Authentic Indian food straight from New Delhi

Red Fort

St. George, UT – Indian – $$ – Casual Dining
Sifter Critique

Nicole O. - Pro SifterJun 10, 2019

Overall 4.3 / 5.0

4.2

Food

4.5

Service

4.5

Ambience

4

Value

Overview

Red Fort is a sister restaurant to its’ northern counterpart, Bombay House. The menu, recipes, and owner are the same. The family originally emigrated to the USA from New Delhi and the restaurant gets its name from the historic Red Fort (Lal Quila). They serve authentic food from nearly every major region of India.

Value

The main entrees are all about $10 and are served family style. If you just order one curry dish, be sure to order naan or extra rice on the side to get full. I would personally recommend at least two curry dishes for a couple.

3 most popular dishes

The Tikka Masala, Coconut Kurma, and Butter Chicken.

What I ordered

Lamb biryani, chicken coconut kurma, papadum, garlic naan, and mango lassi.

Food quality

Having been to Bombay House, we have had their dishes before. Their dishes are always flavorful and fresh. The Red Fort is literary a clone.

Lamb Biryani:
The lamb wasn’t as fresh or as tender as I would have liked but the rest of the dish was bright and flavorful. Out of the two dishes we liked this the least.

Coconut chicken kurma:
The sauce was decadent (and is dairy free!) and had a rich flavor. The chicken was really moist (yay for chicken thighs!) and enrobed in the creamy sauce, was decadent and flavorful.

Sides:
The mango lassi was brought out quickly and tasted so fresh! I don’t know where they get their mangoes but I want in. They also make their own yogurt in-house. The papadum was really flavorful but was overly salty. The naan is phenomenal. It’s perfectly thin and chewy with light char. The garlic flavor never pulls through for me so plain is a good bet.

Ambiance

The location used to house an Iggys so it’s very spacious. The decor was revamped to give it an ethnic feel. They did it well and you’re transported to India. We went during lunchtime and it wasn’t busy and our service was amazing. We’ve heard it gets pretty bad on the weekends.

What I liked most

The authenticity of the cuisine.

What I disliked most

The Biryani (as a dish) isn’t our favorite. The papadum was very salty.

The verdict

Because Indian is so rich, it isn’t something we can eat continuously but the quality is the same as Bombay House.  We will go here if craving their cuisine while down south.

Overall 4.3 / 5.0

4.2

Food

4.5

Service

4.5

Ambience

4

Value

Overview

Red Fort is a sister restaurant to its’ northern counterpart, Bombay House. The menu, recipes, and owner are the same. The family originally emigrated to the USA from New Delhi and the restaurant gets its name from the historic Red Fort (Lal Quila). They serve authentic food from nearly every major region of India.

Value

The main entrees are all about $10 and are served family style. If you just order one curry dish, be sure to order naan or extra rice on the side to get full. I would personally recommend at least two curry dishes for a couple.

3 most popular dishes

The Tikka Masala, Coconut Kurma, and Butter Chicken.

What I ordered

Lamb biryani, chicken coconut kurma, papadum, garlic naan, and mango lassi.

Food quality

Having been to Bombay House, we have had their dishes before. Their dishes are always flavorful and fresh. The Red Fort is literary a clone.

Lamb Biryani:
The lamb wasn’t as fresh or as tender as I would have liked but the rest of the dish was bright and flavorful. Out of the two dishes we liked this the least.

Coconut chicken kurma:
The sauce was decadent (and is dairy free!) and had a rich flavor. The chicken was really moist (yay for chicken thighs!) and enrobed in the creamy sauce, was decadent and flavorful.

Sides:
The mango lassi was brought out quickly and tasted so fresh! I don’t know where they get their mangoes but I want in. They also make their own yogurt in-house. The papadum was really flavorful but was overly salty. The naan is phenomenal. It’s perfectly thin and chewy with light char. The garlic flavor never pulls through for me so plain is a good bet.

Ambiance

The location used to house an Iggys so it’s very spacious. The decor was revamped to give it an ethnic feel. They did it well and you’re transported to India. We went during lunchtime and it wasn’t busy and our service was amazing. We’ve heard it gets pretty bad on the weekends.

What I liked most

The authenticity of the cuisine.

What I disliked most

The Biryani (as a dish) isn’t our favorite. The papadum was very salty.

The verdict

Because Indian is so rich, it isn’t something we can eat continuously but the quality is the same as Bombay House.  We will go here if craving their cuisine while down south.

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