Sherkaan - Indian Street Food

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66 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Good Vegetarian Options
Serving a seasonally rotating menu of Central and South Indian street food, Sherkaan combines the authentic flavors of India with contemporary cooking practices and everyday ingredients.

While our energetic space evokes the feel of old-world, urban India, our hope is that our modern plates and craft cocktails breathe new life into the country's diverse and flavorful cuisine. By removing some of the unfamiliarity associated with Indian food, we hope to create a fun, relaxed environment for all to enjoy!

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What 66 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
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4.5
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yale
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect outdoor dining for these pandemic times. Delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My Bf is a chef and he was blown away by the taste and how full of flavor each dish was. Everything was phenomenal!

NH
NewHavenResident
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great staff, overall amazing experience and would definitely return.

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AlexisR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing! Very nice aesthetic and great taste. We came for the cocktails because the bartender is the best we’ve found in CT so far (used to craft cocktails in NY which are hard to find in CT) and they did not disappoint! Cocktails were beautiful and tasty. Can’t wait to come back!

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JeffreyP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was very tasty and varied flavors and textures. The service was good, with proper attention to social distancing and masking the waitstaff. Eating outside was a pleasure.

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ElizabethB
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome Indian food in a perfect spot. Enjoy your outdoor eating here - it’s a summertime MUST!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience can’t wait to go back

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Curt
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The only complaint I have is that the seats were wet from the rain, and we had to ask for something to dry off the chairs with. I felt like that should be something the staff already looks out for. Other than that, I had an amazing experience! I would still definitely recommend! I'll go again.

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mangiacomida
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The BEST restaurant in all New Haven! The spices and flavors are bold and brilliant, and the cocktails are beautifully balanced and carefully crafted. Do not miss out on this gem!

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ErikaS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a wonderful experience dining at Sheerkan.

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ATRB
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this place! Highly recommend. Especially enjoyed the kachumbar salad and the chaat dog. Great for vegetarians and non vegetarians alike.

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Char
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, creative menu, love the servers and atmosphere.

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Aileen
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Eclectic menu was interesting and food was flavorful. Hard to determine how much to order because of huge variation in portion sizes even in the same menu category/section.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely spot, great atmosphere coupled with an elegant thoughtful and flavorful menu. Casual yet intimate with attentive service, highly recommend.

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YashwantG
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Over all good experience food could be better as most of the things were blend and not as per real Indian food. The ambiance and decor was very good. Service was outstanding. Overall it was good but could be better

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

We were greeted nicely and our table was nearly ready. I feel as though we should have had a table not near the door since we made a reservation.

We ordered our drinks and food at the same time. We ordered 3 appetizers and a meal to share and everything came out at once and very quickly. We were overwhelmed with how fast everything came out and were confused to why it all came out at once. We were scrambling to make room at the table. Because of this we were rushed and we didn’t have time to talk before our food came out. The food runner seemed to throw the food on the table and not bother to ask us if everything was OK, because it wasn’t. We needed side plates and we didn’t have any.

When we did order our food the server explained to us that the pickles on the menu are not typical pickles made with vinegar. My husband and I love trying new things and we wanted to order three of the pickles. Your server discouraged us from doing that, and also failed to mention that the reason why the pickles are different is because they are a purée. We only ordered one, but in the end that was our favorite part of the meal. We wish we had two more.

We will be back again, but we will have to modify how we order our food, one at a time. I will make a reservation and ask not to be seated near the door. And I hope the food runner is a little bit more friendly when she drops off the food.

Huge plus though, I do not drink alcohol and I was very pleased to see a non-alcoholic menu!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Very well run. Can’t wait to return.

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4forks
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

The food was not served hot; and lacked flavor; their push towards fusion was not good at all.

Sherkaan - Indian Street Food
Responded on 31 January 2020

Hello, We appreciate your feedback on your dining experience. Just curious, did you mean hot as in spicy or temperature? We have found many people asking for less spice in our dishes, but it is always possible to request more! In the future just let your server know you are looking for more heat and the kitchen will be happy to accommodate you.

