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INDIAN/PAKISTANI

Metro Milwaukee Dining Guide

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Anmol

711 W. Historic Mitchell St.

Hidden in the colorful Mitchell Street neighborhood, Anmol is one of the few places in Milwaukee offering authentic Pakistani cuisine, reflecting both Afghani and Persian influences as well as the flavorsome cuisine of bustling cities like Karachi and Lahore. Highlights include biriani that tastes homemade and naans that are probably the best in the city. (A.M.) $-$$. CC: All major. 672-7878

Bombay Sweets

3401 S. 13th St.

The setting is spare with white Formica tables and plastic forks and cutlery. But this all-vegetarian East Indian menu is filled with rare and unusual delights. Lemon rice, pakoras, pooris, utappam and malai kofta are all recommended. Also look for coconut raita and chutney. And there is a bakery counter filled with an array of Indian sweets and snacks. (J.B.) $. CC: MC, VS, DS. OD. 383-3553

Maharaja

1550 N. Farwell Ave.

Maharaja has an extensive Indian menu starting with samosa and pakora appetizers, 16 types of flatbread, an array of curries and the usual masala, vindaloo and moghlai. Those in the mood for unusual dishes will find a South Indian section, primarily vegetarian and including such treats as lentil donuts in yogurt sauce. The lunch buffet is a Milwaukee favorite. (J.B.) $$. CC: MC, VS, AmEx, DS. FB, RS. 276-2250

Mayura Indian Restaurant

1958 N. Farwell Ave.

A vegetarian can dine like royalty at Mayura from a buffet crowded with saag and pakora, lentil paddies and lemon rice. Meat eaters can feast on a variety of savory lamb and chicken dishes. Tucked into an inconspicuous business strip on one of the East Side’s busy thoroughfares, Mayura offers items seldom seen in Milwaukee’s Indian restaurants. (D.L.) $-$$. CC: All major. WB. Handicap access. 271-8200.

Taj Mahal

5114 S. 108th St.

Taj Mahal offers meat dishes as well as a large variety of vegetarian fares. Try their lunch buffet, with an assortment of meat and vegetable dishes as well as sweetmeat and appetizers like samosas and pakoras. (A.M.) $-$$. CC: All major. B. W. RS. SB. FF. Handicap access. 427-5900

Tandoor House

1117 S. 108th St.

The East Indian menu packs few surprises, but the tandoor oven produces good flatbreads and succulent tandoori chicken. Curries are tame unless they’re ordered “extra spicy.” Among the ample vegetarian entrées are thalis—lentil crepes filled with curries. Meat curries include chicken, lamb, goat and even beef. (J.B.) $-$$. CC: MC, VS, AmEx. FB. 777-1600

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