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2915 W Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221
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Curry Craft Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Contemporary Indian
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wine
Private Party Contact:
Mel Oza (804) 358-0350
A word from Curry Craft
Curry Craft is a contemporary Indian restaurant that is all about the craft and judicious use of spices. Conceptualized and designed by Chef Mel Oza of "The Evolved Curry Studio" the restaurant has at its heart a kitchen that boasts both traditional and modern Indian cuisine with the Chef"s
signature twist. Chef Oza has in the past consulted for Copper and The Blue Taj restaurants in Charlotte, NC and Lehja in Richmond among many others in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Denver. Here at Curry Craft you will come to know Indian food in a new and exciting way, albeit without missing a single note, spice or flavors associated with ancient Indian tradition. Curry Craft's convenient location makes it an ideal gathering spot for private and business diners alike. Visit our bar and fill your craving for cocktails with our signature and innovative offerings. Like our motto says, we are Culturally Rooted, Locally Suited! Come visit us for an exciting journey of gastronomy.
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For a great Indian restaurant
centrally located in Richmond look no farther. Located on hip Cary Street we found it to be a quiet oasis -- and hope it grows to be a thriving, bustling neighborhood favorite. (We had a 5:30 reservation which could explain why it was quiet.) The food was excellent. All four of us enjoyed what we ordered. The food is both authentic and has a touch of fusion. Escargot! The service was also excellent. The booths were very comfortable."
Dined on 6/14/2014
One always feels altogether
welcome at this place, and the food is wonderful."
Dined on 5/31/2014
This was my second visit to Curry
Craft and it was just as good as the first visit. Our waitress was friendly, attentive and helpful with picking dishes and wine. The food was flavorful and fresh. This isn't your typical Indian food restaurant - the quality and flavor is outstanding. "
Dined on 5/17/2014
I've never had Indian food at this
level before. We had an amazing meal, among the best in this city. We started with apps off the menu and the special board, and followed with rockfish and tikka masala. I want to go back and just work my way through the appetizers one night, a lot of textured flavor in each of the small plates. "
Dined on 5/13/2014
Food was perfect and the service
was prompt and polite. Good recommendations on the wine. Overall a wonderful experience. "
Dined on 5/11/2014
When I moved to Richmond from
NoVA, I thought I'd never find the kind of excellent Indian cuisine that I loved when in the DC area. Curry Craft meets and in some ways exceeds what I knew and loved up north. Creative, spanning several different cuisine traditions of India, well-balanced vis-a-vis heat and flavor, I always find something to make me smile. The crab/prawn special on Sunday night was marvelous. Looking forward to going back again."
Dined on 5/11/2014
We had an excellent experience at
Curry Craft. Lunch was good, and had delicious flavor. The chef even prepared a free appetizer for us to try. Delicious!"
Dined on 5/11/2014
What a find. We recently dined
here before attending a play because we had heard so many good things about the place. My initial reaction was, "How much different can it be?" Boy was I surprised. The restaurant is casual and comfortable. This staff is friendly and attentive, without being oversolicitous. But the food, oh the food. Everything was delicious. The goat cheese and mushroom naan was amazing. My entree was lamb with a coconut sauce. Outstanding. Others had two different chicken dishes that were outstanding. You simply can't go wrong here. Prepare yourself for. Whole new Indian experience. "
Dined on 5/9/2014
Good food, good service and we
will be back for more....."
Dined on 4/25/2014
Would definitely recommend for
authentic Indian cuisine."
Dined on 4/19/2014
First time and we loved it! We
will drag return...and soon."
Dined on 4/11/2014
The chat starter and Anjeeri
Shrimp (really creamy) are absolutely amazing! I loved the banana kulfi. We'll be back."
Dined on 3/12/2014
We arrived at our reservation
time, but was not greeted by any employee of the restaurant when we entered. We had to go to the bar to ask for help and was left standing while a server went to clean off a table for our use. After waiting for 20mins, the waiter finally took our drink order and asked if we would like some Naan. We said yes. 20 more mins later they drinks arrived, but no bread. 15 mins later, the waiter provided an on the house appetizer and stated that the kitchen was backed up. When pressed on an estimate, we were told that she "was unable" to know. 20 more minutes pass by, we have not been asked if we want another drink or been updated as to how long dinner will take. 20 more minutes in, we decided to leave."
Dined on 3/1/2014
Third or fourth time here, keeps
getting better. Great flavors, great choices. Well-selected and crafted drinks to start, and too many options to choose from in one visit (bring a friend or two?). While an omnivore, I could go without meat here and be happy. Start with the "chaat" and you will not be disappointed!"
Dined on 2/15/2014
The place of crowded, the service
slow, and the food was okay. However, the tomato soup was wonderful. The rest was just ok."
Dined on 2/15/2014
A friend recommended Curry Craft
for my wife and my rare date night. It was really good. Romantic setting, good service, and good food. It is all I ask and they delivered."
Dined on 2/15/2014
It was the best Indian food we
have ever had. In fact, with me being a foodie, I consider it as the best of the best gourmet Indian food restaurant. I highly recommend it. You will be very happy. Please keep in mind that everything is made when you order it so expect a small wait."
Dined on 2/4/2014
Food was wonderful and very
friendly service with a cordial checking i by the chef made for a very nice dinner adn outing."
Dined on 1/25/2014
We don't understand the hype. The
food was all good, but not exceptional except for the mushroom - goat cheese naan which was excellent! The service was very good considering how busy the restaurant was."
