An Indian Gem in Fort Greene

It was one of those days. You know, the ones where all you want is a delicious meal, a great cocktail, and a quiet atmosphere. 

I thought of Cornerstone—that would have been the perfect option. Tuesdays are one of their quieter days. I was surprised that they were closed. My day had already been long and I was not in the mood to drive around #brooklyn. I decided to walk a few blocks down Dekalb Avenue.

And found an Indian Restaurant, Rasoi Indian Pavilion. I was not in the mood for Indian food. But the place looked quiet, with two couples dining. Somewhat perfect, or was it? How good was the food? If it was that empty, was my first thought. 

I walked in and instantly liked the atmosphere. The decor was not great, but it was not terrible either. A classic white tablecloth, Indian music playing at a decent level, and dimly lit. It was probably more suited for a couple on a date. I was alone, but it was perfect for me that night.

They only sold wine. I ordered a glass of Rosé, Goan shrimp curry, plain Naan bread, and mango chutney. 

My meal was beyond delicious. Very tasty, the service was excellent. The staff, although somber, was attentive and efficient. I figured I would stay until about 11 pm and continue to read the book I had started a few days ago. Unfortunately, they closed between 10 – 10:30 pm.

In summary:

Great spot with great reviews on Yelp, located in convenient Fort Greene.

It is perfect for dining with large crowds, children, or date night with your hunnie. The reason it is not usually packed is that Fort Greeners seem to prefer ordering in. You will see the staff in and out with deliveries.

It is a perfect restaurant for lunch. And they offer a special lunch menu. 

Authentic Indian food, Great sized portions, not carelessly oily, well priced, and casual attire is acceptable.

My Take:

11 months later. I’m still in love with yet another Brooklyn Spot and visit several times a month. I have gone through much of the menu, and everything I have tried was oh delicious.

Why not try it for yourself and let me know what you honestly think.


Location: 235 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205
B/T Clermont & Vanderbilt Ave)
Phone: 718-399-1306
Hours: Mondays – Thursdays 12 – 3:30PM Lunch & Dinner 5 – 10:30PM
Fridays – Saturdays 12 – 11 PM
Sundays 1 – 10:30 PM




Nat C.


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