South Jersey boasts many Indian restaurants, but one name that stands out is Indeblue, located in the Barclay Farms Shopping Center. From its diverse menu to warm and welcoming hospitality, this modern Indian BYOB has solidified its reputation as a top-rated culinary gem in Cherry Hill’s vibrant food scene. It has quickly become a favorite restaurant among locals and visitors.
At the helm of Indeblue is Chef Rakesh Ramola, a classically trained chef from Mumbai, India. He honed his cooking skills in esteemed restaurants across the Middle East and London before moving to the United States to pursue his American dream of owning a restaurant. Rakesh and his co-owner wife, Heather, and their family live nearby in Marlton.
The original Indeblue opened 14 years ago in Collingswood and then came a second location in Philadelphia, which operated for nearly a decade. After the lease ended, the Ramolas decided to return home to South Jersey.
“We are delighted to be back in South Jersey,” the Ramolas expressed. “Cherry Hill has welcomed us with open arms, and we are excited to be a part of this community.”
Upon entering Indeblue, you are immediately captivated by the inviting ambiance. The restaurant’s contemporary decor sets the perfect stage for a memorable dining experience. The restaurant’s charming atmosphere enhances any occasion, whether an intimate date night or a gathering with friends. Additionally, the restaurant offers outdoor seating for up to 20 guests.
Indeblue offers many options catering to all tastes and dietary preferences. From traditional favorites like Chicken Tikka Masala and Biryani to innovative fusion dishes that combine Indian flavors with a modern twist, there is something for everyone. The restaurant also accommodates dietary restrictions, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
Of the notable highlights that set Indeblue apart from other Indian eateries in the area are the daily brunch and dinner tasting menu. The brunch menu features thali, a meal featuring an assortment of small bowls arranged on a large platter.
The very popular multi-course tasting menu for dinner, served family-style, showcases Indian cuisine, unlike any other restaurant. Indeblue also offers monthly specials created by Ramola, which are unique and exciting and not available anywhere else.
Indeblue also offers options for private events and catering, including party trays to make your gathering unforgettable.
Next time you’re in the mood for Indian food in South Jersey, make a point to visit Indeblue or order delivery through the website.
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