Delhi Palace, the best Indian restaurant in Flagstaff, offers extraordinary service, delicious food, and an attractively decorated dining room. Because most of the menu is gluten-free & vegetarian, even the pickiest eaters can enjoy a full meal. And, the afternoon lunch buffet (held everyday from 11am-2:30pm) is by far the best deal in town!
The menu at Delhi Palace is diverse with plenty of unique vegetable, seafood, chicken, lamb, and rice based entrees. In addition, appetizers, soups, and Indian style breads are available.
In terms of appetizers, I would definitely recommend the Onion Bhaji, a delicious starter which consists of onions deep fried in garbanzo flour. It's a great choice for those on a gluten-free and vegan diet. It's also a huge serving for only $4. In fact, it was so good that we had to order a second serving! The vegetable pakoras and the vegetable soup are also must trys.
Dishes are served family style, enabling you to mix and match entrees with your party. Everything is very affordable, so you can taste several dishes to see what you like.
The Chilli Chicken, which was prepared with ginger, onions, tomatoes, green chilli, and Indian spices was a perfect gluten-free, dairy-free choice. Also, a great choice for those who don't mind a bit of spice. Any dish can be made as spicy as you wish (mild-hot).
Vegetarians and vegans should be pleased with the Vegetable Biryani dish, which consists of Basmati rice topped with fresh veggies, spices and herbs, cashews, and special seasonings. It was a great dish, very different than fried rice, but an excellent introduction for those not used to Indian style rice. The Vegetable Korma is another fantastic vegetarian option.
If visiting during lunch hours, you must try out the 30 item buffet: a real steal at only $9 per person. This will enable you to try out a variety of dishes without committing to one entree.
Almost everything on the menu is gluten-free, with the exception of the breads and Samosas appetizer. In addition, many items are dairy-free or can be easily modified to be so. Vegan menu items are plentiful, including many vegetarian and rice dishes, vegetable soup, and a few appetizers.
Service at Delhi Palace is exceptional. You will likely not find service so good anywhere else in town. Drinks are refilled before they are halfway gone, the food wait is incredibly short, and waiters are very professional. If you are a regular customer, the waiters will get to know your food preferences. Our waiter was knowledgeable about gluten-free and vegan menu selections.
The decor is very pleasing with unique wall murals and an overall classier look than most of the other Indian restaurants in town. Delhi Palace is a nice place to dine, rather than just a quick stop to grab Indian food.
Delhi Palace is your best bet for great Indian food in town. In fact, it is one of the best restaurants in town, period. With outstanding service, great food presentation, a variety of allergy friendly options, and an attractive layout, you will definitely leave satisfied.