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Indian restaurants are few and far between in Hangzhou, making Indian Kitchen a popular rendezvous for Indian food fans. Around two thirds of customers are foreigners, including Indians wanting a taste of home, diners from the Middle East, Malaysia and Indonesia and Westerners.
Except for paratha, all the items on the menu feature curry as an ingredient and are prepared by cooks from India. The restaurant boasts some 20 kinds of curry - color-coded from super hot to not at all spicy.
The hottest is the masala - orange on the spicy scale - while the heat is turned right down for the creamy coconut korma.
Some curries are available in different strengths according to taste, such as the green saguwala spinach curry.
The manager Wang Jun says the brand Indian Kitchen owns a company in China which produces its own curry leaves so they can ensure freshness.
Authentic Indian dance shows are staged three times each evening, and in addition, every Saturday night the restaurant serves a buffet featuring dishes not on the menu.