Taj Mahal
1349 S. Third St.
Terre Haute, IN
812 232-5947
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Stop in at the Taj Mahal for a taste of Indian food. Their cuisine gets rave reviews from travelers who have tasted the best in larger cities. If you like spicy, the staff can accommodate your tastebuds. Never had Indian food before? Come for the lunch buffet so you can see each dish before tasting. Try the delicious naan bread, the bite-size samosas, chicken tikka masala, and the aromatic rice, to name just a few dishes. Scoop some of the chutneys to use as condiments with your food. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 10 p.m. daily except Sunday, when the restaurant closes at 9 p.m.

Umi Grill and Sushi Bar
2002 S. Third St.
Terre Haute, IN
812 232-7874
www.umigrillsushibar.com

A Japanese garden greets the eye of diners as they enter, and Japanese music adds to the experience. In the evenings, projections of waterfalls and swimming fish appear on the wall, creating a sense of tranquility. Owner and chef Yan Qi insists on quality for his sushi and sashimi dishes; all fish are wild caught. Two of the most popular items are the baked scallop roll and the summer roll, but the menu includes a wide variety of noodle, tempura and other dishes from all over Japan. Qi has prepared meals for the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers, as well as Olympic skater Michelle Kwan. He relocated Sushi Umi (Terre Haute's first Japanese restaurant) and renamed it to provide additional seating and to showcase more of Japanese culture. Hours are 4:30 to 9:30 Monday, 11:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 11:30 to 10:30 Friday and Saturday.

 

 

 

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