Food Street Restaurant

The Indian and Pakistani restaurant is in a strip mall off of Ogden Avenue in Downers Grove, IL. We wouldn’t go on the line to call the decor upscale.  However, it is a step above the typical Indian restaurant.  The menu features both Indian and Pakistani food, so you find goat and beef as well as veggies and seafood options.

As far as warm and welcoming hospitality goes, Food Street cannot be beat. It’s that focus on customers as family that puts Food Street into a category of it’s own.

This place is a little slice of heaven.  Everyone is welcoming and attentive, they provide some of the warmest dining service in the area, period.

We started with first-rate vegetable pakora then Tandoori Shrimp, which was shrimp dipped in a zesty sauce and grilled in tandoor and Lahori Chana, which was a Lahori style chana masala, sautéed with onion, garlic, ginger and fresh ground spices; both were terrific and moderately priced. Each had it’s own unique blend of beautifully rich spices. It is not fast food as it is all fresh and prepared to order.  Our food was authentic, not too much oil (like many other Indian places), spiced nicely without being overpowering.

Food (and service) were very good. The only negative is that they need to put more meat and less sauce/gravy in their dishes.  If you like meat and food with a lot of flavor then this is the place.

We also ordered naan and rice.  Noteworthy, rice doesn’t automatically come with entrees and you need to order it. Their naan is the best.  It’s soft, warm and slightly chewier in the middle…the best! Service was really attentive.  Water glasses were always full and food came out quickly.

Absolutely one of the best Indian food restaurants outside of Chicago.

The manager checked in with us at the end of the meal and was genuinely interested in feedback.

This is the real deal! Delicious, quality ingredients created with love and it really shows not just in the food but also in the presentation and mood of the establishment. It’s an all around outstanding experience and we highly recommend coming here!

We’ll be back.



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