Urban Turban

Even although I rolled my eyes when I heard the identify, I was psyched at the news that Urban Turban would bring Indian delicacies back again to downtown Orlando. By my recollection, there has not been an Indian restaurant in the Central Small business District given that the mid nineteen nineties when Uday Kadam owned Bombay Bistro.

Why Indian cuisine been missing from downtown for so long is a thriller, given that most other cuisines are there. (No Vietnamese either, I believe that, even though at least it is perfectly represented close by at Mills 50).

That reported, I was hoping extra from Urban Turban. Or possibly my expectations ought to have been tempered primarily based on the title.

This is a rapid food cafe with a considerably constrained menu – 4 vegetarian dishes and four rooster, moreover a particular of the day. The meals is dished up by a worker from steam-desk trays on the other side of a plexiglass divider at the purchasing counter. Foods occur with a option of white or brown basmati rice and a instead unhappy hunting salad that features greens, carrots, radishes and celery.

UrbanTurban tikka

I experienced the rooster tikka masala, which was mostly a thin and undistinguished sauce. Not significantly hen there.

UrbanTurban korma

My lunch companion’s vegetable korma experienced much more compound in terms of the veggies but the gravy was also unremarkable.

The naan I requested reminded me of pita bread. My pal had the potato-stuffed samosas, which the menu described as Indian empanadas. I do not imagine I’ve at any time viewed empanadas described as Spanish samosas.

Yet another curious statement from the restaurant’s site: “Our Indian kitchen is like a chemistry lab.”

UrbanTurban dining room

There is a nice but spartan eating spot with granite tables for eating in.

City Turban opened in November and it’s feasible that it is however getting its way. I hope it does. It would be great to have a excellent, reliable – and recommendable – Indian cafe in downtown all over again.

City Turban is at 100 E. Pine St., Orlando (map). It is open for lunch and dinner daily. The mobile phone variety is 407-930-2311.