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So I must start by disclaiming that I'm an American, albeit a "foodie."

I lived in London for a year, and tried just about every Indian restaurant on the map. Without a doubt, Sartaj is the best Indian food I've ever had. Bar none. I used to eat there about twice per week. Upon becoming a regular, I was treated like gold. Instead of menu's, my server would check if I wanted "my usual" or something new that the chef would be happy to creat for me. I work in the restaurant business in New York City, and I eat out at New York's best kitchens practically every night of the week. In the 5 years since I lived in London, I've tried Indian restaurants in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, and many places in between, but have never come close to the consistently great experiences that we enjoyed at Sartaj. It's comfy, not pretentious, and let's the food do the talking. I recommend the create your own Balti, and make sure to include the chicken tikka. It's the most tender and succulent you'll find anywhere. Let Zagat and Michelin rave about Bengal Tiger (London), Spice Market and Copper Chimney (New York), and Anarbargh (Los Angeles). You've found the best hole-in-the-wall Indian restaurant in London. You lucky bugger. Bon appetit and happy eats...

Friday, June 01, 2007
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 10

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