An Indian Gem in Fort Greene

It was one of those days you know, those days where all you want is delicious food, a great drink, and a quiet atmosphere. I thought Cornerstone would be the perfect option – Tuesdays are one of their quieter days; how surprised I was that they were closed. I had already had a long day and wasn’t in the mood to drive around BROOKLYN and decided I’d walk a few blocks on Dekalb Avenue

I stumbled upon Rasoi Indian Pavilion restaurant – did I really want Indian food? The place looked quiet, only two couples dining – kinda perfect or were it? How good could the food be if it’s empty was my first thought – I walked in and instantly liked the atmosphere. The decor wasn’t bad, white table-cloth, Indian music playing at a decent level and it was dimly lit prob more suited for a couple on a date. I was alone and it was perfect for me that night.

They only sold wine so I opt for Rosè wine, Goan shrimp curry, plain Naan bread, and mango chutney. My meal was delicious, very tasty, service was pretty ok (somber but attentive staff). I figured I’d stay until about 11 pm, unfortunately, they close between 10 – 10:30 pm.

In summary:

Great spot with great reviews on Yelp, located in Fort Greene
It’s perfect for dining with large crowds, children (I’ve seen the great patience they exercised with kids) or you and your hunnie. The reason it’s usually not packed is because Fort Greeners seems to prefer ordering in (you’ll see the staff in and out with tons of deliveries).

Great for lunch and they offer lunch specials. Authentic Indian food, Great sized portions, not carelessly oily, well priced and casual attire is acceptable.

My Take:

11 months later – I’m still in love with yet another BK Spot and still visit several times a month. I’ve gone through much of the menu and everything I’ve tried was oh delicious.

Why not try it for yourself and let me know what you honestly think :)!


Location: 235 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205
B/T Clermont & Vanderbilt Ave)
Phone: 718-399-1306
Hours: Mondays – Thursdays 12 – 3:30PM Lunch & Dinner 5 – 10:30PM
Fridays – Saturdays 12 – 11 PM
Sundays 1 – 10:30 PM




$$ Cost Appetizer plus Entree $25 - 40

8 Food
7 Decor
9 Service
5 Cost
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