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“Great food, service and price”
Review of Pure Grille & Curry - CLOSED

Pure Grille & Curry
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Linden Street & Main Street
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food, service and price”
Reviewed 14 July 2013

Really enjoyed our meal, I've been unimpressed with a lot of meals out lately but this place restored my faith. First time visit but will be going back to try the buffet and will be back for another Saturday night out. Loved the options, loved the level of spice. Good variety and friendly service. We were the first people in due to the early dinner we had but didn't feel strange and the place soon filled up. I'm a non-meat eater, but have to say the sizzling patters that were for other people looked amazing. I can eat a big portion of food and when the dishes came out I thought I may leave hungry.....nope...I took stuff home (which I never do). Give it a try.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank ClaireMichael
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English first
Erwinna, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“I CRAVE this food...”
Reviewed 7 June 2013

Call me boring, but, almost every time I travel to Geneva, I dine at Pure Grille & Curry. And, I order the same thing. I start to crave it as soon as I start heading to Geneva - palak paneer, raita, and garlic naan. And, when you say 'spicy,' you get spicy which is why I absolutely love the cooling effect of the raita!! I also love the kachumbar... this had a wonderful 'chili pepper' heat to it. But even when I don't order the kachumbar, I end up with left-overs... which I find myself impulsively eating cold out of a take out container at 2am in my hotel.

They could have a better selection of craft beer or even just one good IPA/Pale Ale (I'm not a big fan of Sierra Nevada, but that's the only IPA selection at Pure)... I know that doesn't really fit the "authentic Indian" theme, but, for me, an ice-cold, crisp, hoppy IPA goes perfectly with spicy food! One of the local Finger Lakes craft brews like Rooster Fish Dog Tooth Pale Ale would be really cool.

Anyway, overall great food and good service.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank UpperBucksBeth
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Syracuse
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Good Indian food in Geneva, NY”
Reviewed 3 June 2013

We've eaten dinner at this restaurant 5 or 6 times by now. Up to now, I would never have described myself as an Indian food enthusiast, but every meal at Pure has been delicious and I'm gradually getting a little more adventurous due to the uniformly positive experiences.
My wife is more familiar with Indian food and has also been enthusiastic. I've been ordering pretty much at random and having a great time. Chicken sagwala (saagwalah?) beef vindaloo, beef makhani (sp?) were terrific.

Everything we've tried has been well-prepared and tasty, with the possible exception of their house salad, which is simply iceberg lettuce with an uninspired dressing that seems to vary in formula from visit to visit, but generally is not a favorite of anyone in my family.

The various flatbreads, however, are a hit. Chapati is chewy and delicious, the chutney was great, the curry sauce was great. Their tandoori dishes also great.

The waitstaff has been different every visit but are competent and brisk. Generally not overly informative if you inquire re ingredients or spices. The young man who appears to be the asst manager or perhaps the owner's son, is extremely polite and welcoming.

The decor is not special, but there is enough room between tables, which is a personal priority.
The walls are lined with some sort of bizarre tiki-torches for unknown reasons, but overall it is extremely clean and pleasant enough. A decent bar with some local wines and Indian beers. One cold night this winter, they offered us a free glass of mulled wine or warm glogg, from a local winery, probably Swedish Hill.

So we definitely recommend this place, sorry if I've mauled the spelling of the dishes!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank UpstateLoyalist
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Mebane, North Carolina
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160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Good food, great price on lunch buffet”
Reviewed 23 May 2013

I ate lunch at this restaurant and was impressed. The regular meals were in the $12-16 range, but the lunch buffet was a great deal at $8.95. They had about 7 different entrees on the buffet, along with a couple types of rice, sauces, and 2 dessert options. Everything I ate was wonderful. The service was good, and the interior of the restaurant was very nice.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank WI_Traveller
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Good Indian Food”
Reviewed 16 May 2013

I've eaten 3 times here, both lunch and dinner. The food is of a high quality and reasonably priced. The service is attentive, although the waiter disappeared quickly with our wine without giving us the remainder of the bottle to take with us.
The atmosphere is rather spartan inside but not a deterrent.
The Cicken Tikka Masala is great.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank ParistoNY
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