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March 10, 2011

How is Kumari like Desperate Houseviwes?

kumariHere is Rob Kasper's review of Kumari, a Mt. Vernon restaurant I don't hear too many people talk about.

But Kumari's still there, so it must have a following.

I reckon that makes Kumari kind of like Desperate Housewives, a show no one talks or writes about anymore -- but it must have a following, too.

Go see what Rob has to say about Kumari.

What other restaurants, or tv shows for that matter, are you surprised to discover are still around.

Jake and the Fatman?


Baltimore Sun photo/Barbara Haddock Taylor


Posted by Richard Gorelick at 7:55 AM | | Comments (6)


My husband and I really enjoy food from Kumari (and they deliver to Hampden, so it is convenient). We don't eat at/order in from Kumari as often as we would like to because of two reasons: they never, ever make the food spicy enough for us (even when we request it "Indian Hot"), and everything comes packed in massive quantities of styrofoam, which just makes us feel guilty every time.

I've always wondered how that area of Mount Vernon could support Kumari, Mughal Gardens, Akbar and Helmand. I know Kumari and Helmand offer Nepalese and Afghani fare, while Mughal and Akbar serve Indian, but I would say there are a lot of similarities.

I've been to Kumari a couple of times and I think it takes Indian food and fixes it. It's lighter and more like it's made to order and not scooped out of a big bucket. The grilled meat are have finesse, meaning they are really skillfully cooked and are juicy and tender. So much Indian food is like a brick in your stomach; not so with Kumari. I highly recommend it.

On a side note, I got the very BEST delivered food from there 2 years ago. It showed up well packaged and just plain delicious. Way way better tyhan it should have been.

Mt Vernon has always supported a lot of straight up Indian places, even more so than now.

Don't confuse Kumari with Indian. It's a Nepalese take on Indian and it's a huge improvement.

See, I like some things

The grilled meat are have finesse ?

Me talk pretty one day

Do give their lunch buffet a shot. It's the best of the trio of them, Akbar and Mughal.

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You are reading the archives. For updated blog posts about the Maryland food scene, see Richard Gorelick's new Baltimore Diner blog.
Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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