Eatery - Angeethi Authentic Indian Cuisine (VA)

645 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170
Pricing - $$/$$$ | Dining - Casual, Dressy Casual | Cuisine - Indian

So though I was taking a trip to DC, I was actually staying in Virginia. That's one of the perks of the East Coast right? The states are so close to each other there! Anywho, my friend's friends were planning on joining us for dinner, so I suggested we go to Angeethi Authentic Indian Cuisine based on a recommendation from Yelp friend Sidney.

What a stellar suggestion he gave! Even though it was just a hole-in-the-wall when he went and our experience was at what looked like a newly remodeled larger restaurant with swanky decor inside, the food was just as excellent as raved about. Unfortunately the lighting was quite dim so my apologies for the poorly lit pictures I had. For the four of us, we ate family style (how else do you tackle an Indian meal?) with orders of Pineapple Murg (chicken) Curry, Palak Paneer, Gosht Madras (lamb), and Murg Tikka Masala. We also got two orders of naan and one of garlic naan which was so fresh and perfect - in fact, one came out right from the tandoor so it was mindblowingly good. The food had definite personality. The pineapple curry was actually just to try out but was the least favorite of the crowd (yet still awesome). The palak paneer had just the right amount of spinach to paneer ratio, creamy and long-lasting in savoriness. The gosht madras was the table's favorite with its make-you-sweat spice and tender chunks of lamb. As for the murg tikka masala, you can't go wrong. I also greatly appreciated my huge glass of mango lassi, especially after the heat brought on by the lamb. I think my friends in the area will definitely be coming back! Why no full five stars? The service was a tad slow...and the prices a bit high.