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Old 17.04.2008, 23:29
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beware of fake indian food resturants

I would like to share my bad experience with one of the fake restaurants name “Bombay Karachi in Stampfenbachstrasse” , which I suppose to go because it is near to Zurich HB station but I must say there food is bad for your stomach and this is running by a non-Indian guys(tats y i wrote fake). And the servant (He does not look like owner and only one person in that place so must be servant and trying to be over smart) admit himself that they are selling 2 days old cooked vegetables and others rice, chapattis are also not fresh.
And I am thinking why he is more interested to sell there food to non-Indian nation people Maybe they are not sure what they eating is the authentic taste or not Or Maybe some other reason but I found him cheating with these people.
So, if you have not heard about this take away restaurant then forget it & if you do visit there some times then do take care of your health. Some of my friends also told me they experience spoiled potatoes samoshs there too.
And I am wondering is there any consumer forum in Zurich were I can register complaint against them, if yes please post it on forum.

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Old 18.04.2008, 00:50
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Re: beware of fake indian food resturants

Sorry to hear you had a bad experience... You could contact Ktipp, a consumer watchdog magazine...
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Old 18.04.2008, 04:43
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And the servant (He does not look like owner and only one person in that place so must be servant and trying to be over smart).
Servant? 2 Day old Veggies? Did *anyone* phone the Daily Mail?
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Old 18.04.2008, 06:29
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Re: beware of fake indian food resturants

You can report your experience to the department reponsible for food safety in Zurich here.
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Old 18.04.2008, 09:21
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Re: beware of fake indian food resturants

I ate at the 'Curry House' in Schmeide Weidikon once, will never go back the food was terrible.
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Old 18.04.2008, 09:24
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Thanks for information regarding complaint contact centers
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Re: beware of fake indian food resturants

I work next door to this restaurant and eat there often. The food is decent- never had a problem with spoiled food, the men who work there are very nice & the prices are very good.
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Are you referring to the restaurant in the original complaint ? Regardless of this: a single really damning review especially when they include the word "cheat" should be viewed with caution. Who knows whether the OP works at competing establishment ?

Anyone else been to this place ?

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I work next door to this restaurant and eat there often. The food is decent- never had a problem with spoiled food, the men who work there are very nice & the prices are very good.
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Re: beware of fake indian food resturants

We have a couple of issues here; if an Indian or "Indian-type" restaurant is staffed by <gasp> Sri Lankans or Bangladeshis or Paskistanis, does it make the restaurant "fake"?

From the rant, I am not 100% sure what actually happened. Food poisoning?
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Are you referring to the restaurant in the original complaint ? Regardless of this: a single really damning review especially when they include the word "cheat" should be viewed with caution. Who knows whether the OP works at competing establishment ?

Anyone else been to this place ?

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Yes, I was referring to the restaurant in the original post. The place is always packed during lunchtime with repeat customers who work in the surrounding area.
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Old 18.04.2008, 09:51
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Re: beware of fake indian food resturants

There is a thread in the forum about Indian food / restaurants - lots of ideas for finding authentic Indian food. Plus where not to go.
http://www.englishforum.ch/entertain...ry-zurich.html
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The irony is that many people want fake Indian food. Or should I say they want food that is adjusted to their taste. As for the background of those who make it....well coming from the region is a plus but you don't have to go to the North Pole to know it is cold.

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There is a thread in the forum about Indian food / restaurants - lots of ideas for finding authentic Indian food. Plus where not to go.
http://www.englishforum.ch/entertain...ry-zurich.html
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Yes, I was referring to the restaurant in the original post. The place is always packed during lunchtime with repeat customers who work in the surrounding area.
It's good you like to have that same food daily because its in a good price(12 CHF only)
but I was just sharing my bad experience.
Just Iike to say just to save some pennies "why to have 2 days old curries" if there are many other option who serves fresh lunch more or less on same price.
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Re: beware of fake indian food resturants

Whatever. We go to this place all the time, the food is great, the price is great and it is just down the street from our house. My only problem with it is that it's not open as often as I would like!

