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Bollywood Theater

2039 NE Alberta St. Send to Phone
Indian street food served in a charming, casual setting.
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Bollywood Theater Restaurant Review

: Indian food is one of the most nuanced and sophisticated cuisines around, yet too often the American version is reduced to all-you-can-eat buffets. Not so at Bollywood Theater, which serves up vibrant versions of Indian street food in a fun, relaxed setting right in the heart of the Alberta Arts District. Chef/owner Troy MacLarty traveled throughout India tasting regional specialties before opening the restaurant. His take on Indian food is more impressionistic than strictly authentic, but it works, as the crowds attest. Place your order at the counter and then find a seat in a cheerful room full of Indian d├ęcor, including a movie screen playing snippets of Bollywood films. Probably the most popular choice is the Kati roll, a paratha stuffed with chicken or paneer, egg, pickled onion and green chutney. Or sample the bhel puri, a mix of potatoes, vegetables, peanuts, spices, puffed rice and chutneys. Another favorite with Westerners is the Vada Pav, nicknamed the "poor man's burger" of Mumbai, a spicy potato patty dipped in chickpea batter, served on a roll with chutney. The Goan, shrimp vindaloo, and a choice of curries are less exciting, but still tasty. While most of the offerings are listed as "small plates," portions are generous and you may leave too full to get into the line next door for some Salt & Straw ice cream.

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