Formerly the California Chicken Grill hole-in-the-wall off of Colonial Drive in East Orlando, Kurry & Kabab Express is the new hole-in-the-wall replacing the chicken grill joint.

With the departure of Anmol Indian Cuisine due to the destruction of the UC-17 plaza by UCF, the Indian food scene in East Orlando had quite the huge void left, one that ultimately could not be filled by Mughal Indian on Semoran by University.

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Kurry & Kabab Express is a small outpost of Indian cuisine that will satisfy your cravings for curry without setting off for the International Drive and Orange Blossom Trail Indian-food meccas in Orlando.

The location struck me as very hole in the wall-y with sparing decor of Bollywood film posters and a few, slightly stick tables and chairs and a buffet cart near the front. A large trash can is unappetizingly located right next to said cart – and I really wish they would move it further away from the food area.

On a recent visit for lunch, I had their lunch special that comes with two items.

I ordered the chicken tikka masala with dal lentils with basmati rice and naan bread.

I found the pillowy white basmati rice, sometimes a bit too dry, sometimes fragrant and soft. The chicken tikka masala was good, but I wish there was more spice to it or something to make the flavors jump more and maybe make it a little creamier.

The naan was very delicious and went well with everything as I tore and dipped into my curries.

On another occasion, I had the lamb kofta special with was delightfully tasty, but I found it a tad too dry and ultimately a little too pricey for what came with the meal.

I would probably return to try more and maybe ask for a spice rack on the side to adjust to my liking.

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Bollywood Film posters decor

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The lunch specials serving buffet cart, though this is not a buffet

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Goat with curry vegetables

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Chicken tikka masala with dal

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Naan bread

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Tamarind and another sauce

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Lamb kofta rice platter

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