Sangam Restaurant: Indian Food Done Right

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you have probably figured out that I am basically a “meat and potatoes” kind of guy.  My food reviews have focused on American and Italian cuisines.  So, when you see me blog about something a little more . . . exotic . . . it’s probably a good idea to pay attention, right?  Well, read carefully, kids —

A couple of years back when I lived in Ballston just off of Route 66, I would occasionally get takeout from this Indian place on the corner named Sangam Restaurant.  I knew it was good, but I slipped out of the habit of eating there when I moved away from the area.  Well, I recently moved a little closer to my old stomping grounds and a few nights ago I found myself there again.  I had forgotten how good it was, but now I know how good it is.

Edward Dean opened Sangam Restaurant after retiring from his former professional life, which included 20 years as a Personnel Officer at the United States Embassy in New Delhi, India.  Mr. Dean had never owned a restaurant before, but he is evidently a fast learner.  Sangam has been the Grand Prize winner at the Taste of Arlington three years running.  Sangam has also earned praise from the Washington Post and DCFUD (see Nov. 24, 2006 entry).

The Sangam Team at the 2007 Taste of Arlington

Sangam’s dinner menu is extensive and the prices are reasonable.  The Post recommends skipping the appetizers and going right to the main courses and breads.  I have no reason to argue, since I did the same thing (though at some point I will have to try an appetizer or two).  From past experience, I can recommend the Chicken Tikka Masala, Garlic Chicken, Kashmiri Naan, and Garlic Naan.

Oh, and did I mention that they deliver?

Looking for lunch instead?  No problem, as Sangam has a daily lunch buffet to provide a brief escape from the office.  Sangam also has a banquet hall for private parties and offers catering for any occasion.

Mmmmmmm . . . tasty.

Did . . . did I mention that they DELIVER???

Sangam Restaurant is at 1211 N. Glebe Road in Arlington, Virginia, about 6 blocks from the Ballston Metro.  You can call them at (703) 524-2728.

Appx. $16.00 per dinner entree.


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