Curry on Wheels [open]


 

Rating:

Rating: 3/5

Location:

37th and Walnut

Near:

Next to Pottruck

Genre:

Asian, Indian

Hours:

11:00am-8:00pm (M-F)

Description

For being the only Indian food truck on campus, I expected the food to rival the (relatively) amazing food at the local Indian restaurants. Instead, the food takes a long time, doesn't taste good, and the service is anything but friendly. Go to Tandoor or New Delhi instead. -AG

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Y2MKCZQPYT1 Wed, 07 Aug 2013

Quality: 5, Convenience: 1, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 1, Bang for the Buck: 5.
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Where did it go? Tue, 13 Nov 2012

Quality: 4, Convenience: 4, Speed: 2, Friendliness: 3, Bang for the Buck: 4.
Does anyone know where this truck is now or if it is gone for good? -lunch at one

if you need a good burn.. Fri, 26 Oct 2012

Quality: 3, Convenience: 4, Speed: 1, Friendliness: 2, Bang for the Buck: 3.
the chicken curry was acceptable for american tastes, and it could be made truly spicy, vs what the other trucks expect you to take as spicy.\nHowever, the man argued like a madman about his product when asked to the point where I stopped going back -(it says white meat and clearly is not).\nThe truck has disappeared, and I\'m not all that bummed. -Ben Franklin

Is this place closed?? Tue, 09 Oct 2012

Quality: 4, Convenience: 4, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 3, Bang for the Buck: 4.
Can someone confirm whether or not this place has closed? -Ben Franklin

Horrible Tue, 03 Apr 2012

Quality: 2, Convenience: 3, Speed: 2, Friendliness: 3, Bang for the Buck: 2.
I am Indian and have never tasted such horrible Indian food. The vegetarian curry was bland, tasteless with lot of water with some turmeric and curry powder.\nI am never going here again. -M A

Mon, 12 Dec 2011

Quality: 5, Convenience: 2, Speed: 1, Friendliness: 2, Bang for the Buck: 5.
Ground beef biryani (with or without Rata)is a little different than other dish. The portion of it is usually 1.5 than other dish. Chicen Tikka Alu or Masala is the best among foodtrucks. It\'s spicy I know, but it\'s great for winter. -Ben Franklin

Fri, 21 Oct 2011

Quality: 5, Convenience: 3, Speed: 1, Friendliness: 1, Bang for the Buck: 5.
There are actually 4 levels:mild, medium, spicy and spicy hot. If you want to eat something that is meant to be spicy( unlike other foodtruckers who will ask you if you want some hot sauce, you know), get some food here. Chicken tikka Masala is fantastic. Ginger there is also very good. But the speed is very slow. -Ben Franklin

Wed, 31 Aug 2011

Quality: 1, Convenience: 3, Speed: 2, Friendliness: 3, Bang for the Buck: 2.
Good portion for $6 ... until you taste it. Horrible horrible food. Threw it out. Lovash serves much smaller portions but at least it\'s good. -Ben Franklin

Like it Sun, 20 Mar 2011

Quality: 4, Convenience: 3, Speed: 2, Friendliness: 2, Bang for the Buck: 3.
I actually enjoyed the food quite a lot. The masala was cooked well, the rice not so well but the spice made up for it. Its not cheap, but the portion is good and I prefer it to most of the Indian restaurants (except maybe New Delhi). Will definitely go again. -Curry Chicken

Underrated Tue, 03 Aug 2010

Quality: 4, Convenience: 4, Speed: 4, Friendliness: 4, Bang for the Buck: 5.
After feeling a great displeasure from Lovash's downsized, minuscule portions, I needed another Indian food truck. So I decided to try this one. The portions are so much bigger! Plus the food is just as tasty and also very spicy which is the way I like it. There are three level of heats from mild to spicy, note that spicy is pretty damn spicy. What makes it even better is that the food is cooked on the spot; it's piping hot when it gets to you. Granted, the wait is a little long compared to other food trucks. One thing to try is the mango drink. Although full of flavor, it could be even better if it was icy cold but it still cools you down in the summer heat. Contrary to some of the other reviews, I feel that the owner is generally friendly, smiling while greeting you. -Ben Franklin

Ew Sun, 18 Apr 2010

Quality: 2, Convenience: 4, Speed: 4, Friendliness: 3, Bang for the Buck: 2.
All heat, no flavor. -Ben Franklin

Very good. Tue, 16 Mar 2010

Quality: 4, Convenience: 3, Speed: 2, Friendliness: 2, Bang for the Buck: 5.
There are a bunch of Indian restaurants near Penn's campus, so why would you pick this food truck behind the gym? Put simply, its excellent value for money. All curry and rice dishes are in the $5-6 range, and make for a very substantial meal. The food quality is excellent, the dishes are flavorful, and meal portions are very decent. Sure, the owner is a bit gruff and doesn't do anything made-to-order except for mild/medium/spicy. And yes, the service is slow (because the food is put together after you order, and there's only one cook). And there are no breads except for a thick pita-type of bread. -Ben Franklin

