The Best Places for Indian Food in Champaign-Urbana: Readers Recommend
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You asked for recommendations for Champaign-Urbana area restaurants that serve Indian food, and chambanamoms readers answered. The list below was generated by personal recommendations from chambanamoms.com Facebook fans who are so passionate about their Indian food!
Who remembers the buffet at Basmati? OK, so maybe I’m dating myself, but the reality is that once upon a time there were only a couple restaurants serving Indian food in Champaign-Urbana. With Indian restaurants all over the community, we’re now living in the golden era of Indian food here in Central Illinois. It makes sense, since there are many Indian students at the University of Illinois at Urbana -Champaign And, there’s also many Indian and Indian American families throughout our community.
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Here are some of our readers’ favorite Indian restaurants in Champaign-Urbana:
Himalayan Chimney, downtown Champaign. “My kids love butter chicken and Biriani and of course naan.” “All three of my kids LOVE it. A bit expensive – but you can definitely share a meal!” “Ambience, somewhat close to authentic Indian food flavours!”
Amaravati, southwest Champaign (Village at the Crossing). ” Such an extensive menu so I try to eat different things each time I go. Service is excellent and friendly.”
Kohinoor, downtown Champaign (north, in the former Escobar’s location): “It’s so good.” “I like the vegetarian thali at Kohinoor for lunch.”
Ambar, Campustown: this restaurant received several mentions from our readers, but not much info.
Sitara Indian Restaurant & Lounge, downtown Urbana: “If they manage to open their doors again.” (editor’s note: Sitara has been closed since a fire ravaged the downtown Urbana building in October 2017. A Facebook post on Jan. 22 indicated the restaurant now plans to re-open this spring.)
A little farther away:
Bloom Bawarchi in Bloomington, ” So good, worth the drive.”