Bangles Indian Cuisine
Bangles Indian Cuisine

Bangles Indian Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.banglesindiancuisine.com/
  • Phone: 610-269-9600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Friday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

    Friday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian, Contemporary Indian, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Dhirendran Paulraj
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lancaster Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Bangles Indian Cuisine
Bangles Indian Cuisine, located in Ashbridge Plaza in Downingtown, PA, serves Northern and Southern Indian cuisine with an emphasis on the finest, seasonal ingredients. Our menu features a surprising, modern twist on traditional Indian dishes.
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Bangles Indian Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (20)neighborhood gem (16)good for groups (13)special occasion (8)great for lunch (4)romantic (2)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Yummy Indian!!!!
    Puaa
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Best Indian food in recent times in a relatively decent setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deeply disappointed
    Sonny
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My first time here. Its a byob, so I stepped out and got a bottle of wine from two doors down. Couldn't find my waiter to open my wine or anything...he showed up about 20 minutes later looking surprised that I had brought wine. He claims there are northern and southern indian dishes onthe menu. I asked him to point out a few of the good north indian dishes, he didn't know. Ordered 2 naans to go from my waiter, the owner, the bus bow and the hostess, it never showed up...but it showed up on the diners next to us tab. Same for the ras malai...25 minutes no ras malai, I asked for my bill. The ras malai was delivered to table behind us and showed up on the diners next to us tab...what a screwed up place. Sorry, will not be returning.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Place for Our Ladies Dinner
    mrsmiawallace
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The food and service were perfect. Most dishes were a little on the spicy side, so be prepared or talk to your server if you want to avoid the heat. They can make recommendations. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasting Menu
    WendyO
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Excellent food. The "tasting menu" is a good way to try dishes you might not otherwise order. I had the scallops with lotus root, kale and potato dosa, and lamb pepper fry. All were very well prepared. Spice level was just right. Though the tables and decor are a notch or two better than in typical ethnic restaurants, this is by no means "fancy" or "upscale" as some reviews have suggested. We'll return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LaurieVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our party of 3 all love Indian food and were really looking forward to trying Bangles. The decor is a bad blend of the same color in too many patterns. That can be overlooked. Some of the portions are small, especially when shared, which we always enjoy doing. That can also be forgiven. But the service was...strange! There were probably 7 young waitstaff circling around, sort of staring at diners. In training? Saturday night isn't the best time for that! The water-pourer was very efficient, end of story. The food was good enough to give it one more try. But there are many better Indian restaurants in the Philadelphia region that understand how to provide pleasant, efficient service.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Appetizers were great but food is very spicy than expected.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slipping?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    With several prior visits to Bangles, we knew what to expect: great southern Indian food, terrific service and take-some-home portions. We got some of all of these, but not what we have seen in the past. The "ticket" for one of our starters was "lost", leading to a lonely app, waiting for its partner for a long time (15 minutes?). This problem could be solved simply by instituting a policy that all parties are served simultaneously. This would at least have led to a quicker recognition of the problem. Lots of "I'm sorry", but... Goat dishes should have bones (more flavor) and be a bit of work. The Hyderabadi biryani with special weekend goat was over the top on both bones and gristle...lots of flavor, but... We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must Try!
    JohnnyC
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was tasty, yet a bit spicy. I think one would benefit by taking the time to understand what they are ordering. I think the wait staff plays a key role in this. Our waiter (Mike) was awesome. He did a great job explaining each dish and the severity of heat/spice on each dish. Kudo's to Mike!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wide Range of Indian Cuisine
    MixitupDiner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We enjoyed delicious Indian food from many different regions of India on Saturday night. The wait staff was very knowledgable, helpful and attentive. We recommend Bangles very highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Indian Cuisine in Downingtown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Bangles offers a spicier style of food than other Indian restaurants in the area. Tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Indian Food!
    esschVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Choices of Southern and Northern selections. Corn and Curry Soup was excellent as were the goat and lamb entrees. Will be going back frequently to try other menu items. Best Indian restaurant in Chester County in our searches...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, but expensive and picky
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We visited Bangles for an early dinner on 2 occasions (Friday & Tuesday evening). Our aim was to try out various menu items. The ambience was nice but the restaurant was very empty. It was surprising since the food (although very spicy!), presentation and service was very good. We soon realized it was because of the cost of food. The pricing for most items was ok as they are aiming to be a high end gourmet eatery. However, its the little things that bothered to us. We asked for lemon for water and were given 4 pieces & charged 50 cents for it. The soda cost $3, came in a 6 ounce cup with no ice. When asked they said thats the policy. The food was consistent both times, but not worth the $70 charge for 2 adults and 1 child!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tell your friends, but not everyone
    Raymond
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This was our first time here, but certainly not the last. My wife is South Indian and so we know good food from Tamil Nadu and Kerala when we taste it. The Lamb Pepper Fry was literally the best tasting, most tender lamb I've ever had. The Hyderbadi chicken biryani was excellent - very good flavor and just the right amount of heat. Invite others so we can support this wonderful restaurant. Just don't tell everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic and Flavorful
    FoodieFamily
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The restaurant is beautifully decorated. The menu has a nice variety of northern and southern Indian cuisine. The service was a little off for us, but not sure if that was because we had an early reservation and the restaurant hadn't picked up yet. The food was A-mazing! The Lamb Pepper Fry beautifully fell apart on the fork, and the lemon rice was the perfect complement to the bold flavor of the lamb. The Cheese Dosa was like Indian comfort food. Dip the crispy cheesey crepe in the zippy veggie soup and sauces. If you like it hot, the chicken Tikka will light your mouth on fire in a good way! It's BYOB, so bring a Victory growler or stop in to the State store a few stores down on your way. We'll be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice
    CurryLover
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Food was spectacular! Server was kind and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Undiscovered gem in strip mall
    Joyousgard
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    A little tricky to find tucked away in a corner of the Ashbridge Plaza, the interior is not what one expects next to ChuckeeCheese. At 5;30 on a Sunday, my friend & I were the only diners. I hope traffic picked up as the evening went on. Attention has been paid to every detail. A toothsome combination of north & south Indian cuisine. My friend had trouble with even the most lightly spiced dishes, but she is an admitted 'heat-phone.' Definitely worth a return visit with a different friend. Bangle deserves every success. BYO, yes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 22 reviews are from the Bangles Indian Cuisine reviews archive.
  • Great food-reasonable prices
    RichSPhilly
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Fantastic dining experience. As a party of four, we ordered almost a dozen choices as it was our first visit. Everything was extremely flavorful and beautifully presented. Waitstaff eager to help and attentive. Can't say enough positive things about Bangles other than we will be back and have already recommended the restaurant to all of our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bangles is an Indian gem.
    Newfoodie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our group of 6 descended on Bangles looking for a night of authentic Indian food and dining experience. We received that and more. The food was exceptional. The manager encouraged us to eat with our hands explaining the connection between body and health in Indian culture. We selected items from the chef's tasting menu and then shared them around the table. As the manager said, "tare and share." Perfect. It was a lovely evening for the whole family.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WOW
    Walta
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Finally a superb Indian restaurant in Downingtown! Amazing service, delicious food, beautiful atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Amazing!
    lovetoeatVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    What a find! Bangles has what it takes ~ excellent food and service. I was pleasantly surprised when our server appeared at our table with a smile and knowledge. Two things I typically don't find when I go an Indian restaurant. Maddie knew the menu, knew the food and made suggestions about good things to try since it was our first trip. There was so much I wanted to order. I can't wait to go back and I hope you find your way there and support this restaurant. They are up to something wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice upscale indian restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Good food, good selection, nice clean place and the presentations are beautiful. We are looking forward to our next visit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bangles food
    Lala28
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The best Indian food that I have tasted and it tasted like home cooked food .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The India you do not know
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Southern India cooking is different and well worth trying. Yes, some of the menu items at Bangles are traditional, but many are not. Be prepared for the assertive use of spices. The Dahi Vada is subtle and beautiful. The lamb pepper fry is incendiary. The curried goat (with bones) provides slow, careful eating with huge flavor and succulent tender morsels - much superior to lamb. There are many good Indian restaurants in the area. This one should be tried.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delighted with this new restaurant!
