Written by on December 18, 2014 in I Eat America, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

( – Bellevue, Washington


How I heard of this place: A good friend, who, once upon a time lived in India recommended it as her family’s favorite Indian food in the area, specializing in both North and South Indian cuisine. It quickly became my favorite, as well!

Mayuri Inside

Type of cuisine: Mayuri Indian Cuisine offers a wide choice of traditional Indian dishes. We prepare all our dishes fresh in the same tradition way that has made the North and South Indian cuisine famous and popular. Our cooking methods are a careful combination of grilling, baking and smoking to create a unique Tandoori flavor.

Mayuri Decor

Ambiance: Set in a typical, suburban, one-story strip mall, Mayuri’s odd location is anything but once you enter the glass doors.

Mayuri Statue

With Indian statues, artwork and symbolism throughout the cozy and warm space, the darkened interior pairs well with the dark,

Mayuri Art

wooden pillars and tables, bursts of color to lighten the mood.

Mayuri Bee-Lights

What I ordered: Hungry as we were, we started with the Lollipop Chicken ($9):

Mayuri Lollipop Chicken

chicken drummettes marinated in spices and deep-fried.

Mayuri Lollipop Chicken Close-Up

As is often the case, I selected the Thali Dinner plate with Butter Chicken, raita, lentil daal, spicy vegetable soup, and vegetables in tomato sauce, and is the best combination plate on the eastside! For dessert (included in the price), a generous serving of Vermicelli Pudding, a mouth-watering vermicelli pudding made with thick milk & laced with grated pistachios. On other occasions, when less is proven to be more, I opt for a simple Butter Chicken ($12) – they do make the best – chicken cooked in a butter sauce.

Mayuri Butter Chicken

My husband often chooses the spicier version with the Chicken Tikka Masala ($12) for cubes of chicken breast cooked in  creamy spiced tomato sauce.

Mayuri Butter Chicken Close-Up

An order or two of garlic and traditional naan ($ each),

Mayuri Naan

one Mango Lassi ($), a traditional Indian drink made with homemade yogurt, milk, and rosewater and flavored with mango, and our dinner was complete.

Mayuri Mango Lassi

What I loved: Butter Chicken. Chicken Tikka Masala. Any curry Mayrui makes.

Why I loved it: A perfect end to a perfect day, with a warm, comforting, completely satisfying meal.

Mayuri Rice Bowl

Cost: Low to average ($12 per chicken curry, includes rice)

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