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Holy Cow Indian Restaurant

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by Hanson Huynh (subscribe)
An Photovoltaic Engineer that wants to shine some light on the places I have been.
Published August 7th 2011
Courtesy of simplyrecipes.com


If you are looking for a quality, stomach satisfying steak, then this isn't the place. You will find that beef is not on the menu, but you will definitely not be disappointed by the menu at Holy Cow.

Situated in Surry Hills, this small cosy restaurant will rock your taste buds. Upon entering, there is the receptionist and some neat, well placed tables. The room is illuminated with small candles and some dimmed lights, and the atmosphere just lulls you into a relaxed friendly mood.

The menu is filled with curries, rice and naan breads. The typical foods you'd expect from an Indian restaurant, however, once the food came there was no stopping it. If you are someone who can't eat your chilli, like me, there are plenty of mild curries that will make you wanting more. There were some curries I never knew had existed or would have tasted nice.

Nevertheless, we tried out a dish that now has become my favourite curry, and I especially recommend it for those who cannot eat chilli. The Mango Chicken curry, has a nice blend of savoury chicken and sweet mango that makes you beg for more. Furthermore, the naan bread is quite delicious. When eaten with the curries or even the rice there is a beautiful harmony of the crispy bread with the flavoursome curries.

The service was fantastic. Since it is a small restaurant there aren't many staff but it also means there are a small amount of costumers. You feel slightly exclusive when the waiter asks if you would like a refill of your drinks when you just finished your bottle. Not only are the waiters well dress but the tables are too. With cutlery and plates for entrée, presentably shaped napkins and multiple glasses for drinks; something you'd expect in a high class restaurant.

What is great is that Holy Cow is not very far from Central Station, and it is quite convenient to get to by car. The prices of the dishes aren't too expensive if eaten with a group. Even if you weren't in a group, the prices are very decent for the "Highest ranked Indian Restaurant in the Eastern Suburbs." The atmosphere is cosy and perfect for relaxed conversations. Last but not least, the food is utterly amazing.

I recommend it for those who search for some spice in their life, and for those who want to try something different.

For a peek at the menu: Click here.

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Why? "Highest ranked Indian Restaurant in the Eastern Suburbs"
When: Open 6 nights (closed Monday) 5:00pm – 10:30pm
Where: 456 Cleveland Street Surry Hills NSW 2010
Cost: Mains $9.50 - $16.60
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