Decent Mon, 15 Feb 2010

Quality: 4, Convenience: 3, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 2, Bang for the Buck: 4.
For the money you get a nice sized portion of curry and rice. Sure, the food is not spectacular Indian, but it's pretty cheap, reasonably tasty, and a pretty big size. I like very spicy food, so I'm happy that the owner will make the spiciest truck food on campus if you ask for it. In contrast to the editor's review, I find the food to be better quality than any of the local buffets, though Indian food in Philadelphia seriously lacks. This is the best of the mediocre options on campus IMO. A better option is Kabobeesh at 42nd and Chestnut. Downsides are the truck is slow (everything is cooked to order of course), there's no call ahead number, the owner can be gruff, and there's no naan bread option--just thick pita bread. -Neuronix

Tue, 26 Jan 2010

Quality: 5, Convenience: 3, Speed: 4, Friendliness: 4, Bang for the Buck: 4.
I really like this place. All the food is cooked fresh, you get a lot of it, and there is lots of variety. Only get the spicy if your tolerance is super high. -Ben Franklin

Excellent Fri, 23 Oct 2009

Quality: 5, Convenience: 4, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 4, Bang for the Buck: 5.
This food is really good. Took the time to get to know the owner, who can come off negatively, and he's a really nice guy. Usually skip over if more than 2 people because of the wait but if I go and there's no one, I do cartwheels. BTW- must order at least medium spicy for food to be tasty. Non spicy is really non tasty. -Ben Franklin

Horrible Tue, 13 Oct 2009

Quality: 1, Convenience: 3, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 2, Bang for the Buck: 1.
Rice was poorly cooked, bread was bland. Entrees were nowhere near authentic. Portions were big but it doesn't matter when the food is this bad. -Ben Franklin

Good Food, No Line Thu, 03 Sep 2009

Quality: 5, Convenience: 4, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 3, Bang for the Buck: 4.
I'm 6'2'' and 195 lbs, and I can barely finish a meal here. Most entrees are 4.50 to 5.50, which isn't cheap but is still comparable to other trucks (KoJa, Hemos, Steak Queen...). Also, the guy isn't friendly, but he understands english well and gets you what you ask for--what more do you want? Frankly, I don't want to chitchat--I want my food! Also, service is slow, but there's rarely a line, so it's still comparable to Hemos, KoJa, and most other trucks. This is one of my top 5 (KoJa, Yue Kee, Curry on Wheels, Kahn's, Luckys) -DC

Never again Thu, 13 Aug 2009

Quality: 1, Convenience: 3, Speed: 2, Friendliness: 2, Bang for the Buck: 2.
I went to this cart a couple of years ago and the food was really really spicy (because I ordered spicy, go figures). I decided to go back to give it a fair shot. But this time the food just sucked. It was expensive (~$6) and just awful. It was mostly rice with a little bit of the actual entree. The peas were uncooked and the paneer was chewy. The curry was very liquidy and bland and had no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Never again will I go here. -Ben Franklin

Sat, 25 Apr 2009

Quality: 2, Convenience: 3, Speed: 2, Friendliness: 2, Bang for the Buck: 1.
Dish cost $6 and was all rice. Complete rip-off. -Ben Franklin

solid Tue, 03 Feb 2009

Quality: 4, Convenience: 4, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 4, Bang for the Buck: 4.
this man looks like the buddha! he's very quiet, but he's not mean. food is always super hot. he doesn't mess around with the spices either, and i love spicy food. mild is fairly spicy, medium is my upper limit, and spicy makes me cry. -Ben Franklin

Sun, 31 Aug 2008

Quality: 5, Convenience: 3, Speed: 1, Friendliness: 1, Bang for the Buck: 2.
The food tastes great, but it's slow and expensive. -Matt

Ben Franklin on Sat, 31 May 2008

Quality: 1, Convenience: 3, Speed: 2, Friendliness: 1, Bang for the Buck: 2.

Tue, 08 Apr 2008

Quality: 5, Convenience: 4, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 3, Bang for the Buck: 5.
I don't know why this is rated so poorly. I have been there a couple times, huge portions, delicious, and very spicy as I like it. -Ben Franklin

Thu, 03 Apr 2008

Quality: 3, Convenience: 3, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 1, Bang for the Buck: 3.
Meanest man on campus serves very hit or miss Indian food. Why doesn't someone open a good place up and blow him out of the water? -Ben Franklin

AG on Thu, 10 Jan 2008

Quality: 2, Convenience: 1, Speed: 2, Friendliness: 1, Bang for the Buck: 3.
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