A few of my Indian cousins were in town shortly before I moved to CAlifornia, and we all met to dine on some delicious Indian food and catch up. Sadly, we were all also lazy and forgot to make a reso at our favorite restaurant, which means it was closed. Thus, we found ourself at Hema’s Kitchen, the Indian restaurant that seems to get a lot of press in Chicago. Then it was time to get our eat on.
We started off with our favorites, spinach and potato pakoras with plenty of chutney to pour on top. These were delicious, but then again, I’ve hardly ever met a deep fried food I didn’t like. I really wanted the rest of the meal to kick-ass. For reals. You might remember my favorite Indian restaurant in the entire city of Chicago, Bhabi’s Kitchen. I really wanted this to be Bhabi’s, pt. 2. No such luck.
In conclusion, Hema’s is exactly like the 20 other Indian restaurants on Devon Avenue–they cater to getting people in and out fast, and make their food incredibly spicy. Most dishes taste similar, even if they aren’t. Save your money and make a reservation at Bhabi’s Kitchen. Hema’s is NOT worth it. ~LTG! ************************* Hema’s Kitchen 2439 W Devon Ave, Chicago (773) 338-1627 www.hemaskitchen.com