Tikka Wraps & Curry Bowls is the best semi-fast food restaurant in town if you are craving desi food! And by town, I mean the city of Claremont, which is just a few blocks away from my workplace.
It’s a convenient and reasonably priced option if you’re craving Indian food. The food is a bit “Americanized”, so don’t expect super authentic flavors. With that said, everything I’ve tried tastes really good as I regularly continue to order from them.
They cook you a fresh meal once you place your order, and it’s ready super quickly. Also, they totally adjust the spice levels to your liking which means I can get a fix my spicy food cravings. Their sauces are sooo good- especially the mango chutney and the mint raita.
I think they use the same masala/spice sauce for a few different desi dishes because they taste exactly the same. For example, the Chicken Tikka Masala Curry Bowl and the Chicken Biryani have the exact same flavors, except the curry bowl just has more sauce. So its redundant to order both of these dishes. If you ask for spicy food, they are able to accommodate to your request and add a little extra spice which I appreciate. Their naan isn’t amazing, but pretty good. They serve their gulab jamun cold versus warm like most places – but 30 seconds in the microwave quickly fixes that.
What To Order:
Desi food can be daunting if you aren’t too familiar with it. A couple of my favorite dishes are Chicken Karahi Bowl, and the Chicken Tikkah wrap. Their gulab jamun’s are also yummy, but they tend to run out of them often. If you don’t know where to start and you get overwhelmed by the menu, go with “Chicken Biryani” – It’s always a safe option and its always good here. They have three different sauces which all taste great – be sure to try them all to find your favorite!
Every one is always nice which is also a plus, and they sell Pakola!!! 🙂
Claremont, CA 91711