Warm and away from downtown might be what you're looking for in a restaurant this weekend with the upcoming cold snap and Christmas parade. Star of India on Lancaster satisfies both of those requests. Sizzling hot might be a better description of the food. The Chicken Tandoori came to our table at such a high temperature it crackled and hissed for almost half our meal. We ordered an assortment of dishes including Bengan Bhartha, which is an eggplant curry for $11.99, Chicken Vindaloo, $13.99, and Saag Paneer, spinich curry for $12.99. All of it was excellent and the portions were more than could be eaten by a family with two small kids. We were also impressed with the proffesional service and cleanliness of the midsized restaurant. We are big fans of Indian cuisine and will put this place at the top of our list. Unfortunately, the dining room was'nt very full on this night. It was one of those deals where they tried to seat us in the front so that the restaurant would seem busier than it actually was. Not wanting to sit by the door, we chose a table in the back. During our meal, just a couple of other tables were dining. I know the economy has slowed, so I'm trying my best to spend my dollars at local restaurants as much as possible. Finding a place like Star of India gives me hope that Salem can have quality restaurants with affordable prices. Now's the time to show support for the little guys.
2138 Lancaster Dr. NE
at the intersection of Lancaster and Sunnyview