Moksha Indian Cuisine instantly built a raving fan base when it first opened at the former Lickskillet Farm location in Roswell. Due to unforeseen road construction making it impossible for diners to reach the restaurant by car, despite the restaurant’s popularity, Moksha shuttered. But re-opened a short time later, without the original chef, in a more humble Duluth location.
Now Moksha is making noise again with its bigger, shinier Sandy Springs outpost (5975 Roswell Rd, D-245, Sandy Springs, GA 30328, Tel: 470.440.5431). And guess what? The original chef is back.
His cooking may be a little more refined, however, it is also less spicy.
Those of you who find the food at Moksha Duluth to be too spicy, will be happy to learn that the heat level has been taken down a notch or two at the Sandy Springs outpost. On the flip side, if you prefer to sweat I recommend you ask them to bring it, because the food really is noticeably toned down.
And they do offer Lasooni Dhaniya Murg, the dish they are famous for in Duluth,, but this version is done differently. It’s not nearly as garlicky, and not so much Manchurian. I prefer the complexity of the Duluth version, which you can ask for.
Despite heat level changes and slight recipe variations from one store to the next, the food is equally fresh and well-prepared in the Sandy Springs location. The chicken tandoori might even be better here, and the one thing Sandy Springs has that the Duluth store doesn’t is a buffet with a wide variety. There are rows and rows of food ranging from South Indian to the Punji cooking of the north.
A First Time For Everything
I even saw — are you sitting down? — beef on the buffet line during one visit. And, it was actually quite good.
Can’t say I’ve ever eaten beef at an Indian restaurant before.
The weekend brunch buffet will set you back $15 as opposed $12 they charge on weekdays, but it’s amped up with Indian pancakes and dosas, and they come in all different fun shapes and sizes.
Moksha has only been open two months, but both food and service have already found their footing. It appears this Indian eatery is on its way to becoming a big hit with the Sandy Springs set.