Are you a fan of Indian food? If so, then you'll want to stop in and try Kohinoor Bar and Grill the next time you're in central Minnesota!
Our local newspaper, The St Cloud Times, recently announced that Jake and Kate also known as "The Expert and The Critic", would be visiting local non-chain restaurants and featuring them in the Up Next section of the newspaper every Thursday! They were also looking for members of the community to join them each week in trying these restaurants! I emailed them and within a couple weeks, I was meeting them for a lunch at Kohinoor! How exciting that I was the first community member to join them!
St Cloud Times articles featuring Kohinoor can be found here and here!
What makes Kohinoor so special, is their tandoor clay oven and their freshly baked naan bread! Their oven came from England since one couldn't be found in the US and from what I've heard, they are the only restaurant in St Cloud that has freshly baked naan bread! I love that their food is homemade and traditional to where they grew up in northern India! Just delicious!
I started off with a delicious Kiwi Lemonade! If you love flavored lemonades like I do, then you'll want to try this!
We also ordered some naan to start off with. The naan came with two dipping sauces, one was a mint sauce and the other was a tamarind sauce. Both were absolutely amazing and went perfectly with the warm naan bread!
I ordered the Tandoori Chicken for my entree, which was absolutely amazing! It is such a beautiful meal, and so filling! I brought half of mine home with me!
My dining mates from the St Cloud Times ordered Lamb Balti, Lamb Masala and Paneer Tikka! The Paneer is on my must try list the next time I visit! Everything looked super delicious!
Kohinoor is a great lunch or dinner spot downtown. They also have a full bar, which is great if you'd like some adult beverages! The interior of the restaurant is beautiful and it's nice and cozy too! Definitely worth visiting!
You can find Kohinoor at:
17 7th Ave S in St Cloud, Minnesota
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