo-Chinese, a hyper-local cuisine of Western India which is basically Chinese food made spicier. South Asians order familiar Hakka noodles, chili chicken, or American chop suey, mainly for the nostalgia factor. With the growing awareness and popularity of its unique flavors, Chinese Dhaba now has four locations that are mainly in food-court style settings. less...

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Chai Pani (Featured)

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Masala Indian Cuisine (Featured)

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Chai Pani (Featured)

ITP ethnic invasion: Best place to have fun and feel like a Bollywood star BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Masti - Indian Street Eats (Featured)

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Chai Pani (Featured)

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Chai Pani (Featured)

ITP ethnic invasion: Best place to have fun and feel like a Bollywood star BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Masti - Indian Street Eats (Featured)

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Bhojanic Restaurant (Featured)

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Bhojanic Restaurant (Featured)

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Bhojanic Restaurant (Featured)

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Bhojanic Restaurant (Featured)

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Bhojanic Restaurant (Featured)

Runners-up:


Cafe Bombay


1622 Woodcliff Drive, 404-320-0229, www.cafebombayatlanta.com


AND


Zyka


1677 Scott Blvd., Decatur, 404-728-4444, www.zyka.com

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Bhojanic Restaurant (Featured)

Runner-up
Udipi Cafe
1850 Lawrenceville Highway, Suite 700, Decatur, 404-325-1933

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Bhojanic

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Bhojanic Restaurant (Featured)

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Udipi Cafe Eclectic Indian Vegetarian Restaurant (Featured)
Decatur is an Indian-food paradise, and while many neighboring restaurants battle to be the Raj, no restaurant creates more exciting and satisfying Indian fare than UDIPI CAFE. Thali plates (a variety of dishes served in small, stainless-steel bowls neatly arranged on a round platter) for the indecisive,more...
Decatur is an Indian-food paradise, and while many neighboring restaurants battle to be the Raj, no restaurant creates more exciting and satisfying Indian fare than UDIPI CAFE. Thali plates (a variety of dishes served in small, stainless-steel bowls neatly arranged on a round platter) for the indecisive, addictive coconut rice with shreds of chewy coconut, complex chutneys, and mouth-watering channa batura (a balloonlike bread served alongside a curry of plump chickpeas) offer plenty of flavorful options at dirt-cheap prices. less...

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Madras Mantra (Featured)
A vegetarian restaurant (where you won’t miss the meat), MADRAS SARAVANA BHAVAN is so popular that owner Narenda Patel opened a meat-serving restaurant at the opposite end of the shopping center in which MSB is located. The dosai, forearm-length rice-flour pancakes filled with spicy potatoesmore...
A vegetarian restaurant (where you won’t miss the meat), MADRAS SARAVANA BHAVAN is so popular that owner Narenda Patel opened a meat-serving restaurant at the opposite end of the shopping center in which MSB is located. The dosai, forearm-length rice-flour pancakes filled with spicy potatoes and other seasoned veggies, are the favorite here. In fact, the dosai get so huge you can order one that literally fills the table. We urge you to branch out and experiment with other dishes, including any of the curries (try the one made with eggplant) or the thali plate, which gives you a sampling of many dishes. The restaurant is currently undergoing renovations but will re-open at the end of this month. less...

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Madras Mantra (Featured)

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Madras Saravana Bhavan

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Madras Saravana Bhavan
2179 Lawrenceville Highway 404-634-4400 A vegetarian restaurant (where you won't miss the meat), MADRAS SARAVANA BHAVAN is so popular that owner Narenda Patel opened a meat-serving restaurant at the opposite end of the shopping center in which MSB is located. The dosai, forearm-length rice-flour pancakesmore...
2179 Lawrenceville Highway 404-634-4400 A vegetarian restaurant (where you won't miss the meat), MADRAS SARAVANA BHAVAN is so popular that owner Narenda Patel opened a meat-serving restaurant at the opposite end of the shopping center in which MSB is located. The dosai, forearm-length rice-flour pancakes filled with spicy potatoes and other seasoned veggies, are the favorite here. In fact, the dosai get so huge you can order one that literally fills the table. We urge you to branch out and experiment with other dishes, including any of the curries (try the one made with eggplant) or the thali plate, which gives you a sampling of many dishes. The restaurant is currently undergoing renovations but will re-open at the end of this month. less...

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Udipi Cafe Eclectic Indian Vegetarian Restaurant (Featured)

Best Indian and Best Vegetarian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Madras Mantra (Featured)
We keep looking, but, year after year, nothing comes really close to Narenda Patel’s MADRAS SARAVANA BHAVAN. There isn’t a thing on the South Indian vegetarian menu we wouldn’t recommend. Even something as simple as crunchy puries into which you spoon some mint sauce is heavenly.more...
We keep looking, but, year after year, nothing comes really close to Narenda Patel’s MADRAS SARAVANA BHAVAN. There isn’t a thing on the South Indian vegetarian menu we wouldn’t recommend. Even something as simple as crunchy puries into which you spoon some mint sauce is heavenly. Everyone loves the dosai — huge rice-flour crepes available with a variety of stuffings. A thali meal allows you to sample a number of dishes. We suggest you let yourself go crazy with the condiments and sauces to experience the real breadth of this cuisine. Go early or wait long. less...

