Why didn't we go here sooner? Wonderful aromas as we walked in. Tasteful, clean decor. Professional staff. BYOB. And the best Indian food we've eaten west of Philadelphia. The four of us, Brits, have worked extensively in India - thought Ekta was first-class.
Ive been going here since it opened in the Bryn Mawr location. As a vegetarian (cannot speak for the meat dishes) this is simply some of the best... consistently best... Indian food around. I am stunned at the popularity of Tiffin which I find consistently mediocre... perhaps their meat dishes sing. Go to Ekta and try either one of their mango dishes. Delightful.
Ekta is now my favorite Indian restaurant, based primarily on the incredible richness and depth of its curries. The lamb chetinad and malai methi, makhani chicken, and Ekta (chicken) kabob are particular standouts. That said, I've sampled almost all of the non-vegetarian entrees (and the kofta), and I would only hesitate to recommend the chicken tikka masala and mango chicken, both of which I found overly sweet. Where given an option to choose spiciness, I recommend always ordering spicy, or else the dish will not taste balanced. Seating is reasonably comfortable, and service is unexceptional.
Absolutely one of the best restaurants in Bryn Mawr. I walk by this place frequently at night, and the aromas that seep from the building make it very difficult not to eat here once a week. Dishes are all delicious and consistent after dozens of visits. My favorite sauces are Chettinad and Korma. Highly recommend you try out the veg dishes sometimes even if you're a carnivore. The cheese and potato dumplings make lamb seem unnecessary.
I always eat here when I come down from New Hampshire once a year. It is the best Indian food I have had full stop and almost worth the drive by itself.
This place is excellent. The decor was nice especially w/ byob. There's a liquor store across the street. The food was amazing. The spice was enough for me to be hot but it could have been kicked up a notch so don't be scared of the 3 pepper meals if you like it spicy.
Started with the Aaloo Aur Papri Chat. It was very fresh and a great light way to start off. I got Kadai Lamb which was 2 peppers spicy. It was a couple notches below too spicy but had great flavor. My fiance got the Chicken Vindaloo that she modified to 1 pepper spicy from 3 peppers. It was really good but not hot enough for me. We also went with the onion naan. That was freshly made. Tasted amazing.
Overall the best Indian I've had in the area. Will be back.
So delicious. Onion naan was incredible, stuffed with sautéed onions. Two dishes we got were fantastic as well. Definitely a great place for delicious Indian food.
Very decent food, probably the best Indian food I have ever had (disclaimer: I usually don't like Indian food) at very reasonable prices... Check it out for yourself. It comes with high praises in Zagat as well and shows of many awards on the wall at the bar...
I had lamb (Boti Kabob) and I loved it. My girlfriend had Kadahi Chicken, rather spicy but delicious.
The best in the Philadelphia area. Very interesting and flavorful dishes and careful use of rich ingredients. I am surprised by other comments that they shy away from spiciness. I am Indian and have tried Indian food across the US, Canada, UK, and India, and I would say that the spiciness is at least moderate. Try the kadai paneer if you disagree.
Best Indian on the Main Line by a wide margin. Any review that is less than 4 stars is from one of those people that absolutely loves being unimpressed because it gives them the ability to write a pithy Yelp review.
This place is incredible. Anyone who says otherwise is a pain in the ass.
By far my favorite place to have Indian in the area. If you want flavor and spice, theyve got it!! I always take my friends here and they rave about how good it tastes. LOVE it here! Located very conveniently on lancaster.
Great food. Fantastic Tika-Masala dishes, Palak Paneer to die for. Naan that is making my mouth water as I write this. I guess I know where I'll be going tonight.
Fantastic. Parking is rather tough, but if you can find a spot - go! Or takeout, of course.
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