With one of those strange restaurant.com gift certificates in hand, my girlfriend and I set off to try Agra Indian Kitchen in Venice. Kitchen is an appropriate name for the place because it was only slightly larger than a kitchen. Luckily, though, one table was open when we arrived and we were seated immediately.
The menu looked pretty good, despite its massive vegetarian section. I was stuck in the bread are for a long time, trying to figure out which sort of naan or other bread we should get to start the meal. In the end, we kept it pretty simple with garlic naan , but also experimented with some cheese naan. The cheese naan was kind of like an Indian version of a quesadilla. There wasn’t a ton of cheese in it, but the bread was like an edible pillow, in a good way.
For the main course, I ordered extra spicy tandoori chicken. When it arrived, I was quite upset to find onions piled on top of it. It was quite an effort to remove these inedibles from the real food, but it was worth it. The chicken, was pretty good, although a little dry. The spice could have been kicked up another notch, but it was just hot enough that I needed a little water to cool my mouth down.
The food at Agra Indian Kitchen wasn’t fancy, but it still tasted pretty good. It was also incredibly cheap with that restaurant.com gift certificate, making it worth it even if the food hadn’t been good.