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Madras Mantra (Featured)

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Madras Mantra (Featured)

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Madras Saravana Bhavan

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Madras Saravana Bhavan
The stretch of Decatur around Lawrenceville Highway has, in the last few years, become home to a wealth of South Indian restaurants. MADRAS SARAVANA BHAVAN - Madras to its friends - remains the highlight of the pack. Most every table orders a rolled, tire-sized dosai crepe as the meal's centerpiece,more...
The stretch of Decatur around Lawrenceville Highway has, in the last few years, become home to a wealth of South Indian restaurants. MADRAS SARAVANA BHAVAN - Madras to its friends - remains the highlight of the pack. Most every table orders a rolled, tire-sized dosai crepe as the meal's centerpiece, but there's much more to explore. Think creamy vegetable dishes, crispy salads, and savory pastries made for dunking. The menu is so rangy and cheap that two can order a gorge fest for under $30 and have enough leftovers for a filling lunch the next day. "2179 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur. 404-636-4400. www.madrassaravanabhavan.net" less...

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Madras Saravana Bhavan

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Madras Saravana Bhavan.
It does our samosa-lovin' hearts good to see so many high-quality Indian restaurants serving unusual, regional dishes popping up around town. The best remains the one with the most difficult name to remember: MADRAS SARAVANA BHAVAN. The menu is enormous, so start with safe bets like bhel puri, sort ofmore...
It does our samosa-lovin' hearts good to see so many high-quality Indian restaurants serving unusual, regional dishes popping up around town. The best remains the one with the most difficult name to remember: MADRAS SARAVANA BHAVAN. The menu is enormous, so start with safe bets like bhel puri, sort of an Indian Rice Crispies for adults, and the lithe dosa crepes. Pretty soon, you'll be venturing into more obscure territory, like the delicious eggless tomato "omelet" in coconut gravy. Satiate the sweet tooth with carrot halwa or creamy shrikand yogurt with cardamom. "2179 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur, 404-636-4400. www.madrassaravanabhavan.net" less...

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Upidi Cafe

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Madras Saravana Bhavan
Even stubborn carnivores enthusiastically succumb to the aromatic pleasures of wallet-friendly, South Indian vegetarian newcomer MADRAS SARAVANA BHAVAN housed in a barely remodeled Folks restaurant. Foot-long dosai (savory, stuffed crepes) compete for table space with bhel puri (puffed rice and potatoesmore...
Even stubborn carnivores enthusiastically succumb to the aromatic pleasures of wallet-friendly, South Indian vegetarian newcomer MADRAS SARAVANA BHAVAN housed in a barely remodeled Folks restaurant. Foot-long dosai (savory, stuffed crepes) compete for table space with bhel puri (puffed rice and potatoes in a sweet/savory, crisp/soggy jumble), delicate spinach saag and lemon rice. Try the dreamy shrikhand, cardamom-spiced yogurt cheese with pistachios, for dessert. You don't have to remember how to spell it to love it. "2179 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur. 404-636-4400." less...

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Madras Authentic Indian Restaurant

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Madras Authentic Indian Restaurant

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Udipi Cafe Eclectic Indian Vegetarian Restaurant (Featured)
1850 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur 404-325-1933 This South Indian cafe offers only vegetarian food, but we've never seen a meat eater complain here. Truly one of the remarkable bargains in the city, this large and bustling restaurant serves huge rice-flour crepes (dosai) wrapped around mysterious fillingsmore...
1850 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur 404-325-1933 This South Indian cafe offers only vegetarian food, but we've never seen a meat eater complain here. Truly one of the remarkable bargains in the city, this large and bustling restaurant serves huge rice-flour crepes (dosai) wrapped around mysterious fillings of ingredients at turns crunchy and soft, sweet and hot, lemony and nutty. Take a group and do "not" fail to order the cauliflower. less...

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Touch of India
Ho, ha, we love Indian lunch buffets, don't we? We love stewed lentils, spicy chick peas, spinach with cheese and lamb curry. We love mint sauce. We really love tandoori chicken, onions and rice. All washed down with tea. And not much of a check to pay. Oh, these places get a little more formal at night.more...
Ho, ha, we love Indian lunch buffets, don't we? We love stewed lentils, spicy chick peas, spinach with cheese and lamb curry. We love mint sauce. We really love tandoori chicken, onions and rice. All washed down with tea. And not much of a check to pay. Oh, these places get a little more formal at night. But not much changes, foodwise. less...

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Shingaar Palace (Permanently Closed)

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