Chutney's Grille on the Hill: CLOSED (Capitol Hill)

605 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 726-1000

Chutney's offers Americanized versions of Indian classics like pakoras, samosas, and tandoori chicken in a standard-issue but warmly decorated cafe space on the northern end of 15th Avenue's commercial strip.
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The food is good. Nothing special but good. The variety that the menu offers is nice, there are whole pages devoted to lamb, chicken, seafood, and then vegetarian options. I didn't get to spend a whole lot of time looking at the menu because the waitress was constantly coming over and asking if I was ready to order. She was helpful when it came to recommendations. If you are looking for Indian comfort food this is a good place but I know that there are better.
Posted by Emma on January 11, 2009 at 4:59 PM · Report this
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Drinks Rock!!!

Drink list is really freakin cool-- haven't seen a lot of these drinks before-- chai white russian(the dude would be proud)-- rumlassi with what ever fresh fruit you want(feel like I'm in India)-- just to name a few-- I like I like!!
cheap apps are cool too
Posted by annie on November 8, 2008 at 1:39 PM · Report this
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just when you thought they couldn't rip you off more...

Ok, so we go to Chutney's when we are too lazy to walk down the hill to a better, more reasonably priced option like India Express (yay!) or Mirch Masala. Tonight was one of those times. My partner and I like to order and share one appetizer and one entree when we go out since portions in this country tend to be enormous. Tonight I placed our order and we were informed that we would normally be charged a sharing fee of $5 for only ordering one entree, but he would let us go tonight. Gosh, thanks. So, we have to pay an extra $5 to order only the amount we want to eat here now. We will not be back. As if they didn't already overcharge for their sub-par food, now this. We were very uncomfortable the whole time and felt very unwelcome, although we've eaten there numerous times (I know, we're lazy) since we live about a block away. I even had to ask for sauce for our pakoras. It's like they assume we are cheap or something because we don't want to eat the menu and then shame us for it. Well, they will not get an opportunity to charge us $5 for sharing an overpriced entree. We're not going back and we don't think you should either.
Posted by Dallas on February 26, 2008 at 7:01 PM · Report this
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"Indian" food that your Norwegian granny would approve of...

Everyone else has already said it; ridiculously priced and blander than the Mayor of Blandville....I'd call it the Chun-King of Indian food, but that would be a disservice to the fine people at Chun-King... Though, it is entertaining to ask your South Asian friends their opinions of Chutney's....Have you ever seen a Hindu roll on the floor laughing with tears rolling down their face?
Posted by strangeways on August 28, 2007 at 12:56 PM · Report this
8

ME-DEE-OCRE

just below average on all counts - except for the price
Posted by Brecky Brown on August 1, 2007 at 11:35 PM · Report this
7

We love it!

Chutney's is a special treat for us--the portions are generous so we always hope we'll have leftovers, but the food is so good we always eat it all. Delicious!
Posted by Mindy on July 31, 2007 at 4:51 PM · Report this
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Too little for too much$

I live right next door to this place. I LOVE Indian food, but I act as though this place doesn't exist. About once every couple of years I think, "I will give it a shot" and I am always dissapointed. Even if I am the ONLY person in the place they will take forEVER to get my order to me, the food is "meh." and it costs WAY too much. If I want Indian food I spend less and get way better food and service across town at Cedars.
Posted by lilblackcat on July 27, 2007 at 11:23 AM · Report this
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Hilarious

If you call this Indian, well think again. The most Americanized Indian food this side of the country. The Breakfast fare needs to have -I am presuming-some resemblance of Indian breakfast-which is aloo roti, yogurt, etc. Not so here. The dishes are below standard and its mainly been commercialized to a large extent. Try a different place. If the Chai at an Indian restaurant is good-chances are so will be the food, since to make authentic Indian tea requires a little focus and a right mix of spices
Posted by log in on July 11, 2007 at 7:06 AM · Report this
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Good food bad prices

The Paneer Tikka Masala is excellent, as are a number of the vegetarian dishes. The main problem is that their prices are outrageous compared to other local places, and the bathrooms are a little gross. On the other hand, they do have outside seating and friendly and attentive wait staff in addition to good food.
Posted by Kinkos on May 22, 2007 at 5:26 PM · Report this
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Fine neighborhood restarant

OK, so maybe you won't trek across town to eat here, but the food is consistently good, the service is fast and the place is typically pleasantly full but with a table immediately available for you (and it's within easy walking distance of home for lots of us, and has a small parking lot for others, unlike most places on 15th). I've been eating Indian food since 1971 (graduate school in Glasgow, Scotland): the food here is good, authentic and enjoyable. Dorky name: agreed. We call it the Grillee on the Hillee.
Posted by Andrew on May 22, 2007 at 4:10 PM · Report this
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I agree with Josh

The name is the main problem. I call it O'Chutney's. Or T.G.I. Chutney's. The food is just ok. It's very expensive. There are too many better Indian restaurants to waste your time here.
Posted by Jimmy on May 16, 2007 at 2:31 PM · Report this
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sub-par

Everything is just a tad crappy. There's just no love anywhere at that place.
Posted by Josh Simons on May 15, 2007 at 12:04 PM · Report this

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