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Out of India 印渡風情

It’s OK ☆☆☆

Taipei Indian restaurant offering: Indian Food / Curry / Tandoori Meat / Biryani / Samosa / Soup / Appetizers / Lassi / Naan & other Indian Bread / Dessert / Beer / Soda

No. 26, Ln. 13, Pucheng St., Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106
Phone: (02) 2363-3054
Hours: 11am – 3pm & 5:30pm – 11pm Daily
Last Reviewed: 10 February 2015

Indian chef and owner, Andy, worked at a restaurant in Northern India before moving to Taipei. He’s studied Chinese for several years at Shida, and opened up Out of India in the Shida area. There are currently three Out of India locations in Taipei, all in the same area, at the time of this review. I’ve visited the Shida location on Pucheng street and the location near NTU (National Taipei University) on Heping East Road. I gave the Shida location an OK rating of 3 stars and the NTU location a don’t recommend rating of two stars.

The two things that are nice about Out of India is that their curry dish prices are a little cheaper and bigger proportioned than most other Indian restaurants in Taipei. Actually, there is one more good thing: their service was very friendly and helpful. However, that’s were the good news ends. I have particular favorite items at different Indian restaurants throughout Taipei, but Out of India’s dishes didn’t make any of my favorites, or even close to. Their curry dishes are too watered down and oily. This is probably why they can get away with serving a bigger proportion than other restaurants. Of course, more of something that isn’t as good, isn’t the way to go. It’s hard to tell the difference between a lot of their curry dishes. They’re not spicy or flavorful enough. Their tandoori meat was just OK, being a bit too dry and not juicy, tender, and flavorful enough. Yet, said meat is the same price or more expensive than other Indian restaurants. Their naan is pretty good, but the proportions given are way too small. Even though Out of India’s food was just OK, my dining group and I left feeling kind of satisfied.

A large group of us visited the NTU location for my second visit to an Out of India location. Address: No. 62, Ln. 118, Sec. 2, Heping E. Rd, Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106, 台北市大安區和平東路二段118巷62號. The Shida location was OK enough to be slightly satisfying, but the NTU location was not a pleasure in the least. Upon entering the restaurant, there was a palpable weird smell in the air that offended the nose. It didn’t take too long to get used to it and forget about it, without having talked about it or heard anything from my friends about it. After leaving, some of my Taiwanese friends said that’s what cockroaches smell like. I don’t know what cockroaches smell like because I haven’t lived around them in my life, as we don’t have them in Seattle, so I can’t confirm this, only tell you what their opinion was about the weird smell. The food was the same as described above at the Shida location, but the curry dishes were a little oilier and blander. I can’t say if the proportions of the naan bread were too small as at the Shida location or even smaller, as we thought that they forgot to give us half of the bread we ordered. At first, we thought we might have ordered too much bread. After informing them about this, they told us that we did receive all the bread we ordered, which shocked all of us. We had to order more naan to finish the curry. Even though I’m good at critiquing food, my stomach/body is even better; my body will soon let me know about the quality of the food that I’ve eaten through various means. This started after eating healthily and practicing meditation for about 7 years whilst living in America. This particular conveyance from my body about Out of India’s food was quite strong; I got a stomachache about 30-45 minutes after leaving the restaurant, and it lasted for about four hours. Days later, after telling one of my Taiwanese friends about my stomachache, they told me that they had a slight stomachache as well for about two hours after getting home. Therefore, you can understand why I don’t recommend the NTU location. This location may be out of India, but it should be out of Taiwan, too.

Vegetarian options: There are many vegetarian curry dishes and options offered. Check the menu in the picture section below. Particularly under the “Vegetarian Specialties” page.

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​No. 26, Ln. 13, Pucheng St., Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106
Phone: (02) 2363-3054
Hours: 11am – 3pm & 5:30pm – 11pm Daily

Chinese & English Menu
Average Meal: NT$300 – 400
Cash Only
Reservations Accepted

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Out of India

Get a look at some of the dishes at Out of India 印渡風情.

Andy, the owner of Out of India, makes his own Bollywood-like short video. I love it. He seems like a really nice and fun person. I wish I could recommend Out of India, but I strive to deliver truthful ratings in an unwaveringly fashion.Like/Share Out of India 印渡風情 review