Great food an Ambience
Had dinner and lunch here and both times the service and food have been very good. The décor and ambiance are very nice too. I would definitely go back.
12/30/2012 4:00:00 PM
Amazingly wonderful new flavors
I always thought I would detest Indian food until an Indian friend invited me here. Three trips now and everything we have tried has been wonderful. Two trips with large groups & all have been pleased. Amazing new flavor experiences. Try the appetizers, too.
Meat dishes are generous & tender, but they also have vegetarian & vegan fare. The server will ask you to chose how spicy you want your food, from 1 to 5, with 5 being very hot & 1 very mild. I learned that Curry is not a spice, it is a method of preparing food. Blue Mangos curries are delicious. They also have many selections that are not curries. Excellent selection of beer & wine. Before alcohol, with tip, $132 for 4 adults, including 3 appetizers (for the larger group).
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Blue Mango is a really
The Blue Mango is a really great place to dine. Great food and a really nice staff. We had a little mix-up on the order and the chef/owner came out and was very sorry for the mix-up. We really enjoyed the food. Later the chef/owner created a sampling dish for us and served us himself. The mix-up was minor but they really care about their diners. I will go back without hesitation.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent dining experience
Excellent dining experience with 3 other girlfriends. Food was amazing!
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Phenomenal food. I had read several negative reviews regarding bland food. I'm a spice/heat fanatic and my wife likes spicy food but not over the top. We ordered our Vindaloo at heat number 3 (on a 1-5 scale, with five being the hottest) and it was moderately spicy. I simply ordered some additional heat on the side and was quickly obliged.
Phenomenal food, although the salad was a little bland. We will definitely be back on our next trip to Raleigh.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was not the first time
This was not the first time we have eaten at the Blue Mango Restaurant. We have enjoyed it every time we have been there. We will definitely be going back again. The food and service was excellent.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved Blue Mango
I've been to Blue Mango before for lunch, but wanted to try dinner there. My wife and I had good table service and a bartender that came to the table to discuss the types of drinks he made. He took extra care to make a wonderful specialty drink.
Our food was just excellent - I really can't say anything else than that. Plus, the owner brought out a complimentary appetizer dish that really showed that he appreciated our patronage. I would strongly recommend this restaurant for a romantic dinner out, lunch or a special occasion.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Signature Blue Mango martini was weak but meal was delicious and service attentive. Décor is beautiful and view into the kitchen through a glass window a nice touch.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved my meal, the waiter was extremely helpful and suggestive on what to eat and what wine to pair with our meal. It's nice to discover a true Indian restaurant on Glenwood South. I will definitely be dining again!
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome restaurant! Excellent for dates or special events. Great night scene!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dine at Blue Mango regularly. The food is wonderful. Can't say enough about it, just yummy!
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my second time to
This was my second time to visit Blue Mango. Overall experience was good. The place a little too pricey. Methi paratha was not at all like the one I have tasted in other Indian restaurant. When I raised the question to the waiter he seemed irritated. My lamb saag was a bit salty and the lamb was a little tough. Baigan Bharta had too much tomato in it. I do not think I will go here too often because of the price.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is incredible, and
The food is incredible, and the chef is full of enthusiasm and engages with his customers!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Indian Food
This was my first try for an Indian restaurant in Raleigh area and I was not disappointed. Food portions were generous and moderately priced. Garlic Nan were outstanding. Had Chicken Tikka which was spicy as requested as well as lamb rogan josh and two veggie dishes. All had excellent tastes. I have eaten in Indian restaurants in Malaysia and I would rate the food quality of this restaurant almost as good.
We also ordered a bottle of wine which was half price during happy hour - a great bargain. Service was very good.
I would definitely go back when I am in Raleigh area.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, pretty Indian food
We had a beautifully presented and deliciously prepared meal at Blue Mango. The spices were delicious and authentic. The wait staff was friendly, prompt, and knowledgeable. The portions were very generous as well. The hostess was beautifully dressed in an elegant Punjab suit, which helped the feeling of authenticity. The decor tends to the elegant, which is unusual in Raleigh NC for an Indian restaurant.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a very nice dining experience. Food and service were above expectations. Been looking for a good Indian Restaurant since moving here 5 years ago.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great location, upscale ambiance, very good service, fantastic food and very reasonable prices. No reason not to give them a try. The private room was a bit loud. Some fabric might do the trick. Great experience!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about this restaurant is amazing. The chef is the most wonderful person you could ever meet. He came out and gave us the pleasure of an enjoyable conversation. Our waiter, Patrick, was so polite and accommodating. This is THE best Indian restaurant, if not just the best restaurant, that I've ever been to.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food and friendly service
The hostess is extremely friendly and inviting. However, the food is what will certainly bring me back. I loved the bar happy hour as well.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really Good Food
The Chicken Tikka Masala was really good. We went with level 3 for heat and will get 4 next time just to see how it is. It was a slow/quiet night. The food was fresh and service was great. The Honey Shrimp app was great, as was the "Yuka Fries". Garlic Naan was great.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Makes for a Special Evening
Not just your ordinary Indian food - this restaurant served cuisine. Fancy dishes, wonderful presentation, our meals were a visual and tasty delight.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Indian on Glenwood South
My husband took me here for my birthday (at my request)! The two reasons there are not 5 stars in my rating: I ordered shrimp vindaloo with heat level of 4 (out of 5) and it was mild at best. To the staff's credit, they promptly brought out an amazing sauce that had serious heat that I could add as I chose. The second reason is that the outdoor seating could be a little more comfy.