It's obviously family run as we've been there a number of times in the evening when the kids are running around. Never got sick from eating there.

What do you mean by "servant"? Do you mean an employee? And what is wrong with a potential "servant" cooking?

Oh and now that I remember, the bathroom at Bombay Karachi is *SPOTLESS*.

I call shenanigans! I'd be so ****ed if our Indian take away place was taken down for no good reason. Our other Indian take away place on Beckenhofstr. closed in the fall.
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Yes, I was referring to the restaurant in the original post. The place is always packed during lunchtime with repeat customers who work in the surrounding area.
I've got to say, the Swiss are not the most discerning race when it comes to food, the canteens in offices I've seen are terrible and the indian restaurants pretty bad. Of course, there are plenty of exceptions, but my experience tells me that if a place is packed, it doesn't mean it's good, it is just 'there'.

There's that chicken and roll seller at Bellevue. The chicken is fried in front of you but when you order a piece it comes from a drawer where its been sitting in oil. The meat itself is dry. Yet still the Swissies go there to get their chicken? Why? Quality and swiss... don't bloody get me started.
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Goddamn Right, it's a beautiful day (Uh-huh).

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... Why? Quality and swiss... don't bloody get me started.
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I am quiet critical while choosing food whatever country it belongs too. I am an indian female and have developed opinion about indian restaurants after I tried them outside india.I hardly visit any rest as such.

1 They use same curry (liquid) for all the ingredients ..names are different..mostly gravy is same. chicken /mutton pieces are always hard..and they use terrible oil in all receipe

2 They do discriminate when they know that person cant argue on food quality. but i think discrimination happens everywhere let it be swiss,american,or indian restaurants..(discrimination = not treating well, passing wird looks,not serving rightly,offering sometimes bad food etc).

3 many times I see that SAMOSAs are filled with spoiled potatos..cause they make it and store it for longer days..

4 specially indian restaurant here are terrible expensive..(eg buying coliflower veg for 25 chf in rest is total nonsense according to me)

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Old 22.04.2008, 22:12
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I am quiet critical while choosing food whatever country it belongs too. I am an indian female and have developed opinion about indian restaurants after I tried them outside india.I hardly visit any rest as such.

1 They use same curry (liquid) for all the ingredients ..names are different..mostly gravy is same. chicken /mutton pieces are always hard..and they use terrible oil in all receipe
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Yup, that is very true to my experiences here... the oil tends to be a cheap oil..

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2 They do discriminate when they know that person cant argue on food quality. but i think discrimination happens everywhere let it be swiss,american,or indian restaurants..(discrimination = not treating well, passing wird looks,not serving rightly,offering sometimes bad food etc).
Kirti
Again I completely agree, however, this does not make it right nor acceptable...


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4 specially indian restaurant here are terrible expensive..(eg buying coliflower veg for 25 chf in rest is total nonsense according to me)

Kirti

The main cost here in Switzerland for restaurants is actually the staff factor... Staff and premises are very expensive... So although the ingredients does not merit the 25CHF when you add the insurance required by law for the chef and waiter/waitress, the rent for the restaurant, the wage for the staff etc together, wow suddenly that dish has become expensive.
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Old 22.04.2008, 22:20
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An Indian acquaintance of mine owns and himself runs an Indian restaurant. Struggling to survive despite "high" prices. The rental and other costs are very high in Zürich.
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Re: beware of fake indian food resturants

This is a big problem over here. (staff costs) The trouble is that the only place you can cut corners is on the food and this is what the customers notice.
Bit of a catch 22 situation.
In a family run establishment you probably have the best chance of Kosher food, as the waiters are working for the mother/father and have outside jobs. I used to go to the Handi restaurant in Oerlikon, because the lady there was more interested in keeping the customer satisfied, rather than the cost of the raw ingredients. Not sure if it is still open
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