Iâ€™ve now ordered online from Curry Mantra 2 about five times. I got my online receipt sent to my email at 6:08, with delivery promised at 6:50.Â
They are now batting 1.000 at being late *every single time*, and not by a little; by a lot.
I ordered strictly tandoor items tonight because I no longer trust their stir-fry cooking. Iâ€™m praying that my food – if it comes at all – will not be dried out or whatever else they can do to screw it up.
The Curry Mantra chain needs shoring up badly. And Iâ€™ve ordered from Curry Mantra 2 at least 20 times, so Iâ€™m comfortable saying that.
Tonight is the final time – Iâ€™m going back to Haandi. And considering how *bad* I think Haandi is, thatâ€™s really saying something.
Theyâ€™re now 25 minutes late. I suspect theyâ€™ll call, like they usually do, saying â€œwe got lost.”
By the way, remember the cell number I traced to someone who was running a porn website on the side when I Googled the number (when they called me to tell me they â€œgot lost?â€)
10 more minutes, and Iâ€™m calling to cancel my order. Iâ€™ve had it with this lousy chain.
ETA: it is nowÂ
7:357:45, Iâ€™ve called to cancel my order, and theyâ€™re not picking up their phone – if you let it ring long enough, it rolls over to a faxÂ
Downgraded in theÂ Dining Guide.
BTW, it naturally dawned on me that Curry Mantra 2 probably didnâ€™t open tonight because of the weather. This is a classic case of the straw breaking the camelâ€™s back – I wish they had flipped whatever switch needed flipping to disable their online ordering system. The downgrade remains – I ordered from here a couple of weeks ago, and even Matt told me heâ€™d prefer Haandi from this point forward. How is it possible for a restaurant to render such a poor rendition of Aloo Gobi that 80% of it gets thrown out?
Curry Mantra 2, for a few, fleeting weeks, had the best Indian food Iâ€™ve eaten in the DC area. Somewhere out there, at one of the three restaurants, may be lurking one hell of a cook. I hope if someone finds him (and it will be absolutely obvious if it happens), theyâ€™ll post about it here. Until then, I think Iâ€™m done with the Curry Mantra chain – okay, maybe their tandoori paneer which, to me, has been fantastic 100% of the time, but it is so, so expensive – $16 for a skewer of baked cheese. Still, I could eat it every day.