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IshitaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food3Service3Ambience4

Great food . I always go back for the vada pav sliders and the drinks. The staff is friendly and I like the rustic Indian atmosphere

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KimM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This was a terrific find, recommended by a New Haven resident who knows the area restaurants like the back of his hand. Excellent menu options; very eclectic and interesting decor; quick service; outstanding food prep - and amazingly low prices for such quality!

Sherkaan - Indian Street Food
Responded on 31 January 2020

Hi Kim, Thank you for your great review! We look forward to seeing you again. -Sherkaan

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vipThera
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Everything was great!

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michaelm
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience5

I had really hoped for the best but found the food very bland. Had 4 small plates, a salad and 3 larger sharing plates.

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Hawaii5o
New England
25 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a reservation & were warmly greeted . We were escorted to our seat & within 2 minutes the waiter was asking for drink needs & telling us about the menu. We threw caution to the wind & ordered a variety of meats, sauces & flavors. The cocktails were wonderfully presented & tasted the same. Our food arrived quickly & our hands couldn’t stop dipping in sauces that were so layered & flavored.we all left full, satisfied & happy. Cannot wait to return.

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ThomasB
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great location, great decor. Very helpful wait staff. Had Samosa, Bad Spud Frankie Roll, Dum Biryani, Dahi Puri, Bhel Puri. Lovd it!

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JaneApp
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food at Sherkaan is inventive, playful, and delicious. As someone with celiac disease, I appreciate the care they take to make my meal safe and enjoyable. I also love that they often have a dedicated fryer, so I can usually eat their delicious fried food!

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BrianD
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! We loved everything we ordered. Drinks are different and great. And the food is on another level.

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vipMell
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great lunch with my family thanksgiving weekend! Food was freshly prepared and wonderfully flavorful.

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elizabethc
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific food! Good service, fun atmosphere. My new favorite spot!

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DinnerWithFriends
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The drinks are great and are made individually but take a long time to arrive. Food is terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and wonderful food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

An excellent meal in a great setting. Very accommodating staff -

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vipFoodieGuy
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Super hip vibe, trendy decor, excellent menu, awesome drinks, delicious food. But be warned: everything’s very spicy and without proper warning. I love Indian food but this is spicy plus! Also hostess, food runners have poor customer service skills.

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JeffreyP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tasty food with unusual flavors. The menus is not just the familiar stuff.

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ps314
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific restaurant to try delicious, creative plays on Indian dishes and inventive cocktails, in an artistic space.

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Julie
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and very affordable. The restaurant itself is beautiful. My friends and I made a reservation for a table outside on a Saturday night, we were greeted by friendly staff and sat at a table immediately upon arrival. The location is a perfect balance of open yet intimate. Our waitress was attentive and patient with our many questions about the menu, as we werent very familiar with Indian cuisine. Great prices and great portions! The craft house cocktails were just as delicious. Definitely planning on returning soon with more friends!

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WilliamG
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was out of this world! I just wish it was closer to where I live.

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AshleyS
4 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Already recommended it friends and family! Great service! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was okay. Service was okay. Didn’t get the experience I hoped for.

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vipGS22
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I'm Indian-American and grew up eating Indian food. This is the best Indian food I've ever had in any restaurant anywhere. I've lived in six countries and had Indian food in all the major cities - London, New York, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Singapore, SF - but THIS is the best I've had (apart from mom's kitchen). The menu is innovative and the chefs are constantly experimenting. The drinks are strong and creative. The concept of reimagining Indian classics and incorporating ingredients in a non-traditional way is absolutely brilliant. I've eaten here 3 times in two weeks and I cannot wait to go back again.

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IndianFoodie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is awesome. My wife and I know Indian food, and usually we expect to find the standard fare, hopefully done well. Sherkaan takes familiar Indian dishes and adds delicious twists that both surprise and delight.

The night we visited, there was a group of Indian men who had come to New Haven from New York. They said that this was the best Indian food they had eaten outside of India.

FAQs

Sherkaan - Indian Street Food does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Sherkaan - Indian Street Food also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 405-5808.

Sherkaan - Indian Street Food is rated 4.7 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

Sherkaan - Indian Street Food does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/sherkaan-indian-street-food/giftcards.

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