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Imli Indian Kitchen


Aug. 16, 2015

In recent years, I've become willing to travel an hour or more to sate my cravings for the giant dosas with coconut chutney, fragrant Hyderabadi biryani rice platters, and the sparky red Chicken 65 that can be found in the South Indian restaurants of Philadelphia's far western suburbs.

The prospect of a restaurant closer to home finally focused on the rising flavors of India's South brought a me perk of fresh excitement - even enough to help soften the blow of losing the dreamy truffled ricotta gnocchi of Ulivo. But my eager anticipation at the possibilities of the new Imli Indian Kitchen, which succeeded that Italian BYOB on the narrow corner in Queen Village, did not even last past the opening chutneys, which were sweet and confused.

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