Last night, Jesse and I checked out a restaurant we've heard some good things about: Royal India . It's in Sandy in the same shopping center as Smith's. I was a little reluctant at first because it's one of those strip mall restaurants. And from the outside, there's nothing remotely remarkable about it.
Once inside, I felt a little more at ease. The atmosphere is nowhere as impressive as that of Bombay House or anything, but we were seated right away. Which has never, ever, happened at Bombay House. It was quiet, too, but the restaurant wasn't empty by any means. The people dining there were regular family types. It's not a trendy place. I liked that.
As Jesse and I sat at our table talking about… well, nothing really, we heard a commotion and looked over to see a little girl (about 3 years old) standing on her chair and shouting "yay!" while clapping enthusiastically because the table's food had just arrived. I'm guessing she's been there before because next time I go, I might just stand on my chair and clap when the food comes, too. It was that good.
I had trouble deciding (the menu's huge) but finally decided on the Pepper Chicken (a house specialty). Jesse got the Lamb Boti Masala. Remember that scene in What About Bob? when they're eating dinner and Bob is making all the noises? That's what we were like. Every single bite was better than the one before. I can't wait to go back! The price is a lot more reasonable for every day dining than that of Bombay House as well. We got those two entrees (which came with a generous side of rice), split an order of garlic naan, and I got a Diet Pepsi. The bill came to less than $30.
Everyone should go here and try it out. You won't be disappointed! (Please take me when you go)