Dined on 1/17/2014
Love the décor, the food was
outstanding as was the service. Had to wait just a while for entrée as the root veggies were taking a little longer, but the chef sent out the most divine complementary appetizer to fill the gap! Our first time there and can not wait to go back!!!"
Dined on 1/14/2014
This place could be so much more
fun. The soup was outstanding, and the entrees were good, but we waited 90 minutes for our entrees, and 30 minutes before we received our starter. We weren't in a hurry, but we were hungry. This was true for all. One explanation, no apologies and nonchalant attitudes. Not rude. Just the shrug. Go for the soup. Skip the rest. I recommend only if you know the deal."
Dined on 1/4/2014
Had a great dinner with delicious
authentically spiced indian food. Wine selection fit the menu. The chef was gracious and came out to chat. He would be a hit in London or New York, we're lucky to have his talents here. One member of our party dropped a gold bracelet in the booth and when she called back to see if anyone had found it they had it, much to her relief. Honestly great food with honestly great people. A combination that can not be beat"
Dined on 1/3/2014
You won't make a mistake ordering
ANYTHING on the menu here! The chef has been a consultant for several Richmond restaurants and his use of spices and regional dishes is fantastic. Chicken Tikka Masala is always my "go-to" dish in judging any Indian restaurant, and Curry Craft's is excellent. Beyond that, most of their offerings are not found in the traditional Richmond Indian restaurant, and they are wonderful discoveries!"
Dined on 12/17/2013
Very understaffed the night we
were there. Two servers for the whole restaurant and the kitchen was "backed up" and the place was not even full. Almost three hours for a dinner. Food ok, but not great. Pass on the Chicken Tika Marsala. Chef makes the rounds of the tables. Maybe he should be cooking. Nice room and great location. A work in progress."
Dined on 12/11/2013
Curry Craft is a treasure in an
unassuming package. Chef Oza's use of spices is incredible. We shared four entrees and each was truly unique. The chef is vegetarian, so he knows how to prepare delightful vegetarian fare. Highly recommended!"
Dined on 12/7/2013
The chef provided a free,
unexpected appetizer and we had two great entrees. One was a spicy lamb dish, the other a mild cream curry seafood dish. One "hot" and one "cool." I usually go for the spicy side, and both were excellent. Serving sizes were just right. Greater Richmond is fortunate to have several very good Indian restaurants. Curry Craft joins that company."
Dined on 11/30/2013
Exceptional menu - well prepared
dishes - very good service - the chef's specials are just that, very special - and he follows them to your table - very inviting interior - comfortable."
Dined on 11/23/2013
Phenominal food...from a white
girl (Indian in a former life) Indian foodie and cook. So happy to find this right in Carytown and not have to drive out to suberbs for quality Indian food. Flavorful, inventive, not overly cooked or salted. Service was slow but pleasant. Bit pricey but worth it. Didn't sample the drink menu but will next time - some really enticing options. Odd to see no Indians working out front - staff fit the white hippy Carytown standard."
Dined on 11/3/2013
I have never had Indian food
before, but my girlfriend love's it. She said it was some of the best Indian food she had every had. It was a great experience for me, I love the food; the blend of spices and flavors were excellent. I would recommend that if you have never had Indian food before, please have your first experience at the Curry Craft. The food and service is excellent."
Dined on 9/20/2013
We enjoy Indian food and probably
eat at Indian restaurants 4-5 times a year. We live in the city and were excited that a new Indian restaurtant had opened in Carytown. Unfortunately, we will most likely not be back to Curry Craft. We did not find the food worth the wait. The restaurant was not crowded so we failed to understand the delay in getting our food. If the food had proven exceptional we would tolerate the delay but we did not find that to be the case. We will continue to enjoy our favorite Indian restaurant in the west end although it is out of our way. We find the food and the service to be excellent. It's consistent and the wine list, although not large, it pairs well with the food."
Dined on 9/14/2013
This is authentic Indian food
crafted by a chef who cares. Wait patiently while your entrees are made to order, not brought out from a steam table. Cocktails are creative and carefully mixed."
Dined on 9/4/2013
Great spot! I cannot recommend
enough. The food was amazing and the drinks alone were enough for the trip there."
Dined on 8/24/2013
The food was delicious. The 3 of
us ordered one appetizer and three entrees to share. Every dish had a wonderful flavor and sauce. This is not your cheap Indian lunch buffet! We will be back!"
Dined on 8/8/2013
Well executed cuisine. Chef
delivers amazing, dishes with unique flavors. Chaat, was very clean and refreshing, Chicken Roti, great seasoning with a kick, Lamb dishes wonderfully complex. . Much better than any other Indian Restaurant around. Great service. The dessert, Khulfi, was amazing! Not too sweet and the perfect finale to a great meal. Look forward to our next visit."
Dined on 7/14/2013
My husband and I went to Curry
Craft for the first time the other evening and had a great experience. We are originally from the Northeast and feel that the food was high quality and authentic. Not to mention that we had great service from our server. I will mention that if you'd like to have a few drinks with dinner you may want to reconsider having them at Curry Craft. They are easily double the price of other Carrytown restaurants. However that is my only complaint. My husband and I do plan on going back but will opt for water or a soft drink. Enjoy."
Dined on 7/6/2013
The best Indian food I have had in
the USA. Delicate flavorings. (I have only had the vegetarian offerings.)"
Dined on 6/28/2013
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