Desperate for relief from such pitiful food, we turned to Tandoori Chicken for respite. Alas, we were indulging a silly hope. New Delhi's Tandoori Chicken (Chicken marinated in yogurt, fresh spices and lemon juices, then barbecued in tandoor) was below average too - it suffered from inadequate marination.
Although we usually opt for Garlic Naan at Indian restaurants, we went in for plain Naan here. A big mistake in retrospect for the Naan was too hard, particularly at the edges.
Bad as the food at New Delhi Indian restaurant is, there were a few saving graces at this place.
Kulfi Ice Cream - usually bad at most Indian restaurants - is above average at New Delhi. Served in the form of small cubes, the Kulfi was rich and fortunately not too hard. But if you are in the mood for desserts at New Delhi, go for the Mango Ice Cream. Not likely to be forgotten quickly, New Delhi's Mango Ice Cream was a sheer delight to behold and taste.
Although clueless in the food department, the folks at New Delhi definitely know their Ice Creams well.
The two desserts apart, much of what we tasted at New Delhi was not real Indian cuisine.
New Delhi Rating
New Delhi touts itself as "Philadelphia's oldest and finest Indian restaurant." But with such bad food coming out of its kitchen, we think it's a big stretch for New Delhi to even consider itself an Indian restaurant.
Besides the desserts, New Delhi's second saving grace was its service. New Delhi's waiters were prompt and courteous and gave no room for complaint. - © PhillyIndia.us
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