A Restaurant Review From Going Out with the Habits George & Cindy Habit in the Independent Newspaper Group
A world class Indian restaurant with home cooking flair, best describes Manoj Chopra's LITTLE INDIA in Redwood City. When we first entered the intimate Indian food establishment we were struck by the simple, yet grand, home-like feeling of the place. Owner Manoj Chopra introduced himself and paid careful attention to our table-and all diners throughout the evening. We felt like guests in his home, who can't wait to return for another visit!
Before we carry on and on about the feelings Manoj and his exotic cooking and atmosphere conjured up let us share a bit more with you. LITTLE INDIA. Can-Eat" buffet style dining with a gourmet flair. Manoj cooks all entrees fresh, using the most natural ingredients available and then keeps his buffet entrees warm in warming pans along the serving table.
Manoj has been providing healthy home cooking since 1991. Over the years, LITTLE INDIA has developed a dedicated following of "regulars", people living in the area, Indian families seeking authentic Indian cuisine. Manoj's culinary training is stellar-having taught cooking in the Bombay Hotel School, and over 20 years of international cooking experience in hotels, restaurants and private dining rooms all over the world, including cooking in Bombay for the late Indira Ghandi. His style is elegant and refined, and he takes great care to avoid the "mass production" of Indian food offered by so many other Indian restaurants in the area. Manoj painstakingly cooks the dishes in advance of your arrival, and the rich flavor is achieved by the slow blending of the individual ingredients' flavors. He also prepares most of his foods at a mild spice level and offers plenty of chutneys and sauces to increase the spiciness level to each diner's satisfaction.