An Indian restaurant in Alexandria.
Now with two locations in Alexandria, the latest in Old Town, Namaste continues to be where to go for Indian food. Find samosa chat, a typical stuffed samosa, split open and covered with chickpeas, tomatoes, onion and cilantro, plus yogurt and tamarind sauce. It’s like, there’s joy in a single scoop of ice cream, but then that scoop can also act as the base of a sundae and it’s even better. Tomato soup is basically buttery sauce with tomato flavoring and is just as rich as it sounds. Palak chat is a modern marvel as spinach is fried to a crisp and then dressed with tamarind and yogurt. Eat quickly or the spinach loses its snap.
Dinner is all about the sauce: chicken in a delicate and creamy cashew sauce, lamb in a warming rogan josh, paneer tangled in thready spinach. It’s a meal you’ll be thankful for.
Indian | $$
1504 King St., Alexandria
6138 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria