I've been to other Indian places in the city, and this has been by far the best. You'll spend a few more $$ than at some mediocre Indian buffet downtown, but for real Indian flavors, this is the place to go.
I would give this place more stars if I could. I always order delivery from this place, and I gotta say, it is the best Indian food that I've had in my life, no joke. The food always arrives hot, and the prices are great.
In my past life, my wife and I would regularly have Indian food from Vikram Vij's establishments, and he personally runs two of the best Indian restaurants in the world (go ask Mark Bittman and the New York Times) from a single city block in Vancouver . After going back to try his food again recently at Rangoli's, it doesn't even compare to what I get at Ekta. The flavors at Ekta are fresher, stronger, and just plain better. Coming to this realization was surprising to me; that a plain old restaurant in Fishtown could easily beat the food from one of the best Indian chefs in the world.
Go get food here. The good folks of Philadelphia have no idea what they are overlooking in this little restaurant on East Girard.
I talk about Ekta incessantly, and I'm pretty sure all of my friends are tired of me now SO you get to hear me rave instead.
Best Indian food in the city hands down. The naan is buttery, garlicky (in the best way), and the perfect mix of soft and crunchy. Whatever dish you get: chicken tikka, saag, korma, aloo gobi, it'll be creamy, perfectly spiced, and rich. I haven't been disappointed yet.
We ordered delivery from this location after having tried a few other Indian places in the city and were very pleasantly surprised. The food is very authentic (so says my Indian dining companion), well labeled and has the tiniest hint of spice in everything, including the non spicy menu items. Delivery was on time as well!
Etka is my go to spot for take out food. The butter chicken is amazing, and they always deliver the food quick and hot.
fabulous Indian food; have only had delivery; food is delicious and hot; service prompt as promised; love this place
Ekta is awesome. Their mangoli paneer would seriously have it's own food group within my diet if calories were not a real thing.
If you Want to enjoy Indian food eat at the restaurant. don't order for pick or delivery. Ekta is one of the Best Indian Food in Philly.
At this point I probably dined in and ordered take out about 40 times at least... It never disappoints. Great food, amazingly spiced. Never had better Indian food. Keep it up Ekta 5 stars well deserved.
I eat a lot of Indian food and ekta is the best authentic food in Philadelphia. They are not stingy with their food they give you good portions . The only place I buy, when I want Indian
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