Looking at the Curry ‘N’ Hurry logo from the outside leads one to believe this eating establishment is similar to Burger King — except for the fact that it serves Indian food.

This is not the case, however. The environment inside the restaurant is well decorated and provides a suitable place to take a first date or a friend.

Similar to most campus-area eating establishments, this is the type of place where you walk up to the front counter to place your order and then a kind staff member brings it to you. Yes, this is also one of those places where you are supposed to bus your own table.

Once delivered to your table, the food at Curry is a wonderful taste for the first-time eater of Indian food. However, for those experienced Indian-food eaters, Curry may seem to lack the curry.

To begin your meal (especially if you are out to eat with that special someone), spring for the the Aloo Vada appetizer. The Aloo Vada is a dish that is made with mashed potatoes, spices and herbs and then deep-fried in a gram-flour powder. It is also served with an Indian sweet-and-sour sauce that will leave your taste buds happy, as it has a lot of flavor.

The Aloo will leave a spicy aftertaste but will not set off fire alarms. A special note — the staff will honor your requests to increase the spice level of the food (spicy food fanatics unite!).

Curry ‘N’ Hurry’s main-course choices range from those that are curried to those that are grilled in the Tandoor, which is a charcoal-fired clay pit oven. Unfortunately, the eatery doesn’t have its oven yet, but it is on the way and should be arriving soon.

A good helping of rice is served along with all the main courses. Of its chicken dishes, the Chicken Tikka Masala Curry dish is highly recommended. This dish consists of chicken that is simmered in a tomato sauce with spices. At $7.99, it is worth every penny, especially if your goal is to fill your stomach and keep it happy for an evening of non-stop studying.

As a word of caution, I did not feel that this dish had enough curry in it, so make sure you ask for it.

The tandoori chicken was also a wonderful delight that Curry ‘N’ Hurry serves as a main-course dish. It is a dish of chicken (with the bone left in) that is marinated in spices and yogurt and grilled.

There was only one issue with this dish; Curry ‘N’ Hurry, as a fast-food restaurant, serves your food with plasticware. For a dish with a bone in it, this is unsatisfactory and leaves the eater to chase his or her food around the paper plate, which makes for a slick surface. If you like this dish, either plan on eating it at home or with your fingers.

Overall, Curry ‘N’ Hurry is a welcoming eating establishment that, judging by its name and by experience, is interested in catering to the individual that is on the run. However, Curry should keep the speed of its food while investing in normal plates and silverware for its guests. For the prices, this seems like an item that should have been on a restaurant owner’s to-do list.

Nevertheless, the food was good overall, but I would recommend that would-be customers consider the take-out option rather than dining in.

And don’t forget to ask for a little extra spice in your dish!

Grade: BC