Over on the Edwardstown side of Daws Road, at the famous California Court complex behind the BP petrol station sits an Indian restaurant that blends an imperial attitude with a penchant for quick and efficient service. This fleet-footed prince among Adelaide’s many Indian restaurants calls itself Indian Palace Express – if you want Indian food that’s good and quick, then make sure you climb aboard the Indian Palace Express train and ride the gravy train to food heaven.
It’s Indian, it’s palatial, and it’s express. It’s Indian Palace Express, Edwardstown’s new favourite Indian restaurant up on Daws Road. A king among knaves, Indian Palace Express is a generous ruler, granting first time customers a massive discount of 20% their first order, offering loyal subjects their ninth meal free, and giving Adelaide’s peasants a bonus plain or garlic naan bread if they rustle up an order of $50 or more. Here, while the food is spicy and the prices are hot, as in just right.
As always, if you’re testing out an Indian restaurant in Adelaide (or anywhere in the world for that matter), you always want to turn to the house specials or the chef’s recommendations to see whether the dishes that the restaurant is most proud of really rank. Here at Indian Palace Express in Edwardstown, the so-called express specials (service is swift here, but do allow some time for preparation) include lamb shanks, duck masala, Hyderabadi keema, Goan fish curry, and a tawa tikka masala. And we can hardly express enough their truly special status.
We have become regular customers of Indian Palace Express. When you are on a good thing, stick to it! The food here has always been fantastic.