    lamallady
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We dined here with our daughter, an Indian cuisine afficianado. Freindly, prompt service. Lovely decor. Many Indian families were dining here. Every dish was delicious. We had an appetizer to share, three main dishes, naan, and dessert. Love that it is BYOB.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Delicious, as usual
    DreamingofNYC
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Upscale, authentic Indian cuisine, at a great price! Owners are very friendly and excited about what they do. We loved it at Bangles and continue to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous Indian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We have now been to Bangles twice. The first time was an experiment. The second time we took out of town guests who love Indian food. If possible, we were even more impressed the second time than the first. Our guests, who have traveled to India, were wowed by the food at Bangles. We're now looking forward to trying a lunch Thali. We would like to encourage others to try this special place and give it the support it deserves.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new Indian restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I read about Bangles and finally made the pilgrimage last Saturday evening. It was well worth the effort. My husband and I frequent Indian restaurants and Bangles is by far the best we've experienced in the Philadelphia area. Traditional dishes were prepared with very fresh ingredients which made them sing. In addition, there were some great new taste treats, especially the roasted fennel curry leaf soup and the coconut and fennel flan. We're already planning our next visit.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The western Philadelphia suburbs have been good hunting for Indian food lovers for sometime. It just got better...lots better. The decor is corporate cafeteria, but the food (and service) are not, at all. Palak Paneer, my personal measure of every Indian kitchen, was outstanding, richly spiced spinach with tender-chewy cheese cubes. The lamb pepper fry (not a very Indian name) was aggressive, but not overly spice hot. Portions are for sharing. The local servers were attentive and very helpful. Give it a try!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    Embreemo
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We were seated right away in this big space. Well decorated. Good server. He was very helpful with descriptions of dishes. They were out of the listed special (goat) but the server recommended the lamb dish instead. It was very good, but quite spicy! My dates dish (chicken in a tomato and youghurt sauce) was wonderful! Well spiced but not too hot. I look forward to returning!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Indian Restaurant
    soccerbj1171
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    My wife and I have now been to Bangles twice in the past month. Both times we had quality food, great service, and a nice environment for dinner. The food is authentic Indian food with fresh ingredients and aromatic spices. Besides the food, the wait staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and eager to serve. Finally, the restaurant is BYOB and doesn't charge a cork fee. I highly recommend Bangles.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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  • Amazing and authentic
    Matt
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Delicious food, great service, and amazing options with every dish. My girlfriend and I really enjoyed and definitely will be going back!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Indian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Great Indian Food. Excellent Service. Very nice atmosphere. Must like spicy food.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little to spicy
    DaveB
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    They told us up front it was spicy and most dishes could not be adjusted. I thought mine was great but I love spice and heat but the wifes had difficulty and said they would not be going back.
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  • New restaurant in Downingtown
    BLKcustomer
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This new Indian restaurant is a great addition to the restaurants in Downingtown. The cuisine is Southern Indian so different from the other Indian restaurants that I have eaten. The food was excellent. The service was not the best but they were trying. The restaurant just opened 5 weeks earlier so they are trying to fine tune things. I would definitely recommend (and already have ) this to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We needed this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The area needed an upscale Indian restaurant. The food is slightly different than you will find in most typical Indian restaurants, and that is a good thing. It is high quality, interesting cuisine. The service we had was excellent in directing us towards different dishes and attentive. The atmosphere is pleasant as well. Well worth the visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Indian Food
    Lala28
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I told my friends to go there for dinner and I told them that was so good . They loved the food and they also loved to eat Indian food .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome indian food in Downingtown
    HunipiVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    What a great addition to Downingtown!! I love Indian food and this was great. Free popadoms and chutney is a great start. The vegetable pakora wasnt really what I think of when I think pakora but the light battered potato and squash had good flavor. The Madras fish curry was a little too spicy for my husbands taste but it was delicious and complex. The Murgh Makhani was also really really good. I'm used to eating family style in Indian restaurants and ordering rice and breads to share rather than having them come on the plate with my curry but that's a small thing and not really a complaint. Overall very very good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best South Indian Food
    Lala28
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The presentation of the food was amazing . The food was really good and delicious . I would highly recommend bangles to everyone who wants to try Indian food or who loves to eat Indian food .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.