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Best Indian Restaurant

Banjara

1017 S. Charles St., 962-1554

Posted 9/18/1996

With all due respect to the venerable Indian triumvirate in Mount Vernon, to find Baltimore’s best subcontinental cuisine this year we turn to the south. Federal Hill’s Banjara takes the prize not just for its delicious, fresh food—the kitchen here never lapses into the creaky coasting we occasionally find farther up Charles Street—but for the soothing peacefulness of the dining room, a quiet, dimly candle-lit space appointed with gorgeous rugs. And when we don’t feel like going out to enjoy the lovely food in this lovely setting, we can call Banjara’s adjunct Singh Express (see “Best Carry-out Indian Food”) to bring it to our somewhat less poetic digs.

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Other Awards for Best Indian Restaurant:

Indigma, 9/16/2009

Akbar, 9/17/2008

Akbar Restaurant, 9/19/2007

India Rasoi, 9/20/2006

Ambassador Dining Room, 9/21/2005

India Rasoi, 9/22/2004

Banjara, 9/17/2003

Ambassador Dining Room, 9/18/2002

India Rasoi, 9/19/2001

Ambassador Dining Room, 9/13/2000

India Tandoor, 9/15/1999

Banjara, 9/17/1997

All Awards for Banjara:

Best Indian Restaurant, 9/17/2003

Best Indian Restaurant, 9/17/1997

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