• Danny Kim

This Restaurant in DC only serves 300 Orders of Butter Chicken per Day

Updated: Nov 13, 2019

There's been hype about a recently opened fast-casual Indian concept called Butter Chicken - only a block away from Farragut West station - so I went to check out whether or not that hype was real... I came early, 30 minutes before they opened because apparently they sold out after 1 hour on the first day opening...


EXTERIOR/INTERIOR


The concept of only cooking 300 servings worth of food a day was a little strange to me and a little bold... but while I was talking to the owner, Asad (who also owns Bombay Street Food and Bombay Street Food 2), he seemed very confident in the idea. He makes sure his team cooks and preps everything they serve for the day the morning of. Since the restaurant opens at 11:30 am, it gives the cooks time to whip up 300 servings worth every day except for Sunday (they're closed then).


Below you'll see the different foods in the ENORMOUS pots they serve from - some being butter chicken, saag paneer, chana masala, tikka masala, vegetable biryani, and naan.


THE BUTTER CHICKEN DISH (and more)



aaaannddd... the final dish when I left.



My spread / 📷 @dannygrubs


VERDICT

I gotta say this place was insane. Not only was it so cool to see your butter chicken being poured onto your platter from an enormous pot that was about 5 feet wide, but the food was also phenomenal. This is the type of food that you would intentionally order extra for just so you could reheat it and eat it at home lol. Personally I preferred the butter chicken over the tikka masala but you really can't go wrong with either. Don't forget to grab them sauces on your way out cuz they're FREE!


and PS... if you aren't hip to mango lassi yet... it's probably time to break the bank and fork over an extra $4 for that. It's worth imo.


PPS... here's a pic of me and Asad, the owner, who also owns Bombay Street Food and Bombay Street Food 2. Awesome guy with a mission to bring the best Indian dining experience to Washington DC and eventually in the United States. Go check this place out!






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