South Jersey boasts many brunch options and has many Indian restaurants, too. Indeblue is a recently opened elegant Indian restaurant in Cherry Hill offering an Indian-inspired brunch menu daily, including a la carte options and a tasting menu for dinner. If you love Indian cuisine and/or looking for a new brunch spot, check out this fantastic modern Indian BYOB in South Jersey.
Indeblue thrived for many years in Collingswood. Then, it moved to Philadelphia, making many of its South Jersey fans very sad. While it was a critical and commercial hit in Philadelphia for nearly ten years, Indeblue returned to South Jersey during the pandemic, making its local fans happy again.
Chef Rakesh Ramola and his wife, Heather Ramola, are delighted to be back, welcoming and wowing regular and new customers with expertly cooked and beautifully presented Indian food in Cherry Hill.
Indeblue is not your typical Indian restaurant. You’ll find creative spins on the menu, taking classic Indian cuisine to the next level. Indeed, you will find many traditional Indian dishes. You’ll also notice many unique offerings showcasing Chef Ramola’s skill set as an accomplished chef for over twenty-five years, including stints in India, Kuwait, Cyprus, and London.
Indeblue’s modern take on Indian cuisine will please both fans and novices of Indian food. Even if you’re hesitant about Indian food, you will find the dining experience and meal quite pleasing. There’s something for everyone to enjoy, no matter your preference. Please don’t take my word for it; check out the reviews. People are raving about Indeblue.
Upon invitation, I recently visited to see what the craze is about. I love Indian food, so my arm didn’t need twisting! My dear friend Chetna, also known as The Curry Blossom, joined me, and we embarked on a tasty adventure. I always walk away with more knowledge and appreciation of Indian food when we dine together and have so much fun exploring new restaurants.
We sampled the following:
- Spicy Spinach Chaat
- Aloo Latkes Chaat
- Lamb Chops
- Crab & Corn Dip with Everything Naan
- Brunch Thali (with Chicken Madras and Pork Vindaloo)
- Spicy Chicken n’ Waffles
Everything we sampled was flavorful and delicious; however, we were both blown away by the Spicy Chicken n’ Waffles. Such an unexpected dish at an Indian restaurant, but they executed it so well. If you’re a fan of chicken and waffles, you’ll have to try these! We were stuffed from this meal but will have to return to try the other items.
Of course, we couldn’t leave without trying some desserts! We sampled the Banana Nirvana (fried banana with salted caramel ice cream), Anjeer (fig) kulfi with pistachio, chai chocolate pot de crème, and a special dessert on the menu for a limited time – Peanut Butter Ice Cream with 5 Fruit Compote. A take on the classic PB&J. WOW! While each dessert was terrific, that particular ice cream is one of the best ice cream desserts I’ve had in a while. Here’s a better photo of it:
Everything was quite lovely, including the service, which was friendly and prompt. The space was also spotless, and the seating was very comfortable. If you’re looking for outdoor dining, the patio outside is covered and heated. It still might be a tinge chilly in the winter months, but it does have that. Last, but not least, they offer bottles of wine by Almathea Cellars to enjoy with your meal.
Highly recommend trying Indeblue Modern Indian in Cherry Hill for a unique Indian food adventure, and be sure to tell them that South Jersey Food Scene sent ya! The Facebook community is already big fans, so we’re happy to endorse this spot for Indian cuisine in the area.
Many thanks to MB and Associates for arranging our visit. Opinions are our own.
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Marilyn is a freelance writer covering the food and drink scene of South Jersey. You can find more of her writing on Philly Grub and NewsBreak.