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A Taste of India

This swanky joint serves up fabulous Indian food in Minneapolis.

Newcomer Dancing Ganesha serves traditional favorites such as tandoori chicken and lamb tikka but also offers more upscale and innovative contemporary dishes, such as lobster in Chablis sauce, chilled mango soup and saffron naan.

The eatery opened in downtown Minneapolis in late May 2008 near the city’s Hennepin Theatre District. For those heading to a nearby play or performance, the restaurant puts together a four-course prix fixe menu with a choice of vegetarian, meat or seafood dishes and a wine pairing. The ambience matches the theater district location, with dramatic décor that invites diners to linger over cocktails like the mango mojito. And, of course, Ganesha—the elephant-headed Hindu god—is well represented in the space. His rotund figure seems just as happy to be in the restaurant as do the diners tucking into their curry dishes.

Dancing Ganesha, 1100 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, 612-338-1877

This article has been adapted from the original, which was published in November 2008 by MSP Communications.

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