Monday, June 25, 2012

Curryosity

Where: 2250 N University Pkwy, Provo, UT (near Cafe Rio and Zupas)
Distance: 1.5 Miles
Restaurant Type: Single Location
Cuisine: International, Indian, Thai
My Frequency: First Time
Who: John and Collin
Food: Green Curry with Brown Rice, Peanut Curry with White Rice, and Naan
Price: $16.69 for two (just the curries, bread is included)
My thoughts:



Though I was sad to see the classic Doc's Pizza Buffet go, I was excited to try this new type of restaurant for Provo. Curryosity is poised to offer more than just your traditional Indian curry, with selections from all over the globe. The service was friendly and they were nice enough to let us try a few different curries before ordering.


The decor is definitely improved from its previous occupant. This open, colorful dining room was inviting and fun. It was a little plain and overly simple, but I think it accomplishes the desired ambiance.


Collin's Green Curry was a disappointment from the first bite. He thought that it came with chicken and wasn't happy to see the beef. It wasn't a good combination of flavor for him. The zucchini was good, but that was about it. The brown rice had a weird flavor and there is a lot of rice in these dishes, especially at the end.


I really enjoyed the sample of the peanut curry so I ordered it. Though the flavor of the actual curry was good, it needed something more to pull off the dish. The chicken was just that, but there wasn't enough of it for me. The dish was filled with flavorless vegetable fillers. I would have loved to see more substance or more flavor throughout. The worse part was that the further I got the more bland rice there was so I ended up not even finishing it.



The naan at first seemed like a decent filler, but got worse as I kept eating it. It wasn't very fresh and had a strange flavor. It was too floury and doughy. I kept eating it because I wasn't very full from my curry, but it was because I was hungry not because I thought it was good.

The Verdict: Maybe not. If you noticed I didn't even do a "Do Differently Next Time" section because I don't think I'll be going back. Though the space and service is inviting, Collin and I were both very dissatisfied with the food. I would have said avoid if it weren't for the other reviews. Some people seem to like it a lot, so maybe we just caught them on a bad day. Either way we were left with a bad taste in our mouths, so we won't be going back.


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3 comments:

  1. I'm glad to read your review on this! I was planning on checking it out because of the fun name and cute interior, but it looks like the dishes leave much to be desired. Good to know!

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    1. I'm glad it helped. Your blog is awesome by the way! I try not to read too much about a place before I go to be as objective as possible, but I always read your review of a place after I have my initial thoughts down. I've also found a few really fun places from your blog even though I just started this. Thanks!!

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  2. I really enjoyed Curryosity! The service was phenomenal-- the worker had us taste test each curry and he explained where it came from and what it was made of. And I was STUFFED afterward. It's only 50 cents to add another side of curry.

    I will agree that the Naan was weird though.

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