Houston >Food & Dining > Korma Sutra
706 Main Street, Houston, TX | Directions 7700229.759040 -95.363278
Mon-Fri 11am-10pm; Sat 6pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central
Exceptional – Heard about this place from a couple who got the train from where I attend school. Always been in the area to drink at Flying Saucer and never knew an Indian resturant existed.
Wine was gawdful (very acidic) & the waiter claim it was "okay" (Are you out of your mind?!). The appetizer was so-so. I forgot what they were called but small pies with yogart (very bland).
Enree: Prawns were AMAZING! Chicken vindiloo wasn't spicy/bland compared to other Indian resturants I've been too.
The entire resturant had an off setting!! The light fixture were tooo bright; as if the resturant was cheap. There was not much music. The setting wasn't intimate and there's wasn't too much people for the evening. The place seemed too empty & bright for a Friday night dinner =/
The manager didn't even tell us bye. He socialized at a table with his friends. Rude!
An Indian Treat – I am a Brit living in Texas and have had difficulty in finding a truely good curry until I visited Yatra with 9 of my girlfriends recently. The currys were without doubt the best I have tasted here and I cannot rave enough about them. Just try it, you wont be disappointed. We were from all over the world, Australia, Canada, America, Serbia, Asia (you get the picture) and every one of us enjoyed the food which was demonstrated by all of our empty plates returning to the kitchen !!!! The staff were also a treat, attentive without being overbearing, courteous and sometime flirtatious which all added to the wonderful evening we had. Although the restaurant is not local to where I live I shall be returning with my 'scottish' husband for another Indian treat soon.
Great food and service – Great food, good service. It's definitely worth a try. Nice facility as well. Order the non-veggie combo.
What, Naan is extra?! – I finally found this place. Their kitchen exhaust comes out around the corner and I could always smell it but could not find it.
The food and service were excellent. However, I'll likely not be back. I don't understand paying $12 for a lunch plate and then being charged $2 for naan (some of the best I've ever had). I've never paid extra for bread with such a meal. It's sort of like the Chinese restaurant that charges extra for won-ton soup on their lunch menu - won't go back or the salad place that charges $.25 for crackers! I'll go back there because the garlic bread is free - go figure. What do you think the response would be if Cafe Express started charging for their condiments? Also, haven't restaurants woken up to the fact that instead of paying $2 for a glass of iced tea people are just getting water? Maybe it's just me, but I won't stand for the nickle and diming.
The Indian spices filled our noses and tummies with joy! – We took our friend and her husband to Yatra's for her birthday and the food was just spectacular! We had the lamb empanadas and simosas for appetizers and not a drop of the sauce or crumb of bread was left behind. For dinner we split the chicken masala, goan curry, and saag w/ lamb...just delightful. We were somewhat reluctant to dine here given we are fans of Madras and Khyber, but this is now going to be one of favs and can't wait to take more friends.
Regarding price -- for six of us the tab (w/ tip) came to $250. That included 9 beers, two appetizers, and 6 dinners. I don't think it's cheap, but it's not outrageous for 6 people.
Excellent Indian Taste – Goat biryani and goat curry I had was excellent. The goat meat is very fresh and cooked properly. True Indian biryani and curry taste.
Simply the best Indian restaurant in Houston. – I was disappointed to see that the previous comments on this restaurant were less than favourable.
I have not eaten at the restaurant but I have had take out from here a few times. I found the staff to be very nice on the phone when I called in my order. The food was ready when they said it would be ready. I have never been disappointed with the quality or taste of the food. I am going there for lunch today and will write about that experience afterwards.
They need to start doing delivery through.
Great food but incredibly slow service and way overpriced – I love Indian food and I work downtown so I was very excited when Yatra opened. My first couple of trips were good - good food and substantial portions but a bit pricey. But now that its gotten popular, the service is EXTREMELY slow and the portions are shrinking so the value isn't there. I paid $6 for a basket of garlic naan! On a lunch special, I would think bread would come with the entree anyway but to charge over $1 per piece of bread is ridiculous. And at a downtown spot you'd expect fast lunch service (surely they can't be cooking to order) - but each of the last 2 trips I made it took over 90 minutes to get Chicken Tikka Masala and Spinach and Pea Soup. I really enjoy the food but I can't afford to go back - I don't have 2 hours to devote to lunch and its definitely not worth a $20 lunch.
Dissapointing - Not worth the price – I had a early dinner at Yatra's ( 6ish ). Service was average as well as the food. The meal was average, however after I received the bill it was apparent that I was charged for things that normally are included with the meal. For example, some Basmati rice was charged to my bill ( about $11 ). Though I specified that didn't want bread they gave it to me anyway and charged me for it. A simple meal cost me $50 ( without alcohol ).
Slow service, ok food, wonderful atmosphere – We ate here on a Saturday night at about 8ish. Cons--We were extremely disappointed in how slow everything was from bringing our drinks, taking our order, and bringing/taking our checks. Our staff was not friendly and were riding on borderline rude. For so little people in the restaurant, we should have received exceptional service. Food was okay. Pros---They have a great atmosphere, not crowded, nice and quiet.
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