Week 38 – Delhi Palace Indian Cuisine

There’s a new Indian restaurant in town, which Cincinnati isn’t experiencing any sort of shortage on, but as they say, “the more the merrier!”

A friend lives nearby and, while we originally had plans to meat at Mekong Thai for dinner, we learned that Mekong had closed its doors (RIP). We decided that Indian was a nice consolation prize and opted to try out Cincinnati’s newest take on Indian cuisine.

Delhi Palace is located in Silverton where “Cincy Burgers” once resided, which doesn’t have the best facade, although it certainly features ample parking options, which is great.

Chicken Makhani (rear) and Shahi Paneer (front).
Chicken Makhani (rear) and Shahi Paneer (front)

I was really in the mood for something other than my standard Paneer Makhani, as I was craving the flavor of Chicken Tikka Masala. After discussing this with our server, he suggested I try Shahi Paneer (basically paneer tikka masala). Its presentation is a bit different than I’m used to, as the paneer was grated instead of cubed but man was it good. I absolutely loved the suggestion and may have a new favorite dish to order wherever possible. In standard Indian restaurant form, we also ordered garlic naan. It wasn’t the best around, but it was a nice addition to our meal.

While the exterior and interior of the restaurant are nothing to write home about, the service and food are well worth the trip. I actually read on Yelp that the Shahi Paneer is the best, which is not hyperbole. I think that assessment is fair, as my mouth is watering just thinking about it.

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