Sandwiched in an entertainment complex layered with Bollywood movie theaters, an arcade, an ice cream parlor and a banquet/discothèque room collectively known as FunAsiA, Dawat is arguably the best Indian restaurant in Dallas. The food is moist, well-seasoned and texturally consistent--even when it comes from a buffet table.
The first set arrived at our table riddled with little pockets of grease. Pools, really, shimmering gold, some shallow, some preposterously deep. Pappadam is like horribly scarred skin with creases and sharp ripples and craggy divots carved from... More »
Even if Dawat didn't serve the exotic and sensually complex cuisine emanating from India, it would be an absorbing experience. Couched in a former General Cinema multiplex theater, Dawat is the creation of a pair of Richardson businessmen, one Pakistani, the other of Indian descent. They cobbled together 47 investors and $6 million to turn the place into FunAsiA, a complex featuring banquet rooms, a concession stand, an ice cream parlor, a fast-food outlet, an arcade, an advertising... More »
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