English menu? Yes
Kids’ menu? No, but there are plans to launch one in January.
General kid friendliness of menu: The menu has a decent number of kids’ items, but its vocabulary and lack of pictures means that ordering may require help from the staff.
Staff: Attentive, English-speaking staff.
Bathroom: Clean, with sit-down toilets but no changing tables.
Best dishes for kids: Chicken Shahi Korma (mild cream), French fries with mild curry sauce, non-spicy barbeque chicken dippers. Kids’ play area? None, but from Thursday to Sunday, there are traditional Bollywood-esque dancers in the evening from 7.30-9.30pm.
Seating: Indoor-only cushioned couches and several highchairs.
Price: RMB 250-300
Accepts credit cards? Yes
Must-order item: Chicken Tikka Masala
In a nutshell: A wide range of succulent Indian cuisine, from spicy to mild, can satisfy taste buds of all kinds. Most dishes might be too spicy for young children, but the chefs make a decent effort to provide mild alternatives. Adventurous youngsters, however, will dig in with naan and barely come up for air.
Daily 11.30am-11pm. Buffet: Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm. 2/F, Paddy O’Shea’s, 28 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6417-0900) 恒河印度餐厅，朝阳区东直门外大街28 See Directory for more locations.