The place has nice windows facing right out to South St so you can see all the people walking and driving by, look at the adjacent stores and enjoy the genuine bustling nature of South St.
The owner and his wife are very polite and welcoming. Whereas, the waiter was friendly also but to the point that you felt like you were talking to a used car salesman and not a waiter. He kept trying to upsell, "how bout some appetizers? oh come on, we have a lovely mixed appetizer, how about some breads? How many breads? Oh come on how about another bread? And you know you want some beverages, a lassi? Some spice tea maybe?"
A couple things to note: car salesman for a waiter, fairly cold restaurant (kept our jackets on), "saffron basmati rice pilaf" has no saffron, is not a pilaf and is low grade basmati that has the texture of little sticks, the garlic naan is also low grade naan that doesn't have flavor even with the stack of garlic on it, lastly there spice scale is 5-10 and 7 is what I got it and sent it back for a 9 (it just starts to get spicy, so if you like it spicy go with a 9 or 10, 5-8 is the same as 1 anywhere else.
With fantastic Indian restaurants in University City like Tandoor (great for takeout) and New Delhi (exquisite as an eat-in or take-out), I am most certain that I will not be returning to Lovash.
All in all, if you want subpar Indian in a cold restaurant but in a great location then this is your place. But if you want a nice night, with good drinks, great food and a great movie theater right around the corner (for a date night) then travel a bit further West and 40th & Chestnut is your place.
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