Otherwise, the dishes' quality, ambience, location, staff, wine list, menu options, etc. will ensure our return!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and very authentic. We will tell our friends and be back for sure.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I opted for all vegetarian choices: samosas, dal, an okra dish and roti. The okra dish was made with heirloom tomatoes - very nicely done. The dal had complex spices and a lovely mixture of beans, but was not as hot as I prefer, something that can easily be addressed on my next visit. The night I was there, they were challenged by staff that did not show up, so the bartender was helping with the tables. He was quite efficient even though he was over-stretched. He gave great wine suggestions. All in all, a lovely time.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time for Indian Cuisine
We went here as my wife had not tried Indian food before. The hostess was very nice, but the waiter couldn't have cared less if we were there or not. So possibly our mistake was to go during the Prix Fixe weekend, however we order off the regular menu. Food was great and well prepared, but the flavours were tempered compared to other indian food I have enjoyed. Great portions and we will definitely go back.
paneer bhurji with pooris - 5 stars
lamb saag - 4 stars
scallop bhoona - 4 stars
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perhaps dining at blue MANGO Indian Cuisine Restaurant was not the best choice for me for Restaurant Week, because I was actually hungry. Don't get me wrong, the food was delish'... I even opted for the wine pairings yet felt that the "food experience" was lacking. I ordered Jhinga Til Tikka with Capasaldo Pinot Grigio (First Course). Mmm... Crab Cakes with Sean Minor Chardonnay (Second Course). Fresh is best! However, the sauce was far too similar to the First Course. Did I just eat the same thing twice?!? Luckily, all of the entrees came with Naan and Basmati Rice. Carb it up with no additional flavor. Woohoo! MANGO Mousse with Barcos de Piedra (Third Course). Protein Shake Material! Give it a go.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Indian cuisine at its finest
Everything was perfect. The food was delish and the atosmophere was quiet. The appetizer of some type of cauliflower was really good and there was a lot of it!!! The rice had a nice aromatic sense to it and was very good with the vegetarian dish I ordered. My companion loved his dish although he did say it would be too spicy for someone else.. He loves spicy, though!! Overall, an excellent I'd ing experience!!!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really nice indian food!!!
Really nice indian food!!! I truly love it!!! And it's 10 minutes walking distance from my home!!! Great bonus!!! ;-D
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We realty enjoyed the food and even though or waiter
was new he still did a nice job.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best salmon I ever had, delicious
Best salmon I ever had, delicious condiments with the crispy lentil wafers, perfectly cooked veges and outstanding service.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
On Friday, my family and I went to Blue Mango to celebrate my birthday, and it was awesome! The place is beautifully decorated, and I loved the music they played! A combination of modern Indian music, as well as some traditional songs thrown in! The food is also to be raved about - each person in my group (5) ordered something different, and every dish was excellent. My Chicken Tikka Masala was perfectly spicy and full of flavor - possibly the best I've had!
For my birthday, they brought out a few slices of coffe-pistachio cheesecake and a candle, and the Chef even came out and said Happy Birthday to me!
Overall, a wonderful experience with great food and great fun, in a great little place! I will definitely be going there again.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food - service so, so
Food was great, but the poor server was absent minded. I hope he was new and just needed to get his sea legs under him.
The owner/chef came out and apologized and made us something special. That was big on our customer service list. It saved the day.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Indian Food
We have visited this place for authentic Indian food few times already. Food is great. Service is pretty good. We recommend to everyone looking fo r a good Indian restaurant in downtown Raleigh.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service Service Service
Server was very attentive and everyone there was extremely nice. Manager even validated our parking for us. Recommending to everyone I know and will try to get back soon!
10/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food, reasonably priced
Good food. Good service. Good recommendations on dinner selections. We arrived early and had lots of attention from our server but when the restaurant got busier it was a bit more difficult to find our server. Still overall a very nice experience. We plan to return.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Upscale Indian in downtown Raleigh
Very nice restraurant in a hot part of down town. Nice atmosphere, wide choice on the menu. Several of the dishes we get here are among the best versions we have ever had. Chili Paneer starter is sensational. The corn vegetarian curry is different and excellent. Breads are all fresh, light, and cripsy.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Date Night Surprise
My hubby and I were driving around, seeing what was new and we came across this lovely restaurant. The decor looked inviting so we went in and had a great dining experience. I want to give a special shout out to the rice :). Being Mediterranean, I am a rice pilaf lover and theirs was the best I had so far! Brilliant food, cocktails and decor and reasonable pricing.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food, great service
Two couples shared appetizers and meals ... every dish arrived fresh and piping hot, they were tasty and well seasoned ... Very good Indian food. Service was attentive without being rushed. This was not our first visit and won't be the last!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic Indian Cuisine
Excellent food with exotic, vibrant flavors. The fresh flat breads, made before your eyes in the Tandoor, are to be recommended as possibly the best in the Triangle. If you like stronger spicing, they can cater to your request. There needs to be more attention to detail such as missing knives in the flatware and no salt dispenser at the table. Also, beer choices were somewhat limited with the iconic Kingfisher lager unavailable. Service was attentive, without being obtrusive. Ambience was disappointing for a Friday night. Overall, a rating of 4.25 out of 5.00.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM