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“Vegan's Delight”

Shiv Sagar Restaurant
Ranked #996 of 8,359 Restaurants in Houston
Cuisines: Indian
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

I have not visited this café for three years as I am a meat eater. Nevertheless last Sunday, my friend who is a vegetarian and I decided to eat here for his benefit. As previously, the place is always packed, and 90% of customers are of Indian and Pakistan origin, which is unsurprising, yet I do feel that Americans are missing out on one of the cheapest places to eat in Houston. Mind you, they won't visit if there is no description to view on the menu. Management please note.

Let it be known that although the prices are low, the quality is very good. People do not keep returning without good reason.

The quality of food is very similar to home cooked, and the food is neither oily or greasy, proportions are good. It's a great place to go for a mid afternoon snack or a light lunch. Much on the menu is southern.

I went for the mysore dosa, which was as expected, spicy and most enjoyable, and the mango shake was good too. My friend went with Pav Bhaji and popular with many customers. Tried some of his meal and it was very good and not too spicy.

Considering Udipi's is a short walk away, this place wins on the lower prices, and the volume of customers speaks for it's self.

Parking can be a problem as there are several restaurants in the immediate vicinity. However, this is clearly a very popular venue, and I will visit more often.

The place is not fancy, in fact it is quite plain, and you order at the counter and give them your table number, and when ready they shout your number out, and you go and collect it yourself, there is no waiting on tables. Definitely worth visiting.

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Reviewed 14 May 2013

This place is a favorite of mine. Its busy during the rush hours of lunch and dinner so get in early. We visit every month at least once. This is a vegetarian place that serves typical indian street food and some gujrati dishes as well.The food is good, not overly spiced and the menu has a pretty good variety of dishes ranging from Aloo Tikki's to south indian staples like dosa's and idli's. So what should one have there ? Some must haves are the Aloo Tikki (Potato Cutlets with savory sauces and yogurt, the pani puri (forget the english translation and just order it) , the pau bhaji (small toasted buns with mashed vegetables ). Also dont miss the Masala Chai and the different lassi's (Yogurt drinks) . Its cheap,its tasty and its wholesome . When you go there you will see families , small and large enjoying the food . The noise level can be a little high so pick a table to the side.

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Reviewed 6 May 2013

We are regulars at their other restaurant, which is close by (Sagar Indian Cuisine), but we decided to try the original. The food is quite similar, the decor a bit less appealing than the newer restaurant. It's always packed and we love the dosai.

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Reviewed 27 October 2012 via mobile

Very affordable and fresh Indian food.
Efficient service. Good location off 59 feeder. Variety of choices including South Indian, Gujarati and Bombay style fast food.
Worth visiting.

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile
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