Okay food and TERRIBLE (very RACIST) service. Avoid at all costs. Just go across the street to Dhaba or Cinammon for better food and service. Oh and read below for a crazy story about how racist and nasty the manager is!
I have been going to Curry Leaf for about 6 years now. Typically the food had been good and the service had been lacking but I still went there anyway because I thought the food made up for the lacking service. BUT after my TERRIBLE experience with both food+service last week, I will never step in there again. I was thoroughly humiliated and infuriated at how racist the manager is.
So, last week I ordered my paneer makhani and dal makhani (curries) to be medium spicy but they came out being incredibly spicy (HOT). It was so hot that my eyes started watering after just one bite. I tried eating the curry with rice and raita (yogurt) but still the spiciness was too much for me to handle. Let me also add that I am Indian and I can really take the heat in spicy curries. So, you can imagine how ridiculously hot the curry must have been! I complained to the waiter and he didn't really react or do anything about it.
I ate a few more bites of the naan and rice (with very little curry), got the check, paid and gave a lower (10%) tip than usual (20%) because I was unhappy with both the food and the service. However, because I had been coming here for so long and had brought many friends to the restaurant, I wanted to give the manager (the guy that is also the bartender) some feedback.
I went up to him and told him that this was the second time in a row my food had been VERY spicy and nothing was done about it which is why I left a smaller tip than usual (20%). He started yelling back and wouldn't let me get a word in. He said that I didn't tip well because I am Indian and I am cheap. I couldn't believe what he had just said. I replied that this had nothing to do with being Indian and besides I am American. He shouted back loudly in front of the entire restaurant on a Friday during dinner time saying ""No. You are Indian. You are cheap. Get out"".
This behavior was totally uncalled for. The Manager was just outright nasty and racist to me when all I was trying to do was to help him by giving him feedback because his restaurant had failed to deliver twice in a row! Clearly, this man does not take feedback well.
I was shocked and will advise all my friends to boycott this place. There are plenty of better Indian restaurants in the area. Hit them up instead and save yourself a heartburn and embarrassment.