Best Indian Restaurant - 2003
Readers' Choice: Little India
Although there's a lot of great Indian food in town, Maruti Narayan's takes top honors. From its humble beginnings as a coffee shop to its current incarnation as a sit-down lunch and dinner destination, Narayan's has consistently impressed Denver's Indian and Nepalese communities and wowed many adventurous local diners along the way. Never straying too far from classic preparations into territory that would be either too hot or inedibly bland, the kitchen puts out perfectly spiced potato and vegetable samosas, well-balanced curries and succulent meats. Like the baby bear's porridge, everything at Narayan's is just right. And the Nepalese additions to the menu -- especially the fun-to-pronounce meat momo -- are a tasty bonus.