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Panahar: Atlanta

posted on July 23, 2006 at 11:48 am
RESTAURANT REVIEW:
I have to admit my first visit to Panahar really did not excite me. It took me months to return and I am so glad I did. The Boyfriend was craving some Indian and I suggested Panahar as an alternative. We went and he loved it. We went a week later because we enjoyed out meal so much. We took a bottle of wine (no corkage fee if you want to bring some) and settled into a table. Mirza, the owner, came over to his thing. He always helps every table order…it definitely makes the place stand out in terms of customer service. We started out with some of the halim which is a spicy vegetable and lentil soup. So healthy and filling. I declare this the best bowl of soup in Atlanta.
The BF got a goat dish that he really loved. I liked it even though I am not normally a big fan of the goat. I got the lamb vindaloo which was pretty good but not as good as the last lamb dish (lamb in a green mango and mustard oil sauce)I had there.
We also ordered a pea pilau, the spicy mango chutney (a must if you go) and some naan. Great meal and cheap to boot.

RESTAURANT INFORMATION:
Address: 3375 Buford Highway
Phone: (404) 633-6655
URL: Panahar
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6 comments

  • Re: Panahar: Atlanta
    posted by: GadgetGeek · July 25, 2006  2:57 PM

    Looks so good. Thanks again for posting such good looking and tasting treats for us stay-at-home cooks. I love goat and fix it at home fairly often (like 10 times a year), I make a curry out of it about half the time I fix it. I sometimes substitute lamb for goat in my curry recipes but with a vindaloo I would use goat. Thanks again.

    GG2

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  • Re: Panahar: Atlanta
    posted by: tami · July 27, 2006  12:26 PM

    I’m glad you did a revisit to Panahar and finally had the experience so many of us have had there. I’m headed there tomorrow night & can’t wait!

  • Re: Panahar: Atlanta
    posted by: Anonymous · February 3, 2007  8:00 PM

    yup..that’s da best restaurant ever..and the chef of that restaurant knows what he’s cooking and he’s da best chef EVER…THE FOOD TASTE LIKE IT CAME FROM HEAVEN..10/10

  • Re: Panahar: Atlanta
    posted by: T · July 14, 2007  12:50 PM

    For halim, which is traditionally less of a soup and more of a stew with lentils, barley, meat (goat) all together in a very creamy finished product — try Luqma, on Scott Boulevard. It’s excellent and very reasonable. The kebabs are good too. Chicken 65 is better at Zyka but for any “tandoori” craving, I always head to Luqma.

  • Re: Panahar: Atlanta
    posted by: Malika · September 29, 2008  7:30 PM

    I agree that the food is very tasty, much better than average here, but in my experience the service was horrendous.

    We waited and waited and then waited some more for everything (to be seated, in between courses). Couples that came in before and after us were treated much better. It is obvious that they don’t like mixed race couples.

    Read the full review at:

    http://atlanta-restaurantblog.com/?p=13

  • Re: Panahar: Atlanta
    posted by: Sammy Pants · September 29, 2009  8:22 AM

    Just want to add that they really only do the buffet for lunch, so if you are looking to explore the menu, go here for dinner.
    That said, the buffet was good when I went, not too greasy and well spiced.

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